Go Back
+ servings
Star Anise Tea.
Print Recipe
5 from 6 votes

Star Anise Tea

If you’re looking to make a comforting hot beverage, I highly recommend star anise tea. A simple drink with subtle flavors of star anise and cinnamon, perfect for cold winter evenings or holiday gatherings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, honey, star anise, tea
Servings: 4
Calories: 20kcal
Author: Tonje



  • Bring the water to a boil, either using an electric kettle, or in a pot on the stove top.
  • Pour the water into a suitable container, like a tea pot, mixing bowl or measuring cup.
  • Add the tea bags, cinnamon sticks, star anise and optionally honey to the boiled water.
  • Stir the tea, and leave it to steep for about 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags, add any extra sweetener if you want, then serve!


  • Use black or green tea bags, whichever is your preference.
  • The star anise and cinnamon stick should not be substituted with ground spices.
  • I like to leave the star anise and cinnamon sticks in the tea pot or cups when I serve them, as they look really nice. You can remove them if you prefer.
  • The tea can be stored in a tea pot or other jug. Certain tea pots are better at keeping the beverage warm than others, but most should be able to keep the drink hot for at least a few hours.


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg