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My best friend Martha makes this tea that can wash all my stress away in just one sip. Maybe it’s because the tea is made with anise seed, the base for licorice. Yensoon (anise) is what I was given to drink when I experienced stomach upset in Lebanon. In addition to having calming properties (it put me to sleep the first time I drank it), it also greatly relaxes the stomach. This recipe doesn’t use enough anise to knock you out. Martha brews it with a decaf green tea. Add some sugar

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