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Anise tea

Anise Tea

  • Author: Oh Happy Dane
  • Total Time: 10-12 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Tea
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

Anise don’t just taste good, but it is known for being helpful for both cough, asthmasore throats, boosting the immunity, stimulating the appetite and soothing inflammatory conditions.


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Ingredients

  • 4 pieces of star anise
  • boiling water

Instructions

Anise tea

You can make anise tea two ways:

The very easy way:

Drop a few anise stars in a cup.

Bring a pot of water to boil and pour over.

Allow the mixture to steep for 10-12 minutes, allowing as many active ingredients to be released as possible.

Remove the star anise, if desired, although they should remain at the bottom of the cup, and ahh.. It’s time to relax!

The less so easy way:

Crush the anise seeds, from inside the stars, although they do not need to be completely powdered.

Bring a pot of water to a boiland pour over the crushed seeds.

Allow the mixture to steep for 10-12 minutes, allowing as many active ingredients to be released as possible.

Strain out the anise seeds, if desired, although they should remain at the bottom of the cup.



Notes

Side effects of anise tea

However, even they are small, there can be some some side effects of drinking too much anise tea.

Before you indulge yourself with too much anise tea in your diet you should  be aware that anise caninteract with other medications, allergic reactions, and potential complications in pregnancy.