Since ancient times, delicate and upset stomachs have appreciated the restorative properties of licorice tea.
Sitting down after a long day, cupping a mug of steaming, soothing, aromatic tea is a ritual we have embraced throughout the centuries in the West and even longer in the East. Relaxation of the body and tranquility of the mind are synonymous with this ritual we all hold in such high esteem.
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
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1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.
Now you can enjoy this noble black tea, hailing from Sri Lanka and prized throughout history for its health benefits, as a delightful tonic or simply a spicy yet calming balm for the daily grind. Equally soothing to the psyche and the throat, Licorice Black Tea is smooth, aromatic, comforting, rejuvenating and is held in such esteem as to allow history to be its testament. If this aromatic black tea boasting intense coppery tones with a hint of anise and ancient restorative properties was fit for the Pharaohs, it is sure to help you conquer your morning, provide a meditative break in your afternoon, or perfectly and smoothly round off your evening. After all, you deserve it.
Base leaf: Black tea.
Health properties: Calming, digestion-positive. Anti-oxidant properties known
Flavor strength: Medium, clear. Primary collection is licorice over black.