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.
Cardamom pods ground 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 a 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 counteract excess acidity in the stomach. It also stimulates appetite and cures halitosis (bad breath).
Hibiscus and mint chai is a sugar-free herbal tisane that can be enjoyed as a warm brew or delicious iced tea for those hot summer days. Our brew is wonderfully refreshing and sugar-free, with no artificial sweetener or honey just the natural sweetness from hibiscus flowers. It is a terrific guilt-free pick me up for those afternoon energy slumps. The hibiscus flowers add a wonderful sweetness that even kids will enjoy as an alternative to cordial.
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.
This brew is for the pure of heart. It’s simple and stripped back to the essential traditional chai spices that have been enriching people for thousands of years. Our Herbal Chai is a careful mix of aromatic spices creating a delicate and flavoursome brew. It’s warming, invigorating and soothing, like a hug from someone you love. There is no need for milk, simply infuse our herbal chai in hot water. And if you prefer it sweeter, simply add a little honey.
The pack includes – 1 x 150g packs of Herbal Chai. Makes up to 30 cups in total.
Oregano, one of the most popular herbs worldwide, is a member of the mint family and often called wild marjoram. It is a small herb with dark-green leaf and is known for its bold, warm, balsamic herb flavour, with a slightly bitter taste. Its strong flavour marries well with tomato and basil making it a vital ingredient for authentic Italian and Greek cooking. It is also perfect addition to garlic for the Mediterranean, Philippine and Mexican cuisine.
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.
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. Our lentil dahl blend is based on an authentic recipe from Southern Kerala in India. It is dark yellow 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 one’s imagination.