Star Anise has a distinct licorice flavor that is spicy sweet and offers a warm, inviting aroma to match its decorative shape. It is a shining ingredient in Chinese five spice blends and Vietnamese pho. Use it to flavor broths and teas or add it to your favorite holiday sweet treats. Being so pretty, start anise even makes a great decoration when just sitting in a bowl. Go ahead, bring this beautiful spice into your home!