Originating from the Spice Islands in eastern Indonesia and now 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 treee, which are picked before the flowers actually open and then dried in the sun. [more...]
They are 10-15mm in length, nail shaped, tapered at one end and with a flatter head at the other end. 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 and peppery.