You might be disappointed, there’s some opinion that liquorice tea tastes nothing like liquorice. I really dislike liquorice, loving the tea though.
One thing to be mindful of is the quantity and type of liquorice you consume, from this article:
When candy containing real licorice extract is consumed regularly or in large quantities, there can be profound metabolic consequences.
Fluid and sodium are retained, blood pressure goes up and potassium may drop to dangerously low levels. Hormonal changes can occur and may lead to weakness and in extreme cases temporary paralysis.
– Black Licorice Has a Dangerous Dark Side
There’s quite a list of potential side effects from consuming liquorice, there is some good news at the end of the article though. Although I have no idea how to get hold of deglycyrrhizinated liquorice in any other form than tablets and supplements.
You should take licorice tea for a period of 4 to 6 weeks and then take 1-2 weeks break.
To decrease chances of these serious side effects, deglycyrrhizinated licorice preparations are available. This is good for you when you just want to enjoy the flavour of licorice tea.
– Licorice Tea A Tea Sweeter Than Sugar
Enjoying liquorice tea once in awhile seems fine, just ration it out!
Shame Twinings and the like don’t say anything about the health implications of liquorice root.