Out of your spice cabinet – cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic powder, anise seed, cardamom, black pepper and nutmeg. These are often added to your teas for added ingredients. Many Chai Teas have cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg added to the teas. Garlic spread on toast is known to help when you have a flu. Cardomom is good for circulation. Ginger is known to give you energy. These spices are not great with coffee, but some are added into wines. Pimento in Jamaica smell just like our store bought cloves. Pimento is used in many food dishes in Jamaica. Anise seed smells and tastes like licorice and is added into Mediterranean and Arabic food dishes. Main spices for spice cakes, muffins, cookies are: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardomom and sometimes ginger.