The creative team behind Adagio Teas had recently launched Selefina, a new online shop for herbs and spices. Using the same care and dedication that goes into curating its teas, the team had recently engaged in gathering a wide assortment of herbs and spices. Building on the team's decades of experience working directly with farmers as well as skills in e-commerce, Selefina will offer consumers fresh spices, reasonably priced, in a delightful shopping experience.
Selefina will also differentiate itself from other online purveyors by making its quality products available in small amounts. The objective is to deliver herbs and spices of optimum freshness as well as encourage the trial of unfamiliar products and broaden culinary exploration.
I was sent some things for review and I would love to tell you about them so you can try them for yourself!
Chili Powder Mild 2 oz. the pouch has a blend is of medium brick red color, with a dry savory aroma. The mild heat allows all the blended spices which are Ancho chile, pasilla chile, paprika, garlic, onion, cumin, and salt-free to declare themselves nicely without being too overt. A nice base and starting point for recipes and great for those who can't do heat but want to try a bit of spiciness and complexity.
Cinnamon Chips 1.2 oz. pouch these chopped pieces of cassia cinnamon are ideal for infusions. The pieces have a spicy warmth, along with a familiar sweetness. The spice's high level of essential oils make it pungent and potent. Use them for your homemade mulling spice, chai tea blends, or pickling spice mixes. Use a slotted spoon to remove before serving.
Cloves Whole 1.1 oz pouch can be found in a wide variety of cuisine from Asia to Africa and from the Middle East to India. They add aroma to hot winter-weather beverages; warm astringency to meats and marinades; and a lightly sweet pungent spice to fruits. Clove spice is, however, intense and so its strength requires sparing use.
Fleur De Sel Gourmet Sea Salt Flakes 3oz. the pouch is harvested off the northern coast of France using centuries-old, sustainable, traditional methods. As compared to other sea salts harvested there, Fleur de sel is immaculately white since the salt crystals form on the surface of the œillets (tidal pools) and are carefully and laboriously skimmed by hand and collected without coming in contact with the grey clay silt. This bright white treasure is comprised of snow-like crystals and has a slight hint of violets in its aroma. To enhance dishes just before serving, add a pinch for a burst of flavor, texture, and visual appeal.
Lavender Flower Whole 0.4oz pouch is a flowering member of the mint family, Lavender is widely known for its distinct sweet aroma. Commonly used in cooking and baking, especially in English cuisine. Most notably, Lavender oil is used in practices of herbalism as an aid in reducing restlessness and insomnia.
My Opinion: I love that I can order small amounts of things as I am a small family and large items is way too much for me to use. I love the salt for my steak, chicken, bakes potatoes and anywhere I normally use it. Chili powder for my Mexican dishes, lavender for my tea and cinnamon chips for my tea, and cloves I am not a fan.
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