Chinese Five Spice

Chinese Five Spice
Chinese Five Spice
Chinese Five Spice Chinese Five Spice
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Net Weight:
3.2 oz
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Mouth-watering and assertive, our salt-free Chinese Five Spice powder is dominated in aroma and flavor by the licorice-y depth of star anise. It’s balanced by the elevated, peppery character of cloves and woodsy cinnamon, and the spicy, fruity, tingling bite of Sichuan pepper, all married together with the sweet earthiness of ground fennel. We pride ourselves on sending out the most flavorful product possible and to help ensure this we hand-blend our seasoning blends in small batches in our facility.

Many believe that the origin of Chinese cooking can be traced back to Yi Yin, a chef and political figure who lived during the Shang dynasty (1600-1046 BC). He is said to have developed the theory of the five flavors, defined as salty, bitter, acid, sweet and hot. These harmony of the five flavors are divided into yin and yang. Sweet and spicy foods are considered to be yin, while bitter, sour and salty foods are considered to be yang. These characteristics are reflected in the traditional composition of the Chinese Five Spice blend. Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine further claim that that the five flavors of foods each have their own characteristics and functions for health.

Sour flavor calms the body.
Bitter flavor clears heat.
Sweet flavor imparts tone to the body.
Spicy flavor expels cold from the body.
Salty flavor helps the body to dissolve stagnation.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Chinese Five Spice powder shines with fatty meats such as duck, goose or pork, which can stand up to its aggressive flavor. It's often used during braising, turning inexpensive cuts of meat into rich delicacies thanks to a prolonged cooking time at a low temperature. Marinate steak in a five spice rub and serve with a red wine and five spice reduction. Chinese Five Spice powder is successfully used in small quantities with lighter meats, too, like chicken or fish, and in stir-fries. It is an exotic substitute for cinnamon or clove in cookies and spice cakes. And we love to add it to scrambled eggs!

This salt-free seasoning is hand-blended from ground star anise, cloves, fennel, cinnamon and Sichuan peppercorns.

Be wary of Five Spice blends that use black pepper or anise seed instead of Sichuan peppercorns and star anise. These substitutions deliver a less robust and authentic blend.


Hungry for more information?

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.6g1%

Dietary Fiber0.8g3%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy

4.5 out of 5
21 total ratings.

Eron P. (Verified buyer) 05/21/2021
Its totally perfect in everyway Its totally perfect in everyway

STEVEN K. (Verified buyer) 09/23/2020
Thoroughly pleased with all purchases. Thoroughly pleased with all purchases.

Deborah B. (Verified buyer) 06/01/2020
It is a wonderful blend It is a wonderful blend

Dara D. (Verified buyer) 04/22/2020
I bought this to make I bought this to make snickerdoodle cookies and have been using this and cinnamon with a BUNCH of sweets. Can not wait to try it with some savory dishes soon.

Sharon H. (Verified buyer) 07/03/2019
Delicious! Delicious!

Robert S. (Verified buyer) 04/27/2019
Not what I thought When I ordered Chinese 5 Spice I was thinking it would be Chop Suey tasting. It isn't. It has a strong anise taste blended with cloves and cinnamon. Very good delivery time and ordering was a breeze.

Richard K. (Verified buyer) 03/25/2019
Awesome! Awesome!

Margaret R. (Verified buyer) 03/20/2019
New to low sodium My husband must be on a low sodium diet, we were not sure how to go about this. I went on a few blogs and read several peoples blogs making reference to a spice called flipping the I went to your web site a purchased that spice and several others. We were in love your specs were amazing we didn’t miss salt at all. They were delivered quickly and FRESH! Will be purchasing again that’s for sure.

Robin Z. (Verified buyer) 10/22/2018
A bit of heaven. We ordered Chinese Five Spice because we need to cut salt from our diets. Of all the spice combos we have tried, Chinese Five Spice is the best. We have used it on chicken, pork, fish and a baked mixed vegetable dish, all with fantastic results. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a different and delicious change from the ordinary.

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 07/04/2015
Chinese Five Spice I use it in my Shu Mei and egg rolls....brings out the flavor of all the the other ingredients.
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