Tea Selection: Coconut Sugar
Company Name: The Spice and Tea Exchange
Location: Retail: Branson, Missouri
What The Spice and Tea Exchange says about themselves (taken from online source):
When we opened our first store in 2005 (formerly Old Spice Traders), we never dreamed our little store in St. Augustine, FL would become a nation-wide franchise.
We’ve dedicated ourselves to our mission, “Creating & sharing the experience of a more flavorful life,” and in doing so, we’ve brought a one-of-a-kind shopping experience and 18th Century Trading Post retail concept to life. With the help of our executive team, managing partners, and dedicated corporate team members, The Spice & Tea Exchange® (TSTE®) has been franchising since 2008, and has celebrated 50+ store openings in 26 states and the District of Columbia, in just a few years!
With a wide selection of seasonings for any food lover and dozens of choices for any tea enthusiast, it’s easy to Find Your Way To Flavor!® within a TSTE® store. The Spice & Tea Exchange® offers more than 140 spices, over 80 exclusive hand-mixed blends, 16 naturally-flavored sugars, an array of salts from around the world, and more than 30 exotic teas. We focus on providing high quality products and accessories to home cooks, chefs, and tea lovers in an old-world spice traders’ atmosphere.
When you walk into a TSTE® store, you’ll see, AND SMELL, The Spice & Tea Exchange® difference! Visitors are immediately immersed in a sensory experience where they can explore, open the jars and smell, and speak with knowledgeable staff who truly love what they do. We enjoy swapping good recipes and fun stories, so stop on by! You’ll typically find us hand-mixing our custom blends and seasonings right in the store, bagging our teas, or putting together unique gifts for our guests.
Read more about The Spice and Tea Exchange on their website: HERE.
What The Spice and Tea Exchange says about this product:
This is a naturally-flavored version of a tropical sugar combination, great on cookies, cakes, desserts, fruits, or salads. Also amazing as a glass-rimmer!
Organic Cane Sugar
COSTS: $4.89 / 1.5 oz.
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
MY REVIEW BEGINS
Here is what I think
I was visiting Branson Missouri a few weeks ago and stumbled across this very classy store of herbs, and teas. I wanted to take a moment and check the store out and was so glad I did. Beyond the teas and some very interesting herbs as well as everyday spices, I found these flavored sugars, and I picked one up. I liked the idea of the coconut sugar because it was natural coconut added and so I had time to play with it with a few teas I was reviewing this week.
The first tea I tried it in was an Earl Grey, the Earl Grey in itself was slightly bitter and by adding the sugar it took the edge off that bitterness, it also added just a tad bit of a vanilla flavor to the tea.
The second tea I tried it in was the Mint Chilla Chai Nilla from the same store, the sugar seemed to mellow out the licorice flavor and made the tea sweeter then the mint did in the beginning.
These sugars are a lot of fun and you can add them to all of your drinks and even foods. It would be a lot of fun to purchase a few of these and add them to your breakfast cereals, oatmeal, tea and how about that coffee?
I encourage you to try a few of these, it’s a lot of fun to see the flavor change just by adding a different sugar to it and see (and taste) the fun.
Let me know what you experiment with, there are a lot of choices, I think I picked a pretty mild and safe choice. What’s your pick?
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