Clove

From the high ranges of Idukki 

  The uniqueness of our Clove  

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Naturally grown

Our clove, grown naturally in the high ranges of Idukki, gives nuanced flavours and a stronger aroma to your palate. Warm and aromatic, this small dark brown unopened flower bud gives you subtle sweet, spicy and woody taste notes along with delicate pungent and mint flavours.

From the high ranges of Idukki

Only matured cloves are harvested for processing

Hand-picked

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Clove that doesn't come from a field but the farmer's backyard

In the high ranges clove is not a commercial crop. The farmers in these hills generally have a few trees in their backyards and farms for their personal use and is a source of additional income. Every year after the annual harvest and processing, only the surplus, after keeping aside clove for their household uses, are sold. Often intercropped with other spices, they also provide for the bio-diversity in the farm. As a non-commercial crop, this evergreen tropical tree is left in its natural state with the manure being majorly the fallen leaves and rains and sometimes our farmers also use cow dung. And this precisely makes them unique, more flavourful and rich in their contents and one of our favourites.

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Clove Sapling

Hand-picked clove

After day 1 of slow drying

After day 2-3 of slow drying

After day 4. Ready to be used.

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Who grows our Clove?

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Along with many other spices like nutmeg, pepper, cardamom and coffee, Mohanan cultivates and harvests his clove tress naturally and with great care. His farm is located in the Karunapuram panchayat in the high ranges of Idukki.  A passionate farmer, Mohanan also takes extra care in processing his produce as well. We have been associated with him for the past 2 years.

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How it reaches you?

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Clove trees grow well in elevations above 800m with consistent rain fall and the high ranges offers just the same. Grown naturally along with their other crop, our farmers pay great attention to the harvest process, it being a major factor contributing to the final quality. The unopened flower buds of the clove trees are manually plucked in multiple rounds as only the matured ones, the ones turned into light pinkish colour from light green, are plucked. The harvest season spans the months of March and April. The manually plucked cloves are separated from its stems and then sun-dried over 3-4 days. The clove is then hand-sorted and packed with precision, so that the quality is maintained and shelf life increased. The post harvest activities are undertaken by our farmers at their farms simultaneously with the harvesting.

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Along with many other spices like nutmeg, pepper, cardamom and coffee, Mohanan cultivates and harvests his clove tress naturally and with great care. His farm is located in the Karunapuram panchayat in the high ranges of Idukki.  A passionate farmer, Mohanan also takes extra care in processing his produce as well. We have been associated with him for the past 2 years.

Mohanan

Clove trees grow well in elevations above 800m with consistent rain fall and the high ranges offers just the same. Grown naturally along with their other crop, our farmers pay great attention to the harvest process, it being a major factor contributing to the final quality. The unopened flower buds of the clove trees are manually plucked in multiple rounds as only the matured ones, the ones turned into light pinkish colour from light green, are plucked. The harvest season spans the months of March and April. The manually plucked cloves are separated from its stems and then sun-dried over 3-4 days. The clove is then hand-sorted and packed with precision, so that the quality is maintained and shelf life increased. The post harvest activities are undertaken by our farmers at their farms simultaneously with the harvesting.