Assam Black Tea with Star Anise 8 tea bags per box gift ready is made with one teaspoon of grounded Black tea. Scientific name is Camellia sinensis, imported from India. We added 1/4 teaspoon grounded Star Anise, scientific name is Illicium verum, wildcrafted from Mexico to add benefits for digestion and tatse. HealinGifts had been selling herbs for more than 10 years now in bulk herb form. It would be nice to be ready in tea bags to your cup of hot water and drink as tea. Black tea is great for tea , has anti-oxidantsl and Star Anise is best taken as tea as well, to extract the much needed nutrients it has. Star Anise compliments Black tea and other herbs to taste more licorice-like. Check out our blended tea bags, to improve taste and an enjoyable tea time !