How to Make Anise Tea
Anise tea is an ancient herbal tea and natural remedy. It has a distinctly sweet licorice-like taste and can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Anise tea is made from the dried seeds of the fruit of the anise tree and is naturally caffeine-free. Here are the steps to make your own anise tea:
- 1 teaspoon of dried anise fruits or crushed anise seeds
- 1 cup of boiling water
- Add the anise to a strainer or tea ball. Place your tea strainer, filter or tea ball containing the crushed anise into a cup. If you are using a strainer or tea ball, hold it aside in a cup for later use.
- Pour the boiling water over the anise. Once your water has reached a boil, carefully pour it over the anise. Be sure to pour slowly and evenly over the top of the anise.
- Allow the tea to steep for 5-10 minutes. Let the tea steep for at least 5 minutes for a milder flavor, up to 10 minutes for a stronger flavor. You can steep the tea in a covered cup or teapot to keep it warm.
- Strain or remove the anise. If you’re using a strainer or tea ball, remove it from the cup after steeping and discard or compost the anise.
- Enjoy! Your anise tea is now ready to drink. You may choose to add a sweetener like honey or sugar, or a few drops of lemon juice to your cup. Enjoy!
Anise tea is a delicious herbal tea with a unique flavor. It can be enjoyed both hot and cold and makes for an enjoyable and naturally caffeine-free beverage. Try making your own at home and experiment with different steeping times and sweeteners to find the perfect cup of anise tea for you.