In recent years I have become a huge lover of tea; my favorite one being chamomile. I always thought picking up a box at a grocery store was all there was to drinking tea, until this past weekend when I visited The Spice & Tea Exchange in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
I found this amazing tea store through my former office mate, who would walk in drinking the most delicious smelling tea ever. During one of the hundreds of conversations about tea we had, I asked her what flavor she enjoyed buying the most from the grocery store, that’s when she started telling me about the Spice & Tea Exchange store.
Below, you too can see how wonderful this little shop is. They not only offer a variety of teas, but they offer spices, peppers, salts and various other herbs. It is definitely worth your time and money to make a trip out here if you are in the D.C. and surrounding area or if you are visiting the nation’s capital. It is my understanding they have various other locations throughout Virginia as well.
The teas are sold in various weights; prepackaged 1 oz bags and bigger bags as well are available. The prices vary depending on size and tea flavors. When you are checking out at the counter, make sure you register for their rewards program and its free of charge. Once you spend a certain amount, you get a $15 dollar credit at the store. They also have a stand where you can chose up to 3 recipes printed on small post cards; these are free of charge when you make a purchase.
And lastly, here are the top 5 reasons why drinking tea is beneficial:
- Tea contains antioxidants.
- Tea contains less caffeine than coffee
- Tea has been known to aide with weight loss
- Tea can boost your immune system
- Herbal Tea may soothe the digestive system
I hope you can too visit the store soon. Let me know what your favorite flavors are. Do you have any favorite tea shops in your town? What are they?
Store Entrance & Hours of Operation
This is me just browsing through the store!
Special Thanks to Glorianna Photography for the wonderful pictures.