Hi all, I went to the Phoenix Herb & Tea Co. in KCMO on Broadway (next to Whole Foods/Wild Oats) yesterday to look for stocking stuffers. What a nice little shop. The GM was very helpful - I got some fresh herb teas with muslin tea bags - all VERY reasonably priced.
They had the most herbs I have seen in a long time. I just love the idea of giving a foodietype good vanilla beans, saffron, or sea salt for Christmas. I would much rather get that than a candle or some silly hostess gift.
FYI - I also went to Wild Oats and They are looking for a new building - still in the same area- but, they need to expand the store. According to the cashier, anyway. So, keep your eye out.