I’ve never been a big fan of licorice; my main encounter with it growing up was black licorice candy that was usually offered to me by someone 4 times my age. Candy lover that I was, I couldn’t stomach it. Until I had a chance encounter with it about six years ago in the form of yogi tea.
I loved it instantly. Spicy, flavorful, and quite sweet; licorice root tea is one of my favorites. It’s particularly good for people who are trying to wean off of sugar sweetened beverages, and “zero-calorie” type drinks. I offer it to my patients; the ones who are brave enough to try it, despite their history of hating it, end up liking it very much.