- $10 for two Groupons, each good for $10 worth of spices, teas, and gifts ($20 value)
Spices have been an integral part of human history for millennia, from the saffron that Cleopatra would sprinkle in her bath to improve her love life to the pounds of peppercorns that fifth-century Romans would use as currency. Wars have even been fought over tiny flecks of seasoning.
So there's no doubt our ancient ancestors would have been flabbergasted by a place such as Spice Merchants, where bins brim with more than 200 spices. Spice Merchants' wares include spices that are still considered hard-to-find today, such as file powder, saffron, and wasabi powder.
The spice emporium gets its spices, spice blends, extracts, and pure cane sugars direct from the importer. It also imports more than 150 loose-leaf teas, including some enhanced with dried fruit, spices, and flower petals.