Single origin means that all our spices are capable of being traced back to a single area of production, even to single farm. All our spices are from Turkey, except for the cinnamon which we source from Indonesia and the Himalayan salt which is from Pakistan.
It also means that each of our spices exhibits their own unique terroir - the environment where they’re grown imbues a unique set of flavours and smells to the spice, like how grapes from France produce different wines than grapes from Argentina.
Other spices are... well, from many different origins and countries. Often, the spices you're buying are sourced from many, many different farms from a handful of countries. High and low-quality lots are blended for consistency and cost and so much of the flavour is lost along the way.
Our spices are sourced directly from small farms in Turkey.
Most of our spices are organically grown. However, some of our farmers are certified organic and some are not.
Our herbs and spices are harvested by hand, dried naturally and transported whole to preserve freshness. Our spices are non-irradiated and naturally free of gluten, allergens and any additives, colourings, anti-caking agents and other fillers to ensure that they are 100% natural.
Certifications are expensive, often too expensive for an independent small farmer to afford.
The short answer is you should not! Spices are for cooking, not for storing. Try to keep them in an area where you can see them while you're cooking - ideally within arms reach.
We ship our spices in a pouch specifically with two key factors in mind: high barrier and eco-friendliness. The entire packaging is fully biodegradable, high quality materials grant special durability and defense against external factors, such as humidity or oxygenation, the bag is fully resealable, and thus increases the longevity and freshness of your product.
With that said, we know you can't use every spice every day, so we recommend keeping them in a dark, dry cabinet away from the heat of the stove or direct sunlight, protected from light, heat, and humidity. We don't recommend storing spices in the fridge because condensation can build up as you take them in and out.
Each resealablw pouch is 120mm wide x 200mm high.
Delivery (2-3 working days)
We charge a flat delivery rate of £4.95 for most orders.
**FREE DELIVERY ON ORDERS OVER £10**
Spices are a beautiful way of adding flavour, aroma, and colour to your cooking.
We like the idea of experimenting as much as possible with your spices. Our spices also tend to be more flavourful than your regular grocery store spices. So start with a little less than your recipes recommend and taste from there.
We pride ourselves on quick dispatching and aim to ship within maximum 48 hours after receiving your order (usually quicker).
All delivery options operate on weekdays only, so all orders placed on a Friday will be dispatched on a Monday at the earliest. We don’t offer Saturday or Sunday delivery options and/or an option to collect.
We offer free shipping to all UK destinations on all total orders over £10. This is normally by Royal Mail 2st Class for items up to 2kg and takes 3 - 5 working days (though it is taking 2-3 weeks at the moment due to the COVID pandemic and major staff shortages at Royal Mail).
A tracking number is provided by Royal Mail, but it does not provide information enroute. It only gets scanned before orders are delivered, held at depot due to non-delivery or returned to us if the address is incorrect.
International delivery is calculated after purchase on a case by case basis. We have a placeholder £12 shipping charge however we may be in touch after purchase with an updated shipping cost.
From time to time we do make mistakes and miss your express shipping options, and also fall out of stock after you have placed your order.We will try and refund you for any extra shipping on these occasions or in full as soon as possible.
For international orders buyers are liable for all import taxes, custom charges and VAT for international orders, and also for any orders returned to us after non collection or customs refusal. Failure to do this may result in items not being requested to be released, destroyed or further legal action.
For non-faulty items, return postage is at the buyer’s expense, though a full refund on the item cost will be given. Refunds will be given on all items within 7 days of receipt, subject to them being in an unused condition.
For faulty items, items must be returned to us - either sending us the receipt for return shipping which will be refunded or contacting us for a return shipping label.
For faulty items, refunds will not be issued under any circumstances should the items not be returned to us.
For faulty items we exercise the right to offer are placement or full refund.
Items are no longer eligible for return after 7 days of purchase and are considered final sale.
Refunds are credited to the original form of payment.
Any fees associated with shipping will not be refunded(unless the item is faulty). We reserve the right to charge a £5 fee to cover our outgoing postage and packing costs for non-faulty items.
Threats of negative reviews in order to push for refunds or other outcomes will not be tolerated under any circumstances and will negate any offer for a replacement or refund.
Please return all items to: Baharat, Market House, 21 Lenten street, Alton GU34 1HG.