I ate something that seriously upset my stomach, so now I’m drinking ginger and mint to soothe it. Ahhhh!!!!! feeling better already. Down to 5 bags of this, so I may need to buy more. Maybe I’ll wait until after the holidays when it goes on sale? I consider this a year-round staple. Perhaps I’ll try it loose when I do buy it again? Then again, the bags are so easy to buy in grocery stores and cheap after xmas…plus I like this as an ultra-portable travel tea. I’m sure I have a bag or two in my purse, in addition to ginger candy.