Chinese Spice Collection (Star Anise, Cassia Bark, Sand Ginger, Smoked Cao Guo)

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This Chinese Spice Collection includes four popular spices with a 10% discount off the individual prices! 

These four spices provide quintessential flavors to Chinese cooking and are used frequently in braises and stews, chili oil, hot pot and beyond. They are all single-origin spices—grown in a village or small growing area in Guangxi, Yunnan or Guangdong—and are used extensively throughout the country. 

Star anise and Chinese cassia are components of traditional Chinese five spice along with Sichuan pepper (and fennel and clove, which we do not sell but are available widely in the U.S.). Though less well known, sand ginger and smoked cao guo, which is also called tsao ko or Chinese black cardamom, are intriguing and appealing to both nose and taste. 

Collection includes:

  • Star anise (ba jiao), 2 ounces (57 grams)
  • Cassia bark (gui pi), 2.5 ounces (71 grams)
  • Sand ginger (sha jiang), 3.5 ounces (100 grams)
  • Smoked cao guo (Chinese black cardamom), 3 ounces (85 grams)

See individual products on this site for more description of each one, including provenance.