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The Spice & Tea Exchange Franchising, LLC

Veteran Discount Available
The Spice & Tea Exchange® is proud to offer qualified veterans a discount of 25% off the franchise fee.
The Spice & Tea Exchange® is one of the fastest growing retailers of gourmet spices, blends, teas, and gifts. “Come In and Smell the Spices!®” isn’t just a tagline; it embodies our desire to welcome both customers and prospective franchisees into our unique concept. From helpful pre-made recipe kits and gifts, to our ever-growing line of teas and full-service tea bar experience, our store owners are passionate about sharing their love for flavor! Since franchising in 2008, The Spice & Tea Exchange® has celebrated 85+ store openings in 33 states.

Palm Harbor, FL
United States

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About The Spice & Tea Exchange®
The Spice & Tea Exchange® was founded in 2008 by a group of talented individuals with a passion for life and a passion for food. Through the years, we’ve grown our franchise concept exponentially with one mission in mind: “Creating & sharing the experience of a more flavorful life.”

The Spice & Tea Exchange® stores offer a wide variety of spices, exclusive hand-mixed seasonings, loose-leaf teas, naturally-flavored sugars, salts, and gourmet gifts in an engaging environment. Each visit is an experience as guests open the jars and smell, sip from our Tea Bar*, and watch our Spice Masters blend seasonings in store.

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Why This Industry?

As a spice and tea retailer, we have the pleasure of being in two distinct industries at once as demand is growing for high-quality, fresh ingredients and unique beverage alternatives. Driving the current purchasing trends are conversations regarding health and wellness, natural foods, transparency and variety. From raw spices to our extensive tea line, all products are sourced with fair trade, sustainability, and quality in mind.

The Spice & Tea Exchange® has been ranked among America’s finest franchises for quality, cost, growth, strength and stability:

Entrepreneur Top 200 Food & Restaurant Franchises - #6 Retail Foods: 2018

Franchise 500 Ranked: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

INC 5000 Ranked: 2015, 2016

Tampa Bay Fast 50: 2014

Passion Makes Perfect

Consider your personal goals and passions. Our franchise owners are a diverse group foodies with a passion for cooking and creating unique experiences for their guests. Whether you plan to be an owner/operator or multi-unit proprietor, franchising provides the flexibility to own your own business with the backing of a well-seasoned support system.

Serving You

We believe that investing time in our franchisees is KEY to a successful franchise system. From start to finish, our experienced training staff is working with you from store development throughout your franchise lifetime.

No culinary experience necessary! As a part of our franchise system, you will have access to professional and experienced field consultants, in-house and on-site operations training, virtual training, and education libraries to assist you on your franchising journey.


“It’s hard work but fun at the same time. No two days are the same… It is so much fun talking with people about cooking and getting them excited about our products too. The quality and freshness of our products are unmatched.” – Nancy & Jerry McBrayer, Grapevine & Fort Worth, TX

“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…” – Bill Oakley, Bentonville, AR

“I’m an independent business owner, but I have the backup of a great company behind me.” – Lisa Coleman, John’s Pass, FL

Vetfran Incentives

The Spice & Tea Exchange® is proud to offer qualified veterans a discount of 25% off the franchise fee.

*in participating locations.