An icon of the spice world, cloves are the dried, unopened flowers of a tree that’s a member of the myrtle family. They probably make you think of holiday hams and hot apple cider, with good reason—the piquant, brightly spicy buds are similar to cinnamon in both flavor and historical use. They’ve appeared as a breath freshener in the Han dynasty; a Victorian Christmas staple; and a key ingredient in garam masala. They are also a key ingredient in our Mi Cocina Cookbook Collection.
Based in Asheville, NC, Spicewalla is run by Chef Meherwan Irani, who has expertly curated a selection of spices that are toasted, ground, blended, and packed fresh. They offer exceptional value and we love the unique tins.