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Malabar Black Pepper is the most widely consumed pepper in the world. It is grown on the southwest (Malabar) coast of India where peppercorn production first originated.  This is a small/medium sized berry, sometimes with a slightly greenish hue.  Noted for its complex spicy fragrance with a hint of cedar, Malabar pepper is versatile and goes especially well with beef.  It will hold its own with other strongly flavored dishes and is a favorite for everyday grinding.

Since Malabar peppercorns are often used in signature dishes, their versatility makes them very appealing. As an added bonus, if you are looking to use milder, but more exotic flavors in any given dish, Malabar won’t over-power them, or prevent them from being noticed.  That said, these peppercorns can easily compliment spicier seasonings and add a special kick of their own.

Lampong peppercorns are are treasured around the world for their mild, delicate aroma. Small, brown berries are characterized by a sweet, smoky, and yet “woodsy” fragrance.  Lampong goes well with almost any dish.  This aromatic corn is a perfect complement to Thai or Singaporean dishes. One sniff will take your imagination to sweet concoctions made of coconut milk and lemon grass. Try it in other recipes where a less bold, but aromatic pepper flavor is preferred. Grown in Indonesia’s mountainous islands, these berries are picked while young to retain a sharp, hot flavor.

This is the ideal peppercorn for daily use; perhaps for dishes where you are still experimenting with spice blends. Individuals using Lampong peppercorns note that the heat does not appear immediately, but when it does, the sensation is distinct and enjoyable. No matter whether you need to spice up dull potatoes or want snappy egg omelets, Lampong peppercorns add just the right touch of smoke and outdoor mystery to your dishes. Their distinctive aroma is also known to last for hours in the kitchen and deliver a refreshing scent that enhances just about any food.

Tellicherry whole black peppercorns are left on the vine longer so they develop a deep, rich flavor. Considered the finest pepper in the world, these extra-large berries come from the Malabar coast of India. The berries for black peppercorns are picked from the vine just before they ripen and turn red. It’s best ground directly on to food. With hot food it is best to add pepper well towards the end of the cooking process, to preserve its aroma.

Peppermint is the cross between watermint (Mentha aquatica) and the sweeter spearmint (Mentha spicata).
This potent organic Franconian variety of exellent quality was gently dried and carries a high content of essential oils, gives a pleasant aroma and infuses with a strong menthol flavor. Celebrated in herbal medicine, the use as an infusion is both, cooling and warming. Makes great Iced Tea as well. ORGANIC

One inch long dried catkin (flower/fruit cluster) with a peppery, hot, sweet, earthly flavor with spice and floral notes. Break in half and add to soups and sauces, grind in a mill, or crush with a mortar and pestle. Sometimes called Javanese long pepper, Indian long pepper, or
Indonesian long pepper. It is a close relative of the black pepper plant.

Original traditional-spicy recipe – the original chai recipe from an old Indian tradition. Fresh-peppery and spicy taste with citrus notes. Ingredients: black Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and China whole leaf teas, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and flavoring.

Essential herbal remedy to tackle on the common cold and flu symptoms. The blend consists of elderberries, elder flowers, linden flowers, ginger, rosemary, rose hips, orange peel, cinnamon, peppermint, cloves, oregano. A quick boost to the immune system, can be used before and/or during signs of the flu.

A bedtime herbal tea which consists of a wonderful blend of chamomile, rose blossoms, lavender, lemongrass, hawthorn berries, poppy seeds, spearmint and Chrysantenum buds. Does not have any caffein and surely will take the edge off after a stressful day.

Special Grade Custom Crop with flowering jasmine blossoms / Antioxidant-Rich – A ‘Pearl of a White Tea’ from the Tai Mu hills/Fujian Province in Southern China.
The tippy ‘Silver Needles’ and leaves of this tea are picked only a few days a year. The gentle ‘steaming and drying’ process in the open air allows the White Tea to create its sweet and fresh aroma and soft taste.
The Silver Needles are tied together in the shape of a large button and hold jasmine blossoms in the center. During the infusion the button will open and expose stringed-together yellow jasmine blossoms that will slowly raise to the top of the beverage. Also known as ‘display teas’, this ‘Jasmine Flower’ selection is prized for its special flavor.
Only small amounts of the tips are harvested and made available to the market.
The infusion is clear and pale with a delicate jasmine scent. Serve as a healthy, cleansing and refreshing all-day tea or as an ‘Entertainment Tea’ at dinner parties. Makes many infusions.

Zhucha Pearl Leaves & Spearmint / Original Moroccan Recipe / Organic Green Gunpowder ‘Pingshui Zhucha Pearl Tea’ enriched with cut Organic Moroccan ‘Nana’ Mint. The famous and refreshing spearmint infused beverage in Morocco and the Middle East.
Enjoy hot or cold. ORGANIC

The red and green rooibos bush tea is the “soft drink” from South Africa that is becoming increasingly popular with people who enjoy its mild, gentle fragrance and appreciate it as a healthy beverage because of the beneficial effects. this unfermented Green Rooibos is low in tannin and carries a high content of antioxidants.

Prime Sencha Genmaicha grade with roasted and popped rice blended with high-grade Japanese Matcha, the powdered Tencha-based green tea. The Matcha by itself is used in the Cha No Yu Tea Ceremony. / One of the famous Japan Green Tea blends.
The toasted, roasted and popped hulled rice kernels add an exotic, nutty, and smoky-sweet mild flavor to this Sencha-based selection.
Japanese Long Leaf Sencha carries a delicate bouquet and is rich in Vitamin C. Enjoy as an all day beverage, even cold or serve as special Dinner Tea with light foods.
Theine (caffeine) content: Low

Tisane FIRE PLACE ROMANCE – Gourmet Fruit Melange with an delicate CINNAMON & ALMOND taste. To balance the exceptional flavor, we blend some African Red Rooibos Tea into this selection. A relaxing afternoon/evening choice. Great for Iced Tea recipies and in Cocktails.
Ingredients: Genuine BOURBON Vanilla planifolia from Madagascar, Red Rooibos, almonds, cinnamon, apple & pineapple bits, hibiscus, rose-hip peels, and natural flavoring.

Fennel pollen enhances the flavors of everything. From seafood to beef; poultry, pork or vegetables: Fennel pollen is that secret ingredient. No matter what you use it on, the mysterious taste – neither like fennel seed nor anise, and a bit like curry – will add a special dimension. Hand-collected from wild fennel growing on the coastal and inland fields of sun-drenched California.

Milder dark Indian tea-based variety – black tea blend with the Mediterranean bergamot (citrus bergamia) fruit taste. the combination of lighter teas from India and low-tannin leaves from china makes this earl grey selection a good choice to be served without milk. Ingredients: black India and china whole leaf teas, mallow & cornflower blossoms, and natural citrus bergamia (Earl Grey) flavor.