A reader recently reached out and asked:
What are your top recommendations for purchasing herbs/teas? (In-store & Online)
This spawned some heavy research on my part, as I already knew of a solid number of places in mind that I readily go to (mostly online) in the event that I need an herbal blend/tonic/fix and/or tea medleys.
Upon mulling over the first thoughts I had, I realized that there are several of us out here who prefer to deal with this type of science at hand – person to person, tangible exchange to tangible exchange. There are many bonuses in purchasing herbs, roots and teas in-store and meeting an herbalist face-to-face to discuss personal ailments, issues and curiosities.
With SO much done on-line these days, how do we stay in tune with our Humanity?
Thankfully, many of the herbalists that we can meet face-to-face are just as willing to part and share knowledge with us by phone and email, so even the healthiest busy bees can seek out and find wisdom for their needs – especially when all that time allows is a few quick clicks of a mouse.
Still, though, I could not think of supplying an answer to the initial question without thinking of an avenue for my beloved people who are more apt to make in-store purchases over online purchases. And while I know that this article may be touched by folks across the continent (and the seas!), I had to make a narrowed list – what with my own busy bee schedule.
Should your city not be listed and you struggle in finding a local “hot spot” for your herbal healing needs, please feel free to reach out to me. I will do my best in helping you find someone close to home or knowledgeable enough to make you feel at peace about making a purchase online.
To Bless (and Rep!) My Hometown Kansas City, all Hail + Love to:
Phoenix Herb Company – phoenixherb.com – if you don’t know them by now, you shall surely know them from this point on! They host a wealth of herbs/blends/tonics/supplements/spices… you name it, they have it! Make Google your friend and type them in your search box. Everything they have in their store, they seem to have online. The best part? They are ridiculously affordable AND they ship to most all states in the U.S.!
Georgians Unite in ATL – The Herb Shop of Vinings appears to be quite the “hotspot” for locals to fully enjoy a variety of herbs + roots + teas. While reviews site that it’s *pretty* expensive, the owner appears to be helpfully knowledgeable, so this *may* make for a significant bonus. Website is *not* user-friendly, so only the locals can feast on this one!
Location: 3248 Cobb Parkway Ste 116 Atlanta, GA 30339
Hung-Ren Gingseng + Herbs – offers Chinese herbalism/acupuncture and free on-site consultations. Online store to come soon, so just the locals get to hone in on this awesome spot!
Location: 5095 Buford Hwy NE #C Atlanta, GA 30340
From Miami to Orlando, there’s many a place the Herbal Healer can Go!
Florida Herb House – Miami-based – There is an online shop available selling mostly Organic/Wild-Harvested herbs, which makes it a bit pricey… but there are randomly decent prices on some great roots (like Burdock <– blood cleanser)!
Leaves & Roots – Orlando-based – Offers Flat Rate Shipping sent as Priority Mail – With a long list of available herbs/roots/teas for Online Shopping, these locale is priced best for loose leaf herbs purchases!
Now, we’re in New York. New York! New York!!
The Herb Shoppe (Brooklyn-Bound) – may carry hard to find blends/herbs – www.theherbshoppebrooklyn.com [not so great website but all around great reviews] –> according to frequent shoppers, carry a WIDE variety of herbs, tonics, tinctures + more at affordable prices
Location: 394 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217
Remedies Herb Shop
(FULL list of availabilities online – Bonus!
They ship *everywhere* in America imaginable – by weight) Very well designed website; bet its a beauty to visit in person!
Flower Power Herbs + Roots
) *City-Catch* <–definitely should check out the site to see if what you’re looking for is available before making the trek. As there were pretty mixed reviews on friendly/helpful staff and the prices appearing to be relatively steep according to reviews, I recommend hitting this place up *only*
if you’re close by and can’t get to Remedies Herb Shop
or The Herb Shoppe
406 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
Serengeti Teas + Spices
prices to shop online, but the reviews are *Fantastic
* for the ambiance of this place. Sounds like it may be well worth a visit if you’re in the Harlem area! More of a sit and sip tea shop, than a grab and go shop.
2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10027
**As one of my favorite go-to havens, I couldn’t leave these beautiful Los Angeles locals hanging!**
Dragon Herbs – Informative website on what’s available and accessible *in-store only*. The L.A. shop looks very roomy and welcoming, but one that the locals can happily partake in more so than any onlookers from outside the area.
TWO L.A. County Locations: 460 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 + Santa Monica: 315 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90041
Herbs of Mexico
– Incredibly extensive list of herbal blends / tinctures / teas and so on and on. The site is fantastic [https://herbsofmexico.com
] and allows you to do Online Shopping in the event that you cannot get to the store (or are not located in LA!). Quite a haven of “name it, you’ll likely find it!” with a minimum purchase of 1/4 pound – 1 pound varieties available. Very affordable on a whole level. For those in the L.A. area, I recommend going in person.
Location: East Los Angeles – 3903 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Create Your Health Teas
(of Los Angeles County) [www.createyourhealth.com
] ~ online *only
* but there is a Tea Room (unsure of its accessibility)! West Coast Prices for teas and blends, and the shipping costs… I would contact to see if they offer any type of bundled shipping options!
Bulk Herb Store
– Flat Rate Standard Shipping @ $6.50 for orders <$99, free for orders >$99. Most herbs sold in 1/2 Pound increments, with some remarkably low pricing – BEST online Prices I’ve seen. *Highly Recommended
<–provides FREE shipping on ALL orders (NO minimum); offers very low prices on a number of hard to find varieties. *Recommended
– sells spices, herbs and healthy foods. There is a live chat feature where you can talk to someone about any questions you may have about their products. Most of their products are *not* certified organic (like the spices + herbs), but when you place Mind over Matter… all is good. They *do* make an effort to avoid GMO products, which is a bonus. *Recommended with Caution
And who could forget..!
– You can bid
or you can buy
on most anything you want. What is there not
And there you have it! Dear Herbal Healing Hunters.
I know there are likely many more availabilities to choose amongst –
But these are the highlights of my findings
In Good Spirit
Delight in the Achievement of Health
that brings about True Wealth!