Carbonated tea is becoming more and more popular nowadays. You can even find commercial versions of it as well. However, those are filled with artificial sweeteners and additives. Therefore, today we are making our own, healthier version. There are lots of recipes online that you can get inspiration from. This recipe combines the traditional tea with a refreshing, fizzy feeling of a carbonated drink. The key to a perfect carbonated tea is to steep the tea a bit longer than you normally would.
First of all, you will need 3-4 teabags of your preferred type of tea, 2 cups of ice cubes and 3 cups of mineral water. You can also try adding in some chopped fruit, but that is optional. However, should you choose to do so, you will have a better-looking drink. Put the kettle on the stove and boil about 4 cups of water, then pour it over your teabags. Let the tea steep as you normally would.
Homemade Carbonated Tea
Once the tea chills enough, transfer it into a 64 oz. mason jar. Fill the rest with the ice cubes as well as the carbonated water. Give everything a couple of stirs to incorporate. If you decided to add in some chopped fruit, toss that in as well. Place it into the refrigerator and let chill until it is ready to serve. As you probably noticed, this recipe does not call for any sugar at all. If you are the kind of person that cannot drink their tea without it, there is a solution for you. You can choose to add sugar while you steep your tea and the water is still hot. Another option would be the more natural approach. This means adding some liquid stevia.
Some people find that the mineral water takes away from the taste of the stevia, therefore they don’t use it. If you are hooked up on the taste and feeling of fizzy drinks, then this carbonated tea is for you. Satisfy your cravings for them and stay healthy at the same time! Have fun with this recipe and mix things up by trying different types of tea.