All Mulling and Pickling

View Ajowan Seeds, Whole
View Allspice Berries Organic, Whole
View Allspice Berries, Ground
View Allspice Berries, Whole
View Anise Seeds Organic, Whole
View Anise Seeds, Whole
View Bay Leaves Organic
View Bay Leaves Wild-Grown, Whole
View Black Peppercorns Indonesian Lampong, Whole
View Black Peppercorns Organic, Whole
View Black Peppercorns Tellicherry, Whole
View Black Peppercorns Vietnamese, Whole
View Black Peppercorns Wynad, Whole
View Black Peppercorns, Cracked
View Black Peppercorns, Ground
View Cafe Brulot Spice Mix
View Caraway Seeds Organic, Whole
View Caraway Seeds, Whole
View Cardamom Black, Ground
View Cardamom Black, Whole Pods
View Cardamom Green, Ground
View Cardamom Green, Organic Ground
View Cardamom Green, Organic Whole Pods
View Cardamom Green, Whole Pods
View Cardamom Green, Whole Seeds
View Caribbean Sorrel Rum Spice Mix
View Cassia Bark Organic, Whole
View Cassia Bark, Whole
View Cassia, Ground
View Celery Seeds, Whole
View Chai Spices
View Cinnamon Bark, Whole
View Cinnamon Organic, Ground
View Cinnamon Quills 6″ Bundle of 6
View Cinnamon, Ground
View Clove Buds ‘Hand-Select’, Whole
View Clove Buds Organic, Whole
View Cloves Organic, Ground
View Cloves, Ground
View Coriander Seeds Organic Roast & Ground
View Coriander Seeds Organic, Whole
View Coriander Seeds Roast & Ground
View Coriander Seeds, Whole
View Crushed Red Chillies
View Cumin Seeds White, Organic Whole
View Cumin Seeds White, Whole
View Dill Seeds Organic, Whole
View Dill Seeds, Whole
View Exotic Mixed Peppercorns
View Fairtrade Organic Cardamom Green Pods
View Fairtrade Organic Mace Blades
View Fairtrade Organic Nutmeg Kernels
View Fennel Seeds Organic, Whole
View Fennel Seeds, Whole
View Gin & Tonic Garnish Box
View Ginger Organic, Ground
View Ginger Root, Ground
View Grains of Paradise, Whole
View Green Peppercorns, Whole
View Juniper Berries Organic, Whole
View Juniper Berries, Whole
View Long Pepper, Whole
View Mace Blades, Whole
View Mace Organic, Ground
View Mace, Ground
View Mandarin Peel Organic, Cut
View Mandarin Peel, Cut
View Mixed Herbs
View Mixed Peppercorns Organic, Whole
View Mixed Peppercorns, Whole
View Mulled Cider Spice Mix
View Mulled White Wine Spice Mix
View Mulled Wine Spice Mix
View Mulled Wine Spice Mix Organic
View Mustard Seeds Black Organic, Whole
View Mustard Seeds Brown, Whole
View Mustard Seeds Yellow, Whole
View Nigella Seeds, Whole
View Nutmeg Kernels, Whole
View Nutmeg Organic, Ground
View Nutmeg, Ground
View Pickling Spices
View Pink Peppercorns, Whole
View Poppy Seeds, Blue
View Poppy Seeds, White
View Rose Petals
View Rosemary Leaves Organic
View Rosemary Leaves, Wild-Grown
View Saffron Threads ‘La Mancha’
View Sichuan Pepper, Whole
View Star Anise Organic, Whole
View Star Anise, Ground
View Star Anise, Whole
View Traditional Mulled Wine Spice Drawstring Bag
View Turmeric Root Organic, Ground
View Turmeric Root, Ground
View Vanilla Organic, Whole Pods
View Vanilla Pod, Whole x 2
View White Peppercorns Organic, Whole

Mulling and Pickling

Our hand-blended mulling and pickling spices are the perfect way to add some unique flavour to a variety of drinks and food. On one hand, mulling spices are typically used to bring real warmth and flavour to drinks during the cold winter and autumn months — your hot apple ciders and mulled wines, or something even more adventurous such as Caribbean Sorrel Rum.

The exact combination of ingredients used for mulling spices varies, but some of the most common ingredients you might expect to find include cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Other additions such as star anise, peppercorn, or cardamom are common. It’s these spicy flavours that pair so well with the sweet, fruity flavour of mulled drinks. Depending on the drink you’re making you may even use some fruit, too — ingredients such as raisins, apples (dried) or orange rind. Take a look through our selection and find what works best for you.

Meanwhile, pickling spices are (as you may have guessed) used to pickle foods such as vegetables and eggs. Pickling can preserve and extend the shelf life of foods for months and has been used as a method to do so for thousands of years. It’s thought that originally, humans did this to preserve their food for out-of-season use, perhaps in long, cold winters when nothing grew, as well as for long, hard journeys across the sea.

The process of pickling food in vinegar or some sort of brine typically gives it a very salty, sour taste and when you pair this with some of our pickling spices, they combine perfectly to add a unique, tangy flavour. The exact combination of spices used in each pickling spice blend will vary, but common ingredients might include mustard seeds, coriander, ginger, peppercorns, dill seed, allspice, and bay leaves. You can purchase our own pre-packaged, hand-blended version, or create your own, combining the individual ingredients from our spice shop.

When you’re using pickling or mulling spices, it's important to use them in the right proportions. Too much of any one spice can overpower the other flavours in the spice blend, leading to less-than-tasty results. Remember — when you’re creating mulled drinks, it's important to simmer the spices in the liquid for a period of time to allow the flavours to really meld together. For pickling, the spices are typically added to the brine and left to infuse for several days before the vegetables are added.