Author: Anne Milneck (Anne Milneck)

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FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE BALSAMIC CAKE

Sweets for your sweet. Or treat yo’ self. No matter the recipient, this cake is true love. Our Dark Chocolate Balsamic stars in this romantic feature and is good reason to save room for dessert. Or skip the meal and dive right in.

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SPICED BREAKFAST CAKE

This classic cake is certainly welcomed at breakfast, and it’s also perfect for brunch, dinnertime dessert or with a cup of tea. Our warm British Cake Spice is featured in both the sugary streusel crumble that tops the cake and the pecan-studded ribbon that runs through the center. Rise and shine!

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ROOT VEGETABLE GALETTE

Up your brunch game, afternoon tea swagger or Mahjong bites with this beautiful galette. We parbake the root vegetables to ensure they come out nice and tender when baked in the creamy base atop buttery puff pastry. Lovely, filling and oh so delicious.

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Reishi Mushroom latte

Reishi mushrooms are known as the Queen of Mushrooms. China and Japan have used this mushroom to support well-being for generations. These mushrooms are known as adaptogens and have been shown to help your body adapt to stress. We love blending with these earthy, beneficial mushrooms. Our Vanilla Reishi Daily Blend and Mocha Mushroom Daily...

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Tea RX

The pandemic has settled one thing: you can no longer cough in public. Nothing parts a covid-era crowd, guarantees you’ll be socially distanced and draws worrisome glances like a cough. Shush that tickly, tingly, itchy throat with Tea Rx. It’s our prescription to keep that cough quiet. We steep Tea Rx to order at SoGo...

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ICED MATCHA LEMONADE

Sweet lemonade meets lively matcha in this lovely, thirst-quenching drink. Grab one to go at SoGo Tea Bar. Watch our baristas slow pour the matcha over the lemonade. Get your camera ready, because that beautiful matcha lemonade separation lasts just for a bit. No worries, you’ll soon be sipping on this ice-cold, spring green refresher....

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New! Ayurvedic Teas

Ayurveda, the alternative Indian medical system based on ancient writings, relies on a natural and holistic approach to physical and mental health. While not considered mainstream in the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is one of India’s traditional health care systems.  The three Doshas are central to Ayurveda and are the basis of the practice’s personalized...

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HERE’S TO A BETTER YEAR

Store owner Anne here with the obligatory start-of-the-year post where I talk about the promises I’m making for a better me. That’s how the bloggers do it, right? Well, the truth is that I don’t make resolutions because I don’t keep them. At 53 years old, I’ve come to realize that I’m not a long-term...

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Brand Spotlight: ForLife Tea Products

A huge part of Red Stick Spice is our Tea. We sell single botanicals as well as craft and blend loose leaf teas in house. Anne is a certified tea sommelier and talks tea every Friday on IGTV. You can find tons of inspiration on our Tea Blog for everything from steeping tea to cooking...

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SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED

James Bond bellying up to the bar. Tom Cruise’s cool moves in Cocktail. Jumping on the bar in Coyote Ugly. The mixologist shaking a cocktail conjures iconic images. Super suave looking? Yes. But that rhythmic shake is also for good reason. Shaking a beverage – spirits or no – is meant to create a colder...