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Anise seed tea has a wonderful flavor all by its lonesome. The delicate slightly sweet licorice flavor makes it a smooth and incredibly drinkable herbal seed tea.
But that doesn’t mean you can mix things up a bit and make some incredible tea blends with this wonderful herbal tea.
Read on to discover Anise Black Tea and 7 other great anise seed tea blend ideas that you can craft for yourself right now.
I used Buddha Teas Organic Anise Seed Tea Bags (*affiliate link) to make most of these anise seed tea blends.
Try These Anise Seed Tea Blends
Anise black tea is only the first of many wonderful Blends that you can try with anise seed tea. These are simply the ones that I’ve tried and enjoyed. There are dozens if not hundreds of other combinations that you can try.
Don’t forget you can make blends with more than just two ingredients. Anise, cinnamon and fennel blend might work great for example.
Anise Black Tea
Anise black tea Might not be the first thing that pops in your mind when you thinking of herbal tea Blends. But this is one of the most interesting and complex Blends that I’ve come across in quite a while.
For this little experiment, I chose Earl Grey black tea to blend with anise seed tea. Not only do you get the wonderful flavor of a good black tea you also get the citrusy flavor of the bergamot.
It all Blends together into one of the smoothest and most drinkable tea Blends that you could possibly imagine.
The slightly sweet licorice flavor of the anise tea how to smooth out the malty strong flavor of the black tea and the Citrus notes from the bergamot really hold this incredible tea blend together.
I Have had no luck in finding a prepackaged version of anise black tea, So you’re going to have to craft it yourself at home. But to be honest this is the way to do a lot of these tea Blends.
Make them yourself so that you can balance out the ingredients and get the exact flavor that you want.
So there are a couple of ways to craft this anise tea blend. you could just use tea bags from each tea and double the amount of water so that you’re not getting a super strong cup of tea.
That would mean that you would have to drink a couple cups of this blended tea or share it with someone else, which is always a great thing to do.
You can also use loose leaf Earl Grey and adding about a teaspoon of anise seed and this will give you a very nice balance flavor.
After you have made a couple of cups of this you can start experimenting with how much I nice or black tea want to add to it in order to get the flavor just right for you.
But I urge you to give it a try and see what you think of it because I find it to be absolutely fantastic. I think you might love it as well.
Chamomile And Anise Seed Tea
Chamomile really does seem to blend with just about everything and it does it pretty well for the most part. Probably the biggest reason for this is that chamomile is a very mild tea. I may have even suggested that it’s bland in my chamomile tea flavor profile.
In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not the biggest fan of pure chamomile tea. I often find that I will mix it with something with a little more taste and a little more complexity in order to really enjoy a cup of chamomile tea.
And that is where the anise tea comes in. when you add the licorice flavor in the sweetness of the anise tea to the floral notes of the chamomile tea you get a very drinkable and very smooth tea.
The licorice flavor really evens out the chamomile tea takes away any lingering bitterness and helps make the earthiness of the tea a little bit more palatable especially for people who aren’t used to drinking floral teas.
You can either add some chamomile flowers to your anise tea as it steeps. Another option is Tadin Herb & Tea Co. Chamomile & Anise Herbal Tea (*affiliate link) available on Amazon.
Ginger And Anise Seed Tea
I make no apologies for my love of ginger tea. I mix it with every new tea at I try sometimes it works out sometimes it is less than appealing.
Of course, I gave it is shot with a cup of Anise seed tea. and the result was actually quite good. The sweet licorice flavor of the Anise tea really complemented the spicy peppery flavor of the ginger.
I would advise you to be careful with the amount of ginger you put into your Anise tea because it can overpower the more mild anise tea if you put a little bit too much ginger in the tea.
I have yet to find a nice and ginger tea that is pre-packaged that you can buy in a store. I’m sure it exists I just haven’t been able to find it yet.
But it’s largely Irrelevant for this blend. And here’s why. The best way to make ginger tea is not from a bag and it’s not from dry Ginger. The best way to make ginger tea is to use a slice of fresh ginger.
When you go to make an anise ginger tea blend, the easiest way that I found is to just drop a slice of fresh ginger into the boiling water and then use the ginger-infused water to steep your cup of anise tea.
Whether you are using anise tea bags or you are using loose seed anise, it works the same when you steep it in the ginger water.
Fennel And Anise Seed Tea
Fennel seed tea and anise seed tea are a Natural Fit For A herbal tea blend. They both have similar flavor profiles but they are distinct enough that blending them together gives you a whole new flavor experience.
They both have a subtle licorice flavor that has a little bit of sweetness to it. But they are not really overly sweet and certainly not as strong as a true licorice root tea.
The best way that I found to create this tea is to split your aniseed and your fennel seed into equal parts and do a 50/50 mixture of the seeds.
Then steep the seed mixture like you would for a regular cup of an anise seed tea. When I do these blend I like to keep the time and temperature the same as I would for a regular cup of an anise seed tea.
If you want to learn more about how to make a great cup of anise seed tea you can check out my article on it here.
There is a flip side to this Bland and that is that the flavors are so close together that some people can’t tell the difference when you blend them together.
I can tell a distinct difference in a cup anise tea and an anise-fennel tea blend but I drink a lot of tea. So this blind might not work for everybody because these flavors are so similar.
Licorice Root And Anise Tea
Licorice root and anise have a lot in common in terms of their flavor. Anise tea has a subtle licorice flavor and a bit of earthiness whereas licorice root is sweet and has a full flavor blast of a licorice taste.
Just be careful with the amount of licorice you add to your anise seed tea.
Just add a few small pieces of licorice root to your anise seed tea to enhance the licorice flavor and sweetness of the anise tea.
Be very careful not to overdo it though. The licorice will overpower the anise seed very easily if you add even a tiny bit too much.
This might be the most controversial blend here since it is really a delicate balance between the two flavors. Some would argue that licorice root and anise are redundant.
But when balanced carefully, as everything should be, you can get a new flavor experience that heightens the anise tea without destroying it.
Peppermint and Anise Tea
Peppermint is another one of those spicy peppery flavors that really compliment anise tea extraordinarily well.
Peppermint tea is an incredible herbal infusion that is fantastic on its own but when you add the slight sweetness and licorice flavor of the Anise to it it really takes on a special flavor.
I think it’s a little bit similar to Ginger in that regard. There’s a peppery Spice to peppermint tea that really benefits from the flavors of anise seed tea.
There are a couple of ways that you can make this flavor blend. You can take a teaspoon loose anise seed and about a teaspoon of loose peppermint leaf.
Or you can add a few peppermint leaves to your cup of a nice tea if you’re using an anise tea bag. Either way, you’re in for a real treat when you combine these two complex and interesting flavors.
Cinnamon And Anise Seed Tea
This is one of my absolute favorite anise seed tea blends. The slightly sweet licorice flavor of the anise tea really compliments the spicy unique flavor of the cinnamon.
Cinnamon often blends well with a variety of different teas and works well with coffee and other beverages as well.
The complementary relationship that has with the licorice flavor of anise tea is really something that you want to try.
The best way to do this is to steep a cup of anise seed tea and a little bit of cinnamon into the steeping water.
Shaving a few centimeters off of a stick of cinnamon is going to give you plenty to flavor the tea without overwhelming the natural flavor of the anise tea.
Since cinnamon is so strong you do need to be a little bit careful about the amount that you put in or you’re going to end up with cinnamon tea with a little bit of anise flavor in it.
It’s a balancing act and practice makes perfect so don’t be discouraged if your first cup of cinnamon-anise tea tastes a little bit too much like straight cinnamon tea.
I suppose you could use powdered cinnamon to flavor your anise tea but I typically don’t use powdered cinnamon for anything other than cooking.
I find the sticks to be a little bit more flavorful and it may just be a placebo effect but whenever I steep tea that includes cinnamon I always use sticks and just cut off what I need.
Anise Seed And Turmeric
Turmeric seems to be popping up everywhere as something to blend with your tea. There are dozens of Tumeric blends on the market right now.
Where there is ginger root or ashwagandha root or anything else people seem to love to blend it with turmeric. So with that in mind, I decided to blend a little Anise tea with turmeric and it turns out that it’s just fine as well.
I don’t know that you can really tell the flavor of the turmeric when it is blended in with anise tea. but it does make a really nice healthy blend that you can drink and enjoy.
They don’t seem to be too many anise seed and turmeric blends that just include those two flavors but you can find them both in a number of blended herbal teas.
Tealyra – Digestive Detox (*affiliate link) is one such multi-flavored tea blend. You can find it on Amazon.
This blend has Curcuma, Fennel, Anise, Cinnamon, and Turmeric all blended together for a really interesting flavor.
3 of those flavors make great blends that I included on our list so this is one incredible anise tea blend.
Blend Of The Road For Anise Seed Tea
Bad puns aside, that brings us to the end of our look at some wonderful herbal tea Blends for anise seed tea.
You can literally make a tea blend out of any tea or herbal infusion. How could that blend is is going to depend on your personal taste but I find that often most Blends are at least palatable.
There are some rare exceptions that are just undrinkable. Or Blends where one tea completely overwhelms the other one.
If you balance them right then you can find some incredible flavor experiences that you just can’t buy in a store.
Give some of these anise seed tea blends a try and see what you think of them. Maybe you’ll find one that really speaks to you and you can add it to your tea drinking repertoire.
Or maybe, this list will inspire you to try some other anise seed tea blends. Just to do a little experimentation and find a great tea that way.
Whatever you do I wish you the best of luck with your exploration of anise seed tea blends.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day.