About Silver Cloud Estates, LLC
Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Silver Cloud Estates, LLC was founded in 2006. The company initially focused its efforts on marketing the vanilla beans grown on the legendary Silver Cloud Estates located in the beautiful Nilgiri, or Blue Mountains of Southern India. As a result, of our success with vanilla beans, we expanded and now offer a complete line of extracts and flavors as well as spices, chili peppers, salts, seasonings, and rubs.
Why buy your extracts and flavors from Silver Cloud Estates?
It is simple; our extracts taste better and are typically much stronger - often two times stronger than other pantry extracts. We use only the finest essential oils and other natural flavor ingredients in our extracts and flavors. Our products are bake and freeze-proof, which means the flavor does not disappear when you bake and freeze your cakes, cookies and other baked goods. In most cases, they do not contain gluten or added sugar.
Why buy spices and seasonings from Silver Cloud when they are so readily available at your local store?
The spices sold at your local store are often more than a year or two old. As spices age, they loose much of their flavor. Silver Cloud's spices are always fresh. We turn our inventory quickly and source our products directly from growers and processors. When sourcing our spices and herbs, we focus on finding the very best gourmet quality.
Due to the popularity of fusion and ethnic cuisines, the demand for high quality and unusual spices continues to grow. We offer many hard to find spices and are carving out a niche as the go to company for chefs who want high quality spices, herbs and seasonings at great prices.
We strive to exceed your expectations
We know the flavors and seasonings you use can make or break your meal. We strive to exceed your expectations for quality, variety and service and invite you to try our products. If you do, we have no doubt that you will recognize them as truly among the finest selection of cooking and baking ingredients offered anywhere.
We are so confident you will love our products, we offer a Money Back Guarantee. If you do not think they are the best you have ever used, return the products for a full refund of the purchase price.
Located in the beautiful Nilgiri, or Blue Mountains, Silver Cloud Estates Private Limited was formed in 1949 by Gregory and Martha Coelho. They consolidated some smaller properties owned by British planters, who were leaving the country after India was granted independence by Great Britain.
Still owned and managed by the Coelho family, the estate comprises 2500 acres. Many consider Silver Cloud one of India's last "great" estates. Mrs. Coelho was a deeply religious woman and a conservationist. She insisted that the estates' stands of mature teak and rosewood be preserved. Today the estate is one of the few in India still heavily wooded. Bordering Mudhumalai and Bandipur National Park elephants, bison, deer and monkeys roam the estate. Constant vigilance is needed to protect the estates' tea from the elephants who love to feed on the tender leaves. Occasionally, workers and visitors spot a leopard, or even a rarer tiger.
Silver Cloud daily employs 1000 people. This number swells to over 1500 during the planting and picking seasons. Best known for its Silver Cloud brand of black tea, which is considered one of India's "premier brands,” the estate is also one of the largest growers of vanilla in the world. Over 100,000 Vanilla planifolia vines are intercropped with tea, black pepper, coffee, ginger and cardamom.
The fact that all the vanilla and tea products sold by Silver Cloud, LLC are grown on the estate, gives us tremendous control over the quality of the products sold. It enable us to guarantee that the products are natural and produced in an eco-friendly manner, No child labor is ever used to plant, grow, pollinate, harvest or process any of the products.
The estate is a place of almost pristine beauty and tremendous serenity. If you listen, you might be able to hear the ringing of cowbells or women softly singing as they carefully pluck tea leaves or pollinate vanilla.
We invite you to "experience" Silver Cloud's tea and vanilla products. We believe if you do, you will recognize them as truly among the finest tea and vanilla products produced anywhere in the world.