- Place the dehydrated items in the tea apparatus of your choice. Pour in the boiling water and let steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Reheat if necessary, then stir in the honey and serve piping hot.
This wonderful tea includes some of the dried herbs and food items that have been found stored in pharaohs' tombs throughout Egypt: licorice (anise), orange, olives, and honey. The strong kick of licorice is balanced by the sweetness of honey and slight bitter notes from the olive leaves. If you aren't lucky enough to have access to olive leaves, you can substitute grape leaves.