I don't know where you are on this planet, as I'm not a stalker of any sort, I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but here in the Bay Area, it's been pretty hot lately. And it kinda sucks... like a lot. And since I'm such a tea-a-holic, I want that extra caffeine buzz without the heat, so I came up with a simple solution, iced tea. Clearly not the new or inventive, but hear me out.
|Guurl Grey and Hipsters in Wonderland from T-We Tea|
I have recently been super into T-We Tea (a tea store based in San Francisco) and their super sassy teas. Besides the clever names, what makes them so sassy you may ask? The flavors of teas of course; they are the classics with a twist. If that isn't sassy, I don't know what is.
So you maybe thinking, "Girl, how do you make iced tea in those kind of bottles?! Magic?" No hunty, patience and a strainer equse mug thing from Teavana (that actually quite hard to explain simply) and I just add hot water and continue to fill and empty it into the bottle until it's full. Which, can be a pain. But if you don't have that... thing mug then use a larger jar and use a tea infuser and add warm water and let it sit in the sun (or boiling hot water.)
What I love even more about these teas is how different, yet so similar they taste. The cold Guurl Gray, you can taste more floral notes (yea, I'm getting fancy on you.) And the cold Hipsters in Wonderland tastes more carroty sweet.
So let's head to Dolores Park with a blanket, a book, one of these iced teas and maybe hit up Bi-Rite creamery and it will be an awesome day. I promise you that.