Star Anise Tea Recipe

STAR ANISE TEA RECIPE: INTRO

I decided to make a post dedicated to supplying a great Star Anise Tea Recipe.  Star Anise Tea is a popular herbal tea that utilizes the fruit of Chinese Star Anise as the primary ingredient.  The tree (Illicium verum) is found in China and Vietnam.  This form of Anise Tea is similar in taste to Anise Seed Tea, but it is totally unrelated.

Before attempting to follow this Star Anise Tea Recipe, I suggest researching this tea in greater detail.  At the very minimum, you should review the best Star Anise to buy.  All of this information can be found in my Star Anise Tea Guide.

STAR ANISE TEA RECIPE

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Here are two of my favorite recipes for making great Star Anise Tea.  The first recipe is a bit more simple, and the second recipe is more involved.  I suggest tweaking each recipe to fit your personal taste.  Please share any Star Anise Tea Recipe ideas in the Comments section at the bottom of this page.

Note:  I highly recommend using a quality teapot with an infuser to simplify the herbal tea recipe steps.  At its current price, it is well worth the money!

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Star Anise Tea Recipe #1

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This recipe requires crushed star anise.  I suggest purchasing star anise and crushing it in a mortar bowl.

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Ingredients (1 Serving)

  • Crushed Star Anise (4 fruits)
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • Honey – 2 Tablespoons
  • Sugar to Taste (Optional)

Directions

  1. Pour Water (2 Cups) into teapot and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat and add the crushed star anise and honey to the infuser section of your teapot.
  3. Simmer on low heat for ~ 5 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.  Remove infuser and pour the tea into your desired teacups.
  5. Add sugar to taste (optional) and slowly stir.  Now the Star Anise Tea is ready to consume!

Star Anise Tea Recipe #2

star anise tea recipe 2

This recipe requires crushed star anise.  I suggest purchasing star anise and crushing it in a mortar bowl.

Ingredients (2 Servings)

  • Star Anise (7 fruits)
  • Water (3 Cups)
  • Cinnamon Sticks (2-3)
  • Honey (2 Tablespoons)
  • Lemon Juice (2 Teaspoons)
  • Sugar to Taste (Optional)

Directions

  1. Pour Water into desired teapot and bring to a boil.
  2. Set to low heat and add these ingredients to infuser portion of your teapot: crushed star anise, cinnamon sticks, honey, and lemon juice.
  3. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat and wait 2-3 minutes for teapot to cool.  Remove infuser from teapot and pour the tea into your desired teacups.
  5. Add sugar (optional) and stir.
  6. Enjoy your Star Anise Cinnamon Tea!

STAR ANISE TEA RECIPE: SUMMARY

Hopefully this post has given you some proven ways of making Star Anise Tea.  I would treat this post as a step towards making your perfect cup of tea; tweak the ingredients until you have the exact flavor that you like.  The flavor of this tea is similar to Aniseed Tea, which is why they have similar names.  I suggest speaking with your healthcare professional prior to consuming herbal tea on a regular basis to unsure that it won’t interact with any prescription medications.

Learn more about the Benefits of Anise Tea on my related post.

Star Anise Tea Recipe: Comments

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