With their unique sweet flavour, cloves are instantly recognisable in sweet and savoury dishes. They may also be used as a drink and clove tea is a favourite. The flavour of cloves also may act as a pain reliever and indeed cloves have been used as a homespun cure for toothaches. Be aware not to try this with children though. Delicious in biscuits, cloves are often paired with nutmeg and cinnamon for a unique taste.