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Take Your Child to Work Day!

April 23

For “Take Your Child to Work Day” we decided to extend our spicy knowledge to our kiddos! From taking a tour of our Distribution Center, tasting and smelling our products, to serenading our team, these kids had a blast! Watch out Taylor Swift, you may have some competition.


Hosting a Tea Party (a brief overview)

April 16

If you’re thinking about hosting your own Tea Party here are a few tips to keep in mind as you plan away! Follow along and take notes as we guide you through proper place settings and tea party must-haves.

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Brewing the Perfect Pot of Tea

April 16


If you’re planning for a tea party, keep in mind the teas should complement the food you are serving. Prepare and offer several choices of tea throughout the event. A few of our favorites:



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Ginger Lavender Jam

April 16


Ginger Lavender Jam
Makes about 2 cups

This is about as easy as jam gets. The apple, which is grated into the jam mixture, provides pectin so everything sets up fast. Quick, with a handful of flavorful and fragrant ingredients, this recipe yields a manageable amount so you don’t have to fuss with canning. The jam will last for about 3 weeks when refrigerated.

Spread this on top of our Chamomile Twist Tea Cake (recipe here: ) to create a delicious tea-time pairing! Read the rest of this entry »

Chamomile Twist Tea Cake

April 16


Chamomile Twist Tea Cake
Makes 4 small tea loaves

Brightly flavored and aromatic TSTE® Chamomile Twist Herbal Tea gives this oat-based tea bread its delicious taste. Use a four-loaf pan and freeze whatever you don’t plan to use. You’ll have a bit of delicious sunshine ready whenever you are in need! To thaw, simply set out on the countertop for about 20 minutes, then slice and serve.

Paired with our Ginger Lavender Jam (recipe here:, this tea cake is a delightful addition to your tea-time spread! Read the rest of this entry »

Spice of the Week: Lemon Verbena

April 15


Lemon Verbena (aloysia triphylla) is a member of the Verbenaceae family. This pungent plant is native to Chile and Peru, but grows well in many places, reaching up to fifteen feet in England and some parts of Europe. The plant blooms small, pink/white flowers and is also known as “Vervain,” “Lemon Beebrush,” and “Louisa Herb.” Read the rest of this entry »

Cheesy Asparagus Fries

April 12


How do you get your kids to eat asparagus?! Coat them in cheese! An alternative to French fries, these Cheesy Asparagus Fries are sure to satisfy! Popcorn Seasoning combined with parmesan cheese and crunchy panko breadcrumbs creates a crispy coating that the whole family will love. Read the rest of this entry »

Lavender Spiced Ravioli

April 10

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® Tandoori Roasting Spice Blend and Lavender Flowers add a new twist to ravioli with bold and exciting flavors! With minimal ingredients and just a few simple steps, this gourmet ravioli can be ready in under half an hour…just be aware that your guests may go for back for seconds in under five minutes! Read the rest of this entry »

Crispy Lemongrass Fish Sliders

April 1

Crispy Lemongrass Fish Sliders
with a Chamomile Twist Breading and Gingered Aioli

Crispy Lemongrass Fish Sliders

Fish cakes are a terrific (and affordable) stand-in for crab cakes or when you’re looking for something unique to offer your friends and family. These are so light and tasty, they’re the perfect calling card to spring- and they’re easily made with a handful of ingredients you likely have on hand. Read the rest of this entry »

Wild Irish Rose Cocktail

March 13



This green cocktail is brimming with flavor! Rim with multiple sugars to add some glitz and glamour to this festive drink. Then, prep, mix, and pour to create a unique beverage for your guests. Read the rest of this entry »

Lucky Shamrock Shake

March 9


 I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICED GREEN! Get the whole family together to make this easy, St. Paddy’s Day inspired dessert shake. Simply mix, pour, and top with whipped cream to enjoy!

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5 Things to do with English Roast Rub

February 3



Today, we’re featuring Chef Donna’s favorite “5 things to do with TSTE® English Roast Rub.” These unique tips steer away from the traditional use of a “roasting rub,” and offer ideas ranging from cocktails to roasted vegetables! Check out these 5 different ways you can make this blend more popular in your kitchen!

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Sweet & Savory Baked Brie

February 3


Caramelized onion, bacon and BBQ sauce complement the creamy Brie Cheese in this delicious hors d’oeuvre. Wow your guests with this show-stopping appetizer that takes minutes to make!

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New Gourmet Spice & Tea Retailer Opens in Mount Dora, FL

January 29

Jan. 29, 2015


Libby Breivogel
The Spice & Tea Exchange®

 New Gourmet Spice & Tea Retailer Opens in Mount Dora, FL

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Tandoori Tikka Chicken

January 22


Here is a simple and easy recipe for Tikka Chicken using our own Tandoori Spice Blend.

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