I’ve always been a huge fan of Chinese Five Spice. The aroma and flavor is magic.
But as wonderful as Chinese Five-Spice is (with its combination of star anise, clove, canela, fennel, and Sichuan peppercorn), Chinese Ten-Spice is even more evocative with a breadth and depth of flavor that’s difficult to describe and easy to love.
The addition of two decidedly savory elements—cumin and black peppercorn–give it a distinguishable complexity. Coriander adds an elusive lemon note. Allspice adds a nutmeg note (in addition to cinnamon and clove). And anise adds an additional licorice note.
LunaCafe Chinese Five-Spice Recipes
- Blackberry Lime Syrup with Star Anise
- Chinese Cracker Jacks
- Heavenly Hot Chocolate Mix–with Seven Variations
- Silver Bells (Chinese Five Spice Butter Cookies)
More LunaCafe Spice Blends
- Chinese Five Spice
- Garam Masala
- Mejadra Spice
- Ras el Hanout
- Smokin’ Hot Cajun Spice
- Warm Winter Spice