Jamaican Sarsaparilla Root: Flavor Profile
This freshly dried root has a distinctive flavor. Its minty evergreen bite mixes with bittersweetness reminiscent of licorice aroma, and a somewhat medicinal overtone that people associate with root beer.
- Burma Spice gourmet sarsaparilla root is 100% pure smilax ornata (sarsaparilla), grown and harvested by select farmers, then dried and sent directly to us for packaging. We hand pack our sarsaparilla and ship only the freshest dried root to your doorstep.
- If you’ve had homemade root beer, you know that the quality of your sarsaparilla root makes all the difference. Our freshly dried root is packaged fresh to seal in all of the flavor and beneficial properties for your teas, sodas, and ice cream floats.
- Nothing says old-fashioned like root beer or family BBQ with homemade ice cream floats. Our sarsaparilla is so fresh and flavorful, you get more of the vibrant evergreen along with the smooth and bittersweet licorice-like aroma you buy sarsaparilla for.
- We hand select and package our freshly dried sarsaparilla root before sending it to you for your most flavorful homemade recipes. You’ll taste the fresh difference! Test our customer satisfaction guarantee (or money back), and be prepared to fall in love.
Cooking with Jamaican Sarsaparilla Root
People have used sarsaparilla root for centuries, making it into an herbal tea or other types of beverages thought to benefit a healthy lifestyle. We think of sarsaparilla as being very American (with images of cowboys in saloons and backyard family get-togethers), but this root is used in a variety of countries to create flavored sodas and beneficial teas.
With online food bloggers gaining in popularity, and gourmet recipes becoming more commonly shared, you’ll find a growing number of astute people beginning to sip fresh sarsaparilla root beer made in the comfort of their own kitchens.
Here are a few ways your freshly purchased sarsaparilla can be used:
Teas: brew a cup of smooth and flavorfully aromatic tea. Use boiling water and allow the root to steep covered for about 5 minutes before you cool to drinking temperature. Sarsaparilla is known for its cleansing and detox properties.
Soda: use in your homemade root beer recipe and experience the flavor of childhood and dreams…slurped through a straw. Lay on your back on the freshly mown grass and look up at the puffy clouds and then you know you’ve nailed it: family picnics and barbeques in the nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.
Dessert: next, use your freshly made root beer to create a decidedly American dessert: root beer floats. Two or three scoops of vanilla ice cream go in the glass first. Pour root beer over the top. Add a long-handled spoon, inhale deeply and then enjoy! If you’re feeling extra festive, you can make it an adult party by adding bourbon.
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Now that you’ve added Burma Spice gourmet sarsaparilla root to your cart, how will you use yours?