anise hyssop


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anise hyssop

n.
A North American perennial herb (Agastache foeniculum) in the mint family, having spikes of violet-blue flowers and aromatic leaves sometimes used for tea.

[Probably from the fragrance of its seeds.]
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Noun1.anise hyssop - much-branched North American herb with an odor like fennelanise hyssop - much-branched North American herb with an odor like fennel
giant hyssop - any of a number of aromatic plants of the genus Agastache
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Caption: TEA BLEND ANISE HYSSOP, LEMON VERBENA, MINT
Caption: Clockwise from top left: Breadseed poopy, nasturtium, garden sage and santolina, yarrow, anise hyssop, and clary sage.
SORREL GRANITE, ANISE HYSSOP MOUSSE Serves 4 For the sorrel granite: 200 grams sorrel leaves 375 milliliters water 100 grams sugar 1.
FOR THE PINEAPPLE TART: 1 large, ripe pineapple 1litre pineapple juice (goodquality carton juice is fine) The juice and zest of 2 limes A little unrefined caster sugar A little unrefined Demerara sugar 1 x 375g packet rolled puff pastry FOR THE PASSIONFRUIT CURD: 24 passionfruit A pinch of Maldon salt 4 large, fresh, free-range eggs 4 large, fresh, free-range egg yolks 300 grams unrefined golden caster sugar 200 grams unsalted butter TO SERVE: Vanilla ice-cream or pineapple sorbet A little mint or anise hyssop METHOD: First, make the curd; sterilise your jars and keep them warm.
And herbs will include some more unusual varieties, like anise hyssop and Thai basil.