Friday, June 21, 2013

NYC Iced Tea review, and Suggestions!

Iced black tea from Cold Process
Happy 1st Day of Summer! I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about places for Iced Tea. First up, a review of a new one. On a gorgeously warm day I recently visited the pop-up Cold Process Coffee & Tea at Pier 57. This cheerful spot is located right near Chelsea Piers and a stone's throw from Chelsea Market. It's a difficult place to find, but if you just look past the highway towards the water at Pier 57 you can't miss the turquoise structure. When I was there they were offering an iced green as well as black. They cold steep the tea for 24 hours and the result is a strong brew that is smooth as can be. Not even the slightest hint of bitterness. Add a wedge of lemon and you're ready for refreshment. The tea and coffee come from Lamill, which I had read about but never tried. The black tea was so perfect that I look forward to tasting more. The friendly salesperson gave me two sample tea bags to try, and I can't wait to steep them. Review soon!

You may even spy a celebrity enjoying a drink here, Jake Gyllenhaal and Philip Seymour Hoffman are among the celebs recently spotted there. This is a great spot to take a break if you are cycling down the west side, or meandering the High Line on a hot day.

Where do you go for Iced Tea in NYC? You can visit almost any cafe and get a serving to go, but here are some of my favorites to try:

Press Tea- all of their tea preparations can be made iced. You really cannot choose poorly here! Delicious!

Harney & Sons Soho- Some of the best quality teas around, a solid choice for an iced tea.

Cold Process Coffee & Tea- as you can see from my review above, a great place for an iced tea near the pier.

DAVIDsTEA- their teas never disappoint, and there is always a refreshing flavor to try iced.

Kanlo Tea- A perfect place to pick up an iced tea and sit by the water in Tribeca.

Argo Tea- Argo has many different iced varieties, one of my favorites being their bubble tea.

Tea Lounge (Brooklyn)- There are usually a few iced tea selections. The black iced tea is surprisingly strong and tasty.

Culture tea Bar- I haven't been here myself, but it comes highly recommended from a trustworthy source.

Do you have a favorite spot for iced tea that isn't on the list? Please mention it in the comments! Happy Summer!

1 comment:

  1. I really like Press Tea. Look forward to trying Cold Process Coffee and Tea and Culture tea Bar. I sometimes get iced tea from Think. And recently from Mille Feuille which uses Le Palais des Thes teas.