About Licorice. Often referred to as the grandfather of herbs, licorice has been used medicinally since at least 5000 B.C. Ancient Egyptian rulers were buried with licorice roots so that they could take their sweets with them to the next world. Licorice has long, wrinkled roots, which vary from greyish brown to dark brown with a yellow interior. They are dug while at their prime; in the autumn of their fourth year of growth. Named from the greek word sweet roots, licorice is 50 times sweeter than sucrose and has always been loved as much for its taste as its medicinal value. It all starts with the herbs. Celebration Herbals is dedicated to bringing you the best tasting teas, grown and processed as close to the way nature intended as possible and never irradiated. These herbs are grown and harvested with the highest standards of quality control. You can trust these new special designations - Certified Organic, Ethically Wildcrafted, and Pure Quality.