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THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® AWARDED TAMPA BAY FAST 50 DESIGNATION

August 7

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7 August, 2014

THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® AWARDED
TAMPA BAY FAST 50 DESIGNATION

Palm Harbor, FL – Find Your Way to Flavor!® with The Spice & Tea Exchange®; a leading retailer in the spice and tea industry, and one of Tampa Bay’s Fast 50 companies of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

August 2014 Calendar of Events

July 30

What’s going on in your area? Check out your local store listing below.

TSTE® of Bentonville, AR: 

Saturday, August 21 | All Day – 2nd Anniversary
We will be celebrating our 2nd Anniversary! We have activities and specials planned all day long but the highlight of the day will be our “Dueling Grillers” from 9:30 a.m. to noon—charcoal vs. gas—using TSTE Custom Blends.  Vote on your favorite for a chance to win a fabulous door prize!

Thursday, August 21 | 5 – 8 pm - 3rd Around the Bloc Event
Merchants and restaurants will be open with musicians set up all over town.  It will be a fun, festive evening. Stop by and register for two $25 Spice and Tea Exchange gift cards to be given away at the close of the evening!

 TSTE® of Tarpon Springs, FL: 

Saturday, August 2 - The Night in the Islands
Greek food, music and dancing in front of the Restaurant Hellas.

Saturday, August 16 | 4-10 pm - The  Hippie Festival
The Hippie Fest invites people to wear their tie dye clothing, dress like hippies, lots of food and beer.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday August 30 & 31 & Sept 1 - Arts & Crafts

 TSTE® of Williamsburg, VA: 

Saturday, August 9 | 11 am – 1 pm - What to do with Chicken?
Le Creuset cooking demonstration with TSTE® spices

All Month Long -”All in for Aug”
Purchase $25 prior to taxes and select a custom spice blend, tea, infused sugar, or specialty salt of your choice.

 TSTE® of Winter Park, FL: 

Till August 8th – Promotion

Every grinder bottle sold, we are donating a dollar to the  No Kid Hungry foundation.

All of August-

For the entire month of August, we are offering 20% off one item, or 10% off your entire purchase (both edible items only), if you’ve purchased a Tails on the Town voucher. This is a shopping and dining out fundraiser with Franklin’s Friends, to promote animal welfare and support animal charities across Central Florida.

July 2014 Calendar of Events

June 30

What’s going on in your area? Check out your local store listing below.

TSTE® of Ashland, OR

Friday, July 4 - 4th of July Party in the Park

Sample our iced tea at the KSKQ booth.

Tuesday, July 8 | 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. A Sweet & Salty Experience!

Taste what makes our line of smoked, infused and finishing salts unique and special. Delight in the essence of our naturally-flavored sugars. Join us for this presentation and leave with complimentary sweet and salty samples to take home.

Tuesday, July 15 | 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Blends, Spices & Herbs, oh my!

Meet and befriend 100+ spices and herbs! Learn how to use herbs and spices, and go home with free spice blends, recipes and cooking ideas you’re sure to enjoy with family and friends.

Tuesday, July 22 | 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  - Let’s Talk Tea!

Legend has it that tea was discovered roughly 5,000 years ago by a Chinese Emperor when a single leaf blew into his pot of boiling water. Indulge in rich stories, flavors, the art of steeping, and discover your CreativiTEA! Tea tasting, samples and fun!

Monday, July 28 | 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Make Art. Make Money. Make A Difference.

Workshop & Networking Series Tea & Snacks Provided | 1st Time Attendees & Guests FREE | Bring your business cards! Find Your True Fans & Perfect Clients. Learn who they are, where they are and how to talk with them about your work with confidence. Taught & hosted by Patricia Morrison, founder of innerfireouterlight.com

TSTE® of Bentonville, AR

Friday, July 4- The American Art and Music Festival

The American Art and Music Festival will be taking place in Downtown Bentonville during July’s First Friday event on the 4th.  We will be serving snacks and iced tea all day!

Saturday, July 5- America Homegrown Farmer’s Market

The July 5th Farmer’s Market is themed “America Homegrown” and The Spice and Tea Exchange of Bentonville will be grilling up extra-special samples sourced from the market to celebrate Bentonville’s award-winning Farmer’s Market.

Thursday, July 17 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. -Around the Bloc

The second Around the Bloc event will be Thursday, July 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Bentonville.  Merchants and restaurants will be open with musicians set up all over town.  It will be a fun, festive evening.Stop by and register for two $25 Spice and Tea Exchange gift cards to be given away at the close of the evening!

TSTE® of Cincinnati, OH

Saturday, July 12 – 9 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Third Annual Porkopolis Egg Fest Germania Park

We have paired up with Chef JJ Boston from Indianapolis who will be grilling samples with our products. Stop by our booth for all your grilling needs. This is the regions largest Big Green Egg Festival – light your eggs! For more information – porkopoliseggfest.com

Tuesday, July 15 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. - Find Your Way to Flavor, Chef Series

We welcome Chef Alfio, Executive Chef at Alfio’s Buon Cibo. Theme: 2014 Taste of Cincinnati Winning Menu with wine pairings.Cost $45.00 per person. RSVP required: 513-531-7000 or email: cincinnati@spiceandtea.com

Wednesday, July 16 – 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – An Evening of Wellness, Sponsored by Natural Awakenings

An evening with exhibitors showcasing: creative products and services, fitness, recreation, health food and natural well-care. Stop by our booth for some TEA-licious samples. Cooper Creek Event Center. To register call Enrico at 614-554-2803.

Every Sunday |  1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Sample, Sip & Share Tea Bar Think Outside the Tea Cup

Summer sippin’ teas. Join us at our FAMOUS FREE Tea Bar, EVERY Sunday from 1-4pm as we talk and taste TEA!

TSTE® of Sarasota, FL

Monday, July 28- Chef Series

We will be doing another chef series at MADE on July 28th. The theme will be Ocean. 

TSTE® of West Monroe, LA

Saturday July 5th – Antique Alley Super Summer Sidewalk Sale! 

Sunday July 6th | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Fresh Berries Tea Tasting and Talk

10.00/Fee advance registration required 

TSTE® of Williamsburg, VA

Friday, July 4 

Come celebrate the 4th of July the TSTE® way in Colonial Williamsburg. We’ll have yummy treats and refreshing beverages all day long as you prepare for the firework culmination for the evening.
http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/plan/calendar/fourth-july/

Join us for “Movies on Prince George Street” all summer long!

Since we are on Prince George Street, we sponsor a movie for summer movie nights and this year ours is Avengers on 7/20/14.
We’ll serve iced tea and habanero lemonade along with TSTE® Popcorn Seasoning on free popcorn. https://bluetalonbistro.com/news/movies2014

June 15: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs II
June 22: Peter Pan
June 29: Rocky
July 6: Frozen (Christmas in July – Santa will be here, Toy drive for Toys for Tots – the party starts earlier than usual – be here at 6:00!)
July 13: Mary Poppins

July 20: Avengers – The Spice & Tea Exchange® sponsors this movie on our block. We’ll be sure to post FB pics!

July 27: Silverado
Aug 3: Enders Game
Aug 10: North by Northwest
Aug 17: Despicable Me II
Aug 24: UP
Aug 31: Hunger Games: Catching Fire

June 2014 Calendar of Events

June 4

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock Celebrates Grand Opening

May 19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 8, 2014

CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel,
Corporate Marketing Coordinator, The Spice & Tea Exchange®
l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock Celebrates Grand Opening

Blowing Rock, NC – May 8, 2014 – This summer, take part in the festivities as The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock, NC, celebrates their Grand Opening May 22-26, 2014.

Blowing Rock’s spicy addition is an independently owned and operated franchise, specializing in gourmet products and gifts. The Spice & Tea Exchange® takes pride in providing an exploratory experience, where guests are encouraged to “smell the spices” and discover their inner chef. In store, guests find an array of gourmet gifts and accessories to complement the product line of over 70 hand-mixed blends, 140 spices, 15 sugars, 24 salts, and more than 30 teas.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® officially opened its doors on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Since then, the Blowing Rock community has welcomed The Spice & Tea Exchange® with open arms. Now, owners Andy and Gayle Barth are looking forward to formally celebrating their opening with their newfound friends and community.

“There has been a great deal of excitement about the product line our store has to offer by both residents and seasonal visitors,” Andy stated, and he is encouraged by the growing interest as more people discover the variety of culinary opportunities offered by the store.

Thursday, May 22, The Spice & Tea Exchange® will host a formal ribbon cutting at 4p.m., followed by a champagne toast with a signature “spice & tea” champagne. Throughout the weekend, the store will offer samples of gourmet products and highlight unique grilling blends such as Backwoods Hickory Rub, samplers, and gifts for Father’s Day.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is located at 1087 Main Street. Find Your Way to Flavor® and celebrate with the Barth’s as they toast to their new community. For more information about the Grand Opening event, contact Andy or Gayle at 828-372-7070, or visit them on the web at spiceandtea.com.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Blowing Rock
1087 Main Street, Unit 4 | Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-372-7070 | blowingrock@spiceandtea.com
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 6p.m. | Sunday, 12p.m. – 5p.m. (Hours subject to change)
www.spiceandtea.com/blowingrock

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2014 May Calendar of Events

May 1

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Red Bank Celebrates Grand Opening

April 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 26, 2013
CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel
Corporate Marketing Coordinator, The Spice & Tea Exchange®
(727) 422-0309, l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

The Spice & Tea Exchange® Celebrates Grand Opening with Former Giants Linebacker Brian Kelley

Red Bank, NJ – March 26, 2013 – The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Red Bank, NJ is celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Monmouth Street location with a weekend full of store events and guest appearances.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is Red Bank’s newest gourmet retailer; offering food lovers, professional chefs, and tea enthusiasts a gourmet shopping experience filled with unique gifts and culinary delights. Guests are encouraged to “Come In and Smell The Spices®,” roam the rustic product displays, and discover their inner chef. The store offers an abundance of products from which to choose, with more than 140 spices and herbs, over 75 exclusive hand-mixed blends, 12 naturally-flavored sugars, 24 salts from around the world, and more than 30 exotic teas. The Spice & Tea Exchange® also offers recipes, gift boxes and accessories to complement spice and tea selections.

Grand Opening Festivities begin on Friday, April 4 with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2 p.m. Mayor Pasquale (Pat) Menna will join new owners Howard Bernstein and Lisa Prepon for the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, followed by a sampling of their most popular spices, blends, salts, sugars, and teas.

Saturday, join The Spice & Tea Exchange® at 1 p.m. for a chance to meet Brian Kelley, former New York Giants linebacker and 2010 College Hall of Fame honoree. Kelley joins The Spice & Tea Exchange® to support the charitable giving fund of high school senior hockey player Mikey Nichols. On January 4, 2014, Mikey Nichols experienced a life-altering injury during a Monroe Township hockey game; injuring his spinal cord and limiting his mobility. Throughout the day, 10% of all store proceeds will benefit the cause for Mikey Nichols. In addition, a “Nickels for Nichols” canister will remain in the store throughout the weekend to support the cause.

Sunday, April 6, The Spice & Tea Exchange® will be hosting a cooking demonstration with Chef Ricardo Prado at 1 p.m. Prado has spent much of his career in private catering and experimental cuisine. After studying at the French Culinary Institute in New York, he worked with famed chefs such as Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud. Now, he brings his experimental expertise to the table at The Spice & Tea Exchange®.

Before and after Chef Prado’s demonstration, guests can also take part in the annual Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show– hosted just outside the store in downtown Red Bank. The Spice & Tea Exchange® is thrilled to extend this invitation to the community, and is looking forward to the exciting weekend of events to come.

For more information regarding the Grand Opening events, or any of the guest appearances above, please call 732-741-3590 or email redbank@spiceandtea.com. The Spice & Tea Exchange® is located at 12 Monmouth Street, and is open Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Ashley Mills of The Spice & Tea Exchange® Attains Certified Franchise Executive Designation

March 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
25 March, 2014

ASHLEY MILLS OF THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE® ATTAINS
CERTIFIED FRANCHISE EXECUTIVE DESIGNATION

PALM HARBOR, March 25, 2014—Dunedin, FL resident Ashley Mills, of The Spice & Tea Exchange®, LLC was recognized at the IFA’s Annual Convention as a Certified Franchise Executive by the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. Mills completed a comprehensive course of study in franchise management offered by the institute, which is the academic branch of the International Franchise Association’s Educational Foundation.

The International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide and hosted the presentation during its annual convention in New Orleans, February 22-25, 2014.

ashleymills_thespiceandteaexchange_2014Ms. Mills began her career with The Spice & Tea Exchange® in October of 2010, as a Franchise Operations Trainer. Her journey began with new stores; training on site during the opening process. She now serves as the Senior Field Consultant for The Spice & Tea Exchange®, consulting new and existing stores in their daily operations and sales processes.

Mills joined the IFA three years ago, and immediately began the path towards her CFE Designation. In 2012, Mills was awarded the Gray Plant Mooty Scholarship by the IFA Educational Foundation. It is with great honor and excitement that she joins her peers in the IFA as a Certified Franchise Executive.

More than 1,800 franchise executives are now enrolled or have received certification. More than 300 IFA-member companies currently have one or more executives enrolled in the program that provides benefits such as specialized knowledge, industry recognition, peer-level networking and professional standing.

Candidates are required to complete a rigorous course of study to earn the CFE designation, which includes attending institute-sponsored educational seminars and workshops. The program enhances franchise professionals’ understanding of the industry’s fundamental and complex aspects.

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Amy Freeman Graduates from Institute of Certified Franchise Executives

March 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
25 March, 2014

Amy Freeman Graduates from Institute of Certified Franchise Executives

Palm Harbor, FL – March 25, 2014 – On February 24, 2014, Amy Freeman, a founding partner of The Spice & Tea Exchange®, LLC graduated from the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives™ (ICFE) with her Certified Franchise Executive™ (CFE) designation.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is a specialty retail franchise offering premium-quality and exotic spices, herbs, salts, sugars, and teas from around the world. The highlight of the stores are the hand-mixed seasoning blends such as meat rubs, seafood seasonings, salt-free blends, curry powders, and gourmet toppings. The concept became a franchise in 2008 with 5 founding partners and one retail store. There are now thirty-five franchise stores in operation around the country, including four company-owned stores, one of which is in Downtown Disney.

The mission of the ICFE is to enhance the professionalism of franchising by certifying the highest standards of quality training and education. ICFE offers a wide range of continuing education programs for professional development. Meeting the 3500 credit requirement of the program and completing the course of study leads to the CFE designation. Since its inception in 1991, there are less than 1100 people in the world that have achieved the CFE designation. Ms. Freeman is the first Managing Partner of The Spice & Tea Exchange® to graduate from ICFE.

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February 2014 Calendar of Events

January 30

TSTE® Tarpon Springs, FL

Saturday, February 8 — Food Truck Rally — 11:00 a.m. & 4 p.m. 
In Downtown Tarpon Springs. Be sure to stop into The Spice & Tea Exchange® after the event to do all of your Valentine’s Day shopping!

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TSTE® Winter Park, FL

Thursday, February 6th — Sip, Shop & Stroll 
Experience the charm and romance of Park Avenue at the Sip, Shop & Stroll the evening of Thursday, February 6th.  This event is a unique wine walk with hors d’doeuvres along the way.  The Spice and Tea Exchange® is always a hit and a destination spot for the strollers, so don’t miss your chance to join in and taste our special creations using blends hand-mixed here at the shop! We’ll have snacks, sweets, and wine creations sure to please everyone.

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TSTE® Cincinnati, OH

CELEBRATE FEBRUARY FOODIE DAYS, in store samples and promotions on blends, salts and sugars:

February 1st & 2nd – Homemade Soup Day – 10% OFF our Orzos/Rices/Quinoa

February 8th & 9th – Pizza Pie Day – 10% off various blends to “spice up” your pizza

February 15th & 16th – National Sticky Bun Day – featuring Richard Geer’s Famous “bun” recipe and 10% Cinnamon

February 22nd & 23rd – National Margarita and Tortilla Chip Day – join us as we celebrate with our popular TEA-Rita and Salsa Bar – 10% OFF select sugars, salts

 

February 8th 11-4pm – BEST LIPS IN TOWN we are partnering with Origins @ Rookwood Commons. Stop by Origins for a FREE mini facial and a cup of tea, and then enter the Best Lips in Town Contest.

 

February 12th 6:30- 8:00pmFind Your Way to Flavor – Taste Series begins
Host Chef: Lauren Abel, Abel to Cook and Abel Fitness | Theme: Breakfast In Bed – learn how simple it is to add flavor to some of your favorite meals |

Save YOUR seat: call 513-531-7000 or email us at cincinnati@spiceandtea.com. Cost $25.00

 

SAMPLE, SIP & SHARE TEA SERIES, with Tearistas Brittany and Terri. Join us at our FAMOUS FREE Tea Bar, Sundays from 1-4pm as we talk and taste TEA!

February 2nd – Tea for the Winter Chill…

February 9th – Chocolate Tea – how to create that special Valentine’s Tea Blend

February 16th – Chai, Chai and more Chai. Whether it is one of our great tea blends or learn how to make it your own with spices and herbs

February 23rd – Ready for Spring, showcasing our beautiful berry teas.

 

February 22nd 3:00pmAFTERNOON TEA AT KENWOOD SENIOR STAR. Tenants will sample, sip and share in a traditional afternoon tea.

 

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TSTE® West Monroe, LA

February 9th – Tea Talks and Tasting Class – Cooking and Cocktails
Explore different ways to use Tea Advance Registration required $10.00/class

February 23rd - Tea Talks and Tasting Class – Explore Asian Tea Ceremonies
Advance Registration required $10.00/class

January 2014 Calendar of Events

January 2

What’s happening in your area?!

Ashland, OR

Tuesday, January 7 — SALTS & SUGARS — 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
They’re all the rage! Discover our favors and uses for dozens of exotic salts and naturally-flavored sugars. Indulge in tastes and recipes while learning how to impress
your guests with up-to-date gourmet ideas and presentations.

Tuesday, January 21 — TEA SAMPLING — 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Indulge in a warm winter experience and sample from several tea blends and flavors!

Saturday,  January 18th — Winter Wine Event at Del Rio Winery in Gold Hill, OR.
Join us at the winery for the 10th Annual Winter Wine Event. Inside you will be able to sample delicious artisan foods from some of Southern Oregon’s best vendors. Enjoy live music performed by The Scott & Tracy Experience. Savor award winning wines and enjoy event only wine specials.
12:00 – 1:00pm (Wine Club Early Entry)
1:00 – 4:00pm (General Admission)

 

 

*No other event listings available at this time.

2013 December Calendar of Events

November 26

Weekly Events

TSTE® Winter Park – Please cast your vote for TSTE® Winter Park in the 2014 “Fan Favorites Ovations”! WPMObserver.com

Every Friday & Saturday –TSTE® Charleston
Every Friday & Saturday will be serving food from recipes using our spice blends, salts and sugars!

Event Dates

Nov. 30 – TSTE® Winter Park – Small Business Saturday
(Receive a sample packet of Cinnamon Sugar at TSTE with purchase).

Nov. 30 – TSTE® Williamsburg – Small Business Saturday

Nov. 30 – TSTE® Winter Park – Hanukkah in the Park, 7pm, Central Park, Free

Dec. 1 – TSTE® Winter Park – Holiday Pops Concert, Central Park, 4pm, Free

Dec. 3 – TSTE® Ashland – TEA SAMPLING – 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Indulge in a warm winter experience and sample from several tea blends and flavors!

Dec. 5 – TSTE® Ashland – KATIE’S COOKIE SECRETS – 6 p.m.
Local baker and Paddington Station ambassador Katie Fisher presents her cookie baking secrets. Learn the art and science of preparing dough, rolling, cutting and decorating. Enter the cookie exchange with beautiful, delicious and creative cookies! *$20 per person

Dec. 5 – TSTE® Winter Park – Christmas in the Park, Central Park, Free
(Turn of the century Tiffany windows light up the park along with music from the Bach Festival Choir)

Dec. 5- TSTE® Annapolis- 6 p.m.-midnight- Midnight Madness!
Downtown Annapolis along Maryland Avenue, Main, and West Streets. Historic Annapolis’ shops stay open late for this community block party that is open to all. Enjoy musical performances, food and refreshments and great specials at TSTE!

Dec. 5 – TSTE® Winter Park – Christmas at the Casa; 6-8:30pm Casa Feliz
$2 per person, $5 per family (Cookies, Cocoa & Carols)

Dec. 6, 7 & 8 – TSTE® Winter Park – Christmas Vespers, 6pm
Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College

Dec. 6 – TSTE® Winter Park – Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Central Park, Free, 5pm

Dec. 6 – TSTE® Winter Park – Popcorn Flicks in Central Park, Free, 7pm
Feature: “White Christmas”

Dec. 6 – TSTE® Ashland – FIRST FRIDAY – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
First Friday with local artist Michael Gibson. Enjoy his latest works while sampling holiday highlights from The Spice & Tea Exchange®.

Dec. 7 – TSTE® Winter Park – Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast, 7-10:30am $6 Adults, $4 Children

Dec. 7 – TSTE® Winter Park – Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade, Park Ave, Free, 9am

Dec. 13 – TSTE® Winter Park – Merchant Open House, Free
Enjoy dips and snacks made from our wonderful hand blended seasonings
from the Spice and Tea Exchange. Extended shopping hours. Event from 5-8pm

Dec. 14 – TSTE® Winter Park – Winter Park Boat Parade & Festival of Lights. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 5pm

Dec. 12- TSTE® Annapolis- 6 p.m.-midnight- Midnight Madness!
Downtown Annapolis along Maryland Avenue, Main, and West Streets. Historic Annapolis’ shops stay open late for this community block party that is open to all. Enjoy musical performances, food and refreshments and great specials at TSTE!

Dec. 17– TSTE® Ashland – INTRO TO SPICES & HERBS – 1:30 & 5 p.m.
Just in time for the holidays. Meet and befriend 10+ spices and herbs! Hear fun stories, learn how to use herbs and spices, and go home with recipes and cooking ideas you’re sure to enjoy with family and friends.

Dec. 19- TSTE® Annapolis- 6 p.m.-midnight- Midnight Madness!
Downtown Annapolis along Maryland Avenue, Main, and West Streets. Historic Annapolis’ shops stay open late for this community block party that is open to all. Enjoy musical performances, food and refreshments and great specials at TSTE!

Dec. 21 – TSTE® Winter Park – Merry Tuba Christmas, 1pm, Central Park Stage, Free.

Dec. 28 – TSTE® Winter Park – Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands, Free Event
11am, Park Ave. and Central Park (collegiate bands march down Park Ave)

2013 November Calendar of Events

November 4

Weekly In November

TSTE® Cincinnati – EVERY Sunday – Can’t make up your mind of what tea to get? Try it before you buy it every Sunday from 1-4pm

TSTE Winter Park- Nov.1-22- Join the Winter Park store in helping the hingry by purchaseing a cup of tea! A Cup of Tea “Feeds the Need.” Proceeds for all purchases will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank

TSTE Bentonville- Thru Nov. 16- Downtown Bentonville Farmer’s Market
Our weekly Downtown Bentonville Farmer’s Market has been extended through Saturday, November 16th! And we will be grilling delicious samples in front of the store from 10:30 a.m. til 12:30 p.m. each Saturday! Also plenty of goodies inside!

Event Dates

November 1st – 11:00am-1:30pm- TSTE Cincinnati
eWOMEN NETWORKING HOLIDAY MARKET
Located at the Maketewah Country Club. Come visit our booth for great holiday gift ideas that are sure to “WOW” your guests!

November 2nd – 10:00-4:00pm – TSTE Cincinnati
SYRIAN SHRINE TEMPLE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE
Stop by our booth for all your holiday gift giving and home cooking needs. More details and directions: http://syrianshrine.org/

November 3rd – 1:00-5:00pm – TSTE West Monroe
Antique Alley Annual Holiday Open House- at The Spice & Tea Exchange
A culinary delight awaits you inside our store located at 211 Trenton Street, Antique Alley, West Monroe, or visit us at our Kiosk in The Pecanland Mall. We invite you to “Come in and Smell the Spices!”

November 9- 11:00-3:00 pm- TSTE Cincinnati
3RD ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE OF GREATER CINCINNATI TOUR OF KITCHENS
Please join us for the community-wide “Tour of Kitchens” promoting Cincinnati Seasoned, the Junior League of Cincinnati’s latest cookbook! Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons. We have partnered with The Spicy Olive to bring you samples of our favorite seasoned delights. $20.00 per person. For more information: http://www.jlcincinnati.org/cincinnati/npo.jsp?pg=detail23

November 10th & 11th – TSTE Bentonville- Holiday Open House
Our Holiday Open House will be November 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and November 10th (Noon to 5:00 p.m.) along with several other downtown Bentonville merchants. We will be serving plenty of goodies and beverages all day as well as specials in the store. This is a great time to get a head start on your Christmas shopping while selection is at its best!

November 11th – TSTE Ashland- Salts & Sugars 101
They’re all the rage! Discover stories, sources, and how to use dozens of exotic salts and sugars. Tastes included as well as recipes. Impress your guests with your up-to-date gourmet knowledge and get your questions answered.

FREE Class – RSVP Required to 541.708.5306 or ashland@spiceandtea.com. Space Limited.

November 11th – TSTE Sarasota- Visiting Chef Series
Join The Spice & Tea Exchange at The HuB for a dining experience with Chef Christopher Covelli. Tickets are $25. RSVP to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8958606433?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text

November 13th 6:30-8:30- TSTE Cincinnati- RECIPE EXCHANGE
Join us for a fantastic recipe exchange sponsored by Beyond The Trees!

November 15th – 17th 10:00 – 6:00pm- TSTE Cincinnati
THE GREATER CINCINNATI HOLIDAY MARKET
Located at the Duke Energy Center. New this year: the Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show: Booth # 256. Give the gift worth giving from The Spice & Tea Exchange – stop by our booth and let us customize that special gift! We’ll be hosting a Cooking with Tea demonstration at 3:00pm on Saturday at the show.

November 19th – TSTE Ashland- Spices & Herbs 101
Just in time for Thanksgiving & Hannukah preparations! Meet and befriend 100+ spices and herbs. Hear fun stories, learn how to use them, and go home with recipes and ideas to impress your holiday guests!

FREE Class – RSVP Required to 541.708.5306 or ashland@spiceandtea.com. Space Limited.

November 21st 6:00pm-TSTE Cincinnati
THE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN AND TEA MEETUP
Come join The Spice & Tea Exchange for The Professional Women and Tea Meetup- a group meeting to celebrate the holidays! Our holiday themed teas will be featured along with some holiday favorite appetizers from the TSTE kitchen. RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/women-701/events/147188872/

November 23rd 6:00pm-TSTE Bentonville
The Downtown Bentonville Lighting of the Square will be held Saturday, November 23rd. We will be open late that night. Warm up at The Spice and Tea Exchange with a nice cup of hot tea and other goodies!

Stay tuned for more events and postings!

October 2013 Calendar of Events

October 1

What’s going on in our stores? Find the one nearest you!

 

Weekly In October

TSTE® Cincinnati EVERY Sunday – Can’t make up your mind of what tea to get? Try it before you buy it every Sunday from 1-4pm

TSTE® Cincinnati- Every Monday- From 4-8pm in downtown Cincinnati, see us at the WASHINGTON PARK FARMER’S MARKET. Stop by our booth for seasonal samplings!

TSTE® Williamsburg – Every Weekend- Will be serving Tea & Mulled Cider samples all day each weekend!

TSTE® Bentonville Every Saturday We’re continuing our chef grilling demonstrations in front of the store every Saturday during Farmer’s Market from about 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

 

Event Dates

October 3rd  - TSTE® West Monroe- The Antique Alley Merchants Association and Ouachita River Art Gallery invite you for the Antique Alley Art Tour For one night only from 5-9pm! 30+ Alley shops will be open hosting musicians, painters, photographers and more. We are inviting the public to come down for a night of shopping and entertainment. Mingle with in-house and guest artists while experiencing the best of canadian pharmacy The Alley at night. The Spice & Tea Exchange will be hosting Don Hudnall – Pottery

October 3rd - TSTE® Bentonville- We will be hosting a very special evening of Ozark Chic food and beverages as part of our Chef Series Road to James Beard House! We will recognize our 4 local Chefs that will be cooking at James Beard House in November and help raise funds to defray their travel expenses.  Tickets will be on sale in September for $75 per person, space is very limited.  This will truly be a very special culinary evening to enjoy!

October 4th - TSTE® Bentonville- OKTOBERFEST at the Downtown Bentonville First Friday event! TSTE will have specials and tasty samples from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

October 4th - TSTE® New Orleans- Catch owner Robin Reynolds now through Dec. 27th every Friday on WGNO at 11am. She’ll be hosting cooking segments and demonstrations with local chefs!

October 5th, 10-4pm- TSTE® Cincinnati- Visit us at the LAKOTA WEST ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW. There will be over 250 booths featuring local arts & crafts. Stop by our booth #307 in the cafeteria for samples of our olive oil blends and check out our Fall Harvest Spices and Blends. Get a jump on your holiday shopping!

October 6th, 11-4pm- TSTE® Cincinnati- Visit us at the LAKOTA WEST ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW. There will be over 250 booths featuring local arts & crafts. Stop by our booth #307 in the cafeteria for samples of our olive oil blends and check out our Fall Harvest Spices and Blends. Get a jump on your holiday shopping!

October 10th, 7:00pm- TSTE® Cincinnati- Join us for an October Seminar with the Center for Optimal Vitality as we welcome, Gina Worrell Owner and Co-Founder for the Center. Are you feeling less than your best? Learn about Pellet Therapy! Limited seating: call 513-268-1132. Light appetizers and our signature drink PeliTEA-ni will be available.

October 13th,6:00pm- TSTE® Cincinnati- CINCINNATI CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL at the Cintas Center at Xavier University. Stop by our booth and taste samples from our TSTE kitchen. Admission: $5 @ Kroger or $7 @ Door. Proceeds from the Cincinnati Chocolate Festival will support the Isaac M. Wise Temple Sisterhood.

October 16th, TSTE® Alexandria- “Herbalism 101”
Why and how do herbs affect the human body? Why are they controversial? You’ll look at herbalism through the lens of history as well as modern science, and learn how to make sense of the many mixed messages about herbal benefits.

October 17th,6:00pm-9:00pm- TSTE® Cincinnati- The final Around the Bloc Art Walk for the year.  Artists, musicians and food vendors will set up all over downtown.  TSTE will be grilling appetizers in front of the store!  A great evening for socializing and exploring Downtown Bentonville!

October 18th- TSTE® Key West- Celebrate Fantasy fest with The Spice & Tea Exchange of Key West!

October 21st,6:30pm-8:00pm- TSTE® Cincinnati- FINAL EVENT FOR 2013 TASTE & LEARN CHEF SERIES continues with Rita Heikenfeld: Chef, Herbalist and Columnist – theme GREAT GRAINS. RSVP to cinncinati@spiceandtea.com or 513-531-7000. $25.00 pp. Space is limited!

October 23rd , TSTE® Alexandria- “Preparing Herbs”
What’s the best way to use herbs and spices? Do they have healing properties if you cook with them? Learn the many varieties of “herbal preparations:” teas, powders, tinctures, vinegars, and even topical applications.

October 26th- TSTE® Key West- Celebrate Fantasy fest with The Spice & Tea Exchange of Key West!

October 29th,11:00am-3:00pm- TSTE® Cincinnati- DIVA DAYS – fundraiser for THE HUMANITARIAN LEAGUE at the Drees Pavilion. Fun filled day of pampering, lunch and shopping. Stop by our booth for tasty samples and get a jump on your holiday shopping. For more information: http://www.thehumanitarianleague.org.

October 30th , TSTE® Alexandria-Matching Plants and People”
With so many herbs to choose from, how do you decide on the right plant remedy for you? Garlic? Blueberries? Turmeric? Explore traditional ways of matching plants and people through systems such as Ayurveda (from India) and Chinese medicine.

October 31st, 7:00am-10:00pm- TSTE® Cincinnati- YELP’S BOO’S & BREWS EVENT at the Christian Moerlein Brewery in OTR located at 1619 Moore Street. Join over 500 friends for this ghoulish night. We will have some of our most haunting treats for your delight. For more information: http://www.yelp.com/events/cincinnati-oh-us.

September Calendar of Events

August 28

Weekly In September

TSTE® Cincinnati EVERY Sunday – Can’t make up your mind of what tea to get? Try it before you buy it every Sunday from 1-4pm

TSTE® Cincinnati- Every Monday- From 4-8pm in downtown Cincinnati, see us at the WASHINGTON PARK FARMER’S MARKET. Stop by our booth for seasonal samplings!

TSTE® Cincinnati- All September- THE THRILL of the GRILL – throughout the month of September CELEBRATE grilling and WIN a TAILGATE PARTY. With every $25.00 purchased your name is added to the drawing. WIN blends and a grill for your next Tailgate Party. A $60.00 value – Winner announced September 30th.

TSTE® Bentonville Every Saturday We’re continuing our chef grilling demonstrations in front of the store every Saturday during Farmer’s Market from about 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

TSTE® Bentonville – All September- TSTE® will be selling tickets for $75 per person for a very special evening of Ozark Chic food and beverages as part of our Chef Series Road to James Beard House. The event is Thursday, October 3, to recognize our 4 local Chefs that will be cooking at James Beard House in November and help raise funds to defray their travel expenses. Space is very limited.  This will truly be a very special culinary evening to enjoy!

 

Event Dates

September 5th- TSTE® Cincinnati- Celebrate Foodies Days: National Cheese Pizza Day- Celebrate with in store promotions on blends, salts and sugars.

September 6th- TSTE® Bentonville will have specials and tasty samples from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Downtown Bentonville First Friday event Slaughterpen Jam Music Festival.

September 13th- TSTE® Cincinnati- Celebrate Foodies Days: Snack a Pickle Time – Celebrate with in store promotions on blends, salts and sugars.

September 16th- TSTE® Cincinnati- Celebrate Foodies Days: National Cheeseburger Day – Celebrate with in store promotions on blends, salts and sugars.

September 17th 6:30 – 8pm – TSTE Cincinnati- GIRLS NIGHT OUT with Yoga Alive at Rookwood Commons. Help us celebrate this new addition to Rookwood and join us for yummy refreshments proved by The Spice & Tea Exchange.

September 19, 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.- TSTE Bentonville will be at the Around the Bloc Art Walk downtown.  Artists, musicians and food vendors will set up all over downtown.  TSTE will be grilling appetizers in front of the store!  A great evening for socializing and exploring Downtown Bentonville!

September 25th 6:30- 8:00pm – TSTE Cincinnati- LEARN & TASTE CHEF SERIES: TSTE will Host Chef Lauren Abel, from Abel to Cook and Abel Fitness. This Series theme: It’s A Fabulous Football Affair – Healthy choices for your tailgating party! Save YOUR seat: call 513-531-7000 or email us at cincinnati@spiceandtea.com. Cost $25.00

September 26th- TSTE Cincinnati- Celebrate Foodies Days: National Pancake Day – Celebrate with in store promotions on blends, salts and sugars.

September 30th- TSTE Cincinnati- Celebrate Foodies Days: National Hot Mulled Cider Day – Celebrate with in store promotions on blends, salts and sugars.