What bracha is made on anise seed aroma? Also, what bracha is made on raw mint leaves? If mint or peppermint tea has an aroma, whats the bracha?


Anise, mint, and peppermint are all herbs, and the bracha upon smelling them is borei isvei besamim.

Note that one only makes a berachah upon smelling tea with the intention of enjoying its scent. If one takes the tea to drink it, and only smells the scent inadvertently, one would not make a blessing.

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