Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

Star anise, cinnamon, and passion fruit nectar add a special twist to this holiday tea.


  1. In a medium saucepan bring water to boiling.
  2. Add tea bags, anise, and cinnamon stick.
  3. Reduce heat. simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and cinnamon stick. Stir in nectar, honey, and lemon juice. Heat through.
  4. 2. Pour tea mixture into four heat-proof cups, floating a star anise on top of each. Makes 4 servings.
Most Helpful

5 5

This was a wonderful beverage, served both hot and iced. I made a double batch early and refrigerated it. I heated some and served it warm, which was delightful. Then I also poured some in glasses with ice, which was just as delicious. Tastes like a winter holiday! Thanks for sharing.

5 5

Great for anytime of the year, not just at the holidays! I've been drinking tea almost every night and this was an easy way to add sizzle to normal tea-more citrusy and fruity than spicy though. In fact, this reminded me a little of Theraflu, the lemon tea for sore throats, which I love!