Ingredients


Anise/Aniseed
Pimpinella anisum

Origin:
Aniseed is native to the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. It is best grown in light, fertile, well-drained soil. It is a herbaceous annual plant that grows to approximately 90cm tall.

Uses:
Aniseed is valued for flavouring drinks, sweet and savoury dishes and confectionery. It’s medicinal applications include a carminative effect.

Taste:
Both spicy and sweet, aniseed has a similar flavour profile to fennel and star anise (an unrelated plant native to China)

Cautions:
If you have any doubt, please consult a medical professional before consuming this ingredient.

Our products that contain aniseed: Mummy Tea


Caraway
Carum carvi

Origin:
Caraway is native to western Asia, Europe and North Africa. It is an annual that prefers well-drained soil in sunny, warm locations. It is an annual that has leaves similar to those of carrots, that grows to a maximum of 60cm.

Uses:
Caraway is used in many dishes and liquors. It is often used in Indian cooking, but is also frequently used in European cuisine as well. It has a long history of use in folk medicine and can be used a breath freshener.

Taste:
Caraway is similar to fennel, but is flavour is more spicy and warming.

Cautions:
If you have any doubt, please consult a medical professional before consuming this ingredient.

Our products that contain caraway: Mummy Tea


Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare

Origin:
Fennel is a flowering plant that is related to the carrot and parsley families. It thrives in dry soils, and is native to the Mediterranean coast.

Uses:
Fennel is the main ingredient of absinthe and is known for being highly aromatic and full of flavour. It is frequently used in herbal medicine and savoury dishes.

Taste:
Fennel has an anise or licorice aroma, but adds a spring-like freshness when added to food and beverages.

Cautions:
If you have any doubt, please consult a medical professional before consuming this ingredient.

Our products that contain fennel: Mummy Tea


Nettle
Urtica

Origin:
Nettles are a range of flowering plants that dependiong on its growing conditions can reach a height of 300cm. Different varieties of nettle are indigenous to different areas of the world, and it has adapted to grow in most areas, although it is native to Europe, Asia, North Africa and North America.

Uses:
Nettles can be used in cooking, fibre, folk remedies and medicines.

Taste:
Nettles have a spinach-like flavour and can be a substitute for spinach, kale and other greens when cooked well.

Cautions:
If you have any doubt, please consult a medical professional before consuming this ingredient.

Our products that contain nettle: Mummy Tea


Tea
Camellia sinensis

Origin:
The tea plant is an an evergreen shrub that originated in South East Asia, in China, India, Tibet and Myanmar. It is best grown in tropical and sub-tropical climates and if left undisturbed can grow to become a tree measuring 16m tall. Tea has now been introduced to countries around the world where it has adapted to a wide range of growing conditions.

Uses:
Tea is arguably the world’s most popular beverage after water. It can be consumed both hot and iced, and can be used as an ingredients in a range of sweet and savoury dishes.

Taste:
The flavour of tea depends upon the conditions in which is is brewed. There are over 3000 known varieties of tea grown world-wide with flavours described as ranging from very bold, to delicate.

Cautions:
If you have any doubt, please consult a medical professional before consuming this ingredient.

Our products that contain tea: English Breakfast