Liquorice and mint

sweet treat

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$2.50 to $24.99

great taste 2016 - 2 star
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Well liquorice, for a start, which has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, is hugely popular with the Dutch and tastes so much better with peppermint than sherbet dips. Which is why, we've blended pure liquorice root with whole peppermint leaves to create a naturally sweet and refreshing drink that is irresistibly moreish, if I say so myself.

Louise Says

how does it taste?

Sweet, liquorice, mint and sweet again.

good if you're feeling

In need of a super comforting, guilt-free, sweet treat.

*this tea contains liquorice root - people with hypertension should avoid excessive consumption.*

How we like it

Infuse for a full 3 minutes - the longer you leave this blend the sweeter it gets.

Just cover one tea temple with boiling water and infuse for 3 minutes. Remove temple and top-up glass with iced water. Garnish with lemon and lime.

Brew Time

  • tea temple - 1 per person. Infuse in boiling water. Brew for 3+ minutes.

Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it.

Good to know

great taste 2016 - 2 star
  • Boiling Water
    Boiling Water
  • Brew for 3+ minutes
    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • Caffeine free
    Caffeine free
  • Calories 1
    1 calories per cup
  • gansu, northern china
    gansu, northern china
  • what is in it?

     liquorice root, peppermint leaves 

    *this tea contains liquorice root - people with hypertension should avoid excessive consumption.*

  • nutritional content per 100ml

    • 1 kcal
    • 0 sugar
    • 0 fat
    • trace carbohydrate
  • Allergens

      dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Made in a factory that handles nuts.  

Customer Reviews

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SipsBy Treasure

* * * * * by Sarah • 5th October 2019

“I got a sample of this in a Sipsby box and it was by far the best one i had in months! I purchased a 50 pack!”

So amazing

* * * * * by Ariella • 27th September 2019

“This was my first Teapigs tea. It is so delicious. I drank it almost every night, but now have fallen in love with a couple other Teapigs flavors that I now rotate in.”


* * * * * by Breanne • 5th November 2018

“I received a sample tea bag in my hello fresh subscription and needed to order more. This is the first tea I could actually drink without adding sugar or honey to make it a nice sweet beverage. I love the cooling effect that the peppermint must have along with the licorice flavor. It's really good warm and cold too!”

Oh my gosh

* * * * * by Jessica • 18th October 2018

“I've never been a fan of liquorice until I tried this tea. This is 100% the best tea I've ever tried. A friend had given me one to try and I am absolutely buying more when I get the chance.”


* * * * * by Leeza Holguin • 29th September 2018

“This tea is simply amazing! It has the best taste ever. It pretty much ruined all other tea for me.”

Best tea I’ve ever tasted!!!

* * * * * by Stacy Margolis • 29th May 2018

“I tried this at the Chicago Restaurant Show. It was the best thing I tasted ALL day!!! I love tea, but this is on a level all its own. You sip it and after a few seconds it’s this delicious, sweet, flavor explosion in your mouth! Ordering in bulk!”

pretty good!

* * * * * by Ritchelle Avriett • 28th January 2018

“this tea is amazing. first couple sips i didnt like it, but it grew on me. i think the mint though is very very overpowering, but the licorice gives it the sweetest taste which makes the mintyness play out perfect. everyone was right. buy this tea!”


* * * * * by Joshua • 15th January 2018

“Such a delicious combination of flavors! They have nicely balanced the licorice and mint so that neither is overpowering, and there is a very light sweetness to it. You won't want to just have one cup!”


* * * * * by Diana • 25th July 2016

“One of my favorite teas! It's a perfect sweet treat and great for night time sipping because it has no caffeine. Didn't think I was a fan of licorice, but this tea changed my mind. The mint adds a nice touch. Give it a try if you have not yet, it's definitely worth a sample!”


* * * * * by Fabia • 21st July 2016

“As many other reviewers have mentioned, this tea needs no sugar at all! The flavor of the tea is difficult to describe but, to me, it tastes like chamomile tea at first but when you swallow the tea and it hits the back of your throat you taste the intense sweetness of it. I had never had tea like this one before. It is certainly unique!”

So Delicious

* * * * * by Amanda • 24th March 2016

“Amazingly delicious. I was hesitant to try because I'm not a fan of black licorice, but of course, this is JUST licorice root (very good quality) without all the other flavorings. It's seriously good. So flavorful and has that slippery sweetness that hits the tongue after the liquid is swallowed... that sounded REALLY weird, but I feel it's an accurate description of the experience of drinking this tea.”

super fan

* * * * * by Marie • 2nd February 2016

“While visiting my brother in England, I fell in love with this tea. It's naturally sweet! I didn't have to add any honey. So once I got back to the US, I ordered a 50 pack and a beautiful glass container so I could display it on my desk at work.”

So delicious!

* * * * * by Kelly Luciano • 13th January 2016

“I have never tasted a tea so delicious. I first tried it at the NY Coffee Festival, and I just ordered more! This is the perfect late night substitute if you have a sweet tooth like me :)”


* * * * * by Katie • 29th December 2015

“I generally find the flavor of both mint and liquorice tea to be too harsh/strong, but the pairing of the two together is absolutely brilliant! The sweetness of the liquorice cuts down on the harshness of the mint. LOVE LOVE LOVE this tea.”


* * * * * by Kristina Pizano • 24th September 2015

“I received a sample of this tea in my monthly birchbox subscription. I recently cracked it open and I was so amazed by this tea! It's super pepperminty, and has a sweetness that you don't taste on your tongue, but it hits you in the back of your throat. It's hard to explain but trust me, you will LOVE this tea! I just ordered the big one and will have to make sure this is in stock at all times!!”


* * * * * by Michele Ziemer • 2nd September 2015

“Anytime of day, this tea hits the spot. I only wish I had bought more in my sample pack!”

AMAZING - I'm addicted!

* * * * * by ello • 6th June 2015

“This is so naturally sweet and satisfying - I have it as an after dinner guilt-free treat!”

Never had a tea quite like this

* * * * * by Michelle Ng • 16th April 2015

“This is a crazy tea. There's so much flavor packed into each little bag that I ended up opening up a couple of bags and using it as loose leaf because it was a little too much for one cup. I love how it's naturally sweet and curves my craving for sweets in the middle of the night. The flavor is just so unique-- i've never had anything like it. I bought some for myself and some for the office and everyone is cray cray about it.”


* * * * * by Yiran • 10th April 2015

“I never would have thought that I would like this tea (especially since I hate liquorice), but I do!”

what a surprise!!!

* * * * * by Lorena • 9th April 2015

“I never expected to like a tea SO much. It has been my choice of tea everyday since I got it... perfect licorice flavour, rich and sweet. Perfection in one little cup.”

It was Ok

* * * - - by Lizzy R-E • 9th April 2015

“I got this as part of the sampler, and found it just ok. It was a LOT sweeter than other similar teas I've had, and just not to my liking.

Then again, aside from cold season when I add honey to my tea I'm not a sweet tea drinker unless I'm specifically craving a fruit tea.”

Pure Bliss!

* * * * * by Daniela • 9th April 2015

“This tea is so delicious! It's a wonderful mint tea with a surprising sweet finish. You do not need to add any sugar - it's wonderful all on it's own. The flavor is so unique - I've never had anything else like it. A must try!”

Absolutely Wonderful

* * * * * by Millie • 8th April 2015

“Truth be told, I was very hesitant to try this tea as I am no fan of licorice. But, this tea is delicious! A perfect mixture of ingredients, this tea does not disappoint.”


* * * * * by Desiree • 7th April 2015

“I discovered this tea on YOUTUBE on Essie Button… At first I thought licorice eww but then the way Essie described it changed my mind. I went and purchased RIGHT AWAY from Whole Foods. Now I can't live with out it! Its simply naturally sweet without adding any sugar”

delightful surprise

* * * * - by Eva • 7th April 2015

“I had no idea what this would taste like when I bought it in a sampler pack and it turned out to be such a delightful surprise. First taste: slight minty, green tea. Aftertaste (which was the real delight): sweet, cool peppermint. I usually need to put some sugar in my tea to bring out some flavor and found absolutely no need to do it with this.”

My perfect cup of tea

* * * * * by Stella • 6th April 2015

“When I read the product description I thought it was too good to be true. When I had my first cup, I promptly put down the twizzler I was gnawing on because this tea is an even sweeter (an infinitely better) after dinner treat. This tea is my go-to pick me up. It's great after any meal and smells wonderful. Even my non-tea-drinking (except when sick) boyfriend drinks this regularly...resulting in my purchasing a huge box without hesitation. As previous reviewers have said, it's the aftertaste that brings on the sweetness, which means at the front of every sip you get a wonderful peppermint flavor that isn't too strong and slowly dissolves into gooey licorice goodness. If you're hesitating over this tea and have any semblance of a sweet tooth or love for licorice, just buy it. Stop reading.”


* * * * * by Emily • 6th April 2015

“Unlike any tea you've tasted before! This is a wonderful and unique blend that needs no additional sweeter. A must try!”

Love it!

* * * * * by Patty • 5th April 2015

“Given to me as a gift from a friend at Christmas...I'm not a licorice fan, however I am hooked on this tea!! Great flavor.”

Curiously amazing!

* * * * * by Mel B • 4th April 2015

“I got a free sachet of this tea with another purchase & I (foolishly) gave it to my husband because I don't like peppermint or licorice. But this tea is amazing! It doesn't have either of the components strong flavors that make it off-putting (to me) and it is truly a synergistic tea.”

Absolutely love it!

* * * * * by Zara • 4th April 2015

“I first heard of Teapigs Liquorice and Mint from a couple people I watch on YouTube, and since I love both flavors but had never had them in tea, I was eager to give it a try. I got some in a sample box, and while I had intended to wait until all my samples were gone to buy any full boxes....I'm not sure I can wait for more Liquorice and Mint! It's the perfect mix of sweet and minty fresh, and I can't get enough.”

Just sweet enough

* * * * * by Emily Lauderdale • 4th April 2015

“Such a great after dinner tea. It's just sweet enough but not too sickly sweet. Love it.”

Sweet but not too sweet

* * * * * by Sarah • 4th April 2015

“I love this tea! It really is sweet enough to take the place of something like candy for dessert, but it's also not overly sweet...if that makes any sense. I really love it and don't ever want to be without it! I crave it!”


* * * * - by Nguyen Nguyen • 3rd April 2015

“I never liked liquorice or peppermint so, at first, I never bothered to order this tea. After getting a bag as an extra bonus and trying it, it's now one of my favorite. A naturally sweet flavor that excites your day.”

Loved it!

* * * * * by Alyss Zwak • 2nd April 2015

“This tea is the perfect snack for someone with a sweet tooth. You don't need to add any sugar. The mint has a sweet aftertaste and I love it!”

love this!

* * * * * by Sunny • 2nd April 2015

“I use to order this off the UK site before teapigs opened a us site. I LOVE THIS TEA!”

Love this tea!

* * * * * by Jennifer • 2nd April 2015

“My new favorite after dinner or when I want something sweet!”

Just plain amazing!

* * * * * by Kristen • 2nd April 2015

“I recently purchased some teas after watching Esssiebutton's favorite teas video. I never enjoyed eating licorice but oh god this tea is amazing. I have made my friends try it and they think the same. Even if you don't like eating a piece of licorice, try this it will change the way you feel about licorice for sure.”

Amazing tea!

* * * * * by Nancy Graham • 2nd April 2015

“I received a sample of this tea in my monthly Birchbox. I'm a bit of a tea afficiando, having quit coffee in 2008.

I was blown away at the quality of the tea and this particular flavor. I was worried the mint or licorice might be too overpowering, but it is not at all. In fact, this tea is so easy to sip and needs no sweetener at all.

While enjoying my sample, I went to teapig's mobile site and ordered this flavor and another. and they arrived in a few days. I found it very easy to use their site and have been very happy to discover this brand.

I highly recommend you try this flavor, you'll be glad you did!”


* * * * * by Jocelyn • 2nd April 2015

“I received a sample of this in my Birch Box, and I wasn't sure what I'd think because I don't really like licorice, but after one cup I was addicted! I was never much of a tea drinker before I tried this, and I've already ordered two boxes. It's kind of weird, you don't get the full flavor until you swallow it, but it is just the right amount of sweet and completely delicious!”

Best taste ever!

* * * * * by Therese Nordfeldt • 2nd April 2015

“I first experienced this tea at a hotel in Stockholm, and I absolutely loved it! now I just have to have it at home!”

Best tea ever!

* * * * * by Marissa • 2nd April 2015

“This is one of those things you drink/eat and think "wow, what is that?" This has become our go to tea. I am constantly sharing it with people for the joy of introducing them to something i know they will love. My husband and I ordered a bulk purchase before finishing our first box.”

New favorite tea!

* * * * * by Jaelene Halili • 2nd April 2015

“Seriously, this tea is amazing! It satisfies my crazy sweet tooth and it's great hot or iced! I have never had tea with licorice and was hesitant to try it, but I'm so glad I did! I will definitely be buying more when I run out!”

All the sweetest and zero the guilt!

* * * * * by Y Hung • 1st April 2015

“As I recently said to a friend, I can't stand licorice except in one thing---this licorice and peppermint tea! I have been a fan for quite sometime and was even trying to order it from the UK before this US site was up and running. I personally add more water after the first cup and really enjoy the subtle sweetness at the second steeping. This is my go-to tea at the office and during this entire winter.”

My new favorite...

* * * * * by Jodie W. • 1st April 2015

“Don't let the name fool you. It doesn't taste like black licorice. This tea is a smooth, sweet mint tea with a twist. Just try it.”


* * * * * by Shinal • 1st April 2015

“This tea is great to drink if you're craving something sweet! You don't have to add milk or sugar to the tea, it's perfect by itself. I haven't tried it iced yet but with the warmer months coming up I'm sure I will.”

Totally Addicted

* * * * * by Melissa • 1st April 2015

“The first time I tried this tea I didn't think it was that good, but by the time I finished the entire cup I was totally in love with the way it tastes. I must have at least two cups of this liquorice and mint tea everyday.”


* * * * * by Isabel Johns • 1st April 2015

“Calming and perfectly sweet without sugar, this tea is the best i've ever had.”

My favorite sweet tea

* * * * * by Wejo Carion • 1st April 2015

“I didn't think I'd like this tea but I've been really loving this tea. I enjoy drinking this when I'm craving something sweet. It's like dessert without the sugar and/or guilt. Love it!”

My favorite!

* * * * * by Sarah • 1st April 2015

“Easily my favorite herbal tea. With a dash of honey it is perfect in the evening, combining the cooling taste of mint with the fruity sweetness of licorice for a totally unique flavor. When I want a flavorful herbal tea this is my first choice!”

Best gift a friend could give!

* * * * * by hope haumesser • 1st April 2015

“I received some of this tea to try from a friend and it was great! I had licorice tea before but it was awful, TeaPigs tea has a real licorice flavor and its perfectly sweet!”

Unique and delicious

* * * * * by Karen • 1st April 2015

“I wasn't sure how I was going to get on with this tea, given that I'm not a huge licorice fan, but it has a really unique and delicious flavor. I only steep it for 2-3 minutes so that the licorice isn't overly sweet. My favorite thing about this tea is that it's perfect to drink without adding any milk or sugar. Highly recommend to try!”

Our favorite tea

* * * * * by Ramona O'Neil • 1st April 2015

“This tea is the bomb! We all love it so much, that I bulk order it. It's sweet all by itself, so no sugar or extra sweetener needed.
Great as a warm beverage or cold refreshment.”

Soothing & Sweet

* * * * * by Tera Humphrey • 1st April 2015

“I was not a hot tea drinker prior to trying liquorice and mint tea as a free sample. I changed my tune and have enjoyed it as a calming sweet treat as well as a soothing cold remedy when allergies or colds hit.”

My hands down favorite tea

* * * * * by Alicia P • 1st April 2015

“Let me first start by saying that I love black licorice so I kinda thought I would enjoy this tea but I had no idea I would love it so much. I drink at least two cups of this a day. It is a perfect after dinner tea and needs no added sweetener. Highly recommend!!”

Sweet and refreshing

* * * * - by Rose • 1st April 2015

“It goes without saying that teapigs is by far my favorite tea brand however I was a little hesitant to try this one. I've never been a fan of licorice to be completely honest. Like ever other teapig tea it didn't not fail to amaze! The tea is perfectly balanced, refreshing with the perfect hint of sweet! A must try!”

Just Enough Sweet

* * * * - by Sara • 1st April 2015

“I was a little unsure of this at first as I am not a huge liquorice fan, but it was just sweet enough to balance out the peppermint. I think I have found my new favorite to add to my rotation!”

New Favorite

* * * * * by Jenice • 1st April 2015

“I received a sample of this in my Birchbox loved it and immediately ordered the box of 50. I have turned my brother and cousin onto it, and neither of them even like like liquorice. It's a perfect evening tea to sastisfy your sweet tooth after dinner.”

I love this tea!

* * * * * by Kristina Birgh • 1st April 2015

“There's something about licorice tea I just love but this specific blend with the peppermint makes it even better. It's hard for me to keep it around for long since I drink it almost every day.”


* * * * * by Sarah Bowers • 1st April 2015

“I received a sample of this tea in my Birchbox and immediately bought more! It is the best mint tea I have tried. I love its sweetness -- no need to add sugar or honey!”

Amazing tea!

* * * * * by Siobhan • 1st April 2015

“This is my FAVORITE tea right now. It is really sweet as people have mentioned, but it is not like a sugar or artificial sweetness. The sweetness comes from the licorice root. I just really love this tea and encourage everyone to try it!”

The best

* * * * * by Julie • 1st April 2015

“This is my all-time favorite tea. Even if you don't like licorice, try this. It's so sweet and the mint feels wonderful on a sore throat. You don't even need to put anything in it; it's perfect all on it's own.”

Sweet Deliciousness

* * * * * by Amanda G • 1st April 2015

“I was skeptical about this tea because I don't like licorice at all. While on vacation I saw a store that sold this tea so I thought why not give it at try. I have had this tea for 6 days and the package is already halfway full. I LOVE it! It's a sweet minty delicious tea with a hint of camomile. It is awesome. Dare I say it's my new favorite tea!”


* * * * * by PhoenixRize • 1st April 2015

“I received a sample in my Birchbox and was hesitant to try it because I am not a fan of licorice. WOW! This tea has a rich, delicious flavor. Sweet and minty... no need to add sugar. I ordered a pack of 25 and Mom and I went through them so fast that we just reordered a bulk pack (6 boxes of 50)... maybe that will last us a little longer.... maybe.”


* * * * * by Yelle • 1st April 2015

“I have to say, at first I was skeptical. I don't like liquorice candies, but I do love liquorice (or "reglisse") french macarons. With the awards it has one, I had to give it a try. Now, it's a tea that I will always have on hand! I adore this tea.”

love the licorice flavor... so unique !

* * * * * by wendy • 2nd March 2015

“A friend gave me some tea pig samples to try and this one was a stand-out favorite for me. Peppermint gets boring sometimes, and so the licorice was just the thing to bring it up to the next level.”

I can't believe this is so good!

* * * * * by Jennifer Mesa • 8th February 2015

“I got this tea in my birch box and was so hesitant to try it because it's licorice. I've never liked anything licorice until this very day that I decided to try it. I'm drinking it right now and felt so inclined to review it immediately because I'm seriously shocked. This is some good stuff. I'm pleasantly surprised. This must me a hell of a company to make my like something with licorice.”

Too sweet for me

* * * - - by thea • 5th February 2015

“I tried it without adding anything to it. Lovely aroma, full flavor. Just too sweet for me to enjoy this. I'm glad I bought the sample pack.”

I am hooked!

* * * * * by Arijana Cooper • 4th February 2015

“I received a sample bag of the tea in my birchbox. I must say, I was bit hesitant to try it since I am not a fan of Liquorice. Boy, was I wrong! I ended up ordering 2 boxes.”


* * * * * by Amelia • 3rd February 2015

“This pungent tea packs a full flavor profile! I love the pleasant and strong peppermint smell and taste, but when you've already swallowed the aftertaste is just amazing and sweet and your mouth will feel cool and tingly! A great tea experience! I want to buy a full fifty pack in this! Doesn't necessarily taste like peppermint but does not disappoint! Great sweet tea with no added honey or sugar.”

Nice. Tasty. Sweet.

* * * * - by Stacy • 22nd January 2015

“I can't quite figure out how this is sweetened. HOWEVER, I was so impressed by this flavor and taste that I am now shopping for other flavors to try.

I received 2 samples of pig tea and I am ready to try more.

I like the flavor but there is a strange taste that is like artificial sweeteners.”

Reply from teapigs, 26th January 2015

"Hi Stacy! Definitely no artificial sweeteners here...just that most-sweet of roots, LICORICE!"

Best of the Best

* * * * * by Melissa Pinilla • 18th November 2014

“I was recommended this tea by a friend and was tempted by a recent email that gave away a second package of this with my order. I am SO happy I made that order. I have tried a few Peppermint/Licorice teas and NOTHING comes close to how good Tea Pigs' version is! I am a newly loyal customer and look forward to trying more.”

Best Tea Ever!

* * * * * by Kristina Depew • 25th May 2014

“I first had this tea when I was visiting Scotland last summer. I was absolutely hooked and spent the next week searching like crazy to find a store where I could buy a box to take home. I am thrilled that I can now order this tea in the US. I am a tea fanatic with over 50 types in my house and this is by far my favorite!”

Minty-sweet :)

* * * * * by Penny Bell • 20th January 2014

“I was pleasantly surprised by this tea! I always drink peppermint tea and bought a 2-pack of this one to see if I liked it. And I did! It was really minty but also surprisingly sweet. If you've got a sweet tooth, this should appeal to you!”

perfect if you love sweet!

* * * * * by Angela Im • 16th January 2014

“i have developed a sweet tooth. hehe and this is my favorite! i just love it! you can have this as a dessert. it's so sweet that you do not need to add any other sweetener and my 4.5 yo daughter adores it too! the sweet tea, it's called. would highly recommend this for people with a sweet tooth!! A++++”

Mega Sweet

* - - - - by Cat • 10th January 2014

“I felt like this had 5 sugars in and couldnt' get past the first mouthful. I had hoped it would be a great tea to help calm my tummy but just far too sweet. Well for me anyway!”

fantastic taste- truly indulgent

* * * * * by Sharon McDowell • 4th January 2014

“This is my favourite, tried other makes in the past but then introduced to teapigs. Never looked back, taste is fantastic, true flavour and a touch of luxury. Other brands are a poor imitation. You certainly get what you pay for. If you like liquorice you will adore these temples. I will now not drink any other brand.

Thanks teapigs.

Regards. Sharon”

So yummy!!

* * * * * by rnb • 31st December 2013

“Teapigs included a sample teabag in one of my orders. Definitely wouldn't have tried it otherwise because I assumed I wouldn't like it, but so glad I did!! Really tasty and sweet!! Going to purchase lots more of these to help keep my sweet cravings at bay during my pre-wedding diet!!”

The perfect sweet!

* * * * * by Joana Fonseca • 23rd December 2013

“This got to be the best tea I've tried lately. It really does satisfies my sweet tooth: it is so tasty!”

Sweet Indulgence

* * * * * by Nicky • 15th December 2013

“This is such a treat! I feel guilty drinking it-that is how satisfying it is! If you like licorice . . . . you love this tea!! Always drink it hot but I'm sure it is amazing on ice!!”

Such a must try!

* * * * * by Kt • 13th November 2013

“Love, love love this tea! It was one of my first purchases from tea pigs after I tasted a cup at wagamamas. Since then it's been a firm favourite and I'm topping up my 3rd order. I really enjoy the taste of this tea and feel like it's helped my curb snacking as it satisfied my sweet tooth. Would recommend this tea to ppl who enjoy peppermint but find normal bags a but bitter and unexciting”


* * * * * by Carrie • 31st October 2013

“This is fantastic!

I was unwell earlier this year and the medication I had to take made me really nauseous. I couldn't stomach normal tea so I kept looking for alternatives. This was wonderful!

I am now hooked on the stuff, it delicious hot or if forgotten about and it goes cold its lovely to, slight difference in flavour cold.

I have now got all my family hooked on the stuff!”

The Best Tea from Teapigs

* * * * * by Queeg • 23rd October 2013

“It simply does not get better than this. I have to buy this is large boxes now as we get through it so quickly.

The flavours are incredible and that liquorice after-taste is something you have to try to believe.

Buy it. Buy it now and buy some more for friends, you won't be sorry.

Must say though I haven't tried it cold yet.”

The absolute best :)

* * * * * by Fionnghuala • 8th October 2013

“I love this tea.... Absolutely my favourite!”

Uber yummy

* * * * * by Maggie Gotts • 14th September 2013

“I use 1 Tea temple in a 1Lt flask and leave it to brew, drinking it slowly. Tastes just as great cold as it does hot.

Just placed a second order, but went for the bulk buy option :)”

Too sweet for me!

* * * - - by Lauren Williams • 9th September 2013

“Really thought I was going to like this- until the super sweet after taste hit me! Shame as I know it's a lot of people's favourite but I just can't get over the sweetness, I had to come on here and check there wasn't any sugar in there! It's a little better once it's cooled down. Impressive strength of flavour though.”

Just sweet enough

* * * * * by Kayleigh Thomas • 31st August 2013

“This is my favourite of the range so far. I find that letting the water cool slightly improves the flavour - it stops the peppermint tasting bitter. I like the tea quite strong but it can often last 2 cups. I really like the way the peppermint hits your mouth but that the sweet liquorice taste comes through afterwards. It has really helped me curb my snacking during the day as I tend to get a sweet craving during the work day. Can't wait to order the 50 box next.”

Cleared my skin and also any tummy troubles

* * * * * by Eve Jessett • 24th August 2013

“I found this tea by accident. I gave up caffeine and found I was dairy intolerant so had to switch to herbal teas. Initially I was drinking Pukka Liquorice and Mint, but it wasn't great, and they irritated me with their spelling ;-)

I bought the Teapig range in a local supermarket and have been hooked ever since. I think I'm on order number 3 now and can't get enough of it.

My skin is definitely clearer (probably down to the extra water intake) and I've found that if I have any tummy trouble (from consuming dairy or gluten) then a quick cup of tea settles me straight down.

I won't be drinking anything else, I take this tea with me everywhere - there's always a couple of temples in my handbags, on my desk and even in the car!

I like the fact that its quite a strong flavour, its not wishy washy at all, it packs a punch and one tea temple easily does 2 cups if you're worried about the price!”


* * * * * by Dan • 23rd August 2013

“Best herbal tea I have ever tasted hands down, nice strong flavour, real treat!!!! :-)”


* * * * * by jasmine • 1st August 2013

“Love this tea”

Uber yummy

* * * * * by Maggie Gotts • 30th July 2013

“A friend introduced me to this tea. I'm hooked.
1 Teapig in a 1 ltr flask lasts me half a day. Will be ordering more soon.”


* * * * * by Kirsty • 16th July 2013

“One of my favourite teapigs flavours. I just wish they sold it loose, as the teabags are a bit too expensive for me.”

best licquorice-mint tea I've found

* * * * * by Sarah • 16th July 2013

“I discovered a rival's (Lipton) licquorice-mint tea in France and had been drinking that - importing it myself when going on hols or ordering over web. Teapigs is in a different category all together. I am a convert to Teapigs and now ordering industrial quantities to feed my healthy habit. If you want something refreshing, delicious and different - try Teapigs licquorice and mint.”

Absolutely delicious

* * * * * by Hannah • 2nd July 2013

“Really wasn't sure what to expect - Teapigs has some very strange flavours! But this is so tasty, definitely a sweet treat that lurks on your tongue for a good while. I recommend leaving it a while before swallowing, then the taste stays longer. Will certainly have it again.”

Has replaced my addiction to coffee!

* * * * * by Sandie Bradley • 2nd July 2013

“I used to drink four or five cups of coffee a day and craved my coffee fix but since trying this tea I haven't drunk a cup of coffee in days!
This is my favourite hot drink now. Every time the kettle goes on, this is what I'm reaching for!

It is a beautiful, refreshing drink. The mint isn't quite as strong as Teapig's Pure Peppermint tea but still has that lovely clean taste...... and then the sweetness of the licorice hits you! It is like having four teaspoons of sugar added, but nicer, and much better for you! I don't know how but it has a kind of creamy, decadent taste to it too, but what I love best is the lovely sweetness you get at the end of every sip! I'm watching my weight at the moment and this is a beautiful substitute for any other hot drink that may be laden with calories as it is only one calorie a cup, and it certainly kills any sweet cravings I may have had!
I just bought my first box of fifty bags after my initial fifteen bag box, and I'm sure I'll be making plenty more orders for fifty bags of this gorgeous tea!

I'm addicted!!”


* - - - - by Paul Michael Wilhelmi • 24th June 2013

“I have tried this tea, and have realized that it is fully copied from a different brand: Duphil!
This company had this product in their portfolio for a few years now.
I've always thought teapigs is an innovative brand, that creates new flavors, but am now aware that this and a few other flavors are just taken from other producers.. I am very disappointed!!”

Perfect for sweet tooth cravings

* * * - - by Miriam Nicholson • 20th June 2013

“Brand: Teapigs

Name: Liquorice and Peppermint

Type: Herbal “Sweet Treat”

Packaging: “Tea Temple” Pyramid silk teabag

Taste: I love peppermint tea and this has a weak taste when you take a sip, with the mint coming through as soon as you swallow, not overpowering but enough to leave a cool, refreshed feeling and taste in your mouth (it’s a dual purpose breath fresher!) followed through with the extra sweet warming liquorice taste at the back of the mouth. The liquorice is not overpowering (I don't like most black liquorice) but gives that warm aniseed-y taste that is a very elegant, adult sweetness compared to other hot sweet drinks like "milo".

Rating: 3 Stars

Value: NZ$2.40 for 2 sample bags - $1.20 each. For a 15 teabag box it is NZ$0.60 per teabag and for a 50 teabag box its NZ$0.46 (approx. cost based on exchange rates, does not factor in shipping cost)

I personally value tea highly, but Teapigs is expensive if you live in NZ due to the shipping cost – however, I try every peppermint tea I come across and none even comes close to the SPARKLE that is Teapigs peppermint tea so I am, and always will be a devotee! I will endeavour to review teas from all price ranges and compare the value for money of them. For me, tea is my indulgence, my luxury and relaxation time –for me, moments of happiness are priceless.

Available: Teapigs Website:

Comments: This is the second time I have tried this tea, having purchased the 2 tea bag sampler from Teapigs. One bag is good for 2-3 cups of tea. Which is reasonably good value for a sample. I love samples – it means I don’t end up with heaps of tins of tea that I may not like, I get to try something new and it’s like Christmas – more flavours to expand my palate and knowledge.

I didn’t like this at first. So much so that it has taken me nearly a year to try the second one again! It was this article that prompted me to do so - it is worth the read (I have over 40 samples of Pratty’s tea coming in the post – will update you with reviews soon!). Anything that can claim to be a stress reducer, anti-inflammatory, weight loss and a digestive aid is something I have to try as I suffer from IBS and anxiety. It is very sweet – and definitely satisfying for someone who used to eat chocolate daily! It did put me in a happy mood (but I was having a good day already) and I tried the last cup iced as Teapigs suggests on their website – it was just as delicious and the peppermint was brought out and was more refreshing and cooling with the temperature change.

I would recommend this is you have a sweet tooth, as for being a digestive aid, I would have to use it more frequently than once to gauge its effectiveness. Teapigs peppermint tea is my “cure all, magical, can’t live without it” tea. I carry this everywhere – actually, it’s in my handbag. It soothes the bowls, digestive system, calms painful cramping and red splotchy inflammation of the skin which is a result of IBS and Stress. I will review this but it is SPECTACULAR.

How: I am currently not overly “scientific” with my approach to brewing tea (similar to “Grandpa Style” - I usually enjoy a cup of tea as a pick me up during the day or to reduce my cravings to satisfy my sweet tooth! I usually, and in this review, put the tea bag in the cup, put in 1/5 cold water, pour over boiling water and then refill with hot water several times until I have had 2-3 cups of tea and have gotten the best value and enjoyment I can from my tea. I prefer to add cold water first as it is a better temperature to brew tea at, it gives more flavour and it is drinkable right away! I leave the teabag in the cup the entire time as I like a strong flavour. This is also because I usually don’t like to leave it on a dish at work to wait for me to finish my cup and re-steel it because a) it looks odd having a soggy teabag on a plate b) it usually gets thrown out by someone c) its extra work – I’m all about tea being easy and relaxing. To make the iced tea I let it cool and added ice to my cup – obviously there are better ways to make iced tea to appreciate it more, but by the glass at work this is an effective, hassle free method.”

A lovely little twist

* * * * * by Stephanie Clark • 14th June 2013

“I have just brewed my first cup of this delicious tea, I am still sipping away on it as I write the review. It is a wonderful twist on the usual peppermint tea, the liquorice isn't overpowering but it adds a tasty little sweet kick at the end of every sip. Can't wait to try it iced.”


* * * * - by Lindsay Cassey • 10th June 2013

“Hate herbal teas, but, needed alternative to caffeine. This was recommended to me, and I am happy to honestly say I was very suspicious. 1) I don't like liquorice 2) as mentioned I hate herbal tea.
This is different, it's comforting and has a lovely minty sweet after taste. Thank goodness someone can make flavoured tea that actually tastes nice and not like warm pond water!! Thanks Teapigs!”

Licorice and peppermint

* * * * * by Martine • 6th June 2013

“My son ordered this tea as I don't do herbal tea....however after trying it, I'm hooked, really delicious and highly recommended”

So Yummy!

* * * * * by Jo • 3rd June 2013

“I love this tea, It's just arrived and I tried it straight away. It's so nice the liquorice is a kind of sweet aftertaste.”


* * * * * by helen taylor • 31st May 2013

“Was a liquorice and mint virgin til last night. Thank you Wagamama for the intro to this amazing tea! Just bought a box of them...a little something for the weekend :)”

Sweet treat

* * * * * by Deborah P • 27th May 2013

“Read an article in a magazine yesterday in which it suggested Teapigs Liquorice and Mint tea as a good guilt free sweet treat. Found some today in a local farm shop and I have to agree. Lovely kick of sweetness and then mint, liquorice and then sweet again. Don't think this pack will last long!”

my new drink

* * * * * by Joey • 7th May 2013

“i bought this tea and wasnt keen at all! however i have just tried it as an ice tea and it is such a refreshing tasty drink on a hot day! anyone who finds the taste too strong should try it iced! you will find it perfect :)”

Most refreshing

* * * * * by Peter Madsen • 4th May 2013

“without doubt my favorite of all my Teapig teas.
I love licorice at the best of times and this is just the most heavenly combination.”

Liquid luxury

* * * * * by Keith Channing • 30th April 2013

“OK, I'm hooked. This gorgeous drink is the most luxurious, decadent and downright gorgeous drink I can remember ever tasting. It is now my lunchtime staple. Big kudos to the lovely Louise (or whoever dreamed this one up)”

Liquorice & Peppermint

* * * * * by Phil Barber • 28th April 2013

“I have tried various other company products that offer a similar combination of flavours but NONE come even close to the intensity that this Tea Pig products does. It's absolutely brilliant :-)”


* * * * * by Malene Dandanel • 23rd April 2013

“this tea is just perfect.... simple and easy”


* * * * * by Lynsey Dowding • 19th April 2013

“This tea is amazing. I'm not a flavoured tea drinker and wasn't expecting to like this but I'm addicted to the taste!”

My all time fave comfort tea

* * * * * by trishbashton • 18th April 2013

“I can't praise this tea enough. Just taking a sip makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Warming with a delicious aftertaste. Just the thing when you are feeling a bit low or down. A tea with a hug and so delicious!”


* * * * * by Alison Da Silva • 12th April 2013

“I love this tea and always have a box in my desk. Recently (I couldn't wait for my teapigs tea to be delivered) I bought a box of inferior liquorice & mint tea from a rival. It was awful. I am back to teapigs now and this experience has only served to highlight how incredible teapigs tea is.

I love the sweet liquorice flavour of this - it's a great substitute for a sweet snack in the afternoon!”

liquorice and mint

* * * * * by Neil Clarke • 18th March 2013

“Without a doubt the nicest drink of any kind I have ever tasted! I've just placed a review for the Mao Feng and I didn't like the taste of that at all.... but this tea is just delicious!”

Quite simply the best herbal tea ever

* * * * * by Joshua Silver • 8th March 2013

“My wife bought these as something to try. I generally like liquorice. Peppermint tea is OK. But this combination makes the perfect herbal tea. The liquorice adds sweetness as if this was peppermint tea with sugar, but there are calories or aftertaste of artificial sweetners. The other thing is that this is genuinely nice both hot and cold. Just brilliant.”

Liquorice and mint

* * * * * by Guy Rennison • 7th March 2013

“When I tasted how sweet this was I thought it must contain sugar! This is why I came to this site to check and was astounded that there is no sugar just liquorice root and mint! It tastes really good.”


* * * * * by Zoe Shears • 28th February 2013

“It is a shame I can not afford to buy any of this tea as its my fav. I really like the mix of flavours in this tea its super tasty.”

Tastes nothing like liquorice! Good thing!

* * * * * by Jo Bolton • 24th January 2013

“Everyone who has tried this has had the same same reaction I did.... "but I don't like liquo....OH! WOW! It's GORGEOUS!!"

Such a sweet kick that hits the back of your throat in the most delightful way. Perfect for when you need a sweet fix without the calories! Even my 12 year old daughter loves this!”


* * * * * by Sarah Owston • 8th January 2013

“Received a selection of teas for Xmas and this one I was pleasantly suprised with the flavour. I thought the liquorice would be to overpowering, but no, a good balance of flavour hitting separate parts of the taste buds, superb. I find this satisfies the palate when looking for something to nibble on, so helping the detox plan, a savoury hit with a sweetness from the peppermint, Delicious!!”

The Best One So Far!

* * * * * by Mathew James Lennon • 7th January 2013

“This is the best tea i've tried so far from teapigs, although I am found of the Matcha tea. This one is just so tasty though, just like sweets!”

liqurice and mint

* * * * * by linda • 29th December 2012


What a pleasant surprise!

* * * * * by David Smitham • 27th December 2012

“Had this as a taster with my main order of chamomile tea and promptly flung it to the back of the cupboard thinking I'd never like such an awful sounding combination, however, curiosity got the better of me and I finally made a cup fully expecting to tip it straight down the sink, how wrong was I. This was absolutely gorgeous and I would now highly recommend to anyone whose willing to go against the natural assumption that liquorice has no place in a tea cup to just try it, you'll be pleasantly and refreshingly surprised.”


* * * * * by Terence Beckett • 7th December 2012

“I have a sweet tooth and wanted a drink which did not need me to add any sugar... OMG I am addicted from the first cup.
This is a grown up drink which punches loads of flavour... I cannot reccomend it enough”

I never thought...

* * * * * by Claudia • 2nd December 2012

“I would this tea so much! I got it as a sample with other teas I bought and I am delighted. I am definitely not a fan of liquorice nor mint. However, the combination is just fantastic! What a lovely tea.”

My favourite night-time drink

* * * * * by Barbara Day • 25th November 2012

“I just love this tea and drink it every evening to relax and unwind. I wish it came as loose tea though so I could vary the strength of the tea.”


* * * * * by Anneliese • 16th November 2012

“I usually hate sweet drinks of any kind and pretty much stick to black coffee, but I absolutely adore this tea.

The mintyness is just right - not too overpowering - and then the liquorice comes through, leaving a delicate minty-sweet aftertaste...It works so well together.

It's actually pretty hard to describe and judging from the other reviews, it's not the same for everyone.

I wasn't intending on re-purchasing any teas from here so soon, but my pack's running low and I don't think I can go many days without this tea anyone!”

My No.1 Tea

* * * * * by Hanya Latif • 5th November 2012

“This is ridiculously delicious. The thing I like best is the way I can sip and taste peppermint like never before, then get a delightful explosion of fresh liquorice-esqu flavour. Such an exciting sensation. Love it.

I would recommend highly and that you ignore the words peppermint and liquorice if you think those words put you off.”

Best tea ever

* * * * * by Phil Morgan • 31st October 2012

“Well it is! Superb combination of sweet (but not sugary( and minty tastes. Rarely drink any other hot drink!!”

Very sweet

* * - - - by Sara • 30th October 2012

“If you don't like your tea sweetened normally, this one is probably way to sweet for you. The taste is interesting (in a good way) but almost instantly drowned out by a hit of sickly sweetener taste. Of course, if you like sweet tea, this would be ideal.”


* - - - - by Jo • 26th October 2012

“Thankfully I bought this tea as a sample pack. I couldn't drink it, in fact it turned my stomach every time I attempted to. I love the teapig range so was disappointed I didn't love this. The mint aroma and taste were very overpowering.”


* * * * * by Kelsey • 21st October 2012

“I love my cup of tea (or coffee, I'm a sucker for both) in the morning. I usually stick to a plain old brew but this tea is amazing and has totally taken over from my normal tea! First off, I don't need any milk or sugar. That is an amazing feat because I'm renowned for how much sugar I put in my drinks. Secondly, I'm not even a fan of liquorice, or peppermint for that matter, but I will happily drink this. Its taste and the experience of drinking this is intoxicating. It's like being in my favourite book, I just want to stay in that warm cozy place.”

The Best Tea Ever!!!

* * * * * by Louise Prophet • 17th October 2012

“I love the taste of this fabulous tea.
When we run out at home how the mood tone changes!
So to make super sure we don't run out I order 3 x 50 bags each time just to keep us going.
Reluctantly I have also given a tea temple to a work colleague (now TP converted) and even a stranger on a train!!!
Highly recommended A*****”

Very sweet

* * * * - by Kirsten Haylings • 15th October 2012

“Lovely tea but too sweet for me.”

Absolutely amazing!

* * * * * by Britt Karin Børnes • 10th October 2012

“This is the best tea I have ever tasted!
Bought it by coincidence on a trip to London and been hooked ever since. It's incredible rich in taste, and doesn't smell good and taste bitter and bad like other teas. You need no sugar or sweetener at all, I actually think that would ruin the tea. Especially good when you want something sweet after dinner.
Unfortunately nobody sell it in Norway where I live so I hope they never stop selling it online. Try it, you will love it!”

Yummy Flavour

* * * * * by Nicola Cooper • 27th September 2012

“I have been drinking 'strange' teas for many years since discovering I had a caffeine allergy. I was introduced to your tea temples (Rooibos) by a friend and I love them. Recently another friend gave me a cup of your Liquorice & Peppermint - I've never liked peppermint but this combo is divine - makes your mouth sparkle, and no sweetening required. Thank you Teapigs X”


* * * * * by nathalieclerc • 26th September 2012

“... I am absolutely addicted to this liquorice and mint tea. The minty smell draws you in, you take a sip and this gorgeous warmth floods your mouth and throat. One of the most amazing tea experiences in my opinion.

I've just ordered the box of 50 tea bags. It's THAT good.”


* * * * * by Sarah Meharg • 11th September 2012

“Now I'm not a fan of tea. I would like to like tea and am treated like an outcast as I dont get a hot drinks round in work. Ive always like the smell of herbal teas but then when Ive tasted them its felt liek dishwater. Then on holiday in morrocco I discovered mint tea. I could tolerate this (Mainly due to the collosal amount of sugar its served with. I tried mint teas in the Uk and teapigs was the collest I found to the yummy freshness of morrocon mint.. but then by chance stumbled on this beauty. No longer do i need to feel guilty as the slight sweet edge means I don't need to add sugar and the mint is refreshing. Ive had it hot and iced and both are superb. Thank you teapigs!”


* * * * * by Miranda • 27th August 2012

“Hi all,
This tea is a godsend, I do not know where I would be without it, it's probably the nicest drink I have ever had the delight of tasting, it's scrumptiousdiddlyumptious.
Bare with...
It's what I like to call marvy!!
Thank you sooooo much!!!!!! Such fun. My friend Stevie asked me "what have you done today to make you feel proud?" and I replied "i bought liquorice and mint teapigs".”


* * * * * by Amanda Wilkinson • 27th August 2012

“I've tried so many herbal teas and find that they all smell lovely and taste of warm sawdust. This is just incredible stuff - the way the sweetness of the licquorice spreads through your mouth is just lovely - it smells wonderful and tastes even better. I really can't recommend it highly enough.”

Naturally sweet

* * * * * by Ashley Holyoak • 20th August 2012

“This is my favorite tea - EVER!!

I love the sweet taste of this tea, which could easily be over powering from the rich liquorice if it wasn't for the perfect cooling of the mint. I find it a smashing brew - warming in the winter and refreshing in the summer (when we get one!!)

Highly recommended if you want something sweet with some body to it, and are wanting something different to the usual fruity flavours.

Thanks Teapigs I love you...I mean really love you!!”


* * * * * by Sue Uttridge • 18th August 2012

“This tea for me is the ultimate. Since trying it over a year ago I now drink nothing but it. It is so delicious and comforting I would never be without in my cupboard.”

What a tease!

* * * * * by Abigail Hoy • 16th August 2012

“In my last order from Teapigs I had a sample tea temple of this.

I'm a big lover of liquorice and it didn't actually click for me that this would actually refer to liquorice root, call me slow but I was think about classic candy shop liquorice and mint imperials, I thought this was going to be a vile concotion.

I don't think I could have been more wrong if I'd tried, usually I'm one to heap my tea full of sugar and honey but this doesn't need any of that tat. The mint is smooth and fine like it's fresh picked out of the garden and it blends perfectly into the liquorice that gives it an amazing sweet burst at the end. Absolutely delicious, they're now definitely on my wishlist, Teapigs you bunch of teases!”

Just yummy!

* * * * * by Shareen Cameron • 7th August 2012

“I've tried herbal teas in the past and been left disappointed. My experiences in the past have been of horribly bitter, flavourless hot water.

Then the Teapigs came into my life and have changed my view forever. This tea is aromatic, fresh and absolutely delicious.

I'm absolutely addicted and will continue to buy this for as long as it keeps being produced. It is an absolute treat.”


* * * * * by Miriam Duncan • 29th July 2012

“I have such a sweet tooth, but this tea totally satisfies it. It's not often you find a herbal brew that's bursting with flavour like these lovelies are. Delish!”

Favourite of the tea pigs

* * * * * by Jenny Mullett • 28th July 2012

“I was a bit dubious of trying this tea, as I do like liquorice but was,nt so sure about it being in tea.
My initial sip of this tea, was followed by oohs and aahs.I was very pleasently suprised!! For me you,re hit with the taste of mint first and then you get this incredible sweetness permeating around your mouth leaving you wanting another sip.My only regret was not buying more of it!!!”

Liquorice & mint

* * * * * by Jane Phillips • 20th July 2012

“After having been pressed with other herbal teas (all scent - no flavour) the Tea Pig liquorice & mint is an absolute eye-opener! Never thought herbal teas could be THIS good. My daily treat. Rate them higher than the 5 you can actually give. Try them - they're delicious.”


* * * * * by Catriona McCallum • 18th July 2012

“Just fabulous, I find a lot of herbal teas have a bitter taste, this is smooth and sweet and so so good.”

wonderful 'after' taste

* * * * * by Annette Hargreaves • 16th July 2012

“I'm addicted to this tea!!
Not only is it caffine free - (which I always drink) but it also has a minty flavour then a wonderful liquorice root 'after taste'
As a child I used to love chewing (for many hours) the liquorice root so this brought back wonderful childhood memories.
Thanks you for this experience Teapigs!!”

Love it!

* * * * * by Sharon Naylor • 6th July 2012

“I just love this tea! Fabulous taste and really satisfying to drink. Addicted now, will be stocking up regularly.”

Love in a cup

* * * * * by Mike Miller • 3rd July 2012

“I LOVE this tea.
I was introduced to it by a sweet worldly American girl who cared for me while I nursed a sore head from the night before.
I have since introduced anyone I can.
I don't want to ruin the surprise, because it definitely is one, so just try!”

The best

* * * * * by doog • 2nd July 2012

“this tea is the best I am addicted, brilliant when dieting and you need something sweet :-)”

simply lovely

* * * * * by Nikki • 29th June 2012

“My Daughter Ebony bought me a pack of the mint and liqurice teapigs today and they are really lovely...what a lovely gift and lovely surprise..just embarking on a real health kick too so they are perfect for a sweet tooth...thank you Ebs and thank you Teapigs! x”

ProductivaTEA and QualiTEA!

* * * * * by Charlotte Lea Pointon • 24th June 2012

“Alex Day sent me here. Said this tea made him productive. And god he is right! *falls into rainbows of happiness* I love tea! :D Thanks Alex! (if you are reading this you must be ordering more so, thats good I guess) DFTBA xxx (P.S. Seriously this stuff works. BUY IT!)”

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