If you adore the scent of fresh teas and spices, a stop into The Spice & Tea Exchange of Mount Dora is a must-do. Upon walking into the shop take a couple of deep breaths and inhale the goodness and just breathe. Looking around, the decor is rustic and evokes a feeling of days gone by when spice traders sailed the seas bringing the most exotic spices across vast lands. Silver accent details and local shop branding give the appearance of luxury and class. The overall feeling is that you’ve walked into a luxury spice trade shop and that you have the world’s most ancient spices and modern luxuries all in one place. It’s like heaven on earth.
You might be surprised to find that The Spice & Tea Exchange of Mount Dora carries much more than simply spices & teas. They create hand mixed blends that can be purchased by the bag, jar, or shaker. Specialties include globally sourced salts, infused salts, teas, spices, herbs, sugars, custom recipes, gifts, accessories, and corporate gifts. A fantastic hostess gift/functional souvenir is the Florida Sunshine blend which includes sea salt, orange zest, green peppercorn, ginger, lemon zest, lime zest, and rose petals. It’s like sunshine in a bottle and can be used on everything from fish and meat to vegetables on the grill!
If you love tea there is something for you at The Spice & Tea Exchange. Loose leaf teas, bagged teas, tea infusers, brewers, cold brew, hot brew, spoons, stirrers, take along bottles, tea sets, tea cups, and much more can all be found here. Favorites include all varieties of green, black, oolong, herbal, matcha, and white teas. Tropical teas infused with coconut, mango, blood orange, and peach are extremely popular. Seasonal teas are sold in limited editions and my personal favorite, Genmaicha Tea is a roasted rice green tea blend.
Specialty recipes are available for just $1 each, or are free with the purchase of the ingredients on the recipe card! If you’re unsure about a flavor, simply ask for a sample and a fresh jar will be popped open for you to experience the taste and fragrance. You’re sure to fall in love with at least one new taste.
The Spice & Tea Exchange of Mount Dora is run as a small boutique shop, however it is actually a franchise. You can order online from the corporate website, or check out the selection online and then call the Mount Dora shop to support your local downtown business. Better yet, drop in to see and smell everything in person for the full experience! The Spice & Tea Exchange of Mount Dora is located at 431 N Donnelly St.
Coming soon is a tea bar where you can order a cup of your favorite brew while browsing the shop!
Hours of Operation
- Mon-Thurs: 10:00AM-6:00PM
- Friday&Sat: 10:00AM-8:00PM
- Sunday: 10:30AM-6:00PM