This prized recipe was handed to Trudy Ann by her cousin, passed down many generations. It is made with twelve dry roasted organic ingredients, ground and blended by hand. For this pantry staple among Indian cooks, it is said there are as many recipes as there are chefs in India. This masala will make any dish you prepare mouth watering. This organic garam masala is made of a very subtle combination of spices and the most in demand spices. Made of organic cinnamon, organic cloves, organic pepper, organic cumin, organic cardamom, organic mustard, organic star anise, organic bay leaf, organic fennel, organic turmeric, organic coriander, and organic ajwain.Trudy Ann was born in Bombay, India, which is now named Mumbai. As a child, Trudy Ann fondly remembers her Grandma Monica insisting tea promptly at four - straight after siesta time. In 1988, her Aunt Pramila served her the perfect cup of masala chai. The masala (a mix of spices) is brewed with the chia (tea). From that moment, Trudy Ann became an instant masala chai lover. Today, Trudy Ann and her family continue this tradition, with friends coming over for a 4 PM cup of tea. Trudy Ann has worked hard to create the perfect blend of spices for masala chai, making it in small batches with all organic ingredients. Then the spice and tea bags are sealed and stamped by hand. After making her chai and spices for friends and family, Trudy Ann begain a business after moving to Vancouver.