The Reluctant Trading Experiment

1 oz
Recycled Kraft Paper Bag

There’s no doubt, star anise gets my vote for the coolest looking spice in our collection. The beautifully aromatic star shaped, dried pods come from the evergreen tree. Each point contains a small, tough-skinned seed.

Star Anise has a powerful sweet and spicy flavor. Think licorice and root beer. Mmmmm. It can be used whole or ground.

To fresh grind star anise (and you’ll want to grind it fresh), we also sell the perfect tool. Check out our Microplane Spice Mill.

BTW, we ship our star anise in an oversized tube just to protect the stars. You’ll get mostly whole stars in each tube - though you can expect a few broken anise pieces too.

Use star anise to infuse flavor in tea, cocktails, soups, stews, and baked goods. Pairs well with citrus, onions, poultry, beef, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

BTW, Webster says “anise” is pronounced “ann-iss.” Though, it’s a free country. You can call it whatever you want.

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Whole Star Anise

Idukki, India


Nutritional Information is not available at this time. 

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Avoid direct sunlight.


Ordering delivery/pick-up:
Order in 1oz increments (1lb = 16oz) to get as much or as little as you need!
All dried goods come in a recycled paper bag, which can be recycled or torn up and added to your compost bin.
All liquids come in a glass jar/bottle (price of jar included in total).
Shopping in-Store:
Bring your own clean and dry containers and fill just what you need!
We also offer a selection of free up-cycled containers at the shop and complimentary paper bags (100% recycled, of course).