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Spice & Tea Exchange of Gatlinburg

Create a More Flavorful Life at the Spice and Tea Exchange of Gatlinburg
Written by: Jasmin Diaz
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Take a step back in time as you enter this quaint shop, nestled off a side treat in Gatlinburg, TN. From the brick-lined walkway leading you in with the plants surrounding the beautiful wood door to the hardwood floors inside the shop, the sounds, and aromas that surround you will make you feel at ease and add to your sensory experience. Check-in with the staff to learn about the high-quality spices, teas, and more that you can get when visiting the Spice & Tea Exchange of Gatlinburg.  

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Founded in 2008 by a group of talented individuals who possess a passion for life and food, the Spice and Tea Exchange forged its start in St. Augustine, Florida. This quaint shop quickly grew into a nationwide franchise which led to the opening of the Gatlinburg branch in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg, TN.

The mission and cornerstone of the Spice & Tea Exchange of Gatlinburg is to create and share a more flavorful life. This, of course, is brought about by providing guests access to high-quality products with a diverse assortment of options, all to create a sensory shopping experience. Nestled in a cottage-style shop among a brick-lined side street of Gatlinburg, the Spice & Tea Exchange of Gatlinburg offers some of the best products and gifts in all of Gatlinburg.

With over 85 hand-crafted seasonings, hand-mixed in the store daily, fine spices, loose-leaf tea, gifts, sugars, salts, and more, a visit to the Spice & Tea Exchange of Gatlinburg is a must-stop shop if you love the spices of life. Whether you own your own food business, are new to the culinary scene, or are only looking to add a little flare to your menu, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you as you search for just the right item for your dish or to give as a gift.

When visiting this location, you can see the masters at work as they hand-blend spices that you can then purchase to spruce up your favorite menu item. They also happen to feature the best Tennessee tea in the area, so be sure to give that a try when stopping in. When it comes to tea, you can expect more than the standard southern fare of sweetened tea. At this locale, you will have access to black teas, green teas, herbal teas, white teas, oolong teas, pu-erh teas, matcha, caffeine-free options, classic iced teas, yerba mate, chai teas, organic teas, and more!

Spice blends are available in grinder blends, which feature a unique blend of herbs, spices, and salts created to bring out the true flavor in any meal, or the meat blends and rubs, specialty blends, dips, party blends, seafood blends, curries, and Arabic blends, salt-free blends, and more. Choose from spices including powders, grains, herbs, whole spices, pepper, chilies and paprikas, olive oils and extracts, florals and berries, organic spices, and honey.

Salt is important to ensure just the right taste for any dish. At the Spice & Tea Exchange, they feature a range of salt options from smoked and infused salt to mineral salts and sea salts. Of course, you can’t forget the sweeter part of life with the flavored sugars that give any dessert that final special touch. Flavored sugars, as well as honey and sugar-free sweeteners, are all available at this location.

The Spice & Tea Exchange is passionate about high-quality, natural products making a real difference in your daily life. Some of their products that fall under the wellness category include calming chamomile flower, catnip, and peppermint, which are designed to promote relaxation. You can also shop for products created to treat cold and flu, detox the body, aid in digestion, boost your immune system, and fight inflammation naturally.

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Gatlinburg also features a variety of gifts such as gift crates and more as well as lovely accessories like those designed for drinking or serving tea, kitchen accessories, artisan soy candles, and more. As you might expect for a shop with tea in the name, you can find a variety of tea-related items from tea mugs to infuser teapots, all designed with the tea lover in mind.

Insider Tip:
Most of the items featured in the store are also available for purchase online.