Five Spice Powder blends traditional Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine spices to create a sweet and savory spice blend. We source, grind, and blend the five iconic spices – cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and black pepper – for our fresh and flavorful Five Spice Powder.
Wuxing, an ancient Chinese philosophical principle, is a scheme used to explain the phenomena that the universe is composed of five elements – Earth, Water, Wood, Metal, and Fire – that balance one another harmonically. The connection and interaction between these elements help contextualize traditional Chinese culture and spiritual practice. Allegedly, the Five Spice Powder was developed to mirror the balance of the five elements and, as a result, help balance diet. Our Five Spice Powder seeks to represent the five elements by melding five flavors – sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty – to create a delicious balance.
Embrace the five elements with this adventurous spice as a rub or accompaniment to duck, pork, and other meats. For the most authentic results, consider braising or roasting meats to allow the spice’s complex flavors to develop precisely.
Anise Seed, Fennel, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Peppercorn
Braise or slow roast meats for balanced but complex flavors that mirror the five elements!