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Sun Dried Star Anise

Sun Dried Star Anise

Sweet, Licorice, Warming

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Star Anise is a beautiful and fragrant spice that adds depth and aromatic freshness to dishes and drinks alike. Our Sun Dried Star Anise is grown by expert farmers and handselected each year to ensure the most redolent and fresh variaetal of star anise you can find.

IngredientsOrganic whole star anise

Available Sizes:
Glass Jar Net Weight: .5oz
100% Compostable Pouch Net Weight: 8oz

No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers

Release Flavor:

  • Star anise is very versatile and can be used numerous ways. You can lightly toast this spice for more nutty flavors and crush them to release the flavor from the seed pods. The compounds also disperse well in oil and alcohol based liquids. Additionally you can use them whole in water based applications but they need to be slow cooked to release the flavor. Note that the longer you cook this spice the stronger the flavor will be. 
  • Let’s get cooking!

Harvest Location:Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam

For over 3,000 years, this stellar—get it?—spice with a pleasingly medicinal, sweet-licorice flavor has been cultivated in Bac Ninh Province, east of Hanoi in North Vietnam, only making its way along the tea route in Europe during the 1500s. Star anise grows on evergreen trees that flourish in the region’s climate of steamy monsoons and cold winters. During the bi-annual harvests, locals climb the trees to retrieve the green fruit (spring yields smaller star anise without seeds while fall’s seed-bearing fruit is larger and more fragrant), which is then sun-dried for one hour a day—usually mid-morning—for five days, just long enough to burst the seam of each “petal,” exposing a flavor-concentrated seed.

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FAQ

Star anise is has sweet characteristics but is often used in savory dishes like soups, stews and sauces.

Star anise tea is definitely safe to drink and has a myriad of health benefits. It infuses beautifully into water based liquids like tea and even broth.

Star anise has notes of fragrant sweet licorice with hints of pepper.