Dried Tangerine Peel (陈皮) is a popular ingredient in Chinese cooking. You can use dried tangerine peel in braised dishes, stews and soups. I remember in my younger day, my grandmother cooked this with green bean soup (a Chinese dessert) together with some herbs,rice, brown sugar and ginger.
Star Anise (八角) is an ingredient of the traditional five-spice powder of Chinese cooking. It is also popular to use in Vietnamese Beef noodle soup.