Illicium verum is the fancy name for Star Anise! In times past, fresh star anise was chewed after each meal to aid digestion and to sweeten the breath. Used in specialty Belgian and holiday style beers, star anise has a flavor similar to licorice, yet is dramatically different when tasted side by side.
Recommended Storage: Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Tip: Add is the last 15 minutes of boil