Burlap & Barrel Ground Laurel Bay Leaf
Bay leaves are used whole all the time, but most people don’t think about them as a spice that can be ground and used like any other. Burlap & Barrel takes fragrant Laurel bay leaves, sun-dries them and then grounds the leaves into this much more versatile powdered format packed with savory, herbal flavor. The leaves are sourced from Denizli, Turkey near the Mediterranean Sea from local farmers, so this type of leaf is especially bright and grassy flavored, but still pairs well with nearly any other flavor.
Burlap & Barrel Black Lime
Like sumac, Black Lime is a Middle Eastern spice that adds a citrusy acidity without any liquid. It's made by sun-drying whole ripe Persian limes until they oxidize, resulting in a savory, almost smoky flavor in addition to the fruity, mouth-puckering tartness.
Burlap & Barrel Euphrates Mint
Most conventional brands of dried mint have a stale, papery taste. That's not the case with Burlap and Barrel's version, which is grown on the banks of the Euphrates River in southern Turkey and has a balanced flavor and intense aroma. The leaves are also noticeably more vibrant than most dried mint, an indicator of their freshness. These Euphrates Mint Leaves are so fresh that you can simply steep them to make a wonderfully flavorful mint tea.
Burlap & Barrel Flowering Hyssop Thyme
You'll never find thyme like this in stores: Grown only in the Middle East, hyssop thyme is brighter-tasting, less bitter and far more complex than regular thyme. It has subtle notes of bay and mint as well as a slightly piney aroma. This exceptional herb is in fact the secret to the floral, woody complexity of za'atar made in the Middle East.
Burlap & Barrel Buffalo Ginger
This heirloom Buffalo Ginger from the mountains of northern Vietnam has an intense vibrancy and a spicy-sweet aroma like gingerbread. Compared to store-bought versions, it's much more nuanced in flavor, with earthy and floral notes and a cleaner taste overall.
Burlap & Barrel Cobanero Chili Flakes
Cobanero Chili is one of the rarest chili varietals in the world. Dating back to the Mayan era, this heirloom chili is only cultivated in the mountains around the Guatemalan city of Cobán and has a bright, fruity and slightly floral flavor reminiscent of peach and papaya. Its aroma is earthy and smoky, similar to a Scotch bonnet, and Burlap and Barrel's meticulous sourcing ensures that you're getting a fresh, flavorful product.
Burlap & Barrel New Harvest Turmeric
We love that Burlap and Barrel's New Harvest Turmeric doesn't have the flat metallic bitterness typical of other brands; rather, its bitter notes add woodsy depth to this complex spice. In cooking, this turmeric does so much more than add a yellow tint to curries.
Burlap & Barrel Silk Chili
Softer and more vibrant than the stale chili flakes on grocery store shelves, these fruity chilies are sun-dried then stone-ground into flakes with a touch of sunflower oil and salt to preserve their soft texture. They have a bright medium heat and rich flavor reminiscent of sun-dried tomato.
Burlap & Barrel Turkish Oregano Buds
Hand-harvested just before they flower, these delicate oregano buds have the robust flavor you'd expect from the spice: peppery and minty, but grounded by herbal notes. But where conventional oregano leaves can have a medicinal pungency, Burlap and Barrel's product is less bitter, with a pronounced zesty quality and slight heat that reminds us of mouth-tingling Sichuan peppercorns.
Burlap & Barrel Tanzanian Pemba Cloves
These organic sun-dried cloves are grown by a cooperative of small artisan farms in the islands of Zanzibar and come from some of the oldest clove trees in the world. Burlap and Barrel is the only U.S. importer of cloves from Zanzibar, which was once the world's largest producer of the spice but has been overshadowed by industrial farms that utilize plantation-style cultivation. Hand-picked and hand-sorted for consistently high quality and peak freshness, Pemba cloves have a lighter, more floral aroma and uniquely fruity flavor compared to the woody, earthier notes of conventional cloves. And because Zanzibari cloves have a significantly higher percentage of essential oils than other varieties, these distinct characteristics are even more pronounced.
Burlap & Barrel Tanzanian Ground Cinnamon Verum
This single-origin Ground Cinnamon Verum from the Zanzibar islands is Ceylon cinnamon, also known as true cinnamon for its superior quality, delicate flavor and health benefits. We love how the aroma is noticeably sweeter and more floral than conventional cassia cinnamon—this product is also fresher than other brands we've tasted, so you can fully appreciate its unique characteristics.
Burlap & Barrel Tanzanian Cinnamon Verum Shavings
These cinnamon shavings from Tanzania are Ceylon cinnamon, also known as true cinnamon for its superior quality, delicate flavor and health benefits. The shavings have an exceptionally sweet, light aroma which can be attributed to the steep coastal hillsides the cinnamon trees are grown on. All the complex woodsy undertones of this cinnamon, which are more subtle than conventional cinnamon, come through in its aroma, because the company partners with small farms that freshly hand-cut and sun-dry the shavings to order throughout the year.
Burlap & Barrel Royal Cinnamon
Also known as Saigon cinnamon, Royal Cinnamon is a hard-to-find heirloom variety that comes from the mountains of central Vietnam. Our recipe developers agreed it was the sweetest and brightest cinnamon we have ever tasted, with an aroma you can smell from across the room. It's clean-flavored and boldly spicy-sweet, yet with a delicate quality. To fully appreciate its flavor, we recommend trying Royal Cinnamon first in simple applications.