Gathering Place Cardamom Pod comes direct from our Farmers’ Cooperative in Southern India. Cardamom is the fruit of a tropical plant related to ginger, and one of the world’s most expensive spices, after saffron and vanilla. It grows in the understory of the food forests, preferring to be shade grown under the canopy of coconut and banana trees. Our cardamom is hand harvested, dried, ground into a powder, and then shipped direct to us. It has a pleasant hint of citrus, and is sweet and spicy. Cardamom lends its distinctive flavour to our Chai tea and Chai Spice blend and can be enjoyed in curries, soup, stews, sauces and spice rubs.