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The top 10 places to go on Iced Tea Day in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / June 6, 2014

iced tea day torontoNational Iced Tea Day is happening this coming Tuesday June 10th giving us an excuse to beat the heat, raise a glass and celebrate the refreshing goodness of this all time summer fave. What are you going to do? Why not celebrate at a chilled tea party by sampling new brews, sip featured spiked teas on ice at a local bar, listen to live music at Yonge-Dundas Square or cool down with an iced tea ice pop.

Here are 10 ways to celebrate Iced Tea Day 2014 in Toronto.

TEA PARTIES

  • Yonge & Dundas Square will be its usual hub of activity with live music during lunch and plenty of free tea tastings courtesy of Pure Leaf Real Brewed Tea. Try 3 Pure Leaf flavours including Unsweetened, Lemon and Raspberry. (11am - 3pm)

SWEET DEALS

  • Tealish will offer any 16oz iced tea made from any fine loose tea in stock for just $1.
  • Grasshopper will celebrate the day by showing off its new line-up of iced jasmine green teas in flavours like lichee, mango, passion fruit, mint or strawberry for just $2.
  • Teavana, the Starbucks-owned tea house, will be offering free raspberry limeade iced tea in store with any fine tea or tea bar purchase.
  • Majesteas in Leslieville plans to spend the day sampling its new sangria blend on ice.
  • Bampot Bohemian House of Tea celebrates the day with a buy one get one 50% off special on all iced teas and new Bampops, iced tea popsicles
  • The Drake General Store has stocked their coolers with Wild Child 's Kitchen all natural chamomile and apricot ice pops just in time for the celebratory day.

SPIKED TEA FEATURES

  • Northwood plans to get in the spirit with a featured cold-brewed iced tea cocktail ($11) blended with orange liqueur just for the occasion.
  • Voodoo Child on College plans to feature their bourbon iced tea mixed up with Jim Beam and Sloane Persian Palace tea with maple and lemon. Regularly $10, the Iced Tea Day special will be available for a cool $8.
  • Smoque N Bones plans to add a cheers-worthy shot of bourbon to the house sweet tea. On the menu for the day for $9.

Thanks to Pure Leaf for sponsoring our coverage of iced tea day in Toronto.

What did I miss? Add any other iced tea day events or deals you know about to the comments below.

Discussion

13 Comments

joe shmoe / June 6, 2014 at 12:32 am
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smells kinda Hipstery to me ...


Tosh / June 6, 2014 at 12:47 am
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Lets give a life lesson that you can use for your entire life.

Steep a pot or cup of tea

Let steep, and cool

Add desired sugar and lemon

Place in fridge and let chill completely
Liora Ipsum replying to a comment from Tosh / June 6, 2014 at 08:45 am
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Hey actually, the best way to make iced tea is cold, as in: pour water over tea, let sit at room temperature overnight. It'll be a strong deep hued brew and it'll never be cloudy. Diluted or sweeten as desired.
Like your Ma's lap? replying to a comment from joe shmoe / June 6, 2014 at 08:55 am
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Oh wait...that's dank and musty, sorry.
joe's Mom replying to a comment from joe shmoe / June 6, 2014 at 09:13 am
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i know what also smells...

but let's stick to tea matters, please.
jules replying to a comment from Tosh / June 6, 2014 at 09:48 am
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Yea we all know how to make Iced-t, thats not what the story is about.
Tosh replying to a comment from jules / June 6, 2014 at 10:14 am
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It's called added value. If were celebrating Ice T day it should be for all, even those that want to make it at home, a few simple recipes adds value to this article. Just like the ads on the page for a wonderful T you can buy at your local grocery store. Am I not celebrating if I don't go to one of the listed establishments and buy a drink? So many rules for what should be such a simple celebration.
really / June 6, 2014 at 10:17 am
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What the christ? Iced Tea Day?

Drink it whenever the hell you want.

It doesnt need a day.
Kris / June 7, 2014 at 03:13 am
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is there any place in toronto where you can get sweet tea like they sell at Mcdonalds in the states?
Jan Leacock / June 9, 2014 at 03:12 pm
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i would love to try the free samples I am a tea drinker
Maria / June 9, 2014 at 03:51 pm
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This is tomorrow! is everyone prepped and ready?
Florian / June 9, 2014 at 09:23 pm
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Oh God ! It's impossible to find iced tea peach !!
khalid / June 11, 2014 at 02:13 pm
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uhm!

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