About Us

Black River Spice & Tea Co. sells wholesale spices, herbs & tea.  We are dedicated to serving businesses in the western-central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania areas as the premier supplier of herbs, spices and loose teas and are located in Oldwick, NJ, in beautiful Hunterdon County.  We provide only the highest quality herbs and spices for your business.

Buying Wholesale Spices, Herbs & Tea

Aside from cooking with fresh herbs many food services and food manufacturers pay little attention to the quality of the herbs and spices they use when they are bought dried.  This is a mistake because there are very real differences in quality for any particular herb or spice. You can be very confident when you buy from us that our dried spices and herbs come from the most recent imported harvests available and we go to lengths to preserve them properly to maintain freshness.

We keep as many of our products in the wholest forms available when possible.  This ensures that the flavor is at its best prior to grinding.  That’s why the best restaurants grind their own spices just before adding them.  We grind our spices like black pepper and cumin the day before delivery so that they come to you at their freshest.  We also toast and blend most of our herb and spice mixes and seasonings before delivery.   For instance, if you order garam masala or Madras curry powder it  will be freshly made to order. If you need toasted sesame seeds, we will toast them to peak perfection the day before delivery.

wholesale herbs, spices & teas in various bottles

Bottle sizes for the food services and for grocers.

Custom Blending

If you have a proprietary spice blend or seasoning and want it made in large quantity, we can do it for you.  There’s no need to do it in house and share your recipe with your employees who might take it elsewhere.  We are happy to sign a nondisclosure agreement to keep your spice mix a closely guarded secret.

Packaging, Private Labeling and Co-manufacturing

Our company can package in;

  • Small bottles (4 fl. oz. and 7 fl. oz.) or gusseted foil bags (1 or 2 lb) for retail;
  • Oblong Bottles (16 and 32 fl. oz.) and Jugs with handles (160 fl. oz.) for food service businesses; and
  • Lined 5 or 6 gallon FG buckets or 10 lb. gusseted foil bags for small scale prepared food manufacturers.

We can also be your co-manufacturer and package using your own company labeling.  For grocers and specialty food shops we can package in a number of container types, sizes and shapes.  We package in plastic jars, round or rectangular tins (with or without a window) and in glass paragon bottles.  You tell us what you want and we will get it done!


We can co-manufacture and package into a number of plastic, metal and glass containers.


You expect no less than superior ingredients when you make your creations and we expect that you will settle for no less than the best.  That is why we take the time to learn about our suppliers, the harvesting seasons and to carefully select the best quality products they have to offer.

We can we offer our spices and blends based on their regional differences.  An oregano from Mexico is not the same as one from Turkey because their flavor profiles are different.  Black River Spice & Tea offers both types to cater to the ethnic cuisine style you are preparing.  We have Turkish baharat and Tunisian baharat because they are blended with several different ingredients and are best used in their own regional dishes for an authentic flavor.  Also, we stock common herbs & spices and many of those that are less well known.  Take a look at our products page to see a sampling of what we offer.

Amy & Peter Nirchio are the co-owners of Black River Spice & Tea Co. and are passionate about exceeding your expectations.  We love to cook and we love to experiment with new flavors and textures in our own meals.  That is why we are happy to bring to you only the best wholesale spices, herbs and teas available.

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