Category: <span>Tea</span>

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National Tea Day | April 21, 2022

On April 21, 2022, SoGo Tea Bar hosted day full of celebrating National Tea Day! Our crew whipped up all the tea guests could handle giving away free Tervis cups with every purchase while supplies lasted! We served a variety of our signature in-house pastries baked to perfection while Anne Milneck, chef and store owner,...

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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‚Äôs traditional health care systems.  The three Doshas are central to Ayurveda and are the basis of the practice’s personalized...

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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...

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THREE HOLIDAY TEAS TO FUEL THE SEASON

Whether you’re dealing with stress, need more hydration or simply not feeling so great, we’ve got teas to help you out this holiday season! Sometimes you need a little caffeine to boost your energy – we turn to Candy Cane Tea. Sometimes you need a little calm at the end of a busy day –...

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Botanical Infused Simple Syrups

Store owner and Tea Sommelier Anne takes to our Instagram IGTV channel weekly to post videos all about tea. Well, not just tea – cocktails, too! Anne starting exploring the world of tea-infused cocktails, and the subject of simple syrups comes up often. As she’s shaken our way through many cocktail recipes, Anne’s discovered some...

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Anxiety, sleep and the Rooibos connection

We talk often about Rooibos. This zero caffeine South African plant is considered the “wonder tea” because of its significant load of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities. Store owner Anne and her son Clay drink it to help quell their “itchy scratchy” symptoms, as the drink has been found to target the specific type of inflammation...

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BOTANICALS + BEER. BREW time!

Home brewing is more than a trend. Millions of people have invested in brew pots, buckets, tubes and thermometers to set up their own fermentation stations. If you’re one of them, you know that practice makes perfect. Now that you’ve got the equipment and know-how, consider adding in flavor from botanicals to take your brewskies...

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Make Your Mom the Perfect Cup of Tea

Pro tip, life skill…no matter what you call it, knowing how to steep a cup of tea is essential. No need to buckle in, this is going to be a short blog post! That’s because tea is not complicated. A cup, an infuser and hot water. That’s all you need. Oh, and don’t forget the...

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Make Natural Dye for Easter eggs

Ready to dye Easter eggs? No dye? Check your pantry! We scoured the shop for spices, teas and botanicals that would lend fun color to boiled eggs. We grabbed Hibiscus Flowers, Chamomile, Ceylon Tea, Turmeric and Paprika. Our favorite? The mottled Ceylon tea-stained egg. So interesting! We used the following to make our dyes:TurmericPaprikaCeylon TeaHibiscus...