Like steam engines and cryogenically frozen sea monkeys, tea leaves come to life with just a little hot water. Harness the transformative power of hydration with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of teas, spices, salts, sugars, and other seasonings at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Birmingham.
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Birmingham lures passersby with aromatic goodies made for cooking, sipping, and sprinkling. The tea section brims with black, white, and green hues, like a newspaper printed on a lily pad. Coconut oolong tea ($4.89 for a 1 oz. bag) teems with fresh floral notes and creamy tropical essences, and sweet matcha’s ($11.95 for a 4.4 oz. bag) blend of japanese green tea and milled cane sugar makes an exotic addition to cookie batters.
Shoppers can also grate pods of nutmeg and mace ($0.69/piece) into baked goods, pasta fillings, and leafy greens, or use sweet-onion sugar ($4.89 for a 1.5 oz. bag) to swathe savory dishes in the smooth taste of caramelized onions. Filled with smoked paprika, cracked brown mustard, and garlic, the backwoods hickory rub ($4.89 for a 1 oz. bag) sports a flavor bolder than a 600-point typeface. In addition to peddling herbs, leaves, and gift boxes, The Spice & Tea Exchange of Birmingham carries a full line of accessories, such as spice racks and infuser balls. The shop also kindles chefs’ creativity with an online recipe library inspired by exotic spices and jet-setting pepper mills.
175 W Maple Rd
Birmingham, MI 48009