Welcome to Melange Tea & Spice! Let’s get to the point, shall we? Latest ‘news’:
No big surprise to those who know me, and to those I’ve talked with in recent months, but, things have been an absolute mess throughout 2018 and have not gotten significantly better since ’19 got started, but believe it or not yes I’m still working on getting this store back up and running. Yes it’s been an adventure, hopefully it’ll be some good stories later. But please understand that due to many, many factors (including the current administration, international trade, Philadelphia itself, and personal circumstances – and the fact that, in turn, these effect all the companies and people I do business with) I cannot possibly have a timetable on when things are going to be back to normal. I hope you can understand and bear with me.
- The main thing is my teas and spices are 100% pure, with nothing added – no added salt, sugar, extracts, oils, flavorings, preservatives, or anti-caking agents. I absolutely hate that stuff.
- I offer high-quality spices, salts, blends, chilis, and loose tea, at reasonable prices – my prices are market-driven and fluctuate, and while things aren’t as affordable these days as I’d like them to be I’m trying my best to keep my prices as low as I can.
- Melange was the tea and spice store on the corner of 11th & Pine (1042 Pine Street). My name is Boris.
- I closed the store for many reasons, but I really like doing what I do, so I moved the business to online-only and here we are. Because cooking without spices is like painting without colors.
Don’t Give Up Hope Those Who Contacted Me
So, there used to be a ‘send me a message’ form here. I apologize, but I’ve had to disable it. Like too many good things, this simple thing was utterly ruined by irredeemably disgusting people bombarding it with spam and nonsense. I know some actual customers have tried to contact me and I will get back to you one of these days when things are normal-ish again (see above) – I just have to sort through thousands and thousands of messages to find yours.