For the last couple years I have been buying all my loose-leaf tea from Mountain Rose Herbs because…
- Their teas are great
- Almost everything they sell is organic
- They have a huge selection
- They are a often less than half what I was paying at Teavana
A week or so ago, I was stocking up with some Red, Green, and White tea for the winter and I thought I would take a look at some of their organic herbs and spices that they were offering. We use a lot of Basil and Oregano, so I figured I would just see what they charge. To my amazement they sell 4 ounces of Oregano for $2.00 and 4 ounces of Basil for $3.50.
Just to put that in perspective, last time I bought Basil from the grocery store I paid $4.50 for 0.2 ounces. So at that rate it would cost me $90 to get 4 ounces of Basil. So pardon my excitement as I brag on my new discovery. If the 90% discount over buying from the grocery store wasn’t good enough, the herbs are very fragrant and seem to be fresher than what I get from the grocery store as well.
Just in case you need to see how good a deal we are talking about, below is our newly received package of Oregano (4oz) from Mountain Rose and an Jar of Parsley (0.2oz) that we bought from the grocery store a while ago.
So, this is my money-saving tip of the week: buy your herbs and spices in bulk and quit buying them from the grocery store!