fennel herbal tea infusion

One of our close friends is from Greece.  Whenever we finish dinner at his house he makes us tea and adds a sprinkle of dried fennel seeds to the mug.  Fennel, used in several Greek after-dinner drinks, such as Ouzo (Greece’s prized anise-flavored liquor), aids in digestion.  While I ‘m not a fan of black licorice, I love the mild warming taste of fennel seeds in tea.  I now add the seeds to my evening cup of chamomile tea most night.  It’s a nice, relaxing way to end an evening.  Next time you serve tea after dinner, offer to add a few fennel seeds.