Badia Star Anise (10 tea bags). The infusion obtained by immersing ground anise seed with boiling water has a very licorice like flavor. This spice, obtained from a member tree of the magnolia family, has a characteristic pungent flavor, lingering and numbing, leaving the palate stimulated and fresh. A cardamom seed, some cloves or a dash of ginger added to a cup of this tea can transform it into the grand finale of a super dinner. Caffeine free.