Welcome to June in New York City, where temperatures start to reach the 80's and 90's and beads of sweat form on your forehead wherever you go. June also happens to be National Iced Tea Month, so forget the heat, grab a glass of iced tea and cool yourself from the inside out. If you're fan of the beverage, there's plenty of ways to get your tea fix in NYC.
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Loose Tea Leaves
You know a business is at the top of what they do when they're in business since 1895 and still have customers raving about the look of the store, the staff and the products. McNulty's, located on Christopher Street, sells coffees and rare teas and is a must for anyone who wants to purchase loose tea leaves. Their assortment is incredible – some of the flavors include chocolate, mango, caramel, dragon fruit with roses green tea, Downy Pearls, Holiday Mint and many more. If you have any questions about preparation, they're the ones to ask. For more information on products, visit the McNulty's website.
In honor of National Iced Tea Month, stop by one of the many tea houses located across NYC. Located on 55th Street is Radiance Tea House and Books, a beautiful place that has an extensive iced tea menu. In addition to iced tea classics such as Peach Paradise and Mango Sunrise, they also have Ice Lattes, Tea Espresso Dessert Drinks and and Micro Brewed Iced Tea. They also offer hot teas, wellness & herbal teas and a variety of foods. To check out the rest of their menus, visit their website.
Tea at Home
If you would rather stick to making tea at home, there are hundreds of recipes to try out. You could try one for every day of June and just keep going for a few months. Cooks.com has quite a few iced tea recipes that are certain to peak your interest. Some you may want to try include Ice Tea Slush, Orange Iced Tea and Blackberry Iced Tea.
Tea Bag Curtains
A genius Time Out New York reader turned about 200 tea bags into a curtain. If you're tired of the same old curtains hanging in your apartment and a lot of tea bags you're not going to use, make some tea bag curtains by following the instructions here.
With a project, two tea-related places to visit and a huge amount of new tea flavors to try, you're all set for June and National Iced Tea month.
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