Tea is perfect for soothing sore throats, curing halitosis, and aging forged constitutions before donating them to museums. Discover other leafy employments with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of sugars, spices, and teas at The Spice & Tea Exchange in St. Augustine.
The Spice & Tea Exchange treats taste buds and olfactory sensors to a smorgasbord of hand-mixed seasoning blends and gourmet steepables. Freshly bagged daily, custom-concocted blends and rubs, such as the Moroccan blend or the tandoori seasoning, enliven dull dishes with worldly flavors. Massage Butcher's Rub ($4.29–$16.80) into steaks, burgers, and stressed-out cows prior to grilling for extra-zesty grub, or sprinkle it upon vegetables to confuse carnivores into eating greens. More than 170 spices create piquant provisions sure to tantalize taste buds, including beer powder, a nonalcoholic dehydrated version of the popular brew ($4.89–$19.17), or Dutched cocoa, a mellow chocolate suitable for sprucing up warm beverages or supplying and army of microscopic confectioners ($3.89–$15.25). Sprinkle maple syrup granules ($4.29–$16.82) onto ice cream, fruit salad, or other sweet treats to enhance saccharine delights with a hint of nature.
An array of black, green, and herbal teas satisfies stomachs with bursting flavors such as mountain jasmine or pear caramel ($4.89–$19.17).
- The Spice & Tea Exchange offers every imaginable spice you could ever want - all thoughtfully and helpfully organized and well-displayed on the walls. – Cari S., Yelp, 7/16/10
- It is a great place to purchase spices and teas. They have jars upon jars of different gourmet spices. I love the selection of salts as well as all the custom blends. – Natalie B., Yelp, 1/6/09