Our Adventurer's Collection includes six of our most unique and adventurous spices, a perfect gift for cooks who love to experiment with new ingredients.
Cinnamon Shavings (0.3 oz glass jar) Our Zanzibar true cinnamon (aka Ceylon cinnamon) is bright and sweet, with notes of pine, citrus peel and sea salt. Our cinnamon shavings are cut by hand from younger branches of the cinnamon tree, and have an evergreen brightness and woodsy complexity unlike any other cinnamon we’ve ever tasted. They’re perfect for infusing in teas, cooking with rice dishes and garnishing cocktails and desserts. Use them whole or grind them into powder. Wild Harvest Star Anise (0.5 oz glass jar) Our star anise is picked by hand in the mountains near the border between Vietnam and China. The cold, cloudy weather during the winter harvest means the star anise fruits need to be dried on racks near a wood fire, and they pick up a beautiful hint of smokiness. Add petals to stocks, braised meats, rice, teas and cocktails, or grind them up for desserts and baked goods. Cobanero Chili (15-25 whole chilis in a glass jar) Our cobanero chili is a rare Mayan variety of chili pepper, only grown in the mountains around the city of Cobán in Guatemala. It has a lush, fruity aroma and a fierce, smoky heat that makes everything taste better. Perfect for anyone who appreciates true chili flavor. They're SO good - fruity like a peach, sweet, slightly smoky, and brightly spicy. Use caution, they're spicier than serrano peppers and in the same range as cayenne peppers.
Cloud Forest Cardamom(1.7 oz glass jar) Our cardamom comes from the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, grown on a biodynamic, single estate farm in the mountains. (Check out our video about the farm.) Our yellow cardamom is sweet and tart, reminiscent of summer fruits, fresh herbs and cut grass. The cardamom fruit turns yellow is it ripens and has a softer, sweeter flavor than standard green cardamom.
High Curcumin Turmeric Slices (1.0 oz glass jar) At 7.9% curcumin, this is the highest curcumin content we've ever seen, almost double other well-sourced turmerics. Washed in cold water, unpeeled and sun-dried, it has a rich, sweet flavor perfect for teas, desserts and savory dishes. Add whole slices to grains and rice, beans, and stews, make tea with hot water or milk, or blend into smoothies.
Royal Cinnamon (1.8 oz glass jar) Our Royal Cinnamon has been harvested in the mountains around the ancient Vietnamese capital city for millennia. The same species as Saigon cinnamon, this is an heirloom variety not widely harvested or exported, and exemplifies the intense sweetness and spiciness for which Vietnamese cinnamon is prized.