A Licorice Lover's Delight Licorice may be one of the most iconic and unmistakable flavors found around the world, but its origin and history, though extensive, is largely unknown to most people. Often known by its alternative spelling, liquorice, this plant hails from southern Europe and Asia. It is a member of the legume family, best known for its root, which is the source of the licorice flavor. Its name, licorice, even implies this, as it is a transformation of the Greek name, "sweet root". Over thousands of years, licorice root has remained a popular treat; the dried root has been found in large amounts in notable ancient Egyptian tombs. While commonly used to flavor sweets and beverages today, it is well suited to providing this dynamic herbal tea. Licorice root tea has a distinct aroma and offers the distinct and appealing taste that licorice is known for. If you find that you enjoy the taste of licorice, you will definitely enjoy this tea. Licorice tea is a great alternative to other drinks that are high in sugar and artificial flavoring. Buddha Teas offers organic licorice root tea packaged only in unbleached tea bags.