Steenbergs Organic Fair-trade Cloves (dried)
Steenbergs Organic and Fairtrade whole cloves come direct from forest gardens in Sri Lanka. Since 2005, Steenbergs has been sourcing its Fairtrade cloves from the Small Organic Farmers Association in the Kandy region of Sri Lanka. Use Steenbergs organic Fairtrade cloves to stud hams, to make bread sauce, to make curries or for mulled wine, or they can be used in crafting for their lovely shapes and awesome aroma.
The flavour is intensely pungent with ideas like medicinal, warming, sweet and numbing coming to mind, while the aroma is also really strong, being pungent, aromatic, camphorous and peppery. Because of this, it should be used sparingly and some people really don't like it, but I do, and find it really conjures up deep memories about winter, Christmas and apple pies, as well as being warming both psychologically and in flavour profile. Fairtrade cloves are used in many of our blends including Fairtrade mixed spice and organic Fairtrade curry powder and works well in baking through to savoury foods, especially Indian curries.