Recommended use:. ½-1 tsp per cup of boiling water. Let brew for 5-10 minutes and strain before serving. Drink 1-3 cups per day.
Star anise has a dominant, spicy taste. It is frequently used as a spice in Chinese cuisine for soups, marinades and goes particularly well with duck. Try adding star anise fruit to the water when you cook rice - the taste will be pleasantly perfumed.
Star anise is an excellent spice for hot drinks, for pickling fruits and for boiled-down syrup or red-wine pickles for cheeseboards.
The small star anise seeds may be ground into powder and used in baked goods and jams. Star anise is indispensable for Christmas - in your food and as part of your holiday decoration.