How to Make Licorice Root Tea

Licorice root is a naturally sweet herbal tea you can make at home.
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Make licorice root tea at home to enjoy a sweet-flavored, hot beverage with potential health benefits. The root of the licorice plant used for tea preparation is either peeled or unpeeled and comes chopped in small pieces. It's a naturally caffeine-free, herbal tea with a subtle licorice flavor. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, drinking licorice root tea may relieve indigestion, cough, colds and respiratory issues.

Step 1

Boil enough water to make your desired amount of tea.

Step 2

Measure about 1 tablespoon of licorice root per cup of tea you would like to make.

Step 3

Place measured licorice root into tea infuser, tea pot or french press. If using a tea infuser, place it into your mug after you have filled it.

Step 4

Pour appropriate amount of boiling water into mug, tea pot or press.

Step 5

Place lid on tea pot or press.

Step 6

Let sit, or steep, for 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 7

Remove tea infuser from mug, or leave in mug for a stronger flavor. If using a tea pot, pour tea through a strainer into your mug. If using a french press, depress strainer and pour tea into mug.

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