I am drinking a tea blend right now that has licorice in it. Licorice has a sweet taste. But when most of us think of licorice, we think of those licorice candies. Actually, in the food industry, "licorice" candies get their taste from anise.
This licorice is in an AM blend. It has a little bit of a laxitive and cleansing property to it. I am mainly interested in it as a hormone balancer, though.