Learn how to make the easiest cold brewed sparkling iced tea, also commonly called carbonated tea. Here is my recipe for making sweet fizzy tea with any type of tea.
Did you now that you can steep tea directly in sparkling water to create a super refreshing drink! Here, I’ll explain the ins and outs of making carbonated tea at home, plus how to easily make the perfect glass of fizzy tea…
Common Sparkling Tea Questions
Here are some commonly asked questions all about sparkling iced tea:
What is Sparkling Tea?
Sparkling tea simply means carbonated tea and it couldn’t be more simple to make. It is as easy as infusing any of your favourite teas into any of your favourite sparkling drinks. You can also make a tea infused simple syrup just like this matcha simple syrup to make sparkling tea.
What is the Best Tea to Use?
You can use any tea, herbal, scented or flavoured tea that takes your fancy for this recipe.You can even add herbs, spices and fruits directly to infuse more flavours.
When Should I Drink Sparkling Tea?
Sparkling tea is a great healthy alternative to alcoholic cocktails and can be enjoyed at any time. Tea contains the perfect flavour base for creating tasty mocktails, just like in this sparkling chai and orange mocktail.
Does Sparkling Tea Contain Caffeine?
Sparkling tea can be enjoyed at any time of the day. It will contain varying amounts of caffeine, however, by cold brewing the tea, lower amounts of caffeine will be present.
Read more: Caffeine in Tea vs Caffeine in Coffee
Tips for Making Sparkling Tea
Sparkling tea is so easy to make. If you have any recycled kombucha bottles, they work great for helping to keep the bubbles in. Alternatively, you can use the original sparkling water bottle.
Adjust the number of tea bags/teaspoons of leaf per cup of sparkling water. Use 1-2 tea bags (1-2 teaspoons of leaf) per one cup of sparkling water.
If you prefer a stronger or weaker brew, adjust accordingly.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of simple syrup or other sweetener of choice per one cup of water. Again, adjust to taste.
Simple syrup is an easy choice of sweetener to dissolve in cold liquids.
Be careful when opening the bottle as the spray can be a little unpredictable and the gas can squirt everywhere!
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How to Make Easy Sparkling Tea From Scratch
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)
1-2 Tea Bags or 1-2 Teaspoons of Loose Leaf
1 Cup (8fl oz) Sparkling Water/Soda Water
1-2 Tablespoons of Agave/Simple Syrup - Optional
Slices of Fruit/Mint Sprigs - to Serve
Pour two cups of the sparkling water into a glass bottle with a tight fitting lid, alternatively, use the original sparkling water bottle and adjust the number of tea bags for the amount of sparkling water.
Next, add the agave/simple syrup and tea bags. Screw the lid on tightly and give it a little shake to mix up the ingredients.
Place in the fridge and allow to infuse for at least 4 hours, overnight is better. I would recommend no longer than 48 hours.
Cold Brewed Sparkling Tea
- 2 Tea Bags - I Used Ahmad Teas Apple Refresh Black Tea
- 2 Cups (8fl oz) Sparkling Water/Soda Water
- 2 Tablespoons of Agave/Simple Syrup - Optional
- Pour two cups of the sparkling water into a glass bottle with a tight fitting lid, alternatively, use the original sparkling water bottle and adjust the number of tea bags for the amount of sparkling water.
- Next, add the agave/simple syrup and tea bags. Screw the lid on tightly and give it a little shake to mix up the ingredients.
- Place in the fridge and allow to infuse for at least 4 hours, overnight is better. I would recommend no longer than 48 hours.
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