Anise Seed Tea Recipe


Anise seed tea is following the increasing popularity trend seen in the herbal tea community.  Overseas, it is commonly referred to as “Yansoon.”  Anise tea is created with the flowering plant Pimpinella anisum.  The tea is primarily made with the plant’s seeds, but the leaves are rarely used as well.  Anise tea is famous because of its mild taste and amazing aroma.  Anise seeds are also used in other ways.  Anise seeds are also used in cooking.  The smell is so desirable, that they are also used to make perfumes and other fragrances.  I hope you enjoy one Anise Seed Tea Recipe.

Anise herbal tea is commonly confused with star anise herbal tea due to their close names and similar flavors.  Star anise is actually derived from an evergreen tree found in Vietnam, Illicium verum.

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anise seed tea recipe

Anise tea is similar to most herbal teas and is extremely healthy.  Consuming anise tea has several benefits and positive effects including improved digestion, increased lactation, reduced menstrual cramps, better skin health and improved oral hygiene.  I have included some great Anise Seed Tea Recipes below.  Feel free to customize these recipes for your own personal use.  I include a link towards the bottom of this post to purchase high quality anise seeds on Amazon.  You can also check out my Best Anise Seeds post to purchase other great brands.

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Anise Tea Simple Recipe

This recipe uses a teapot with infuser to steep the anise seeds.  If you don’t have a teapot with an infuser (you should definitely buy one), you can use a regular teapot.

Ingredients (1 Serving)


  1. Pour Water (2 Cups) into teapot and bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat and place crushed anise seeds & honey into infuser
  3. Allow the mixture to gently simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Pour the tea into you desired mug or tea cup, and use a strainer to help remove the plant material.  Your Anise tea is now ready, enjoy!


Anise Tea Enhanced Recipe

Ingredients (1 Serving)

  • 1 Tablespoon of Anise Seeds
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
  • 1 Black Tea Bag
  • 2 Cups of Water
  1. Pour water into teapot and bring to boil
  2. Reduce heat and add all ingredients except tea bags into teapot infuser
  3. Allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the tea into your desired serving teacup
  5. Place the Black Tea Bag into your serving cup and let it steep for 3-4 minutes.
  6. The tea is now ready to enjoy hot!  Congrats on successfully following this enhanced recipe!



I thought it would be a good idea to include an Amazon link for some great anise seeds.  This is one of my “go-to” brands for herbal tea, Davidson’s.  Davidson’s anise seeds for tea are extremely fresh, and this is an example why I prefer loose tea over tea bags.  These are USDA certified organic.  This is a one pound bag that is currently priced at $15.00.  I highly recommend it, and Davidson’s loose anise seed tea will make a wonderful cup of anise seed tea.

Davidson’s Tea Bulk, Anise Seed, 16-Ounce Bag



I hope that this post has helped you discover some delicious Anise Seed Tea Recipes.  You can customize any of the recipes listed above to change the flavor to match your personal taste.  If you have any questions, feel free to message me or email me.

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Anise Seed Tea Recipe: Comments

Do you have another delicious Anise Seed Tea Recipe?  Please share the recipe with the Herbal Tea Time Community by posting it in the Comments section below.  It helps the HTT community grow, and I sincerely appreciate it!

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