About

Greetings, wayward traveller.

By whatever circumstance, winding way, leaf-strewn path, or perhaps wrong turn at a fork in the road brought you here, you are welcome.

 

 

Old Growth Alchemy is a purveyor of fine teas, botanical bitters, and wild curiosities inspired by land, lore, and the occult. 

 

 

This shop began as a way to share illuminations of ongoing study in folk herb craft, lore, storytelling, and traditional witchery through interaction with the sensuous, animate earth.  Each product demonstrates how the experience of leaf, twig, root, flower, or branch transforms depending upon the medium by which they are encountered. The world and works of Old Growth Alchemy are like that of a goblin market in a fairy story: snatch them up before the seasons change and it is whisked away!

 

 

So, please, do come in delight in unlooked-upon treasures, and rediscover the stories of this dark and mysterious earth together.

 

 

-Ashley, Creatrix of Old Growth Alchemy

 

- of note -

Ashley works with the plants as they appear and uses folk methodologies in practice blended with culinary sensibilities. Her background in herbalism is self-taught research and inquiry as well as an apprenticeship with Spoonful Herbals in community herbalism.

 

- on sourcing -

The majority of Old Growth Alchemy's products are created with ingredients from Foxtrot Herb Farm, Free Verse Farm, Foster Farm Botanicals, Stone Leaf Teahouse, and Curio Spice Co. with an emphasis on local, organic, and sustainably/ethically harvested where possible.

 

- on commitments -

 Old Growth Alchemy donates 10% of gross profits to a charitable organization at the end of each month. This means that your patronage is going back into the community and supporting those marginalized, struggling, less-privileged, and worthy of support each and every month. The organization will change each time and if you have any suggestions as to whom should receive the coming month’s donation, please feel welcomed to send an email.

 

- on photography -

All photos you find on this website have been taken by Ashley, unless otherwise stated. No one is permitted to share photography without credit (tagging OGA social media accounts, linking back to this website) and they are not to be reproduced or shared for profit.

 

*official disclaimer*

All information on this website and products mentioned are for educational and entertainment purposes only.