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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.

 

The Spice & Tea Exchange® Offers a World of Flavors to Highlands, NC

June 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 27, 2013

Contact:
Libby Breivogel
The Spice & Tea Exchange®
(727) 422-0309, l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

The Spice & Tea Exchange® Offers a World of Flavors to Highlands, NC

The Spice & Tea Exchange Blend Wall

Highlands, NC. – June 27, 2013­ –This summer, Come In and Smell the Spices® at The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Highlands; North Carolina’s newest retail destination for food lovers, professional chefs and tea connoisseurs alike. This exciting new store opens its doors on Historic Main Street, July 3, 2013.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is a unique retail experience where guests are encouraged to “Explore the Spiceabilities!®,” watch Spice Masters create handmade blends in-store and let their curiosity guide them through the rustic product displays of an old 18th Century Trading Post.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® fits perfectly into Highlands’ small niche of local treasures. “Mom and Pop” and other owner-operated shops still thrive among the streets of Downtown and the city welcomes thousands of summer guests each year.

At The Spice & Tea Exchange® customers will have an abundance of products to choose from, with more than 120 fresh spices, over 70 hand-mixed seasoning blends, 12 naturally-flavored sugars, 24 salts from around the world, and more than 30 exotic teas. The store also offers recipes, gift boxes and accessories to complement the spice and tea selections.

New store owners, Chris and Cathy Paul, fell in love with the Highlands area and knew that a TSTE® store would be a great addition to downtown. “I will get such joy out of watching customers walk through the door, take a whiff, and look as if they are in heaven,” Cathy said in anticipation of the opening.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Highlands will open its doors just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. To celebrate their opening and cheap cialis canada Independence Day, visitors will receive a complimentary sample of a hand-mixed blend of their choice.

Come In and Smell the Spices® Monday through Saturday, 10a.m. – 6p.m., or Sundays from noon – 5p.m. For more information visit them on the web at SpiceandTea.com.

About The Spice & Tea Exchange®
The Spice & Tea Exchange® was founded in 2008 with a vision to create a one-of-a-kind retail shopping experience where guests are encouraged to “Come In and Smell the Spices!” The company has 34 franchise stores across the United States with a wide variety of fresh and exotic spices, salts, blends, sugars, teas and accessories, as well an online shop at SpiceandTea.com.

 

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The Spice & Tea Exchange® Brings Exciting New Flavors to Mequon, WI

June 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 27, 2013

CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel
The Spice & Tea Exchange®
(727) 422-0309, l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

The Spice & Tea Exchange® Brings Exciting New Flavors to Mequon, WI

Explore the Spiceabilities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mequon, WI. – June 27, 2013­ – Come In and Smell the Spices® this summer at The Spice & Tea Exchange®, opening June 28, 2013 in Mequon, Wisconsin. The Spice & Tea Exchange® offers food lovers, professional chefs, and tea enthusiasts a shopping experience filled with unique ingredients and culinary delights.

New owners Greg and Lisa are anticipating the opening of their store, located at 1412 West Mequon Road, with much excitement. After searching for the perfect business opportunity, Greg and Lisa finally found the passion they were looking for in The Spice & Tea Exchange®. Now, they are excited to be able to bring the Northern Milwaukee area a new kind of experience, “where customer service and commitment to quality products is essential.”

The Spice & Tea Exchange® offers an abundance of products to choose from, with more than 120 fresh spices, over 70 hand-mixed seasoning blends, 12 naturally-flavored sugars, 24 salts from around the world, and more than 30 exotic teas. The store also offers recipes, gift boxes and accessories to complement the spice and tea selections.

Visually, The Spice & Tea Exchange® is an interactive experience from the moment you walk in. “We have worked hard to build our space to remind you of the streets of an old marketplace,” Greg stated, “where a leisurely stroll and conversation with others could be had.”

Here, guests can roam among the rustic product displays, open the jars to smell the spices and let their curiosity guide them. The “blending theater” also allows customers to observe the creation of custom seasonings as they watch Spice Masters weighing and mixing spices right in the store.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Mequon opens its’ doors on Friday, June 28, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday. The store will be open Monday – Friday, 10a.m. – 7p.m., Saturdays, 10a.m. – 5p.m. and Sundays noon – 4p.m. For more information visit them on the web at SpiceandTea.com.

About The Spice & Tea Exchange®
The Spice & Tea Exchange® was founded in 2008 with a vision to create a one-of-a-kind retail shopping experience where guests are encouraged to “Come In and Smell the Spices!” The company has 34 franchise stores across the United States with a wide variety of fresh and exotic spices, salts, blends, sugars, teas and accessories, as well an online shop at SpiceandTea.com.

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June Calendar of Events

May 31

Event Dates

June 1st – 30th - TSTE® Bentonville – is the Bentonville Art & Culinary Festival downtown.  Check www.downtownbentonville.org for the schedule of events.

June 2nd, 2:00 – 4:00p.m.– TSTE® Cincinnati –WOMEN IN SONG SPRING GALA
Hosted at Clovernook Country Club. Inspired by Downton Abbey, songs will be sung both the high and low art of pre and post WWI England. The Spice and Tea Exchange® will be serving tea and teaching “the art to make a perfect cup of tea”. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, email womeninsongchorus@gmail.com

June 3rd, 3:00 – 8:00p.m. – TSTE® Cincinnati – WASHINGTON PARK FARMER’S MARKET
Join us EVERY Monday, June – August downtown at beautiful Washington Park; we will have a booth filled with all of your favorites!

June 9th – TSTE® Sarasota – St. Armand’s annual sidewalk sale.

June 13th- TSTE® Winter Park- The Summertime Sip & Stroll on Park Avenue.
We have been a favorite stop with the strollers who sip our wine-infused tea selections and delicious appetizers that feature our spice blends. Spend the evening on a unique wine walk and stroll to your favorite Park Avenue area shops and restaurants. Discover new merchants, check out the latest fashions, gift ideas and menu items and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres along the way. Check-in at corner of Park Avenue and Morse Boulevard.
Fee: $25

June 13th, 6:30 – TSTE® Cincinnati –THE ART OF ENTERTAINING SMOKE!
A Patio Barbecue & Grilling Culinary Demonstration & Wine Tasting. We have partnered with Chef Jason for an amazing culinary and tasting event. $45.00 RSVP: https://www.cincyartofentertaining.com

June 14 – TSTE® Birmingham is pairing up with Chef Mary Spencer for a Global Grilling class. 6:00 to 8:30, $45 per person
Class location:  Epiphany Kitchens 107 N. Center St., Northville, MI, Call 248.880.9749 to reserve your spot!

Menu will include: Thai Shrimp Satay, Grilled Panzanella Salad, Grilled Moroccan Pork Tenderloin, French Grilled Potato Salad, Grilled Mexican Corn, Grilled Pineapple w/Coconut Ice Cream

June 19th, 6:30 8:00p.m. –  TSTE® Cincinnati –TASTE & LEARN CHEF SERIES Beth Ehrensberder, Health Food Specialist at Whole Foods Save YOUR seat: call 513-531-7000 or email us at cincinnati@spiceandtea.com. Cost $25.00.

June 20th – TSTE® Bentonville is a sponsor of “Around the Bloc”, an event focusing on local artists using our downtown public areas (alleyways, parks and sidewalks) as their studio and showroom.  Event lasts from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. TSTE of Bentonville will stay open late that evening and have specials and samples all evening.

June 27th, 6:008:00p.m. – TSTE® Cincinnati –PURA VIDA POPUP TAQUERIA. We Welcome Natural Chef/Owner Jose Navales to an evening of popup appetizers. $15.00 per person. RSVP at jose@purapopup.com for PayPal payment option.

June 28 30th – TSTE® Cincinnati –CELEBRATING 2 ½ YEARS OF BUSINESS!The Spice & Tea Exchange® will be offering in-store specials on our employees’ favorite blends.

 

All Month Events

TSTE®Williamsburg – Each weekend we will be serving tea samples & lemonade during the hours we are open.

TSTE®Bentonville –Every Saturday during the Farmer’s Market season we will be grilling in front of the store using a variety of TSTE Custom Blends from about 10:30 to Noon.  We will also have a variety of goodies inside the store!

Bentonville First Friday will be Art Walk on the Square from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The Spice and Tea Exchange will be open all evening serving delicious iced tea and our famous sugar cookies!

TSTE® Cincinnati – WASHINGTON PARK FARMER’S MARKET Join us EVERY Monday, June – August downtown at beautiful Washington Park; we will have a booth filled with all of your favorites!

 

WIN A GRILLING PARTY FOR FATHER’S DAY–  TSTE® Cincinnati
Raffle begins June 1st .WINNER announced June 14th. Enter for your chance to WIN a portable grill, delectable rubs/blends, a Gift Card from Whole Foods and a Grilling Book. Every $25.00 you spend gets you a chance to WIN!

May Calendar

May 1

May 3rd 6 – 9pm TSTE Cincinnati invites you to the Civic Garden Center annual preview plant sale party.  Stop by their booth for a sample of our Raspberry Lavender Infused Lemonade.  For more info visit: http://www.civicgardencenter.org/garden_files/events.htm

May 4th  12 – 4pm  TSTE Cincinnati invites you to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with them. Enjoy a salsa seasoning bar and margarita rimming station. Store open all day!

May 4th TSTE Sarasota invites you to the annual Corvette show, ‘Vettes on the Circle.’

May 5th  12-5pm TSTE Williamsburg celebrates Cinco de Mayo with samples served online drugstore without prescription from 12-5.  Special gift for anyone telling us the reason for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

May 7th  6:30pm TSTE Winter Park will hold Tracey and Mo’s Moroccan Tagine Class!!! This vegetarian class will explore tagines and

the unique spice combinations that make them so great. $35 fee includes dinner and tea! Call store for reservations.

May 11th - 12th  10am- 6pm TSTE Cincinnati invites you to the Moroccan Market Place at the Krohn Conservatory. Join us Saturday for our Moroccan Cooking Demonstrations. Visit http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/butterflyshow/ for more details.

May 12th 11am – 6pm TSTE Williamsburg invites you to join in graduation festivities. Samples served from 11-6.

May 12th 2-4pm -  TSTE Cincinnati is offering a FREE therapeutic massage/Reiki by Barbara VanWye with purchase.

May 18th  2-5pm TSTE Cincinnati welcomes Kelly McCollam, artist and photographer.  Enjoy a demonstration of landscapes using salt, food-coloring and various spices. Artwork will be for sale. www.kellymccollamphotography.com

May 21st 6:30- 8pm TSTE Cincinnati welcomes Julie Francis to the Taste & Learn Chef Series, Owner and Executive Chef – Nectar Restaurant in Mt. Lookout will treat you to all local products and healthy eating. Cost $25.00 per person.

May 22nd  6pm  TSTE Sarasota hosts an “Explore the World of Flavor” event! Join them for a sensory evening to explore tastes from around the world. Bring friends and family to enjoy marTEAnis and noshes featuring hand-made custom blends, salts, organic sugars and exotic teas. Cost $15. Space is limited. Call store for details.

May 25th-27th TSTE Williamsburg is kicking off grilling season Memorial Day Weekend.  15% discount for all military personnel. Must present a military ID.

May 27th TSTE Boca Raton, TSTE Key West, & TSTE Sarasota, are offering a 15% discount at the counter for military personnel.  Must present a military ID.

April Calendar

March 29

 

April 1st – 8th  TSTE Williamsburg invites everyone to stop in for their anniversary celebration and take advantage of their time limited special that includes buying any two shakers or grinders and receiving one free!  Don’t forget, tea samples are served Saturday’s 10am – 6pm and Sunday’s 12pm – 5pm.

April 4th – 14th  TSTE Newport is participating in their Spring restaurant week, they will have tea samplings along with dips and dipping oil blends on the weekends of April 4th & 5th, and April 13th & 14th.

April 5th   TSTE Bentonville will be showcasing their Spring Fling Limited Edition Teas, during the Bentonville Steet Fair.  In addition to Spring teas, TSTE Bentonville will be providing the very popular Habanaro Sugar cookies and the Salted Caramel Sugar cookies- stop by!

April 9th  TSTE Cincinnati will be co-hosting a cooking demonstration at “Daveed’s Next” with owner and executive chef, located:  8944 Columbia Rd., Loveland, OH  45140.  Reservations are required and it is $45. per person (513-721-2665).

April 15th  TSTE Cincinnati will be partnering with The Spicy Olive at the Salvation Army Fundraiser, located at the Kenwood Country Club.  Stop by our booth for samples!

April 20th  TSTE Cincinnati is the official spice and tea provider for decorations, as well as the children’s interactive schoolroom for the Krohn Conversvatory Moroccan Butterfly Show. The show will be running from April 20th through June 30th.

April 22nd 6:30pm – 8:00pm TSTE Cincinnati is hosting a Learn & Taste Chef Series with the sous chef at Maggianos in Kenwood.  Save your seat by calling (513-531-7000) or email cincinnati@spiceandtea.com.  The cost is $25. per person.

April 27th 10:00am – noon  TSTE Bentonville will be participating in the areas first Farmer’s Market of the season, handing out samples of favorite spice blends-while supplies last.  Please join us!

 

March Calendar

February 28

Mar 1st 11am – 1pm and 5pm to 8pmTSTE Bentonville invites you canada viagra no prescription to Downtown Bentonville’s First Friday festivities – “Midway to St Patrick’s Day.” Stop in for a sip of tea, goodies, and in-store discounts!  Contact Bentonville@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 3rd 4pm-6pm TSTE Birmingham hosts Vegan Soul Food! contact teamjen@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 6th 6:30pm TSTE Winter Park hosts All About Vegetables! $50 per person. Contact winterpark@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 8th 6:30pm TSTE Birmingham hosts a St Patrick’s Day cooking demonstration! Contact teamjen@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 8th TSTE St Augustine opens their second location!  Come by and congratulate Coleen on her new adventure!

Mar 12 6:30pm TSTE Winter Park is offering a class with Mo & Tracey – Crazy for Curry! This Vegetarian class features our Thai Red, Malaysian Ginger and Indian Yellow Curries.  Bring your apron and some wine.  Tea will be served.  Dinner is included for $35. Contact winterpark@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 16th 11am – 3pm. TSTE St Augustine II welcomes Slow Foods of NE Florida for Spicy Saturday. This garden-to-glass event starts with homemade Bloody Mary’s from local tomatoes and veggies!  Don’t miss out! Contact staug@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 18 6:30 pm TSTE Winter Park is offering “Spice n’ Easy: Slow Cooker.” The first class of this new hands-on cooking series will show you how to use our spice blends to create easy and delicious everyday meals.  In this class, we will focus on using slow cookers to make everything from pulled pork to dessert.  Included is a recipe packet, instructions, and dinner.  $35 per person. Contact winterpark@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 20 6-8pmTSTE Annapolis invites you to join in for a Winter Taste and Learn Cooking Progressive.  Hosted at the Historic London Town and Gardens, this event will feature Julie St Marie Catering.  Contact annapolis@spiceandtea.com for more information. Contact annapolis@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 20 6:30pm. TSTE Cincinnati continues their Taste and Learn Chef Series with The Art of Entertaining.  Join in for an evening of Chemistry = Spice/Food + Wine.  Wine and tea pairings will add a beautiful chemistry to your dish – learn how it all comes together!  $25 per person, reservation required.  Contact cincinnati@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 20 6:30pm TSTE Winter Park is offering “Spring Salads.” $50 per person, contact winterpark@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 20th 6:30pm TSTE Birmingham invites you to Venison Cooking class at The Community House.  Contact teamjen@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 25th 6:30 pm. TSTE Birmingham hosts Lamb Cooking Class at The Community House.  Contact teamjen@spiceandtea.com for more information.

Mar 28th 6 pm – 8pm. TSTE Bentonville hosts their 2nd Chef Series with Chef Sheila Reese from Born2Cook.  Cost is $10 per person, includes samples, spice blends and wine pairings.  Contact bentonville@spiceandtea.com for more  information.

Mar 30thTSTE St Augustine II ‘s Colleen is participating in St John’s County ‘s Learn to Read Kiss the Pig Fundraiser.  At $1 per vote, it can’t be that hard to get Colleen to Kiss A Pig!  

Come by the store for pulled pork sandwiches and your chance to vote! Contact Staug@spiceandtea.com for more information.