Starter Box

3 Spice Blends

$27.99 $30.00

The perfect three salt-free spice blends to start your mindful cooking journey.

Tips for Success

  • Clumping is normal as we don’t use anti caking agents or salt. If clumping occurs simply break apart with your hands before seasoning.

  • Try not to pour spices out of the jar over a steaming pot or pan as the steam can get in the jar and cause further clumping.

  • For maximum flavor make sure to use with salt.

  • Ground spices can burn quickly so make sure to use oil to help distribute the heat more evenly when making a rub.

  • Origin

    Long-tail Sunset Thai Blend
    At nightfall, fisherman of Southern Thailand venture on long-tail boats for their daily catch, navigating the dark sea by constellations. Arriving back to shore, they proudly march their live haul into the cafes, where the customers’ singular selections are prepared by the chef. I savored two remarkable seafood dishes on that trip (spicy coconut curry lobster and fried fish with tamarind dipping sauce), and their indelible flavors inspired Long-Tail Sunset. Mixing this ambrosial blend of harder-to-find ingredients like tamarind, Thai chile and lemongrass with fresh aromatics and our Java turmeric makes quick work of yellow curry paste. A scant palmful added to a beer batter puts a Southeast Asian spin on quintessentially British fish and chips. And as a cocktail rimmer, it lingers lovingly on the lips long after the last drop.
    Once while wandering a medina in Marrakesh with my dad, a friendly stranger beckoned us down long flight of stairs to the bottom of a hammam, where he stoked the fires that heat the community bath. Buried under the ashes was a clay tangia, and we spent an indulgent afternoon sharing its braised lamb and apricots, fragrant with ras el hanout. While the foundation and philosophy of this signature North African seasoning is warmth and welcome—usually represented in cardamom, cumin, clove and cinnamon—each family makes its own enhancements. Our version includes orange peel and, in honor of our host, rose petals—this delicate floral note is the reason, he says, his food “tastes like love.” I use the blend as a dry rub for rack of lamb or grilled chicken skewers—the flavors always conjure that Moroccan memory, and the shimmery sound of a welcoming stranger strumming a sitar in the background.
    In the dense cloud forest that hangs from Nicaragua’s Mombacho Volcano, coffee plants grow wildly, thriving in the cool mist. Back on the ground in the nearby city of Granada, cafes honor the hallowed crop with an impossibly smooth brew. In my memory, the tempting bouquet of coffee roast is entwined with the equally inviting aroma of zesty mojo-marinated pork sizzling on a streetside charcoal grill. Mombacho Café is a flashback in flavor form: A classic Latin American adobo seasoning—garlic, black pepper and oregano—blended with coffee and citrus peels for complexity that’s robust and slightly bitter. In its presence, dishes destined for caramelization—from roasted carrots to pork loin glazed with a reduction of apple cider and honey—are never the same again.
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    • KM
      Kenneth Michael W.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 stars
      6 months ago
      This Starter will make you want more.

      This truly deserves five stars. It is an ideal kit for those who love spicy food as it allows you to create wonderful warm flavors in cooking without the risk of overdoing it for family and friends.

    • MH
      Melanie H.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 stars
      8 months ago
      Three great spice mixes

      These are all great and I will continue to use them

    • HM
      Harry M.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 stars
      1 year ago
      Spice it up!!!

      The quality and flavor of these spices are so good! The unique blends are unlike anything else and they quickly and effortlessly add so much flavor to basic recipes, without being too salty or otherwise overpowering. They enhance the meal and take on different flavor profiles depending on the ingredients which makes them very versatile. I’m not the kind of person that cooks a lot but I have much more confidence now preparing a meal knowing I can begin with simple ingredients and a basic recipe and then add one of these spice blends as my secret ingredient. Thank you so much!

    • DS
      Dolores S.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 stars
      2 years ago
      5 Stars

      I purchased this item to send as a gift to 2 friends who have had to curtail their world travels during the current quarantine. They were thrilled to receive it and begin creating some dishes that remind them of their travels.

    • CS
      Christopher S.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 stars
      2 years ago
      5 Stars

      As a recovering heart patient I'm constantly on the search for spice combos WITH NO SALT OR SODIUM. Yours are mixed that way. Delicious spice combos with no salt added. I used mine the day they arrived! It is so difficult to find spice combos, especially for foreign dishes with no additional salt or MSG. They really add a great flavor!

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    FAQ

    Are these blends salt free?

    Yes! These blends are not only salt free but they are free of any preservatives, fillers or gluten. Please note our Marrakesh Sitar Blend has a touch of honey in it.

    Are these blends certified organic?

    Unfortunately we do not have any certifications at this time but most of our spices are organically grown and all of them are non gmo. Each ingredient can be traced back to its origin. Email hello@spicetribe.com for any questions.

    Do you have recipes to go with these blends?

    Yes! We have an ever expanding recipe library of chef tested recipes. Click here to learn more. Please shoot us an email if there are any recipes you would like to see at hello@spicetribe.com.