This is one of my sick teas. The past two days I have been feeling pretty crappy. So tonight I decided to snuggle in and drink a cup of this tea. I always put a cinnamon stick and one whole star anise in the cup and just leave them in the there. I only brew it for a short period of time because if it brews too long the hibiscus gets very strong. The star anise gives the tea a bit of spice and the cinnamon adds a bit of sweetness.