Award-winning, nostalgic aniseed, star anise + liquorice herbal tea blend.


Aniseed Balls

Herbal Infusion

Aniseed Balls

Award-winning, nostalgic aniseed, star anise + liquorice herbal tea blend.


29 Reviews

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lProduct Description

This blend won the highest food award in the country. The judges said: 'Truly original and delicious infusion that packs a true punch.. finally a blend that's blokey'! It's also the nation's favourite childhood sweet. Not just our opinion, it's fact. There was a survey, questionnaire and everything.


This tea won big at this years Great Taste Awards. Read what the judges had to say and check out our other award winning teas here. 


The Guild of Fine Food judges said: 

'Truly original and delicious infusion that packs a true punch of the stated ingredients. Some might like lesser chilli but it’s not over the top by any means. Another brilliant combination and at last a mixture that’s blokey. Perfect outdoor winter drink – perhaps with a tot of something. Rum, we think.'


Liquorice, aniseed, star anise, hibiscus, chilli.


Warning: Packed in an environment that contains nuts.


Please check out our allergens page for any queries you may have regarding ingredients.

pBrew the perfect cup

1 heaped teaspoon per cup - 100° water - 4+ mins - no milk


Check out our easy 'How to make a perfect cup of loose leaf tea' post on our UniversiTEA blog for more help with brewing tips and techniques. 

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Product Reviews


Based on 29 reviews


Smells as good as it tastes!

I bought this as a gift and the person liked it so much it's now become a regular present for them!


Can I give it six stars please?

I am in love. I’ve never really liked herbal tea, but this is something else. The balance of the flavours is just perfect.


Smells great

Lovely colour and smells really warm and fresh at the same time.


Definitely one to try ...

If you like liquorice you'll love this. A lovely gentle flavour and a rather appealing pink colour too!


Aniseed pick me up

I enjoyed this tea, you do have to be an aniseed fan which fortunately I am! I don’t drink it every day just when I need a bit of a kick


Nice flavor

Loved the flavor of this. My only complaint is that with a small package it’s hard to get a spoonful with the right proportion of the tea, since there are only a few anise stars in the size I got. I’ll just have to buy a larger one next time!



I originally bought this for my husband as aniseed balls were his his favourite sweets as a child. My job involves non stop talking to people all day and this tea gives that lovely warming comfort blanket at the back of your throat with a lovely creamy after taste. Needless to say its now MY tea and on permanent reorder :)


Just like the real thing!

Aniseed is one of my favourite flavours, this tea is amazing!


Lovely tea, not too overpowering

I'm not a huge fan of aniseed, I bought this one for my Mum, but it's actually lovely! Not that I'm surprised because I haven't found a tea that I don't like from here. It tastes a bit like those blackcurrent and liquorice sweets, it's a lovely flavour, and the aniseed isn't too overpowering :) another amazing tea by Bird & Blend


Not my Cup of Tea

I got this to try as I like aniseed but not licorice and I wanted to see if I would like it but it does taste quite strongly of both and while I would drink it Its not my favourite


Hello childhood!

I love this tea! It tastes just as I thought it would and smells delicious. Aniseed balls are my favourite childhood sweets, and this is a lovely, sugar free, alternative now that I'm all grown up and sensible...


Not what I expected

The sound of this tea never really appealed to me but my mum wanted to try it so I got her some from the Nottingham store, which we tried together. Was pleasantly surprised as the taste isn't as over powering as I was expecting. This tea is even a hit with my nephew!


If you love Aniseed Twists you will LOVE this tea

This is by far my favourite tea blend! It tastes just like those aniseed twist sweets! The flavour is good too - sometimes with flavoured tea it smells more than it tastes but this one definitely delivered! Will be buying again!


2nd time!

This is the second time for this!


This is getting reordered!

This tea is an absolute star! If you like a good strong cold brew this is the one thats gonna give you intensity, the aniseed is clearly present but then you pick up on the other flavours its like a little taste trip and a very good one at that, brewed hot nothing comes off as overtly powerfull (i did wonder if it would blow my socks off) but was pleasantly surprised again by the depth of flavours present, sure fire winner plus beautiful deep rich red colour on cold brew...Read more



What a glorious colour and then the flavour! A lovely mix of sweetness, herbs and chilli, very refreshing and very warming. Another winner from Bird and Blend.


aniseed memories

perfect representation of another sweet from my childhood perfect as a cold brew or frozen as an ice lolly



This is one of my top favorites! It really tastes like the aniseed ball sweets, it has the most beautiful flavour. Another one that is great when you’re feeling under the weather, because it’s soothing on the throat, warming and comforting. You can gauge the spice by brewing it for more or less time, I love to have it spicy though :)


Amaze balls

Love the flavour of this one. Reminds me of my favourite sweet as a child. Nice a refreshing to drink with a little kick.


Stunning flavour

I absolutely love this product... The taste is amazing, and reminds me of school. Perfect x

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