Our incredible, organic spice mixes are handcrafted in small batches in Minnesota and Florida. Each spice is individually selected, dry roasted to allow the natural fragrance and flavor to emerge, then ground and blended according to traditional recipes from India.
A highly sought after buttery, cucumber tasting white tea from the Himalayan foothills in India. Straddling what traditionally defines green and white teas, this tea
slips down the throat with a buttery smoothness and grassy and sweet with a subtle fruity finish while leaving the mouth
feeling fresh, clean and bright.
Kumaon White is carefully harvested, white teas are plucked in the spring as the plant wakes from winter dormancy, and is minimally processed in order to preserve its natural freshness. These 170 year old plants are tucked in a rhododendron forest teeming with howler monkeys and meandering waterways.
Impact: Kumaon region was first planted with tea in the 1850s, but was too
far from any port to get the tea out of the mountains. The tea
experiments were abandoned, and for the last 170 years, the tea has
thrived in the wild. Beginning in the 1990s, the government initiated a
program to revive tea growth as a way to create rural livelihood
opportunities. Today more than 200 Kumaon families produce more than 120,000 lbs of tea
annually. Kumaon tea farmers earn 5-10 times the average rates of
Indian tea farmers.
Our white Kumaon tea is certified organic and kosher.
Golden. 3-4 minutes. Contains caffeine.
We strive to create the healthiest, nutritional Indian spice mixes you can find --- anywhere! We are committed to not only organic spices but ethically sourced, without sweeteners and other fillers... simply the best we can find and offer.
Our goal is to support small-scale, farmers in India, Mexico and the US. You can help support this goal by purchasing our products and letting others know about it. We recently moved part of our work to southern Florida to work directly with farmers who can supply us with the freshest, healthiest subtropical spices like turmeric and ginger. It also helps support the farmers in Florida.
Our spices are sourced from dedicated, award-winning organics companies and are gluten-free, non-GMO and mostly fair trade and kosher.
Mountain Rose Organics promises to only source organic options and never stock conventionally grown products. When certified organic materials are not available, we opt for those cultivated without chemicals or synthetic inputs. Many of these are ethically harvested in the wild, thus liberating us from commercial farming dependencies. We are proud to source Mountain Rose Organics which has received Co-op America’s Green Business of the Year award, the American Herbal Products Association Industry Leader Award, and the Beyond Toxics Visionary Leader Award, among many others!
We also source spices from Spicely Organics which uses pure ingredients that are ethically sourced from around the world and embracing sustainable, eco-friendly practices, always. "Over time, we saw others trying to cut corners, and we vowed to work harder to make food that you can trust. As GMO's, MSG, fillers, sweeteners and irradiation became increasingly common elsewhere, we deepened our commitment to our customers and to the planet. By 2007, we received our Organic Certification, and in the following months, we increased our line to include Certified Fair Trade, Kosher, Vegan, and Gluten Free products. In 2012, we developed a line of EcoShakers, a spice container that is 100% recyclable."
When possible we use 24Mantra organic spices from India that works directly with farmers in 15 states to make a positive difference to their lives. The purity, health, and taste of their products subscribe to US, EU and India standards.
We also work with the UMN-Ag and the MN-Ag to identify local growers and producers in Minnesota to produce local products to use in our mixes.
We are proud to introduce Indian culinary seasonings to the Midwest and South. Indian cooking can be intimidating with all of the exotic spices and complicated recipes. We're here to make it easier by providing quality spice mixes and recipes that ensure our customers are creating the tastiest, healthiest Indian foods.
Spice mixing is an art!
Our organic Ancient Indian Spices are guaranteed for quality and freshness. All our blends are hand-selected, dry-roasted to bring out the fragrance and flavor, ground in small batches at Gandhi Mahal Comissary Kitchen in Minneapolis, MN and the Healthy Food Factory in Boca Raton, FL. Our spice mixtures are made with love and conveniently packaged to provide you with the taste and experience of authentic India! Each spice mix includes a recipe and often a story about the origins of the mix.
Ancient Indian Spices are versatile spice mixtures and can be used on vegetables and eggs, in stews and soups, in dips, pizza, breads, paneer, and with meat and fish recipes. A a cup of our Masala Chai will blow your mind.
**In India spice mixes are called masalas ("spice mixtures" in Hindi). Masalas reflect regional tastes and cuisine and are passed down from generation to generation. Our secret family recipes were handed down and are greatly treasured and are the same authentic recipes that we use to make our Ancient Indian Spices.