A brand from the mountains — First Bud Organics, as the name suggests is an organic brand. These folks make use of 100 per cent pure organic produce and they make a range of products. From chai and turmeric to pickles and honey — the brand can pretty much cover all our kitchen needs.
I got my hands on their Tulsi Drops, which I am duly using throughout the monsoon season; their Rajasthani Mango Pickle goes well with dal chawal or even millets. The best part is that it's preservative-free. Another product that stood out for me is their Homemade Chai Masala. When you're making chai at home, you can totally jazz up its taste by mixing half a spoon of the masala in it. It's got a sharp taste of herbs that makes it best for this weather.