Tea Soda Recipes You Can Make at Home
If you love sparkling drinks you’ll love these tea soda recipes.
It’s traditional iced tea with a sparkling twist. With a great color and a few bubbles, tea soda recipes are an option for those who don’t drink alcohol. They’re also a refreshing alternative to juices, sodas and even iced coffee.
Tea sodas are simple to make. Simply mix your favorite tea, brewed strong like iced tea, with sparkling water for a light and refreshing tea soda. Bonus: You can also make your tea soda with less sugar than regular soda pop for a low-calorie refresher.
Tea Soda Recipes
Matcha Green Tea Soda
This beautiful bright green soda is refreshing and a bit celebratory. Serves two.
1 cup sparkling water
2 teaspoons Organic Everyday Matcha Green Tea Powder
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
Make simple syrup by combining the sugar and water into a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for five minutes. Remove from the stove top.
Stir in Organic Everyday Matcha Green Tea Powder into the simple syrup.
Cool completely. Fill two glasses with ice. Pour in matcha syrup evenly into the two cups. Fill each cup to the top with sparkling water.
Summer Chai Tea Soda
Our bold, spicy Tiger Chai Black Tea creates a tempting twist on your chai latte. Serves four.
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
8–12 ounces club soda
4 star anise
4 lemon zest twists
2 tablespoons Tiger Chai Black Tea
For a chai syrup, combine Tiger Chai Black Tea and 1 cup boiling water in a bowl; cover and let sit 5 minutes. Add sugar; stir to dissolve. Cool.
Stir chai syrup and lemon juice in a pitcher to combine. Divide among 4 ice-filled glasses and fill with club soda. Add the garnish of anise and lemon twists.
Notes: To make a tea cocktail, add a drop of dark rum, whiskey or bourbon (and check out our post Tea for Whiskey Lovers).
If you like Tulsi, you can also make this tea soda with Tulsi Chai and get extra herbaceous notes.
Herbal Tea Soda
Your favorite herbal tisane makes an invigorating tea soda. For this recipe, we use Blueberry Ginger Herbal Tea. Serves four.
2 tablespoons Blueberry Ginger Herbal Tea
1-2 tablespoons local honey (or to taste)
1 cup boiling water
32 ounces sparkling water or club soda
Pour the boiling water over Blueberry Ginger Herbal Tea and honey. Let steep 10 minutes. Strain and cool.
Fill 4 glasses with ice. Pour 1/4 cup of sweetened tea in each glass. Fill the rest with sparkling water.
White Mint Tea Soda
Perfect for a summer party—this minty tea soda will brighten your day! And a great reason to take a few snips off your mint plant. Serves eight.
6 tablespoons White Thunder Mint White Tea
4 cups boiling water, slightly cooled
3 tablespoons raw sugar
12 ounces sparkling water, such as raspberry, strawberry, or peach, chilled
8 mint sprigs
Lemon or lime slices
Fresh berries (optional)
Pour the slightly cooled off boiling water over the White Thunder Mint White Tea and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes. Strain, cover and chill.
Add sugar to chilled tea. Divide tea among eight glasses and top with sparkling water. Garnish with mint and float the fruit slices on top.
Tea Soda Recipe Tips
What’s the difference between carbonated waters? Need some extra info to help decide what bubbly water is right for you?
Sparkling water is natural spring water and contains minerals. Extra carbonation is typically not added and the bubbles are totally natural.
Seltzer water is plain water with carbonation added to it. It has a clean taste and is sodium free.
Club soda is a mix of carbonated water with minerals (including sodium bicarbonate) added into the water to enhance the flavor. Bubbles are formed by adding carbon dioxide.
We hope you enjoy these tea soda recipes. If you create any recipes of your own, share them in the comments below!
And if you’re curious to learn more about iced teas, read this blog post about the history of America’s connection to ice tea.