Warming and Naturally Spicy Sweet. In college I thought about becoming an archaeologist and go as far as a course on Egyptian civilization. I always had a fascination with the pyramids artwork and historical intrigue of that early empire. Career and life took me in other directions but I finally got to take a vacation there last year. The highlight of the trip was getting up before dawn and taking a fifteen-minute cab ride from Cairo to Giza - the home of the sphinx and a grouping of three pyramids. I got there just in time to see the sunrise on the eastward-facing sphinx. Nothing can prepare you for this experience. There they stand in the middle of the endless desert seemingly rising out of nowhere with Cairo a mirage in the distance. I remember placing my hands on the cool limestone of the Pyramid of Cheops imagining myself in the court of a great pharaoh. Before heading back to my hotel I stopped at one of the little shops that sell an endless array of perfumes and spices for tourists. I bought small handfuls of licorice cinnamon and orange peel which I still have today. At home in the quiet of early dawn I sit with my cup of Egyptian Licorice® and its familiar scents from that little shop and I am royalty in the land of the great pyramids. Serving Your Spirit®. The story of tea has a wonderful mythology thousands of years old and it is deeply entwined with the ancient traditions and spiritual practices of the East. Along the banks of the sacred rivers of India yogis created mysterious herbal recipes with exquisite flavors. Yogi Bhajan brought this knowledge of yoga and herbs to life through the formulation of Yogi Tea; carefully blended to uplift body and soul. The exotic spices and herbs gathered from all over the world create memorable aromas and tastes that are truly a bridge between past and present. We at Yogi Tea are committed to honoring the gifts of this legacy and to preserving the gifts of our planet. Our teas are made with certified organic ingredients without genetic modification. Our mission is to serve your spirit. To ensure the freshness quality and perfect flavor of your tea we heat-seal each tea bag and cello-wrap each box.
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Rating breakdown35 reviews
32 out of 35(91%)customers recommend this product.
"I purchased this tea because I had read somewhere that licorice root is good for soothing the adrenal glands. My adrenals are pretty much shot due to a lot of stress and I drink this tea to calm them down. I especially like drinking this tea several hours before bed; I think it helps me sleep better. I also like the spicy ginger taste. I sweeten it with a bit of stevia and it's delicious!"
"The Egyptian Licorice is a nice, mild flavor that I really enjoy. I use one tea bag in an oversized cup (16 or 20 oz), and it is never too weak. I also like to add this to other teas that are less flavorful or that are too strong. This is great if you want tea without caffeine. I like to sometimes brew it with green tea, or with Yerba Mate, which is too bitter for me on its own. My stomach is too sensitive for coffee, so when I need caffeine in the morning I make a strong cup of tea combining Yerba Mate and black tea, adding this Egyptian Licorice to make the tea tolerable (otherwise it is overwhelmingly bitter and strong). This is definitely one of my favorites, as I enjoy it in multiple ways. The Egyptian Licorice Mint is also good."
"I was surprisingly shocked when I steeped a cup of this Yogi Eygptian Licorice Tea. I wasn't sure if it was truly going to have that anise flavor that I chase in "other brands" of teas, and am usually let down. This tea has it, that indescribable, sweet/spicy, distinctive taste of anise and fennel. I was in love from drop one until I saw the very bottom of my cup, completely empty. Only the lonely teabag, hanging there on the edge, wondering if it gets to go swimming in a nice hot bath again to please my tastebuds. *****Simply divine. Now that I'm almost out, I've rushed back to vitacost.com to re-order. Will wait anxiously for my box in the mail."
"I've been experiencing digestive programs and this tea, along with Yogi Ginger Tea and a little honey seem to be helping. It's also delicious by itself without sweetening. I've often purchased herbal teas that have little taste and use 2 bags, but this flavor is rich and one bag is really all you need per cup."
"I buy this for a friend who really likes it and has been drinking it almost everyday for the past 3 years. It blends very well with other teas (try it with mint in the summer, or a spicy rooibos in the winter), it's naturally sweet and caffeine-free. Quite a few colleagues, who do not normally drink tea, like this one (and many other Yogi Tea flavours) a lot."
"That's what my tween son says every time we have a cup of Egyptian Licorice tea. I buy 4-5 boxes at a time because I mix it at bed time with my Kava and Valerian. It's sweet by nature, so you can sip it in bed without having to brush your teeth after."
"Nice to have a warming beverage that is caffeine free and has the licorice health benefits and flavor. Yogi products are good quality, very flavorful, I can get two cups out of one tea bag and vitacost prices them competitively."