After spending most of the year shrouded in breezy fog, rare moments of desert heat in San Francisco are enjoyed with steadfast solidarity, from picnic blankets taking up every inch of Dolores Park to block-long waits for Bi-Rite ice cream.
As for us, nothing quenches our thirst like homemade iced tea. You'll sometimes find us cold brewing a bottle before bed, creating our own version of bottled tea to sip at the park. Meant to be prepared in large batches and drunk without care, here are our recommended recipes for iced green tea.
There are two ways to make iced tea: (1) brewing the tea hot then chilling over ice ("flash brewing"), or (2) cold brewing. Like coffee, cold brewing extracts more slowly that flash brewing. Generally, the result will be a smoother, less bitter tea.