4 Ways to Make Fennel Tea

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4 Ways to Make Fennel Tea
4 Ways to Make Fennel Tea

Fennel tea is a drink made from the plant “Pimpinella anisum”. Also known as anise, fennel is a natural spice from the eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asia. It is believed to be effective in combating colic, bronchitis and nausea, as well as being beneficial for the digestive system. However, do not use fennel as a substitute for any medication. It only serves to alleviate symptoms, not to solve serious health problems. The biggest advantage of making fennel tea is the sweet, aromatic, candy-like taste. It is a hot, fragrant and spicy drink that is great to warm your heart.


fennel infusion

  • Fresh or dried fennel leaves.
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Fennel Decoction

  • 1 dessert spoon of fennel seeds.
  • 2 cups of boiling water.

Fennel tea (long infusion):

Serves 1 cup

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds.

Fennel tea with milk

  • Replace boiling water with milk in the recipes above.
  • Use the amounts of seeds or leaves suggested in the recipes above.


Method 1 of 4: Fennel Infusion

Make Anise Tea Step 1

Step 1. Boil water in a kettle

Place one teaspoon of dried fennel leaves or three teaspoons of crushed fresh leaves in a cup of boiling water.

Make Anise Tea Step 2

Step 2. Let it sit for a few minutes

After that, the tea will be ready to serve.

Method 2 of 4: Fennel Decoction

Make Anise Tea Step 3

Step 1. Boil water in a kettle

Make Anise Tea Step 4

Step 2. Crush or grind a dessert spoon of fennel seeds

Ideally, use a mortar.

Make Anise Tea Step 5

Step 3. Place two cups of boiling water in a pot

Then add the crushed seeds. Cook over low heat for about five minutes.

Make Anise Tea Step 6

Step 4. Serve

The tea is ready to serve. You can also add milk, just like any other type of seed tea.

Method 3 of 4: Fennel Tea (Long Infusion)

Make Anise Tea Step 7

Step 1. Crush the fennel seeds if they are still whole

This serves to release their fragrance and make the tea even more delicious.

Make Anise Tea Step 8

Step 2. Place the crushed seeds into the cup or mug you are going to use

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Step 3. Turn the boiling water in the cup

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Step 4. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes

The tea will cool down a little, but the flavor will become more intense due to the longer brewing period. Once he's had enough rest, he's ready to serve.

Method 4 of 4: Fennel Tea with Milk

Make Anise Tea Step 11

Step 1. Using any of the recipes above, replace the water with hot milk

Fennel tea is super tasty if it's made with warm milk instead of water. It is the ideal drink to drink just before going to bed, as fennel is known to be a natural tranquilizer.


  • Fennel is also known as anise.
  • Fennel is also recommended for nursing mothers to stimulate milk production.
  • Don't confuse aniseed, or fennel (Pimpinella anisum), with star anise (Illicium verum), which is a completely different spice.


  • Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate using teas without seeking medical advice.
  • Fennel tea is not a substitute for professional medical treatment of any illness.

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