Carrying this bowl of spices to the studio was the best thing ever - the smell was glorious!
The smell difference between green and black cardamon pods is amazing - the black smoky, while the green are more fresh a slightly sweet smelling.
The ginger had been frozen, so there are tiny ice crystals in it, all under the skin.
The darjeeling tea we added was actually from Darjeeling - our flat mate brought it back after being in India.
I love chai tea, but there is very fine balance between too sweet and not sweet enough.