Star anise: Becouse of its shape, the star anise was sacred to the Goddess and therefore a potent fertility symbol.
[ DIY: Chai Tea Recipe ] made with: water, cardamom pods, cinnamon powder, star anise, fennel seed, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, peppercorns, milk, assam tea and sweetener of choice. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company
~ Autumn ~ “In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell . . . It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning. . . ” ~ Cynthia Rylant, -- Photo by: Renáta Dobránska