The perfect 8-12 pointed stars of organic star anise have long been celebrated in China for weddings. Organic star anise are the fruit of a native Chinese evergreen tree that is grown also in Northern Vietnam, boasting a much stronger, sweeter and denser liquorice flavour than the more common Spanish anise seeds. This spice combines really well with duck and pork, especially ribs.
The pioneers at North Yorkshire family-run Steenbergs Organic are passionate about providing organic spices, loose leaf tea and cooking ingredients packed with flavour, aroma and decades of know-how. Their products are ethically sourced (many carry the Fairtrade Mark), organic, environmentally sound (Steenbergs is carbon neutral), great-tasting and stylishly yet functionally packaged.