The Spice and Tea exchange down at Rehoboth Beach has been a staple of the community for years, well loved by all foodies in the area. I paid them a visit this weekend during my inlaws’ visit to us here on the Delmarva peninsula, and it is just wall to wall spice for all occasions. It was a wonderland to match the Olive Orchard, and here, I was blessed with a sale!
They have a myriad of spice blends available for every use, including a whole row dedicated to the cooking of fish. This is where I spent most of my money. I have yet to use them, but when I do, you’ll hear it here first. The Chesapeake Bay blend proves promising, especially because my husband and I really enjoy a good fish and chips. This is recommended atop some hot french fries, and it will definitely get used there. I added it as a light seasoning to some ocean perch filets Monday night. It's like an amped up Old Bay seasoning. (I may even try it as part of my CRAB DIP MAC AND CHEESE)
Most important to me is their collection of dried chilis. I have a hard time finding fresh chilis for recipes that call for them, especially bird’s eye chilis when I’m working on an Asian inspired dish. They had them! I now have a nice, healthy bag of dried chilis to rehydrate for a future recipe.
I’m not much of a tea drinker, but the full wall has all sorts of fantastic blends to choose from. I highly recommend you take a look if it’s something you might like. Almost everything they sell is available through their webstore, including the large variety of tea. Please keep in mind it is all loose leaf, so you will need the proper tools for the job.
If you’re ever in Rehoboth, do yourself a favor and check out their physical store. If you’re curious, check out their webstore. There’s something for everyone available, and it’s the perfect edible souvenir to compliment whatever you might pick up at the Olive Orchard Tasting Room.
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