Monthly Archives: March 2012

29 03, 2012

Photo Thursday!

By |March 29th, 2012|Categories: Photo Thursday|Tags: |0 Comments

This photo of our gorgeous organic bay leaves is just one in a series created by our talented Art Director Thomas Dick. We have them all hanging in a curved hallway to be “ooohed” and “aaahed” over when people come to visit our facility. Simply beautiful!
28 03, 2012

Recipe: Marbled Tea Eggs

By |March 28th, 2012|Categories: Herbal Goodies, Recipes and DIY|Tags: |16 Comments

I recently discovered something incredible: Marbled Tea Eggs. I absolutely adore eggs, but transforming them into marbled tea eggs takes them to a completely different level. Not only are they stunning to look at, but the flavor is indescribable and the texture is amazing. I’m already dreaming of all of the potlucks that I’ll be taking these to this summer and have been envisioning ways to make them into the prettiest and tastiest deviled eggs ever. They are delicious when eaten alone but would also be a perfect addition to salads, ramen or miso soup, or rice dishes.  They would also be such a gorgeous addition to any Easter meal or celebration! Tea eggs are a traditional food commonly sold by street vendors throughout China.  In China, there are many variations since each family makes their tea egg recipe a little bit differently, but they all contain black tea, soy sauce, and spices. […]
26 03, 2012

Journey to Biofach

By |March 26th, 2012|Categories: Herb Stories, Herbal Events|Tags: |0 Comments

Each year in February the largest organic products fair in the world called Biofach Messe is held in Nuremberg, Germany.  Our Operations Manager Jennifer Gerrity and International Farms Manager Elvira Guelzow cross the ocean to attend the show, meet with our farmers, and make connections within the herbal industry. Here are some stories and photos from their exciting trip this year!   Tradeshow visitors were streaming into Biofach Messe when we arrived that chilly morning.  Being the largest organic products event in the world, the crowd was full of energy and anticipation. Jennifer and I were excited to meet with our longtime farmers and suppliers from around the globe in person. One of the companies that I had the pleasure of connecting with was our organic and fair trade Yerba Mate supplier. They had a wonderful bombilla and gourd display!     There were amazing sights around every corner. A colorful spring display by a Dutch bulb vendor […]
23 03, 2012

News From The Tea Shelf!

By |March 23rd, 2012|Categories: Herbal Goodies, MRH News|Tags: |3 Comments

Have you seen our gorgeous new tea boxes? Did you know that they’re actually made from…recycled newspapers? Oh, I know. They’re so pretty it’s hard to believe, isn’t it? After two years of planning, sourcing, and designing, we are overjoyed to finally introduce a sustainable package that’s worthy of our deliciously herby, certified organic, and fair trade teas. From a sea of packaging choices, we’ve carefully selected materials taken out of the waste stream and transformed into environmentally friendly alternatives. All of our 4oz teas will now arrive boxed in this recycled loveliness. Really exciting stuff!   Here’s what makes our new box so special… It’s Sustainable Cardboard Tea Box • 100% post-consumer waste recycled newspaper • Reusable • Recyclable • Biodegradable/Compostable • Printed with soy ink and water-based varnish • Recyclable labels Inner Tea Bag • Non-GMO tree cellulose, an industrial bi-product from the Pacific Northwest • 100% Compostable • Resealable with adhesive tab for freshness Our Tea • 100% Certified Organic Ingredients • Earth Kosher Certified • IMO Fair For […]
22 03, 2012

Photo Thursday!

By |March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Photo Thursday|Tags: |1 Comment

Yesterday we woke up to a very snowy wonderland in Eugene! This unexpected storm resulted in an impromptu spring snow day for many of us. Here’s a photo of our heron friend chillin’ in the neighboring West Eugene Wetlands. Such a beautiful surprise!  
21 03, 2012

Queen of Hungary’s Water

By |March 21st, 2012|Categories: Recipes and DIY|Tags: |13 Comments

There is something so intriguing about recipes that have been used for centuries and passed down by oral tradition and folktales.  Below is one of my favorite herbal recipes with legend deeply rooted in folklore.  Not only does it have an interesting history, but the medicinal and cosmetic properties of this formula make it useful in our modern world. There is much debate over the history of this ancient recipe.  Some say that it was created for the aging Queen of Hungary by an alchemist in the 1300’s to restore her youthfulness. According to the legend, it reversed her appearance so much that the 25 year old grand-duke of Lithuania asked for her hand in marriage when she was 70! Others believe that the recipe was formulated and marketed by early Gypsies as a cure-all for a myriad of cosmetic and medical uses. Although the true origin of this recipe is a mystery, there is no […]
20 03, 2012

What's Your Favorite Herb?

By |March 20th, 2012|Categories: Misc|Tags: |0 Comments

Here’s a fun little video we created during this year’s Natural Products Expo West! I visited some of our longtime Mountain Rose Herbs customers to find out their favorite herbs and how they use them. Check out these interviews with Earth Mama Angel Baby, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Oregon Soap Company, VaporBrothers, Moon Valley Organics, and Fearless Chocolate!  
19 03, 2012

We'll Double Your Donation To Land Conservation

By |March 19th, 2012|Categories: Misc|Tags: |0 Comments

Want to make your donation to land and river conservation go even further? Donate to the McKenzie River Trust by March 31st and Mountain Rose Herbs will automatically match your donation dollar for dollar up to $5,000. This is a perfect opportunity to double your investment in Western Oregon land conservation, and it will help advance the programs put into place by this priceless organization we all love and adore. Please help McKenzie River Trust secure these much needed funds by sending them your contribution by the deadline, and remember for each dollar you donate, Mountain Rose Herbs will match it up to $5,000. To learn more about the Mountain Rose Herbs matching gift campaign and to donate please visit www.mckenzieriver.org  
19 03, 2012

Vegan Marshmallow Recipes!

By |March 19th, 2012|Categories: Herbal Goodies, Recipes and DIY|Tags: |5 Comments

These amazing recipes come to us from Jennifer and Jaclyn at Sketch-Free Vegan Eating! These twin sisters love to create delicious vegan, gluten-free, and raw dishes that are both visually appealing and adventurous. They’ve been experimenting with our organic Marshmallow Root Powder for a few months now and recently posted some incredible recipes that we just had to share! Herbalicious vegan marshmallow fluff? Yes, please!   Hot Chocolate Mousse with Marshmallow Root Fluff So, a while ago we were given Marshmallow Root Powder from Mountain Rose Herbs. I thought, hey! Maybe I can make my own vegan marshmallows! Believe it or not, it actually worked. I couldn’t believe that it has the exact same texture as marshmallow fluff! Obviously, it would taste more like fluff if you added powdered sugar, but we’re sticking with stevia for health purposes. You seriously have got to get your hands on some of this magical powder. Marshmallow fluff still […]
15 03, 2012

Photo Thursday!

By |March 15th, 2012|Categories: Photo Thursday|Tags: |1 Comment

Here’s a photo we took last weekend at Expo West! A mountain of Evening Repose Tea welcomed guests to our booth with its fresh floral and cool minty perfume. Aren’t those cerulean blue cornflowers gorgeous?  
14 03, 2012

Summer 2012 Catalog!

By |March 14th, 2012|Categories: Misc|Tags: |0 Comments

Our new catalog is hot off the press and we’re excited to share it with you! We love this time of year – the wildflowers in bloom, daylong mountain hikes, birds singing, picnics, camping trips, and dips in the river! In celebration, we’ve included our favorite summertime recipes, new product announcements, and news from around Mountain Rose Herbs. Be sure to browse our amazing selection of certified organic seeds too as you plan this year’s garden! To view our latest catalog electronically or to order a copy, visit us here!  
2 03, 2012

New! Glass Tea Pots

By |March 2nd, 2012|Categories: Herbal Goodies|Tags: |1 Comment

We’re excited to introduce two new glass tea pots!     Available in two designs including the 32oz Classic seen above and the 10oz or 17oz Contemporary seen below…     Glass teapots allow you to marvel at the art of tea brewing. Especially suited for flowering teas, these pots set the stage for unfurling tea leaves and colorful herbs. Our beautiful glass tea pots are made of borosilicate glass that is temperature resistant, lead-free, and made from 20% recycled materials. Each pot is fitted with a glass infuser for your favorite loose leaf. A lovely choice for any tea connoisseur, these gorgeous glass pots are also dishwasher and microwave safe.   May you sip in beauty!