Iced Tea or Coffee?

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Lesley Balla is the Los Angeles editor for Tasting Table, where she wrote about where to get good iced tea and coffee in Los Angeles.  Lesley recommends the T Salon for their iced tea bar.  Also, LA's boutique coffee houses like Intelligentsia and La Mill have a great selection of iced coffees.  

T Salon
7111 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
(323) 954-8327

Intelligentsia (2 locations)
1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA

La Mill
1636 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles,
(323) 663-4441

There are several ways to make iced coffee at home.  

Tasting Table's Recipe for Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

1 cup coarsely ground coffee 

4 cups water

1. In a large jar or container, combine the coffee grounds and cold water. Stir, cover and let sit for at least 12 hours, preferably overnight.

2. Line a coffee dripper or fine-mesh strainer with a coffee filter and place over a pitcher. Slowly strain about half of the coffee. Replace the filter with a new one and repeat with the remaining coffee.

3. Pour the coffee over ice and dilute to taste with water and/ or milk.


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