Tea n' Spice

For years I was able to purchase boxes of instant tea called Tea n' Spice (I think that was the name) at Cost Plus. It came in a brown cardboard box with black lettering and was made in San Francisco. It also came in loose black tea form. The tea had a strong cinnamon flavor and smell. Cost Plus has not carried it for over a year now and doesn't know where or even if it is available anymore. I have searched everywhere online and so far, unable to find it. Does anyone have a source for this tea? I'm down to my last few spoonfuls. Thanks.
Suzy Marsden
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Suzy Marsden
Suzy,
Of course, they never came right out and said it, but I believe that was the San Francisco Tea Company's signature fragrance I smelled.
You might try them at :
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As I think the San Francisco Herb Company is one and the same.
Cheers, Christina
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Christeana M
Dear Christeana,
Thank you so much. Yes, I'm pretty sure it was the San Francisco Tea Company's tea. That's why I remember it was from SF. :) I checked your link, but didn't note the Tea n' Spice listed. I will contact them and see if it's still available at their store. I live down in the South Bay so can drive there if necessary. It was cinnamon flavored and fragranced, but I think it also had some orange oil in it. The bulk tea was made from orange pekoe. The instant tea was a light brown powder. I hope I can still get it somewhere. Thanks to your suggestion, I finally have a lead!
Suzy
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Suzy Marsden
Shucks, I'm on the phone with SF Herb Company. They are not the same as SF Tea and have never carried Tea n' Spice. After being transferred to their information man, it seems, there never was a SF Tea Co per se. The name was just inferred on the packaging. The tea was probably made by East India Trading Co in San Leandro, which is now defunct. So I guess I am out of luck. :(
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Suzy Marsden
Your Tea n' Spice sounds a lot like "Constant Comment," a black tea and spice blend with orange peel. It is distributed by Bigelow and is widely available in teabags; perhaps in other forms as well.
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Stephen Cadwell
On Mon, 09 Feb 2004 21:17:11 -0600, Stephen Cadwell tripped the light fantastic, then quipped:
Market Spice Tea (with natural spices, flavored with cinnamon, orange peel, and essential oils) isn't made in San Francisco, but originates from the Pike Place Market in Seattle. It comes in brown cardboard with black lettering...could this be what you seek? Here's a link:
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Tee King
Sorry Suzy,
When I saw their Orange Spice, I bought it. I could swear that the Cost Plus was the same as the bulk tea.
I served the Cost Plus version at my wedding, and it was pretty popular. So I have fond associations with it.
Ah, well, I guess you could always write Cost Plus!
Christina
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Christeana M
Hey, I think you hit the jackpot!
I have had this, and always assumed it was the same as the tea I used to buy in the (lined) cloth bags called Orange Spice. I am thrilled that you found this. Here's the link to their own, soon-to-be-website.
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Thanks so much, Tee.
Christina Who can't wait to place an order tomorrow.
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Christeana M
On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 06:25:10 GMT, "Christeana M" tripped the light fantastic, then quipped:
You're quite welcome, Christina. I lived just outside Seattle for three years, and Market Spice Tea is famous there, as well as being well know all over the states. I don't care for it, personally, but I've heard many extoll its virtues. I'm glad I could help you find your tea. Enjoy!
Tee
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Tee King
I drink Constant Comment too. It's good, but orange, not cinnamon.
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Suzy Marsden
No, it comes in a plain brown box, no coloring, except black lettering, and is instant tea, but thanks.
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