Singing, speaking, swallowing, tasting. Our throat has a lot to cope with. This soothing, fruity sweet tea is our way of saying thank you to our throats. Liquorice and mullein combined with sweet cinnamon, orange peel and fennel make this delicious, soothing tea enjoyable throughout the day. The essence of this tea is: ‘Comforting’.
liquorice*, fennel*, cinnamon*, orange peel*, ginger*, thyme*, mullein*, citrus extract*, orange extract, cardamom*, black pepper*, cloves*, turmeric root*
* Certified organic
Liquorice has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties and is one of the 50 basic herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is around 50 times sweeter than sugar and tastes mild, sweet, bitter and aromatic. Liquorice was selected as the Medicinal Plant of the Year in 2012 due to its valuable nutrients.
Fennel is considered one of the oldest medicinal plants. It belongs to the umbellifereae family and has been popular worldwide for many thousands of years due to its intense aroma. Fennel has a sweet yet spicy taste, somewhat reminiscent of aniseed.
Thyme belongs to the labiate family and has been treasured by people for thousands of years as a herb and medicinal plant. It mainly grows around the Mediterranean and features a hearty, gentle aromatic aroma. In 2006, thyme was selected as the Medicinal Plant of the Year due to its nutritious properties.
Cinnamon is one of the most expensive herbs in the world and is thought to have been used in China around 3,000 B.C. as a herb and medicinal plant. Cinnamon is extracted from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It tastes aromatic and sweet, and contains nutritious tannins as well as valuable essential oils.
It is widely known that oranges contain lots of useful substances. But not many people realise that the peel of the orange is even more valuable than the flesh of the fruit: more than 170 active phytochemicals, over 60 different flavonoids and numerous essential oils make it a valuable source of nutrients. And its refreshing, sweet aroma makes it a very delicious one as well.
Ginger has been used in the Far East for more than 3,000 years as a condiment and medicinal plant. It has a fruity-tart taste and contains essential oils and important minerals as well as various vitamins.
Not only its external properties, but also the internal ones, give mullein a truly majestic appearance. It grows upright up to two metres in height and produces bright yellow, mildly aromatic-tasting flowers. In 1999, mullein was voted the Medicinal Plant of the Year.
Even today we are still not certain where lemons, which belong to the rutaceous plant family, originate from. Its origins are thought to be in northern India, however it has been cultivated worldwide for thousands of years due to its high nutritious content and refreshingly sweet flavour. In addition to vitamin C, the fruit of the lemon tree is rich in phosphorus and pectin.
Cardamom has been one of the most popular spices in the Asian and Arabian regions for thousands of years. Its delicate, sweet yet sharp aroma means that it is perfect for use in numerous dishes – from spicy curries to aromatic Christmas baked goods. Thanks to its essential oils and other important nutrients, cardamom is one of the oldest healing plants in the world.
Black pepper, known as the ‘King of Spices’ nowadays is one of the most important spices in the world, together with salt. It originates from the Malabar coast of India and it has an intensive spicy flavour, ranging from mildly spicy to spicy. Ancient traditional medicine of Ayurveda recommends black pepper not only for its spiciness, but also for its valuable properties as a medicinal plant.
Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree and are mainly used in our part of the world as a spice in foods such as Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or red cabbage. They belong to the Myrtaceae family and have an intense, spicy aroma, which led to them even being weighed up with gold in ancient China and Egypt.
Turmeric is an old medicinal plant, which mainly flourishes in southern Asia and Mediterranean regions. It belongs to the ginger family and is a main component of curry powder. In India, the gentle, spicy, ginger-like turmeric was one of the most important spices over 5,000 years ago and was even considered holy due to its medicinal properties.
Pour 250 ml of freshly boiled water over the teabag. Allow to infuse for 5 to 6 minutes - or longer for a stronger flavour.