Frequently Asked Questions

We're in Olympia, Washington!  Our street address is 209 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501.  Our email is  Our phone number is 360-634-2135.  Yes, we also accept texts as well as voicemails.  We don't answer the phones when we're serving customers.

Monday: Closed, but knock and if we're there we'll open for you!

Tuesday: Closed, but knock and if we're there we'll open for you!

Wednesday: 1:00 - 6:00

Thursday: 1:00 - 6:00

Friday: 1:00 - 6:00

Saturday: 11:00 - 5:00

Sunday: 11:30 - 2:30

Fluid Ounces Ounces
Fluid ounces are used in recipes to measure a liquid’s volume Ounces are used to measure dry ingredients, such as flour, sugar, and spices
Fluid ounces are measured in the same way as cups and tablespoons Ounces are measured by weighing out the ingredients into a dry measuring cup or a liquid measuring cup

We really try to be at the store all of the time during business hours, but sometimes we need to run to the post office or to the commercial kitchen where we blend.  If we step out we usually leave a note and will be back shortly.  Winter (Feb-Apr) days and hours are shorter than Fall.  Summer can be iffy.  We're a small business and we react to traffic and demand.  We do our best to update search engines such as Google, Yelp and so on, if we make a change to our hours.  We're open online 24/7 at!

Gift certificates and gift cards do not ever expire.



Sometimes people like to give a paper gift certificate.  For them, we have paper gift certificates of any value.  The paper gift certificate will have a code on it which can be applied online or in the store.  The disadvantage of a paper gift certificate is it can be misplaced.  If you lose your gift certificate, contact us and should be able to find the record of it and replace it.

Online gift cards are basically codes that get sent through email.  To use an online gift card simply enter the code at checkout online.  You can also use an online gift card in the store.

Really the difference comes down to what you want to give: something physical, or something digital.  Beyond that they do the same thing. They never expire.

We try to get online orders out as quickly as possible, usually within a day or two of receiving the order.  Note if you place an online order on a Saturday night we are not in the store until Tuesday, and orders will be packed and shipped in the order received, usually within a day or two.

If there's going to be a delay, for example if we're out of an item you ordered, we will contact you.


We are not a medical or recreational drug dispensary of any sort.  Since 1973 we have sold herbs and spices and cooking tools for the kitchen or for home tonic uses. We sell  no drugs of any sort nor do we dispense any medical advice whatsoever.

I know, we're asked this often :)

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Shipping is one of the things we merchants always struggle with.  As with everything nowadays,  fuel prices translate into rising shipping costs.  Carrier costs also change pretty frequently, and updating our shipping charges is complicated and can be confusing to everyone, so we try to address all of this with fixed flat charges that can cover our costs while being relatively reasonable for our customers. Here's our shipping charge table as it stands now (June 2022).
Flat-rate shipping 1:  $0.01–$19.99:  $4.95
Flat-Rate Shipping 2 $20.00–$39.99:  $5.95
Flat-rate shipping 3:  $40.00–$65.99:  $6.95
Flat-rate shipping 3:  $66.00 –$85.99:  $8.95
Free Shipping:  $86.00 and up :  Free