Ground Cardamom Pods have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance and a minty coolness. The powder is made from the oval-shaped green cardamom pods, and are used in a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Next to black pepper, cardamom is the most common spice in India. It is also one of the world's most ancient spices, often glorified as the Queen of Spices. It is an essential ingredient of Garam Masala. The spice people carry cardamom in the form of these products; cardamom green pods whole, black whole cardamom and cardamom pods ground.
Ground Cardamom pods have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic, resinous fragrance. Cardamom was originally native to India and can be found in some of its neighbouring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal and Guatemala. They are triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin green outer shell and small black seeds inside. Cardamom is highly valued and one of the more expensive spices by weight, but little is needed to impart flavour. It is used in both savoury and sweet dishes as well as a traditional flavouring for coffee and tea. Cardamom also has many medicinal purposes and helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys. Green Cardamom pods are ground to then be mixed seamlessly into Sauces and curries etc imparting strong flavour without the texture of the whole pod.
Cardamon has many health benefits. It stimulates the digestive system, reduces gas and counteracts excess acidity in the stomach. It also stimulates appetite and cures halitosis (bad breath).
Also known as Hing powder, it is often used as a substitute for garlic and onion. Asafoetida powder is made from white and milky resin from a species of giant Fennel. It has a unique smell and acidic flavor that disappear while cooking to leave a smooth and pleasant flavor similar to onion and garlic.
Our Stunning chacha kyusu teapot from Hario is as functional as it is beautiful. It is made from heat proof super tough glass so it won’t break easily! This particular design has an extra large infuser which is perfect to brew your chai. The wide stainless steel fine mesh infuser ensures the tea leaves and spices are not choked during the brewing process. The filter is built into the design but is easily removed for disposal of tea leaves and cleaning. FEATURES AT A GLANCE: 450ml capacity Easy to use and clean Makes 2 cups Tough heat resistant glass Built in stainless steel fine mesh strainer
Chai Sprinkles is 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 so many ways to increase that hint of sweetness without the addition of sugar or honey.
English Lavender is a member of the mint family. It has a floral sweet and slightly citrus flavour. Dried lavender buds are used to add colour and flavour to many savoury and sweet dishes. It is used in baked goods or as a garnish. Also, it is key ingredient in our Herbs de Provence blend.
White Pepper is black pepper that has been soaked to remove the outer husk. It is hotter and less fragrant than black pepper. It is one of the most versatile spices, particularly used in European cooking so as to not blemish creamy white sauces with black specs of pepper.