|Fennel, Anise, Caraway Tea|
We’re having a lot of fun here in Poland – traveling, trying new food and drinks. Poznan, the city we live in, is fabulous, but we are also likely to make a weekend trip to Berlin or Prague. Not all of our fun outings are so glamorous. We’ve also gotten quite excited about riding on one of the brand new trams. And now I’m excited about fenchel anis kummel tee or fennel, anise, caraway tea from Germany.
Last weekend, we went on a little road trip, not all the way to Berlin – just across the border to Frankfurt (Oder). The new highway has just been completed, and we wanted to see how it improved the drive. As long as we’d crossed the border, it seemed appropriate to make a field trip to a German supermarket. Not that there’s a shortage of sausage in Poland, but it’s not bratwurst.
You may already know that I love hot tea with Sambuca. The flavor is wonderful, and it’s so soothing on a sore throat. When I saw this tea, I thought it make a nice non-alcoholic substitute, and it does. I bought two different brands to do a taste test. Because as much as I love Sambuca in my tea, once I start sipping it, the productive part of my day is probably over. This tea provides a soothing for the throat option that is suitable for morning, even on a work day!
Here are the results – we were split down the middle. I like the tea on the right, Captains Tea. I found the licorice flavor stronger, and that’s what I love. The Teehaus brand, to me, tasted more herbal, more green, almost a bit of celery in the flavor. Ed picked Teehaus because the flavor was brighter.
The tea is available on Amazon, so maybe it’s been on my supermarket shelves at home, and I just haven’t noticed.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she connects readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the USF. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.