The Spice & Tea Exchange® opens another store in historic St. Augustine, FL.

Apr 02, 2013, 09:08 ET from The Spice & Tea Exchange

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spice & Tea Exchange® continues to expand its presence on the First Coast, with a new store that recently opened in historic St. Augustine, FL.  The new store is strategically located within the Old Jail Museum complex, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and happens to be one of the many local trolley stops in the area.  This exciting new store offers a variety of TSTE™'s traditional mouthwatering seasonings, along with an educational area for student tours and a small sampling-bar for imported teas.

This marks the second opening of a Spice & Tea Exchange® store by franchisee, Colleen Messner.  Colleen is well known in the community and is building upon the success of her first store in the historic district.  She is very passionate about cooking, and is always exploring new ways to infuse different spice blends and exotic teas into her recipes. 

"I enjoy speaking to people of all ages and walks of life about cooking, including how to use the unique mix of spices and teas that are only found at The Spice & Tea Exchange®.  Come in and Explore the Spiceabilities®" said Colleen Messner.

The convenience and cost effectiveness of purchasing ready mixed spices, in increments as small as 1oz, enables anyone to produce a flavorful meal; not to mention having their kitchen smell like a five star restaurant.  The Spice & Tea Exchange® meets the needs of both the professional chef and the at-home cook, by providing one-stop shopping for seasonings and teas to fulfill recipe and other culinary needs.

"Providing guests with the ability to create their own unique culinary experience is the core of what we offer," said Clay Freeman, Founder and Managing Partner of the Spice & Tea Exchange®.  "Our proprietary blends and rubs are some of the most popular items in our stores, and we have an extensive collection of over 170 fresh spices, herbs and seasonings, as well as specialty salts, flavored sugars, exotic teas and accessories for our guests to choose from."  The purveyors of fine spices, blends, salts, teas and more are very excited about their franchise expansion within the St. Augustine area.

About The Spice & Tea Exchange®
The Spice & Tea Exchange® parent company was founded in 2008 and is based out of St. Augustine, FL, with additional corporate offices in the Tampa Bay area.  The company has experienced exponential growth with over 30 franchise stores across the U. S., as well as a strong online-store presence.  For more information about the company and franchising opportunities, please visit

Amy Rukamp, The Spice & Tea Exchange®
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