Clocking at a massive 2.2 million on the heat scoville scale, the Carolina Reaper has a sweet, fruity taste. When you first bite into one of these peppers (if you’re brave enough to do so), you’ll taste these flavours before the spiciness. Some people detect hints of cinnamon and even chocolate. When the fruity flavour passes, you’ll start to feel the intense burn that only the Carolina Reaper can deliver.
How does one use such a super-hot pepper? Hot sauce is a favourite way to consume the Carolina Reaper. If you really like your heat, you can cook with the whole pepper. Carolina Reapers also make great pepper flakes and are the perfect ingredient for dry
rubs on BBQ meats.
The Carolina Reaper is a cross between a red Ghost Pepper and the Red Habanero, two peppers that are both hot in their own right, despite the fact that neither one makes the World’s Hottest Peppers List currently.
The original Carolina Reaper was red, and this remains the most common colour today. However, chocolate, yellow, and peach Carolina Reapers also exist. Even red peppers will start out as green and turn orange before becoming a deep red. Through each three of these phases, the pepper’s flavour and heat will increase. So, if you pick your pepper while it’s still orange (and eat it before it turns red), it won’t carry the same pungent heat as a red pepper.
Carolina Reapers are squattier and more textured than their ancestors the Red Habanero and Ghost Pepper. Every Carolina Reaper has a long, thin branch at the bottom of the pod, which is known as “the scorpion’s tail” due to its resemblance to a stinger. These peppers typically have a diameter of three-fourths-inch to one-and-a-half inches.
Urfa Peppers is a Turkish chilli which comes from the town of Urfa in the south of Turkey. It is a big part of Turkish cuisine as they ten to use more chillies than pepper than the western world counterparts.
The preparation of Urfa peppers is what sets this chilli apart from any others in our range. When the red peppers are harvested, they are dried in direct sunlight which turns the chillies lovely deep burgundy color. Instead of letting them dry out completely the farmers cover the chillies at night with fabric to make them “sweat” which preserves some of the natural oils in the skin. This process is a type of fermentation similar to the the production of black tea. As a result, when the chillies are ground they retain a moist almost damp texture. The oil ensures the chillies dot get mouldy, but once open, it is a good idea to keep in the fridge.
The Maras chilli is a cousin of Aleppo chilli grown in the country along the border between turkey and Syria in region of Maras, hence the name. The Maras chilli has a peppery and fruity flavour and is very bright and colourful . The chilli is sun-dried then ground and seeds are removed . When used in slow cooking, it adds a gentle lingering heat to dishes. It is usually cooked in oil to infuse its lovely flavour into dishes. In Turkey, they use more of this chilli than pepper , so it is quintessential to their cuisine.
Our Dal Makhani curry blend is based on an authentic recipe from Northern India from Amritsar and is used primarily to make Dahl. Dahl is a mild curry made from dried lentils, peas, or beans, which have been made into a thick soup or stew. The spices are aromatic rather than hot and are added just before serving. It is dark brown in colour and is widely used in Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi cuisine. This is the go-to spice blend for any vegetarian or vegan cook. Its versatility is only limited by ones imagination.
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1*the peoples chai 150g
1*chilli choc chai 150g
1*herbal chai 100g
1*hibiscus chai 100g
1* Golden spice chai 100g
1* matcha chai 55g
Each packet makes a minimum of 15 large freshly brewed cups of chai :)
Angel Hair Chillies are extremely thin threads of sun-dried red chilli that make a beautiful garnish or add a light chilli warmth to dishes. Angel hair chilli has an extremely mild fruity flavour and can be used as is, soaked in warm water or stock, or roasted. Originating in the Tianjin region of Northern China, these delicate threads are a stunning addition to any cuisine.
The bird’s eye chilli is one of Thailand’s hottest varieties of chillies. They are picked at peak maturity then dried in their whole form to lock in full flavour and heat. Characteristic of the Thai sense of humour, the hottest of these chillies is called park kid noon, which literally means “mouse droppings.” This particular variety is known as Bird’s Eye chillies, or Bird peppers, simply because looking at one from the stem-end can appear like the eye of a bird. When they are fully mature, they turn red. They are a variety of Capsicum frutescens and were originally the chilli used in Sriracha sauce.
The full range of chillies that The Spice People stock can be found here
This fragrant masala spice mix is made with fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and other aromatics and is an essential ingredient in the ubiquitous split-pea stew of South India.
A masala is simply a mixture of ground spices. Each state in India has its own blend, and there are countless variations of each. The sambar masala , gives flavor, heat and texture to sambar, the region’s ubiquitous vegetable stew.
Show someone how much you care with our bespoke Chai blends. We all deserve a bit of time out to relax and do something for themselves. What better way to relax than with a warm cup of chai. We have up 6 different varieties to suit any taste buds. Our blends and accessories give you everything you need to quickly and easily make the perfect treat to enjoy at anytime of the day. Show that someone special how much you care with the gift of time and relaxation.
How to choose the perfect blend …
A refreshing mix of chai spices sweetened with hibiscus flowers and mint.
Chilli Choc chai
Chai spices and assam black tea blended with cocoa and ancho chilli
This brew is for the pure of heart, just add hot water and slice of lemon for a soothing afternoon brew.
Golden spice chai
A warming and therapeutic brew of chai spices combined with the healing benefits of turmeric.
The people’s chai
A magical blend of authentic masala chai spices and assam cut leaf tea.
Ceremonial grade matcha green tea powder with chai spices, lemon myrtle and rose petals. A fantastic energy and vitality boost.
Want to learn more? Click on the different chai to read more about their unique qualities and watch our instructional videos on how to make the perfect chai .
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1* Hario glass tea pot 450ml with larger stainless steel mesh infuser
1* Chai sprinkles- the perfect topping
1* Stainless steel spice shaker
1* Gift bag and ribbon.
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Ceylon Cinnamon Ground or ‘True Cinnamon’ is the variety used in medicinal and culinary purposes. It is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Ceylon Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods to impart a warm spice flavour. In the Middle East it is commonly paired with meats such as chicken and lamb. The term ‘cinnamon’ also refers to its mid-brown colour.
Sichuan pepper, also known as Chinese coriander, a commonly used spice in Chinese, Tibetan, Nepali, and Indian cuisine. By the combination of Sichuan pepper, chilli flakes and salt it makes a spicy but delicious blend used to season endless varieties of the dish. This strong blend has a woody and aromatic flavour with fresh notes that makes it addictive. Usually used to flavour meats or stir-fries.
This combination of Sichuan pepper and and chilli flakes makes a spicy but delicious blend used to season endless varieties of dish. This strong blend has a woody and aromatic flavour with fresh notes that makes it addictive. Usually used to flavour meats or stir-fries.
Chai Sprinkles are a delicious chai spice blend to add the finishing touches to any chai latte. Our unique spice blend is sugar free and complements the spices used in chai tea blends. With warming cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger plus a hint of cardamon and cocoa these sprinkles are a great addition to any pantry.
This delightful spice blends can be used in a so many ways to increase that hint of sweetness without the addition of sugar or honey.
Our sole aim is to connect people with spices in an enriching culinary adventure that makes eating fun, interesting, and wholesome.
The Spice People