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The Spice & Tea Exchange

About The Spice & Tea Exchange® Franchise

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is the fastest growing retail franchise of gourmet spices, blends, teas, and gifts in the United States. If you have a passion for culinary exploration and want to own your own business, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

“Come In and Smell the Spices!®” isn't just our tag line; it embodies our desire to welcome both customers and prospective Franchisees into our unique concept. At The Spice & Tea Exchange®, we consider our in-store experience to be one of our greatest assets. Through the open door, guests are first intrigued by the scent of hand-mixed blends which are made in-store daily. Then, they’re immersed in an old 18th Century Trading Post, where they experience:

  • Wood floors, heavy reclaimed beams, antique displays and apothecary-style jars lining the shelves
  • A wide variety of gourmet products, accessories, and gifts
  • A blending theater where Spice Master create hand-mixed spice blends daily
  • Engaging and knowledgeable team members who encourage interaction and discovery
Franchising With The Spice & Tea Exchange

As an organization, we truly believe that The Spice & Tea Exchange® is a lifestyle, and that each meaningful guest experience builds relationships that last a lifetime. Since franchising in 2008, it has been our vision to develop a franchise network throughout the U.S. and eventually around the world. Our concept attracts franchisees with a passion for food and culinary exploration. Other characteristics include:

  • Desire to engage guests and talk about our products
  • Basic business skills and a willingness to learn
  • Love of education, outreach, and community involvement
  • The attitude of a team player. In a franchise model, the franchisor and your neighboring franchises all depend upon you to protect and adhere to the systems standards and methods the franchise company requires
  • Willingness to master the art of being: a leader, motivator, team builder, planner, organizer, strategist, community figure and much more!

Franchises are available in many U.S. states and territories, which may include your home town! This is an opportunity to join a distinctively different and exciting business venture at a time when our potential is virtually unlimited. The Spice & Tea Exchange® has 37+ locations across 21 states, and has recently been named to the prestigious “Fast 50,” which recognizes the 50 fastest growing, privately held companies in the Tampa Bay MSA!

We invite you to visit us online to learn more about our unique concept and Franchise experience:

"When you look back at your opening day as compared to a year later you will be amazed at the knowledge you gain and it couldn't happen without the tremendous support of the team at the TSTE® home office and distribution center…The first 18 months of being a TSTE® Franchisee has been so gratifying that I am now looking at opening another store." -Bill Oakley, Bentonville, AR

Upcoming Expos

June 15-17, 2017 - New York, NY

International Franchise Expo

The Javits Center

November 2-4, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA

Franchise Expo West

Los Angeles Convention Center

January 18-20, 2018 - Dallas, TX

Franchise Expo South

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


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