Recreating Aveda comforting tea

boyle014(Z4)January 31, 2009

Has anyone successfully matched the flavors of Aveda comforting tea? I know the ingredients are licorice root, peppermint, sweet fennel (ground), and basil, in that order, but I don't have a guess on the proportions...

I really like this tea, but it is very expensive to buy at the store.

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Ingredients are generally listed in the order of the greatest quantity first. So who needs a recipe? Try making it yourself and don't be afraid to experiment. Start with a 1/2 teaspoon of each of the ingredients. Or start with 1 teaspoon of licorice, 3/4 tsp peppermint, 1/2 tsp fennel, and 1/4 tsp of basil. Brew up a cup and see what you think. Adjust the individual amounts per the taste. Keep notes or do it in a way that is orderly and makes sense. You may not get the mix exactly the same but I'm sure you'll get something you enjoy. ;)


    Bookmark   February 1, 2009 at 6:55PM
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I have been searching for the same recipe and found a post of the Aveda Tea recipe.
Try this:
I think I have found the right amount of each ingredients! Here's my Aveda Tea recipe (it's a work in progress):

1-1/4 C Licorice Root

1 C Peppermint Leaves

1/8 C Fennel

1/8 C Basil Leaves

Hope you like it!

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 10:32PM
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Hooray! I LOVE the Aveda tea as well, but can't afford $15 for 20 bags. :( I will try your recipe ASAP. Quick question: Do you use Fennel Seed or Fennel Powder? And does it matter that I can't seem to find "Sweet" fennel?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2009 at 10:50AM
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I also Love the Aveeda tea and just bought some this week. Cost $15.00 for 20 tea bags. I decided to try to recreate with the help of this site. I just came home from Central Market where I purchased a box of their own (Oranics) licorice peppermint tea. Cost: $5.99 for 15 bags. It tastes almost exactly like the Aveeda Tea! I also purchased some fennel seeds and anise seeds. I threw a pinch of each in with the organic tea and it is FANTASTIC! I will never again have to pay that rediculous price for licorice tea!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2011 at 7:30PM
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at your local grocery store, purchase Yogi (brand) Kava Stress Relief. It has the same taste plus a little cinnamon hint, but it doesn't need sweetener in it b/c it has stevia leaf. Another suggestion, if you wanna go there, get a box of Peppermint tea (any brand) and add it to your Yogi Kava Stress Relief blend.

Best Part: it cost less than 5 bucks!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 4:22PM
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Tried Vicki's recipe and it is PERFECT! Enjoying my Comfort Tea Iced during these beautiful summer days.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 11:48AM
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