Australian Wild Basil is a unique herb adding strong-sweet savoury characteristics that can enhance regular dishes bringing a fascinating Australian twist to traditional uses of basil. Its aroma is a pleasant mix of basil, mint and sage flavours it can be used in any dish where sweet basil would be used, complementing any Mediterranean tomato-based dish
Australian Wild Basil is a unique herb adding strong-sweet savoury characteristics that can enhance regular dishes bringing a fascinating Australian twist to traditional uses of basil. Early European settlers often called it the “Five Spice Plant” because of its delightful fragrant mix of basil, mint and sage. Australian native basil is a wild desert herb, which was an introduced species related to Asian Holy Basil, thriving in the drier regions of western Queensland and Northern Territory. Its aroma is a pleasant mix of basil, mint and sage flavours it can be used in any dish where sweet basil would be used, complementing any Mediterranean tomato-based dish
This herb can make a great substitute for regular basil to offer a native bush foods twist on common dishes.
Indigenous Australians used this plant for medicinal and ceremonial purposes.
All of our blends are full of spices that are beneficial to your health. They are preservative-free, additive-free, filler-free and contain low or zero salt. The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way.
100% dried Australian native dried basil leaves.
How to use:
Use in pasta sauces, casseroles, soups, broths, marinades, and meat seasonings, stir-fries and salads
Mix with honey and a little lemon juice and drizzle over freshly grilled halloumi
Sprinkle over salads, meats or rice dishes for a finishing garnish
Add a spoonful to hot water for a warming, healing tea for colds or add to your favourite herbal tea blend
Sichuan Pepper is an oriental fruit grown on a small ash tree native to the Sichuan province of China. Even though it is called pepper, it is not a true pepper and is not related to black peppercorns, which are from India. The berries have a warm peppery fragrance, with citrus notes & a clean fresh aftertaste leaving a slightly numbing sensation on the tongue. It is the outer husk which has all the flavour, the internal hard black seed is edible but can add a bitter taste. It is a key ingredient in Chinese cuisine and used in some Asian recipes. It is used in our chilli sichuan salt and calamari salt and pepper blends.
We believe a great tasting; healthy chai should be natural. There is no need for additives or sugar or anything else. Our spices are freshly cracked and use ayurvedic wisdom to create a brew overflowing with flavour. The mixture of chai herbs and spices gives a great aromatic taste and warm flavour. It tastes great with any milk, and if you prefer it sweeter, simply add a little honey.
The People’s Chai partners with kiva.org to help farmers in developing countries.
there are 2 sizes available
150g pack of The People’s Chai- Makes 15 cups in total.
1kg cafe bulk pack of The People’s Chai-Makes 95 cups in total
Chilli Ancho means “wide chilli” in Spanish and it is actually a dried Poblano pepper. They are a large dark purple sweet chilli that form the backbone of staple dishes such as tamales & red chilli beans. Its texture is wrinkled and it is a mild chilli originally from Puebla, Mexico. Also, it is a common and key ingredient in Mexican cuisine. It has a mild fruity flavour with undertones of plum, raisin, tobacco and a slight earthy bitterness. Add Chilli Ancho Dried Whole to your dishes to impart an authentic Mexican flavour.
Curry leaves (also known as kadi patta) are the predominant flavour and aroma in Madras curry, as well as other popular Indian and Sri Lankan dishes. They have a delicate spicy citrus flavour are incredibly aromatic.
Rosemary is a large Mediterranean shrub with needle-like leave and with strong lemony pine aroma and pungent flavour. It is mostly used French, Spanish and Italian cuisines especially when cooking lamb and chicken. It is key ingredient in the French blend Herbs de Provence. It has many health benefits and also it has been used for medicinal purposes.
Sesame Seeds White are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. The seeds can have different colours including white and black. Sesame Seeds White are hulled seeds, with a earthy, nutty flavour, soft texture, and aroma of lightly caramelized milk, vanilla, and honey. For this reason, they are better suited for sweeter recipes such as cakes and sesame bars and are the most popular used in cooking. White seeds are sprinkled on breads & biscuits. The ground form makes delightful sweet desserts including halva. They are popular due to its distinctive flavour especially in European, South Middle East and Asian cuisine, while sesame seeds Black are used in East Asian cuisines. It can also be used as garnish. We also stock Sesame Seeds Black.