Crafting Sparkling Teas with Tea Concentrate

Crafting Sparkling Teas with Tea Concentrate

Crafting Sparkling Teas with Loose Leaf Magic

In the realm of tea, there's a bubbling trend that's been making waves – sparkling teas. Effervescent, vibrant, and delightful, this effusion of effervescence introduces a new dimension to the traditional tea experience. Crafting your own fizzy sparkling teas using loose leaf blends opens up a world of creativity and flavor exploration.

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Mocktail culture has seen a remarkable surge, sparkling teas emerges as an ideal non-alcoholic beverage choice. The mocktail market has grown significantly over the years, as more individuals seek sophisticated and flavorful alternatives to traditional alcoholic beverages. Sparkling teas fit seamlessly into this landscape, offering complexity, depth, and a fizzy kick without alcohol.

The genesis of sparkling teas traces back centuries, where historical records suggest that effervescent tea was first introduced in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). The art of carbonation and tea amalgamated, creating an elixir enjoyed by the elite and eventually making its way across continents, evolving into diverse variations.

Sparkling teas opens a door to a realm of delightful sips, merging the nuances of loose leaf teas with the effervescence of bubbles. Experiment with various tea blends, infusing your concoctions with fruits, herbs, or spices, and let your taste buds dance with each fizzy sip. Craft your own sparkling tea elixirs and elevate your tea experience to effervescent heights! Here's how you can brew your sparkling tea elixir using loose leaf teas and a touch of sparkle.

Tools of the Trade

Before diving into the concoction process, gather the essentials:

  • Kettle or Pot: For heating water to the desired temperature.
  • Tea Infuser or Filter: To steep loose leaf teas effectively.
  • Pitcher or Jar: Ideal for preparing the tea concentrate.
  • Bottles or Airtight Containers: For storing the finished sparkling teas.
  • Sparkling Water Maker or Store-bought Sparkling Water: To carbonate the tea.

Brewing the Tea Concentrate- COLD BREW TEA

To start, prepare a concentrated tea base by following these steps:

  • Pour 8 ounces (230 g) of tea leaves. Place your chosen loose leaf tea (black, green, or fruit tea) inside a pitcher or jar.
  •  Pour 9 cups of water on tea leaves and give a stir.
  • Steeping Time: Allow the tea to steep for the recommended time. Steep your tea leaves for 6 to 12 hours to create a smooth, vibrant flavor.
  • Strain : Once steeped, remove the tea leaves.
  • Concentrate will stay fresh up to 12 days.
  • Make a 6 to 1 ratio, mix 6 parts water, sparkling water to 1 part tea concentrate.

Sparkling Teas Recipes

Black Tea Sparkler: "Midnight Fizz"


  • 1 oz tea black tea concentrate (try Passport Traditional Tea)
  • 6 oz of sparkling seltzer water
  • Sweetener (optional)
  • add lemon or mint for garnish

Green Tea Spritz: "Emerald Breeze"


1 oz Mint Green Tea concentrate (try Passport Morracan Mint Green Tea)

6 oz Sparkling water

Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Fruit Tea Fizz: "Kiwi Strawberry Fizz"


1 oz Kiwi Strawberry Fruit Tea concentrate (try Passport Kiwi Strawberry Fruit Tea)

6 oz Sparkling water

Add strwaberries and slice of kiwi.

These mocktail recipes utilize the essence of tea concentrates, blending them with sparkling water to craft refreshing, non-alcoholic beverages. Experiment with various tea blends and ingredients to create your signature sparkling mocktails, adding depth and complexity to your teatime creations!

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