Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Spice & Tea Exchange in Highlands, N.C.

While we were in the mountains last week, we took a day trip over to neighboring Highlands, N.C. I loved shopping there the last time we were in the mountains, plus the town is featured in Cassandra King's new novel "Moonrise," which I had just finished reading, so I was eager to return to Highlands. I would have been even more eager had I known a new spice and tea shop had opened up!

Ironically, it was the smell, not the signage, that lured me inside! Because I'm short I hadn't bothered to look up at the sign overhead, but the scent of those spices made me stop and head inside. I was quite happy to find teas on the wall and wanted some to go with the fudge I knew I would be buying (and did) at the Kilwin's fudge shop.

Are you a Tervis tumbler fan? I am, so I had to have this one with the store's logo on it!

And my new teas were just terrific! While in the mountains I enjoyed the Pear Caramel, which would make a fine dessert tea. Once home, I tried the Mint-Nilla Chai-Nilla, which was an exceedingly minty (and enjoyable) puerh tea as well. Fun, fun finds!


  1. Always nice to find a new tea shop with teas to try.

  2. Ooh, I will have to check them out. Yes, I'm a Tervis fan. I make hot tea in mine at work all winter and iced tea in it all summer. At home I use pretty teacups but the insulated tumbler with lid (emphasis on with lid) works well for me at my desk. :-)

  3. Sounds like a fun trip. I would have bought that Tervis tumbler too. The new teas sound yummy.

  4. Oh what FUN!!! To just happen onto a new tea shop - divine!

    The caramel pear sounds to-die-for perfect for an autumn cuppa!

    I am not a mint fan so shall have to trust you on that one. : - )

    Hope you are well, been praying for you and your family. Hugs.

  5. We have one of those shops in Portland. I didn't realize it was a multi-store concept.

  6. Now first, I have never pictured you are short. Now my concept of you must change.
    The adventure to Highlands sounds just wonderful, especially finding a spice and tea shop. Sigh!

  7. I've been in the Orlando location of this store before. I didn't know there was one in NC.

  8. I remember visiting the Spice and Tea Exchange when we were in Asheville, N.C., and since then one has opened in Birmingham, MI - which isn't too far from me, but as yet I haven't gone there. Mighty Leaf has a Caramel Pear tea that's very good, so I'm sure I'd like the one at the Spice & Tea Exchange. I can't get enthused about Pu-erh tea. I've only tried it once and my first impression wasn't a good one, and I haven't tried to get past it yet.


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