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Smoked Star Anise

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Our Smoked Star Anise is picked by hand in the mountains near the border between Vietnam and China. The cold, cloudy weather during the winter harvest means the star anise fruits need to be dried on racks near a wood fire, and they pick up a beautiful hint of smokiness. Add petals to stocks, braised meats, rice, teas and cocktails, or grind them up for desserts and baked goods.

Hint hint: Chew on a petal before cooking with it so you can experience the whole range of flavors. It's a wild ride!



Origin:

Lang Son, Vietnam

Process:

Dried over a fire, then sun-dried

Ingredients:

True star anise fruits (Illicium verum), smoked

Tasting notes:

Licorice • Woodsmoke • Tart Fruit 

Our Smoked Star Anise is grown by members of the Muong ethnic group in northeastern Vietnam. We work with two cousins (pictured): Chu Thi How (left) and Hoang Thi Keo, who own a vertically integrated star anise company. They grow the fruits on their own farm and buy fresh fruit from their neighbors and community members, and they have a drying facility set up on the hill behind their home. Before our partnership, everything that they grew was shipped to China (the border is only about 15 miles away), but we're now their first and only US partner.

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06/18/2020
Greg
United States United States

Fantastic

B&B True Star Anise is outstanding but I wondered why the bottle was not full. Is it sold by weight? The photo was take before it was opened.

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TK
11/07/2022
TAREYAH K.
United States United States

Great Spice

Love it! Love it!!

D
07/31/2022
Debbi
United States United States

Yummy

I was looking for a spice to add to my cherry orange marmalade and the smoked star anise was just wonderful. I wrapped 3 whole star anise pods in cheesecloth and added them to my jam pot. I kept tasting the marmalade at various points and finally when I got the taste I was looking for, I took the star anise pods out. They gave the marmalade a very elegant flavor.

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TK
07/26/2022
Tena K.
Canada Canada

You NEED this spice

People tend to overlook star anise, even in recipes where it plays a starring role. I was using older kernels, and was disappointed in the taste. After a recommendation from a friend, I ordered these and they are AMAZING. Save time, and get 2 jars as you will find they add so much depth and aroma to the dishes you use them in. Deep and resonant smell and taste. Impeccable quality as always.

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06/20/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Nice!

Very flavorful. I use Star Anise along with a cinnamon stick and a few cloves when poaching chicken ******* or thighs for a subtle interesting flavor.