Stardust Tea And Spice: The Nashville Scene
They say the age of the “Selfies” has entered, and now, Stardust Tea And Spice must join the ranks, especially since a kind person by the name of Lesley Lassiter mentioned us in The Nashville Scene. As a small business trying to compete against big giants, loyalties get pulled in all directions these days.
Wanting to find new ways to amp up the shop, we thought adding teas and spices made a nice fit with jewelry crafting, since so many people associate all these things with comfort, happiness, and feeling good. And the nice thing we can tout for the holiday season is the introduction to our new eCommerce site where you can buy teas and spices online! So if you’re up late at night, or you don’t have time to run into the shop, you can order in the comfort of your home and pick up the merchandise at the store or have it shipped to you. We’re always trying to add new blends and flavors to our collection, as well as fun, useful accessories.
The most interesting thing I’ve noticed is customers who come in to purchase teas, spices, and accessories for friends and family. Before we delved into this area, we’d never considered gift-giving to include these items. So you see, we learn from our customers every day! And it’s true, sometimes the best things can be found in your own back yard!
I must admit that when I see whole vanilla beans, I just want to bypass them altogether. Why? Even people who are allergic to fragrance often admit they can tolerate the aroma of vanilla. Here’s the thing, it’s like everything else that first strikes you as rather strange, until you learn what all the fuss is about, and vanilla beans are no exception. If you don’t know how to use them, seeing them resting peacefully in their cute little glass vials is about all you’ll want to do.
Personally, all I’ve ever used is vanilla extract, but even that doesn’t give you the impact of the power of vanilla the way the bean does. And the nice thing is that you can use both the outside husk and the seeds inside to flavor up a dish or dessert you’re wanting to make.
There are different varieties of vanilla beans, some with eye- brow-raising price tags. Others are more economical. But overall, people tend to notice the hefty price tag on these aromatic treats of nature. What you may not know is that it can take a few years to grow the plants, and on top of that, the beans have to stay on the vine for nine months before they are harvested.
But one thing is for sure, these beanie babies are definitely worth the wait. We’ve included a link to a short, concise video that will give you a quick overview on how to use vanilla beans. If you’re in the Nashville, TN area, you can purchase them from us!
How To Use Vanilla Beans
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We’ve finally done it! We’re introducing Nashville to a wonderful collection of teas and spices. No more dull food and drink any longer! If you’re wanting to receive the ultimate benefit from healthy herbs, you don’t have to look any further than us: Stardust Tea and Spice.
We’ll be starting off with a fun collection of loose teas and flavored sugars to kick off your sipping pleasure, and beginning January 2013, we’ll be adding a host of spices for your cooking needs.
For all you people who indulge in herbs, we haven’t forgotten you! You’ll also get to choose from an eye-watering assortment of wonderful, healing herbs for your personal use, whether you use them for drinking or incorporation into body products.
Accessories: We won’t be forgetting these, either. From straining straws, to infusers, to scoops, we’ll have a nice variety of helpful items to enhance your tea and spice usage experience.
Again, we’re happy to start this collection, and we hope you’re just as excited about this venture as we are!
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