The orange blossom is widely used for its medicinal, cosmetic and culinary virtues. Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa), that is used to make jams and is also the main ingredient of fruit teas, herbs or teas. In Latin America it is a quite popular drink known as Jamaica’s water, elaborated with the chalices of this flower and in Egypt and Sudan they use the petals to make an infusion called carcadé. The star anise or Illicium verum, is native from Southeast Asia and besides is appreciated for its medicinal virtues and gastronomically known as a spice. The main component of liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is glicirizina that it has a sweetening power higher than sugar. In case of suffering blood hypertension , excessive consumption of this product should be avoided.
The entrance, slightly acidic thanks to the hibiscus contrasts with the sweetness of the liquorice and the star anise. Touch of wood given by the liquorice and citrus unctuousness caused by the orange blossom.