Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of seasonings with today’s Groupon to the online store of White Jasmine. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a Winter Warming Basket (a $52.50 total value), which includes the following:
- A five-box pack of chai, earl grey, earl grey decaf, english breakfast, and orange-spice teas ($6.50/per box value)
- A silk scarf in blue, black, pink, or gray (a $20 value)
- For $10, you get $20 worth of teas, spice blends, and spiced cheeses from the White Jasmine Marketplace.
Profiled in Brava Magazine, White Jasmine owner Huma Siddiqui makes Pakistani-style cooking and entertaining accessible to anyone with a selection of spices and beverages. Customers can sip upon a cup of spice-infused chai ($6.50) while perusing the online store or personally research whether bergamot turns people invisible with a pot of earl grey tea ($6.50). White Jasmine’s garam masala blend ($9.95)—traditionally different in each Pakistani household—recalls the Siddiqui family’s time-tested recipe of five expertly measured spices. Discussed in detail by the Capital Times, rBGH-free gouda cheeses blend Pakistan’s traditional spices and Wisconsin’s cheese-making know-how ($8 for 8 oz.), adding flair to cracker parties or cracker-based party dresses. Winter Warming Basket bearers indulge their tea cravings with five boxes of White Jasmine teas and shield bare necks with a Pakistan-imported silk scarf.
Dedicated to celebrating family rituals, traditions, and customs in life, White Jasmine dedicates itself to the most popular ritual of all: food. Beyond offering a variety of spices, teas, and flavored gouda cheese in the store, the staff conducts cooking classes in which they impart skills in everything from handling traditional Pakistani woks to converting staples such as rice and bigger rice—also known as potatoes—into gourmet meals. The store's president, Huma Siddiqui, also produces a half-hour cooking show, Everyday Cooking, seen on Madison TVW every Sunday morning.