Cacao nibs are the partially ground cacao beans that are the source of all natural chocolate products. They have a crunchy texture and intense flavor. They make a wonderful addition to trail mixes. They are also delicious sprinkled on yogurt, ice cream or in brownie mixes.
Put a new twist on tea by serving Ceylon with a slice of orange, instead of lemon. You'll marvel at how well the flavor and aromas meld and support each other. Highly versatile, Ceylon goes well with all the traditional foods of tea time.
Black tea blended with spices and generally served hot or cold with milk and sweetener. There are many favorite recipes for chai, but the spices most often included are cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black pepper.
The complex, spicy sweet flavor of Chai is best appreciated on its own, although the tea also goes well with simple desserts or plain baked goods like butter cookies, brioche and croissants.
Flavorful, comforting, gentle, traditional chamomile tea is made with German chamomile flowers. A versatile herb, chamomile is also an ingredient in shampoos and conditioners for light colored hair, in skin care creams and lotions, and in relaxing bath blends.
This everyday tea has subtle, but typical, no-nonsense green tea flavor that never overwhelms. It's good from the first cup of the morning to the last cup of the day. Try it alone or for a change of pace add lemon, mint or sugar.
Cinnamon - that most popular of spices - comes from the bark of an evergreen tree. Cinnamon's sweet, spicy and warm fragrance adds pungent sweetness to your favorite baked goodies. You can also use it to add a depth of flavor to savory dishes as well.
Cinnamon sticks are flavorful and fun in mulled drinks and teas. (Serve each cup with its own cinnamon swirler.) Or combine them with allspice, cloves and ginger to make your own mulling spice.
Cloves - Syzygium aromaticum
Intensely aromatic and richly flavored, cloves have been a major player in the spice world since ancient times. Actually dried flower buds, you'll often find cloves in seasoning blends alongside cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
The natural chocolate and vanilla aromas of Aura Cacia’s Cocoa Butter may be addictive, but this body butter is more than just a feast for the senses—it also soothes and nourishes. A natural emollient, cocoa butter forms a protective barrier over the skin to prevent loss of moisture. What’s more, you’ll experience the aromatherapy benefits associated with the combination of cocoa butter and comforting, sensual vanilla.
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Ginger - Zingiber officinale
Enjoyed in cuisines the world over for its warm, spicy-sweet aroma and flavor, ginger complements both sweet (think gingerbread) and savory (think stir fry) dishes. It's available in whole root, cut and sifted, powdered, and crystallized, so you can choose the perfect form for your perfect dish.
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Lively mango aroma emanates from the peachy golden color of this organic green tea. Calendula petals liven up the blend. Makes a perfect decaf sangria tea. Delicious cold.
A robust tea to pair with grilled vegetables, seafood, chicken and pork. Or try Gunpowder in small sake cups with smoked salmon or mini pot stickers at a cocktail party.
Smooth, less bitter decaf. Rich amber liquor with less astringent flavor than many black teas. Don't be afraid to switch from green tea to this for a nice change.
Sun-kissed liquor with a nutty top note followed by an astringent flavor. Perfect for tea lovers who prefer a strong tea flavor coupled with the benefits of green tea.
This special, hand-selected tea contains silvery-white unopened leaf tips. White tea is the least processed of all teas and is steamed immediately after picking to prevent any oxidation of the leaves. This particular tea is very smooth with delicate floral notes. The liquor is golden and has a light body. Truly a remarkably pleasant and drinkable tea.
A blend of black teas like English Breakfast, this tea is slightly bolder in flavor and makes a malty brew that is well rounded and robust. It's a full-bodied breakfast tea meant to be enjoyed with milk and sweetener, a good choice for those who like a strong, yet flavorful tea.
Mace - Myristica fragrans
Mildly nutty, warm and sweet--like nutmeg, but more delicate--mace is the dried, lacy covering of the nutmeg seed. It's used in soups, stuffing, puddings and baked goods for flavoring and in light-colored sauces for its lovely, saffron-like color.
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Pepper lends satisfying heat and bite to most any dish (and it's great for salt-free diets). It works well in combination with other herbs and spices, too, and is commonly found in spice blends.
White pepper results when the Piper nigrum berries are picked fully ripe and then husked. With less intensity than the black version, this pungent spice lends great flavor to white sauces, cream soups and fish dishes.
One of the world's most popular spices, black peppercorns are actually unripe green fruits (berries) that have been sun-dried after fermenting. Black, white and green peppers all come from the woody tropical plant Piper nigrum.
White peppercorns are fully-ripened berries that are sun-dried after their red outer skin is removed. Gourmet cooks often use white pepper to flavor white sauces and other light-colored dishes because of its color and more delicate flavor.
Peppermint is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe, it is now widely cultivated throughout the world. Sometimes referred to as "the world's oldest medicine" it has been used for centuries to settle tummy upset and freshen breath.
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A parent of peppermint and one of the oldest mints cultivated, spearmint is used to flavor all types of foods, such as jellies, jams, candies, sauces, desserts and fruit dishes. It is also used to flavor and fragrance toothpaste, mouthwash, lozenges and chewing gum. Spearmint makes a refreshing herbal tea and is delicious iced or hot.
Sugar is pure sucrose. It contains no preservatives or additives of any kind. Sugar is not chemically altered or bleached during processing—it’s the same as the natural sucrose found in sugar beet and sugar cane plants.
It's hard to imagine a kitchen void of vanilla. Its full, rich, universally popular taste and enticing aroma is irreplaceable in cookies, cakes, custards, ice creams-- almost every conceivable sweet-- and a few savory dishes, too. (See also Vanilla Extract and Vanilla
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