October 2022 COVID Update – Store hours, shopping options, and keeping you safe

Who knew we’d still be dealing with this more than 2 years later? Here’s the current info. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions, concerns, or special requests: (509) 315-4036 or info@tastesandtea.com.

Store hours are Monday – Saturday 11-6 and we are staying open until 8 on Thursdays. For November and December, we’ll also be open 12-4 on Sundays.

Masks are not required but are welcomed if they make you more comfortable. Please let us know if you’d prefer we also wear a mask when we interact with you.

At this time, there is no additional capacity limit at the store. Full capacity for us in the expanded space is about 35 people and right now it’s pretty easy to keep distance between you and fellow shoppers. If you are concerned, please consider our alternative shopping options

Alternative Shopping Options

As an alternative to coming in—or to reduce your exposure—we are offering the following options:

Online Shopping!

It’s up and running!! You can now shop for and order nearly all of our ‘core’ products—Teas, Spices, Oils, Vinegars—right here on our website.

A couple of caveats:

  • We’re not hooked up to our inventory yet so we don’t charge your credit card until we can actually pull the products for your order. If we are out of anything, we’ll contact you to determine what to do (cancel, backorder, change). We’ll also add any volume or shipping discounts. At no time will we ever make changes that would increase the charge to your card but there may be times when the charge will be less. Once we’ve pulled the products and finalized your package for shipping, you’ll get a notice of the actual charge.
  • Always feel free to call us with any questions or concerns about your order. Need something you don’t see available? Call us. Need recommendations for a tea or spice? Call us. Need something special put together? Call us.
  • You can order, then choose curbside pickup and we’ll get your order together and run it out to you when you come by. Please give us 24 hours for order fulfillment. Need it right away? Call us!

Private Shopping

Want to come in but need to limit your exposure to others? Give us a call and we will do our best to accommodate you with an appointment to come into the store outside of our normal hours so you can have the place to yourself and our undivided attention.

Keeping You Safe

We’ll continue disinfecting the door handles and counters regularly. Disposable masks available for anyone who needs one.

Tastings are back! To keep everyone safe, it’s no longer self-serve but we’ll fix you up with a taste of nearly anything we have – just ask!!

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Recipes

Need inspiration? Want to know how to use our spices, oils, vinegars, and teas? Check out our recipes for main dishes, soups, salads, appetizers, desserts, and even cocktails.

We just added Boss Banana Bread (tea is the secret ingredient!) and Chicken Tikka Masala for the Slow Cooker

We’re adding more all the time so check back often.

 

Community

We’re stronger when we all pull together.

In December, we’re proud to have one of “Roni’s Trees” at our store and all donations will go to Murci’s Mission animal rescue in her honor.

If your organization needs a donation, go here to fill out our request form.

 

New Arrivals

We brought in a fabulous Parmesan Cheese olive oil that’s amazing on its own or mixed with the Fresh Harvest Garlic or Tuscan Herb olive oil favorites – and it’s vegan/dairy-free! Try our new Rice Wine Vinegars – made in the USA from California Junmai sake. Ready to cozy up with a new tea? Moringa Mint, Dark Chocolate Black tea, Earl Grey Decaf, Blackberry Sage Oolong, and coming soon… Chicoriccino – a scrumptious new herbal blend with chicory, chocolate, and spices. But WAIT! There’s more! Truffle Mac-n-Cheese, infused honeys, new offerings from Rills soups and Christ Kitchen – so many new things to see and try!

 

Recipes

Need inspiration? Want to know how to use our spices, oils, vinegars, and teas? Check out our recipes for main dishes, soups, salads, appetizers, desserts, and even cocktails.

We just added Boss Banana Bread (tea is the secret ingredient!) and Chicken Tikka Masala for the Slow Cooker

We’re adding more all the time so check back often.

 

Community

We’re stronger when we all pull together.

In December, we’re proud to have one of “Roni’s Trees” at our store and all donations will go to Murci’s Mission animal rescue in her honor.

If your organization needs a donation, go here to fill out our request form.

 

New Arrivals

We brought in a fabulous Parmesan Cheese olive oil that’s amazing on its own or mixed with the Fresh Harvest Garlic or Tuscan Herb olive oil favorites – and it’s vegan/dairy-free! Try our new Rice Wine Vinegars – made in the USA from California Junmai sake. Ready to cozy up with a new tea? Moringa Mint, Dark Chocolate Black tea, Earl Grey Decaf, Blackberry Sage Oolong, and coming soon… Chicoriccino – a scrumptious new herbal blend with chicory, chocolate, and spices. But WAIT! There’s more! Truffle Mac-n-Cheese, infused honeys, new offerings from Rills soups and Christ Kitchen – so many new things to see and try!