Polari-Tea Organic from Starwest Botanicals

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Starwest Botanicals

Company Description:

Complex herb tea with licorice and fennel to add sweetness and warming, as well as ginger for hint of spice.

Ingredients: Organic fennel, organic flax, organic fenugreek, organic licorice and organic peppermint.

Taster’s Review:

After reading the ingredient list I was fairly confident that I’d like this blend.  After all, I love licorice, fennel and peppermint.

But, I have to be honest.  I’m not really crazy about the blend.  The licorice is strong – as is the fennel.  The peppermint offers an interesting crisp freshness to these sharp flavors, but, it’s just – somehow – not enough.   It’s not bad… it’s just not my favorite cuppa.

So to improve the flavor, I tried drinking it with a thin slice of lemon.  This was really very nice.  It would also be good with a couple of chunks of candied ginger.

And even though it isn’t my favorite tea, I think this would be a good tea to drink if suffering from a sore throat (or a toothache, since licorice root is very good for tooth ailments), because it is very soothing and it offers a good amount of warmth, even when sipping it as an iced beverage.  It would also be quite comforting to drink on a chilly evening because it really warms you from the inside out.

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