The Sunday Steep!

Some weeks are busy weeks full of long days and late nights! While I am not really a caffeine junky, I do like my cup or two of coffee brewed with cacao nibs every morning. On weeks like this past one, however, where we are visiting with lots of people, going to events far and wide, and still putting in a good day's work, I tend to reach for tea more than coffee throughout the day. I think my nerves and senses respond well to the calming ritual of tea, it helps to keep me hydrated, and it's a small way to pay attention to my body's needs when the wild world is calling! This tea recipe is made up […]

New in the Shop: Organic Love Tea

Our herbal ode to Love…   Organic Love Tea The inspiration for many poets, artists and dreamers, it has even been said that love is all you need. The florally sweet flavor of this herbal blend will arouse your senses and melt away your cares- allowing your heart to become immersed in all that it holds dear. With the perfect amount of whole organic Rose Buds and a pinch of Vanilla, this tea is sweet and floral with earthy undertones, and a rosy and crisp aftertaste! Ingredients: Organic Rose petals, Organic Damiana leaf, Organic Orange peel, Organic Cacao nibs roasted, Organic Cinnamon chips, Organic Vanilla Bean powder. This newest addition to our Organic Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea Blends is available in a 4 oz box, 8 […]

New on iTunes: Herbal Radio Podcast

  We've been working on an exciting project and are so thrilled to finally be able to share it with you! Mountain Rose Herbs just launched our very own free podcast on iTunes called Herbal Radio. We have 6 episodes up, and can't wait to grow this into an incredible collection of lectures and interviews from around the herbal community, including recordings from the Free Herbalism Project.  You can now subscribe to the podcast or download episodes to listen to while working in the garden, adventuring out to the forest, or simply enjoy free herbal education at home with a cozy cup of tea.   Check out the Herbal Radio Podcast by Mountain Rose Herbs! Looking for more? Here are some other wonderful herbal podcasts for your listening and learning […]

Snack Recipe: Coconut Cardamom Granola

  Heading out for a hike now that the sun is shining and flowers are blooming around every turn? You need a delicious power snack to fuel your adventures, and this granola recipe is the best! Spicy, sweet, and salty with a hint of honey and maple syrup paired with cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut, the flavor reminds me of these delicious chai oatmeal cookies, but with healthy nuts and seeds. Make a big batch for camping trips, picnics, or those afternoon munchies.     Coconut Cardamom Granola Ingredients 2 cups organic whole oats 1 cup organic coconut flakes 1 cup organic pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup organic whole almonds 1/3 cup organic hemp seeds 1/3 cup raw local honey 1/4 cup organic virgin coconut oil, melted 2 Tbsp organic maple syrup 1 ½ tsp organic cardamom […]

The Sunday Steep!

  I have a secret to share, a tip, if you will…you do not need to wait until summer to enjoy delicious, nature-made sun tea! In fact, it does not even need to be a hot, sunny day for you to make a tasty jar of herbal tea. You can steep the herbs in fresh water on a counter-top, in a sunny windowsill, or on the front stoop. It may take a little longer to get a good steep if the sun isn't out, but it will still work just fine. In fact, you could put this tea together in the morning, and let it steep for several hours to be enjoyed in the afternoon or at the end of a […]

New in the Shop: Organic Hazelnut Oil

Our new Organic Cold-Pressed Unrefined Hazelnut Oil is simply divine!   This NEW organic and unrefined oil is quite different than the refined Hazelnut oil we have sold in the past. In comparison, our organic Hazelnut oil has a light, fatty, nutty, aroma and a darker color than the refined oil. It is also the newest addition to our culinary oils! A wonderful astringent oil for skin care preparations, Hazelnut oil is ideal for oily or combination skin formulas. It absorbs into the skin quickly, and should not leave an oily residue. It is often used as a carrier oil for massage oils blends and essential oil dilutions. This unrefined oil may add a light nuttiness scent to the finished aroma of […]