The Spice & Tea Exchange
The Spice & Tea Exchange
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If you're looking for exotic, hard to find spices & herbs, custom spice blends & rubs, gourmet teas, specialty salts or infused sugars make your way to The Spice & Tea Exchange(R), 439 Prince George Street where tempting aromas will entice your culinary prowess. The extensive selection of fresh & affordable gourmet offerings will make you a master chef and attentive service from owners Alan & Laura Sullivan & their team will make you feel appreciated for your business. Come Explore the Spiceabilities!™
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mmayfield1985
Riverview, FL294 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
I absolutely love this this store. Since my mom and I reside in Florida, so we stop at the one in St Augustine every now and then when we are in St Augustine for a mini staycation. We liked this location here in Williamsburg since it has a Tea Bar. My favorite that I normally get is the Earl Grey Crème loose leaf tea and it’s very, very good. I’m looking forward to coming to this location again the next time I’m in the area.
Written June 14, 2023
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WDWMOMMY1
Spencerport, NY176 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
We walked to the Spice and Tea Exchange from Col. Williamsburg. This is a tradition for us. My daughter who is 14 is a big "foodie" and loves to cook and bake. Store is very small. Lots to look at, see , taste and smell. We purchased some fish rub, teas , vanilla beans and many flavored sugars (blueberry, strawberry, mint, banana, caramel). We also bought some catnip for our pets at home. There is a rack with free recipe cards for appetizers, drinks, mains and desserts as well as beverages. Nice little shop. Cashier was very friendly and we had a pleasant conversation with her about iced tea. As I stated this is a tradition for us and we always stop and visit.
Written July 4, 2017
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LatteLovingHedgie
Germantown, TN566 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
This is a great shop! The walls are lined with spices, salts, sugars, sugar blends, salt blends, and lots of teas! I think I spent 30 min just smelling stuff!
Written May 23, 2017
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Michael N
5 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Great service and huge variety. Everything she suggested to us we ended up buying! Can't wait to give the blend a try and to use the wasabi powder with our favorite salmon dish.
Written July 18, 2015
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Kelly264
Ellington, CT342 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Unlike anything I've ever seen, the smells and different types of tea, salts, peppers is amazing! I am a tea drinker, but not like this! This is amazingly fancy and fun. I didn't buy any loose tea, but I did have a cup brewed. It was a lovely flowery chai. Even if you don't drink tea, go in and check out and SMELL all the yummy types of tea and spice. What a neat place.
Written July 31, 2019
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Melissa M
Nottingham, MD68 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
I don't drink tea, and I'm not much of a cook, so this shop wasn't even on my radar until I read a review here and decided to stop by. There are so many things here for serious cooks! Rubs and mixes for every palate, well-organized (Indian, Mediterranean, seafood, venison, Italian, etc.) and smelling so good! I even found two different onion mixes that I'll use for sure in dips and tomato sauces, novice cook that I am.

The real reason I came was for the sugars: raspberry, apple cinnamon, cocoa, coconut, lemon, etc. I *love* using these in oatmeal, hot chocolate, mixed drinks, etc., and I can never find any. I went a little crazy buying them, but the owner was so helpful, friendly, answered all of my questions and gave me great recipe ideas.

It's on the outskirts of Merchant Square, but well worth the time to seek it out. I can't speak to the teas, but they seemed to have a large selection of loose leaves, premixed blends, and I believe they'll mix you a custom blend, too. Definitely check them out!
Written November 16, 2017
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Kelly
Rehoboth Beach, DE90 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
My husband loves tea so we walked in to check it out. We were greeted by a very friendly sales clerk. The smells were so enticing I really wanted to buy everything. We only bought a few to try but she gave us a card to order online. Great experience
Written April 20, 2017
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC22,263 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
This shop had an amazing array of spice and a decent collection of teas. They had a whole section of salts some that seemed very tasty such as truffle salt and ghost pepper salt. I left with two small packets of tea one a berry white and an oolong. The shop is very small and is just across the street from the Peanut Shop.
Written April 19, 2017
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LM PS
Florida103 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
I was greeted by Raven. She was pleasant and very informative of the product. She answered all my questions and made suggestions according to my likes/dislikes. I ended up purchasing 6 oz Chamomile Twist tea. I always think the price for tea is a bit pricey, but I end up paying it anyway because I enjoy a good cup of tea. The prices here are good compared to anywhere else. The store is neat and the aroma is awesome! I also appreciate the military discount (THANK YOU!). The next time I am in the area, I will most definitely purchase again from this store and Raven is awesome and was very helpful to me.
Written March 29, 2017
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Robert U
Williamsburg, VA129 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
It was a great surprise to walk through the door of the Tea and Spice Exchange to find so many wonderful treats for the eyes, taste buds and the nose. Real stores like this are rarer these days and it is a great place to stroll around and find wonderful flavors.

In small towns (cities) like Williamsburg, you can still find these little stores that can make your day just by walking in the door. Too many larger cities (like Alexandria, VA where we just moved away from) are running these types of specialty shops out in favor of chains.

The Tea and Spice Exchange is one of those fun places that makes Merchants Square such a magnet for visitors and shoppers alike.
Written March 10, 2017
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