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Sweet, Licorice, Warming
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.
Ingredients: Organic whole star anise
Glass Jar Net Weight: .5oz
100% Compostable Pouch Net Weight: 8oz
No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers
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.
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.