I'd like to highlight one of my favorite spices and one you'll taste in several of our drinks: Cardamom. Cardamom has a warm, slightly pungent and highly aromatic flavor somewhat reminiscent of camphor with lemony undertones. I absolutely LOVE this intoxicatingly delicious spice and can’t wait for you to try it!
Cardamom is considered one of the oldest spices. The Greeks and Romans used Cardamom as a main ingredient in perfumes and aromatic oils. Ancient Egyptians used Cardamom for many medicinal purposes including chewing the pods as a way to help clean their teeth. Vikings discovered this spice during their travels and brought it back to Scandinavia. Many modern recipes still use it today.
The Cardamom plant (Elettaria Cardamomum) hails from India, Nepal and South Asia. It’s a forest growing perennial that loves partial shade. It grows 5-10 feet tall and produces small white with yellow or red flowers and black or green seed pods.
According to healthline.com 10 Health Benefits of Cardamom, Backed by Science Cardamom offers some health benefits including: easing digestive problems- including ulcers, lowering blood pressure, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects, may improve breathing and oxygen use. The list goes on!
Cardamom is an expensive spice, second only to Saffron and sadly it is often adulterated. Only Elettaria Cardamomun is the true Cardamom. Pods are available whole or split and the seeds are sold loose or ground. It is best to buy the whole pods as ground Cardamom quickly loses flavor. We honor this, so you will see us hand grind the whole Cardamom pod at the time of your order.
We can't wait for you to come in and experience it for yourself!