Steenbergs Jute bags full of tasty treats for your friends, family (or yourself)
Hampers full of Steenbergs organic goodies - spices, teas and baking ingredients.
organic mini spices to enjoy the flavours of the world.
Perfect gifts for tea lovers - tour the world of tea flavours with Steenbergs' selections of organic Fairtrade teas.
Enjoy these great little gifts for keen cooks - Fairtrade spice stacker or BBQ stacker.
Steenbergs selects its organic dried herbs from specialist growers around the Mediterranean.
Imported from around the world, Steenbergs range of organic spices is second-to-none.
Steenbergs range of organic and Fairtrade herbs and spices
Delicious and colourful these make a wonderful addition to many meals. They can also be used for potpourri and craft!
Organic ginger in which ever format suits you - whole, preserved, crystallized, stem, chopped or ground.
Pepper is the king of spices - Steenbergs has a wide range of different types of organic pepper.
Steenbergs salts are hand-harvested sea salts from Europe and further afield as well as salt blends.
Hard to find specialist spices including hot hot chillies
Succulent organic (many of them Fairtrade) vanilla in all formats.
Our new baby bulk range of orgnaic spices, herbs and blends
The new range of Steenbergs spice blends in premium containers.
Choose from our favourite salt and pepper mills.
Fairtrade saffron, organic saffron, Saffron from Afghanistan, Iran and Spain - what's your favourite?
organic salt mixes to cook with, add at the table and generally enjoy.
Lava red sea salt, yellow salt, persian blue, a rainbow colour of salts.
Great salts to finish off your culinary creations.
A whole range of premium fleur de sels from around the world
Non organic salt blends.
Everyone should have these spice and herb blends in their storecupboard - at Steenbergs, we blend these Classic Mixes using our finest organic spices and herbs.
Enjoy the flavours of American cooking using Steenbergs range of organic American spice blends - from Tex-Mex to Southern Fried.
Organic Arabian flavours from Steenbergs
Flavours from around Asia - from organic Nasi Goreng to China 5 spice.
At Steenbergs, we blend our own organic spices and sugar blends to our own recipes.
Steenbergs range of BBQ seasonings, great as rubs or as dry marinades. Rub on and sizzle. Most of these are organic BBQ rubs and marinades.
Steenbergs range of organic curry mixes and curry powders - for all curry enthusiasts.
Variety of organic flavours specifically designed for fish and shellfish
The Mediterranean offers a huge range of cookery, from peppery organic paella to hot organic harissa and exotic ras al hanout.
How do you improve on our amazing organic pepper or our sundried traditional seasalt? By blending them.
Organic vegetable bouillons and gravy mixes.
Organic Stuffings from Steenbergs.
A gorgeous range of seasonings and flavoured salts created for Laura Santtini, the mistress of food bling and creator of Taste No 5 with the powerful umami hit.
Steenbergs range of extracts now has natural almond extract that uses bitter almond oil, organic lemon extract, organic orange extract, organic peppermint extract, organic Fairtrade vanilla extract and organic flower waters - organic orange flower water and organic rose water.
At Steenbergs, we blend our own organic spices blends to our own recipes. So enjoy Home Baking with Steenbergs organic Fairtrade Mixed Spice.
From organic dried fruit to yeast and flaked almonds - all your bakery ingredients from Steenbergs.
Cake decorations and edible gold leaf for wonderful baking.
Stone-milled flour (including organic flour), from Great Britain, speciality flours many low in gluten or gluten free.
Organic and natural sugar for baking -several of them Fairtrade - molasses and syrup.
From recycled foil to unbleached baking paper - lots of ideas for the eco-friendly cook.
Steenbergs' pioneering range of Fairtrade spices.
Steenbergs range of Fairtrade organic tea: loose leaf tea and bagged tea - green and black tea.
The Fairtrade flavoured sugars and vanilla extract from our home bakery range
From Fairtrade chocolate and golden syrup to Fairtrade coffee and fruit.
From fairtrade cotton buds to Fairtrade rubber gloves
Mostly organic teas and some are also Fairtrade. Enjoy Steenbergs healthy organic green and white loose leaf teas from China , India and Sri Lanka.
Oolong Loose Leaf Tea from Steenbergs
Beautiful and tasty hand-crafted teas that have been tied into the shape of flowers or tied with flowers like jasmine to create a tea that looks spectacular as well as tasting great.
Mostly organic teas plus some that are also Fairtrade. Steenbergs favourite organic black teas - loose leaf tea - from beautiful Darjeeling teas to malty Assam teas. This section began as organic tea but has grown quite a lot and now includes some that are non organic to round out the range.
Steenbergs own range of delectable organic chai teas, created using gorgeous organic Indian tea and our range of rich organic spices.
Pyramid teabags in organic - green tea, herbal tea, chai tea, black tea.
Tasty organic herbal teas - loose leaf / infusions.
Teas infused with flowers, infusions made up of flowers, flower teas
Steenbergs delicious loose leaf teas available bulk in stylish resealable bags.
Wide selection of our favourite loose leaf tea infusers - tea balls and teapots with filters
Luxury, spicy and delicious organic Fairtrade hot chocolate
Organic Fairtrade ground coffee beans and instant coffee plus a few non organic coffee substitutes that we have included in here as well
Now largely decorative but Tea bricks were the way tea used to be transported.
Tasty selection of antipasti
From organic rice to organic beans - great for the storecupboard.
All different forms of coconut for cooking and baking. Most of them organic coconut.
Organic chocolate to eat, drink or cook with. and delicious Italian Chocolate spread.
Pesto, Nut Butters, tahini, mustards, chutneys and savoury jellies - many of them organic.
Range of tinned / canned Fish 4 Ever sustainably fished
Organic fruit for baking, cooking or munching
All Steenbergs seasonings are gluten, dairy free and vegetarian. These are some of the other products we stock that are for gluten and dairy free cooking.
Raw Italian honey, Fairtrade honey, organic tahini, organic maple syrup, delicious Italian organic chocolate spreads, organic syrups
Chanterelles, shiitake, oyster and porcini mushrooms, dried, full of unami and waiting for you.
Tasty organic nuts and snacks for munching.
Organic pasta from Italy is one of the key staple of organic groceries, as are organic noodles.
Organic storecupboard ingredients from organic rice to organic sugar and pasta
Tomatoes in many different forms - sun dried, tinned or pureed. Wonderful to use.
Fairtrade or organic culinary oils and vinegars from extra virgin olive oils to balsamic vinegars.
Steenbergs range of organic unbleached cotton towels, robes and slippers
Faith in Nature natural soap, liquid hand soap and bubble bath, Pacifica gorgeous natural glycerine soaps and natural loofahs.
Faith in Nature 's award winning natural shampoos and hair conditioners and Suncoat's sugar hairspray - happy hair days are here
Simply Organic Cotton Wool And Tissues, with Natracare tampons
Reusable, sustainable or flouride free toothpaste and toothbrushes
All of these deodorants are paraben free,many of them Aluminium and Zinc Free as well.
Pacifica perfumes, no parabens, no animal testing. No artificial colours. Gluten free, suitable for vegans.
Lavera Organic Cosmetics, and Suncoat's natural nail polish remover. Free from parabens and other nasties.
Muhle, Merkur and Timor Razors
Loofahs, exfoliators and back srubbers and bath mits.
Items of kitchen hardware that help those who just love to bake - mixing bowls, rolling pins and so on.
Colourful laquer coconut bowls in bright colours.
All those great things for your kitchen that do not fit easily into other categories
Salt and pepper mills from TG Woodware, using either the crushgrind mechanism or the traditional spindle.
Pepper and salt mills, pestles and mortars and all sorts of wonderful things that enhance your love of all things herby and spicy
Love your tea, love your teaware and enjoy our selection of tea items that will complement your tea and coffee life
Wooden chopping boards, wooden serving boards, cheese boards, cake boards
Wooden spoons for stirring, mixing, preserving and creating in the kitchen.
Eco household products
Practical and eco-friendly cleaning and household products
Earth Friendly Natural Air Fresheners and Maroma Natural Incense sticks and incense burners
Natural Scented Candles from Pacifica and Maroma
Wonderfully illustrated playing cards from Belgium
Refill packs and larger quantities of the more popular Steenbergs organic herbs, spices and seasonings blends
Larger amounts of Steenbergs more popular teas and hot chocolates, for those of us who consume a remarkable amount of these every day
Popular Steenbergs products that we have a special price for if you buy them in 6s.
Get baking for Christmas with Steenbergs
Christmas gift ideas for the cooks amongst your friends and family.
Organic mulled wine spices and Christmas tea
Stocking filler ideas and thank you presents from under £2.00 to under £10.00
Steenbergs Organic Cloves are the classic, nail-like spices that originate from the Spice Islands in eastern Indonesia and now come from many places, including India, Indonesia or Sri Lanka. Native to Asia, organic cloves are the dried small reddish-brown flower bud of the clove tree, which are picked before the flowers actually open and then dried in the sun. Cloves are reddish brown to brown in colour and are 10-15mm in length (⅓ - ½ inches). They are long and nail shaped, tapered at one end and with a flatter head at the other end, which should contain a friable little ball held between the fingers, hence its name in German being nelke. 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.
Cloves come from an evergreen tropical tree, Syzygium aromaticum. Cloves are the dried, unopened flower buds from these trees; I am forever amazed by the ingenuity of our predecessors to have worked out that something like this would make a good flavouring. The clove tree is originally a native of the eastern Indonesian islands, called the Moluccas; there's a cool story about the world's oldest clove tree from the BBC. These trees grow to 10m high (30ft) and have a medium sized, 30cm (12 inches) diameter. Clove leaves are tear shaped, starting out as a bright pink before changing to a dark green leaf. Clove buds begin as clusters of flower buds of 10-15 such buds, which are picked when fully sized and are a pale green, that is ready to turn a pinky colour. These must be picked before they flower.
Clove trees begin to be harvested when they reach somewhere between 6 and 8 years and remain productive until 50, or maybe even 150 years. Clove clusters are hand-picked when the clove buds get to full size, but prior to any of the clove petals fallen off and exposing the stamens. This is a matter of careful timing as - like all things natural - they do not all reach the right stage for harvesting simultaneously, hence the harvesters must pick the best clove clusters as they become ready. The filled baskets are taken to a central collection area, where the flower buds are removed from the flower stems using a motion that twists the cluster against the palm of the hand. The snapped off buds are then air dried on woven mats, letting them dry out in the glorious tropical sunshine for a few days, while the buds become brittle and turn from yellow-green to a deep reddy brown colour. As in most things spicy, it is during the drying process that an enzymatic reaction does all the magical things that make spices so amazing - enzymes create the volitile oil, eugenol, the core flavour in cloves. Having lost about 70% of their weight in the drying process, 1kg (2lb) of dried whole cloves will contain about 15,000 buds. When buying cloves, you should look for clean, well-presented buds. The clove buds should be whole and still contain a really brittle ball in the top of the nail. For more gen about cloves, check out Wikipedia.
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, as well as being warming both psychologically and in flavour profile. Cloves are used in many of our blends including mixed spice and Madras curry powder and works well in baking through to savoury foods, especially Indian curries. For recipes including cloves, go to the Recipes section and type in cloves, for example The Devil's Pants, or perhaps try the Allrecipes website.
Steenbergs Organic Cloves form a core part of the Steenbergs range of over 400 organic spices, peppers, herbs and flavoured sugars. For retail stockists or to chat to us about our organic cloves or other spices or simply to have a general natter, just call 01765 640 088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Values per 100g:
Energy 267kCal; 1130kJ
Values per 2g teaspoon:
Energy 5kCal; 23kJ