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Spicy Star Anise Tea Recipe

The star anise tea carries the flavor of the spice. You can adjust the amount according to your taste and add a little honey to sweeten it. 
Cook Time5 mins
Steeping Time10 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: star anise tea
Appliance: Tea infuser, Kettle
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 5-6 star anise fruits
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-2 tsp honey


  • Grind up the star anise fruits, but don't powder them.
  • Add the crushed fruits to a tea infuser.
  • Fill the infuser with boiling water.
  • Add the honey for flavor.
  • Cover the infuser and steep for 10 minutes before serving.
    Star anise tea in a cup and anise kept around the cup


Generally speaking, you should not consume more than 3-4 cups of this tea per day, for fear of potential toxicity or side effects.