Yerba Desert

One of the things that I miss about Utah, that I did not anticipate, is the ready access to yerba mate.

El Mate in Layton has everything you could want (obviously) and closer to home La Pequeñita had a bunch to choose from. All for about $10-$12 for a kilo.

Now I'm near Seattle and the options I've found are a local market that had 1 bag of Cruz de Malta that expired several years ago (I bought it, now their inventory is cleared out), and a store in Pike Place that charges, like, double what I should have to pay. I'll admit, they have a substantial selection, but expensive.

So then I think, "I'll just order online", but when you factor in shipping I'm still paying a lot more than I was in Utah.