To create and share “the experience of a more flavorful life,” is the mission of The Spice & Tea Exchange, my favorite shop to purchase spices, spice blends, salt from around the world, naturally-flavored sugar, and tea. Until three years ago, when I traveled and knew that locale had a store, it was on the agenda to make a visit and stock up on my favorites. Thanks to Cindy Wright and her daughter Jen Asbury, I now drive 15 minutes to get my “fix,” since they opened their shop in 2015, on the Guilford Green, 80 Whitfield St., 203-453-0022.
I remember the first time I stepped into a Spice and Tea Exchange many years ago in Florida, I felt as if I was a “kid in a candy store.” I was surrounded by the essentials for cooking food with great flavor. And oh, the aromas tantalizing the taste buds. The design of the shop reminded me of an old fashioned general store, you know, that rustic feel, but everything displayed in an orderly fashion.