Star anise tea in a cup and anise kept around the cup
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Easy-to-Make Star Anise Tea Recipe

A daily dosage of this sweet, aromatic tea is all you need to brighten up your day!
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: South east Asian
Keyword: star anise, star anise tea
Appliance: Stove
Servings: 2 people
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1 tbsp fresh anise seeds
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)


  • To make star anise tea, crush the anise seeds, which have a star shape, although they do not need to be completely powdered.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and pour over the crushed seeds in a teacup.
  • Allow the mixture to steep for 10-12 minutes, allowing as many active ingredients to be released as possible.
  • Strain out the anise seeds, if desired, although they should remain at the bottom of the cup. Add a tsp of honey or any other sweetener you prefer and mix well. Serve the tea warm and enjoy!
    A flat-lay picture of star anise tea surrounded by star anise spices and a red table clock


If you want to enhance the flavor of the tea, you can add other spices like cardamom seeds, cinnamon sticks, ginger root, solomon seal root, and cloves, which go exceptionally well with star anise.