Johan och Nystrom now in Ireland!

We are delighted to announce that we will shortly be introducing the Johan och Nystrom coffee range to Ireland, to compliment our Kardemumma tea range! As sole distributor north and south of the border we are hugely excited to be bringing this quality brand to Ireland.  According to us and many others its the best coffee ever! J&N are a handcraft roastery in Sweden and produce some of the best quality coffee you are likely to come across. The guys pride themselves on their coffee knowledge, roasting brilliant coffees and leading the way in coffee trends.

We’ll be adding their coffee range to the website shortly so stay tuned! If you’re too curious to wait check out their website . (There’s a handly english translation icon in the top right hand corner!)


New Look Website

Hi All,
For regular visitors you’ll have noticed the changing look of our website :-) . We’ll be making some more tweaks and additions in the coming days so please bear with us as we get there! We really like the new look so many thanks to James and Debbie at Logis Media.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Kardemumma!!







Hope you will have a loving and great day!!

Semlor (lent buns)- a sign of Spring!!!

Here’s the recipe for Swedish Semlor or lent buns as promised:


  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk (70 to 80 degrees F)
  • 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk, or as needed
  • 5 ounces marzipan
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • confectioners’ sugar for dusting


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs with butter and milk. Sprinkle yeast overtop and allow to soften for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, sift together 5 cups flour with 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and ground cardamom. Once yeast has softened, stir flour mixture into milk mixture until a soft dough forms. Cover bowl with a towel, and allow to rise in a warm spot for 30 minutes.
  2. Sift together flour and baking powder. Stir into risen dough, then knead until smooth. Form into 16 balls (or 24 if you’d like smaller semlor) and place onto greased baking sheets. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in bulk, 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown and the center has firmed. Cool buns on a wire rack to room temperature.
  5. Once cool, cut a slice about 1/2 inch thick off of the top of the bun and set aside. Scoop or cut out the center of the buns, leaving a shell about 1/2 inch thick. Tear the removed bread into small pieces and place into a bowl. Moisten the bread with milk, then mix in marzipan until smooth. Add additional milk if needed until the marzipan filling is nearly as soft as pudding.
  6. Whip cream with 2 tablespoons sugar to stiff peaks. Fill each shell with a spoonful of marzipan filling. Pipe whipped cream on top of the filling to 1/2 inch over the top of the bun. Replace the tops onto the buns, and dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving. Enjoy with a warming cup of Earl Grey Russian!!!!!!!!! So so yummy!!!!!

Kardemumma in Source, Sligo

Source, a Restaurant, Wine Bar, Deli shop and a Cookery School split over three levels in a landmark building on John Street in Sligo is opening this Friday!! As part of the Source concept of mainly using local suppliers a range of Kardemumma teas will be available in the shop!! First delivery is taking place tomorrow!

Kardemumma and SWIBN award!

The annual SWIBN Christmas event/ Swibner’s Achievement Award took place last night in Tobergal Lane Cafe in Sligo. Myself and Kardemumma were nominated in two of the four categories ie. Best Product/ Service Innovation and Best Personal achievement in business. To my absolute delight we won the Best Product Innovation award so just wanted to say a huge thanks to the people that voted for me!! Feels great to get recognition for the hard work we have put in during 2010! :-)

Kardemumma at the Food & Wine Show this weekend (26-28 Nov)!

We are so excited about attending the Food and Wine Show in the RDS in Dublin this weekend!

Come and see us in the Artisan Village and taste our festive Christmas Tea Blend!!

Personalised Wedding Teas!

I recently got married and we wanted to give our guests a small gift as a reminder of our day. So what better than a customised Wedding Tea Blend!! We blended a fresh Earl Grey tea with lime, beautifully embellished with rose, lavender and cornflower petals. It proved a real hit with our guests so we decided to share this.

If your big day is coming up and you would like to do something similar please do not hesitate to get in touch. We can even do teas decorated with tiny sugar love hearts!!!!

Lovely new teas in stock!!

A little note to tell you about our lovely new teas that we got in last week!! A perfect accompaniment to a relaxing summer’s evening.

Cranberry: A lovely and fruity tea flavoured with cranberry and embellished with blackberry leaves and whole cranberries.

Irish Breakfast: Our own blend of an old Irish favourite, high quality Assam, Ceylon and a Chinese OP to give a fantastic blend perfect for any time of the day!

Rooibos Earl Grey: A refreshing Rooibos tea from South Africa flavoured with oil of bergamot, which has been embellished with cornflower petals.

Earl Grey Russian: A fresh black tea with the flavours of bergamot oil and lime, embellished with lemon grass and rose petals. A tea that tastes as good as it looks!

Nettle tea: A pure and natural herbal tea with nettle leaves. Nettle tea has a number of well-known benefits such as fighting coughs and asthma and allergies (hay fever and eczema) just to mention a few. A perfect booster for the immune system.

All on offer in July for the great price of

Turlough Feile 22-23 May

Hi all,

Apologies for the lack of blogging over the last few weeks! It’s been a busy and great month for us. One of the main events was the annual Feile at the Country Life Museum in TurloughPark, Co. Mayo that took place 22-23 of May. We were there, for the second year! With sunshine, temperatures in the mid twenties and over 25 000 visitors over the weekend you couldn’t ask for a better setting!!

I have attached a few photos of the Kardemumma stand seasoningly decorated with lots of beautiful Whitethorn blossoms together with our products to give you an idea of the place! Enjoy!