Spice Up Your Day with a Trip Downtown

Explore all that the Lancaster Spice & Tea Exchange has to offer!

Nestled in the heart of Lancaster City, The Lancaster Spice & Tea Exchange is truly a Downtown treasure. Franchise owners Mike and Judy are beloved Lancaster residents committed to cultivating the Downtown Lancaster experience. 

A few years back, Judy arrived home after a long, stressful day in the medical field. It was at that moment she knew she wanted something fresh. Soon after, they discovered and fell in love with the small Spice & Tea Exchange franchise. In the summer of 2016, this dynamic duo bought into the franchise and it’s been a thriving, essential piece of the Lancaster City layout ever since. 

What exactly does the Lancaster Spice & Tea Exchange offer? Let’s start with one of the world’s favorite beverages, tea. At first, the dozens of tea options may seem overwhelming, but experts Mike and Judy are there to help. Ask either individual about specials, flavors, and any other tea-related questions and you’re sure to get all the information you need (and more). The team is more than happy to fill you in on caffeine amounts, processing operations, and unique undertones! 

Best part? If you find a tea love, but you only need a small caffeine boost, ask at the counter and the staff would be more than happy to brew you a cup! That’s right. Any tea in-store is available for one, freshly brewed cup purchase (hot or iced)!

As the name implies, the Spice & Tea Exchange also houses some of the finest selections of spices Downtown. Their peppers and paprikas range from smoked and sweet to Hungarian and Spanish! Be sure to check out the salt wall, which includes smoked, black truffle, chocolate sea salt, and more. According to Mike and Judy, a house favorite spice is their dillweed, which holds vibrant and fresh flavors.

If you’re looking for the perfect “wow-factor” at your next dinner party, try incorporating specialty blends. Warm-up your dinner guests with an exceptional sauce, glaze, or dip served with local pretzels and crackers. Perfect your main course with seasoning selections for steak, fish, poultry, and pasta. Finally, finish out the night with something sweet, utilizing the shop’s flavored sugars that perfectly compliment your cookies, cakes, and pies. 

With its enticing aromas and captivating flavors, the Lancaster Spice & Tea Exchange will quickly become one of your favorite stops Downtown. Visit on a first Friday and you’ll find this warm, inviting space full of tea and food samplings. From nuts coated with sensational blends to the latest seasonal drink, your tastebuds will love what the shop has to offer. If you can’t make it on a Friday, never fear. A typical day visit will still guarantee an adventurous time of discovering (and smelling) exciting spices! Looking for the perfect holiday gifts? Be sure to check out their latest products that are a perfect fit for under the tree including tea kettles, tea infusers, and unique mugs.

With something new to discover around every corner, the Lancaster Spice & Tea Exchange is fun for the whole family. Visit their website to learn more about them! 

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