Spice Merchants, Laguna Beach…Go for the Spices & Join us for Tea 101

Have you ever come across a recipe you want to try which calls for one teaspoon of a spice you don’t have in your pantry?  You vacillate about preparing it as you realize to purchase the required ingredients at the traditional grocery store demands an investment of dollars beyond your liking, and… you already have a cupboard full of aging spices from other recipes that asked for a teeny bit of this and that spice.  What to do?  Go to Spice Merchants in Laguna Beach, Ca….they have an enormous selection of spices… and, with their expert assistance, they will dole out the amount you need.  They also have a wide selection of whole leaf teas and herbal infusions, as well as, beautiful tea ware, gift packaging and air tight tins of various sizes for storing your purchases.  You can create unique, custom gifts of spices or teas with their skilled guidance too.

Spice Merchants on Ocean Ave. in Laguna Beach...offering a wide array of spices and teas with beautiful gift packaging and tea ware

Spice Merchants on Ocean Ave. in Laguna Beach…offering a wide array of spices and teas with beautiful gift packaging and tea ware

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We will be holding an intimate, first time, Tea 101 class at Spice Merchants this coming Tuesday, October 14 at 7 p.m….

Come learn a bit of history about tea, how to prepare a great cup of tea, and taste a variety of types of teas.

We will taste tea in their “tea room” towards the back of the shop pictured below  (center display will be moved out for our tasting experience).  Check out details on our “events” page and call Spice Merchants to hold your spot.  Their contact information is phone: 949 715-9600 and are located at 311 Ocean Avenue, Laguna Beach, Ca 92651

The tea room at Spice Merchants -- a wide variety of teas and tea ware from various purveyors are available.

The tea room at Spice Merchants — a wide variety of teas and tea ware from various purveyors are available.

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Spice Merchants offers  teas from quality purveyors…

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Quality teas from Spice Merchants...in tins or you choose how much you want to try...

Quality teas from Spice Merchants…in tins or you choose how much you want to try…

It’s also just a great location to come to and wander around town before or after class.

Welcoming, Dutch door at Spice Merchants...come on in...

Welcoming, Dutch door at Spice Merchants…come on in…

In visiting the shop this morning, I saw they just got in beautiful soup fixings too…they are ready for fall … as most of us in Southern California are…hoping the heat stops soon.  I’m ready for soup and hot tea!