About us

Our Story

The Spice Tin is the DREAM that began with a visit to a spice store in Chicago years ago. At that time both Patty and Jan were teaching (Jan at Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp and Patty at Avery Middle School). As retirement began to become a reality, Patty pursued that dream, researching and learning about owning a business and fine-tuning what the dream would look like. The goal was to create a community of people who share the love of food, creating in the kitchen and travel. As Jan likes to say, “The Spice Tin is about food, fun and friends.”

More than an Online Store

In addition to our online store, you can visit our retail store in historic Murphys, California. The Spice Tin features gourmet spices and salts, a wide-range of culinary giftware, locally made mustards, dressings and sauces, fine art and world treasures. Your visit to The Spice Tin will be rewarded with the captivating aromas of spices, the alluring atmosphere and our exceptional customer service.


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Our Online Store

Shop online for exotic, exceptional spices.