Chinese Five Spice Blend

Golden Thyme Homestead

The Chinese Five Spice blend reflects the traditional Chinese philosophy of balancing the five flavors—sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami—in a dish.

Let’s get started!

5 Integral Spices

Sichuan Peppercorns Contains citrus & floral notes

Whole Cloves Pungent & slightly bitter

Cinnamon Adds warmth & sweetness

Star Anise Strong, sweet licorice flavor

Fennel Seeds Mild, slightly sweet flavor

Toast spices


Toast whole spices in a dry skillet until aromatic.

Allow to cool


Allow the spices to cool before handling.



Use a spice grinder to grind your toasted spices into a powder. Store them in an airtight container.

Get The Full Recipe

along with tips and tricks for success