These bay leaves are Premium Hand Select Grade. This means that after mechanical sorting, two rounds of hand selection are done to ensure that these leaves are the best of the best. Only about 1% of all bay leaves meet the criteria for this grade. And get this. Most of the bay sold in the United States during peak season is from the previous fall’s harvest. We source bay leaves mainly from the northern coast of Turkey, where the harvest occurs in February and March. The leaves are then dried and shipped in time to be packaged for the current holiday season — providing the fresh, robust flavor of the recently harvested bay. Real bay. Real quality. Real flavor.
Don’t stop at soup and seafood. Infuse its earthy, grounding flavor into your beans, grain dishes, and pasta sauce. Or even a simple pot of rice.