Hydration is key in hot weather and these iced teas will help you beat the heat this summer. Whether you prefer caffeinated or herbal, these are Vancouver’s best iced teas. —Bronwyn Lewis
Paragon Tea Room serves up a few refreshing iced teas. Their most popular is the Ceremonial Matcha Oat Latte. Vibrantly green, this drink will revive and refresh you. Paragon is also launching a summer special, the Thai Iced Tea, in July.
Known for their wide selection of looseleaf teas, Granville Island Tea Company also serves iced teas all summer. They’ve got three delicious flavour options to choose from: a traditional black tea from Kenya, a caffeine-free fruit blend, and a white tea lemonade.
Honolulu Coffee also sells tea drinks, including an iced matcha latte made with their signature Hawaiian milk. It is flavoured with coconut and macadamia nut syrups and tastes positively tropical. They also have seasonal summer iced tea specials as well.
Whisk Matcha Cafe specializes in matcha and so, of course, they serve an iced matcha latte at their cafe in Mount Pleasant. They also craft a few other thirst quenching matcha-based drinks including the Sparkling Yuzu Matcha and the Matcha Lemonade.
Gastown’s Nelson the Seagull cafe honours its South African roots by serving up cold-brewed rooibos tea all summer. All of Nelson’s teas are available iced but the Green Rooibos is probably one most people haven’t tried before. Rooibos is a caffeine free, herbal tea.