Licorice Root Herbal Tea

Licorice Root Herbal Tea

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In Sanskrit, it is called “Malathi” or “sweet stalk”. The Greeks named it “sweet root” and the Chinese call it “gan cao”, which means “sweet grass”. The intense sweetness can be traced to glycyrrhizic acid that is 50 times sweeter than sugar. Besides its use to flavor candy and medicines it is commonly used for its anti-inflammatory actions in digestion as well as for arthritis. The aroma and flavor is sweet and comforting, reminiscent of anise or fennel, but considerably stronger.

Steep Time: 4+ min
Water Temp: 200°-212°
TSP per 8 oz.: 1
Infusions: 1-3
 

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Matcha Whisk "Chasen" - bamboo
Properly prepared matcha green tea requires a bamboo whisk, called a chasen, designed precisely for the ceremonial bowl of matcha. The 100 tines of the Chasen Bamboo Tea Whisk perfect the jade drink, creating a bowl of frothy goodness.
Preparation Instructions:
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3. Whisk rapidly until frothy.
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Material: Bamboo
Size: 4” H, 2.5” Diameter of tines
Color: Natural bamboo
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