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.
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.
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.
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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
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 that 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.
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.
Tarragon leaves are one of the four fines herbs and a key ingredient in French cuisine. It is popular in European cooking due to its distinct appetite-pleasing taste. Tarragon herb has narrow, pointed dark green leaves which give a warm, minty anise-like aroma, reminiscent of anise or licorice flavour. Its sweet-tangy aroma with a slightly bitter taste is much liked in egg dishes, cream soups, poultry roast, mustards, or as a tarragon vinegar. Tarragon is an essential herb in Béarnaise and tartare sauce. However, it can easily dominate other flavours so should be added carefully. It is also rich in phytonutrients as well as antioxidants that help promote health and prevent diseases.