With a gentle licorice-like taste and aroma, the caffeine free tea offers a pleasant taste treat after a meal or at any time. The tea has a rich history, with many ancient cultures considering it to have important properties, such as promoting courage, strength, a long and healthy life, and keeping away evil spirits. That may be the case, but today people tend to drink it for a pleasant experience and as a digestive delight. Bruise the tea bag gently before adding hot water to get the most benefit. As with many herbs, fennel seed has certain properties that make it important for you to talk to your healthcare provider before using.