- 2 cups of water
- 4 teaspoons of loose leaf tea or 4 tea bags of Iced Tea Pack your choice
- Sweetener (optional), such as sugar, honey, or stevia
- Ice cubes
- Sparkling water or club soda
- Fresh fruit slices or herbs for garnish (optional)
1. Boil the Water: Bring the 2 cups of water to a boil in a kettle or pot.
2. Steep the Tea: Once the water reaches boiling point, remove it from heat and add the loose leaf tea or tea bags to a heat-resistant pitcher or container. Pour the hot water over the tea and let it steep for the recommended time according to the tea variety (usually 3-5 minutes).
3. Sweeten (Optional): If desired, add sweetener to the tea while it's still hot and stir until dissolved. Adjust the sweetness according to your taste preferences.
4. Cool and Chill: Allow the tea to cool to room temperature, and then place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.
5. Prepare the Glasses: Fill serving glasses with ice cubes to the desired level.
6. Pour and Fizz: Remove the chilled tea from the refrigerator and pour it into the prepared glasses, leaving some space at the top. Then, slowly pour sparkling water or club soda into each glass, filling it to the brim. The amount of sparkling water can be adjusted based on your preference for fizziness.
7. Garnish and Serve: If desired, garnish your sparkling iced tea with fresh fruit slices or herbs like mint or basil. Stir gently to mix the flavors. Serve immediately and enjoy the effervescent delight of your homemade sparkling Iced tea!
Experiment with different tea flavors and fruit combinations to create your own signature sparkling Iced tea. Cheers to a refreshing and bubbly tea experience!