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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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 > 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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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. :( > 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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Suzy Marsden
> 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 > > 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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On Mon, 09 Feb 2004 21:17:11 -0600, Stephen Cadwell tripped the light fantastic, then quipped: >> 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
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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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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On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 06:25:10 GMT, "Christeana M" tripped the light fantastic, then quipped: >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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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!
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I drink Constant Comment too. It's good, but orange, not cinnamon. > > 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 > > > > > 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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Suzy Marsden
No, it comes in a plain brown box, no coloring, except black lettering, and is instant tea, but thanks. > On Mon, 09 Feb 2004 21:17:11 -0600, Stephen Cadwell > tripped the light fantastic, then quipped: > >> 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 > > 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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Thank you to everyone. After a lot more searching all over the net, emailing, and calling I have finally found a couple of sources for the tea that I was looking for. It's name was actually: TN Spice, which was carried at Cost Plus. TN Spice Company is in San Leandro CA and is part of a whole family of companies: East India Tea and Coffee LTD, JBR Gourmet Foods Inc., Rogers Family Coffee, and SF Bay Coffee, and probably more. I'm not sure which one is the parent company but they are all there at: 1933 Davis St. San Leandro CA 94577 510 638-1300. They have no retail outlets for the tea in CA at this time, although if you can get a store to call their sales rep and order it, they will be happy to oblige. But they do have a web site:
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(this is the order page for the instant tea) I just ordered 7 boxes (one for a friend). If you place a minimum order of $25, shipping is free. It's $4.99/box.
The other source for this tea online is via the Lake Superior Trading Post in MN at:
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By email with them through Eric I was able to find out the name of the company who manufactures the tea and found out that they have filled several orders from Californians who have been unable to find it here anymore. They charge $4.50/box. Shipping is $6 for any order amount from their site. They carry lots of things besides tea. I spoke a long time with a rep at the SF Herb Co. He says there have been lots of companies who carry a cinnamon orange tea. Most are flavored with a synthetic cinnamon oil that came from Belgium (I think) or at least somewhere in Europe, but it was explosive, and became difficult or even illegal to import. In any case, there must still be numerous companies with their own special blend of this flavored tea. I'm just so happy to have found the one that I have always bought. The www.sfbaycoffee.com site also carries it in the bulk tea form and plan to carry some of their products on amazon.com. For those of you who are not familiar with their instant tea---- it's a fine powder that dissolves instantly in hot water, has no sugar, but seems sweet, and tastes like red hots when you make it strong enough, which is how I like it. I have an instant hot water dispenser. It is so convenient. Just a couple mounded spoonfuls (years ago they enclosed a plastic ΒΌ tsp measuring spoon in each bag which I use :) ) in a mug, then add the water and it doesn't even need to be stirred! The bulk form tastes the same. Anyway, I hope this helps if anyone was looking for this tea too! Suzy > On Mon, 09 Feb 2004 21:17:11 -0600, Stephen Cadwell > tripped the light fantastic, then quipped: > >> 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 > > 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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