Five Spice

The origin of the Chinese five spiceblend is shrouded in mystery but it is believed the Chinese were trying to create a ‘Wonder Powder’ which would consist of all five flavour groups: sour, bitter, sweet, umami and salty. A delicious blend of earthy spices such as cloves, cinnamon and star anise form a lip-licking combination of tastes which transform any meal into a traditional Chinese feast. In many ways the Chinese conquered this successfully - despite the fact that the origins of the powder may be lost, this magnificent blend has stood the test of time.

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The origin of the Chinese 'five spice' blend is shrouded in mystery but it is believed the Chinese were trying to create a ‘Wonder Powder’ which would consist of all five flavour groups: sour, bitter, sweet, umami and salty. A delicious blend of earthy spices such as cloves, cinnamon and star anise form a lip-licking combination of tastes which transform any meal into a traditional Chinese feast. In many ways the Chinese conquered this successfully - despite the fact that the origins of the powder may be lost, this magnificent blend has stood the test of time.

USES: This robust blend is not only useful in weeknight stir fry's and sprinkled on steamed vegetable sides but also a brilliant match with poultry. For a seasonal dish which makes the most of this wonder-blend, try using five spice alongside honey in your usual baked chicken blend for golden drumsticks and wings with zing.

INGREDIENTS: Ginger, star anise, cassia, sechuan pepper, cloves

Allergens are listed in CAPITALS. May contain sesame, mustard and celery

1 tbsp refill = approx 8 grams
4 tbsp refill = approx 26 grams (fits standard supermarket spice jar)
8 tbsp refill = approx 49 grams (fits Spicery stackable tins)

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All our spicestore ingredients are now sold as refills and come in compostable bags (made from wood pulp), so just decant the contents into your existing spice jars or Spicery stackable tins and dispose of the bag in your compost and food waste bin!

You can find our stackable tins here

You can read all about our efforts to reduce plastic waste in our packaging blog here

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