'Sparkling Fruit Tea' Recipe

Author: Corina   Date Posted:24 October 2014 

This is such a refreshing drink for summer and the bonus is it's low in calories too!

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Recipe kindly supplied by Mr Pike, one of our lovely customers. He uses an old style Soda Stream unit (2005) which makes 2 x 1 litre bottles of 'Sparkling Fruit Tea'. If you just want to make 1 x 1 litre bottle then just halve the recipe below.

This is such a refreshing drink for summer and the bonus is it's low in calories too!

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 litres of chilled water
  • 4 heaped teaspoons of fruit tea  - your personal choice (can add more tea if you prefer it stronger)
  • 500ml hot water

Method:

  1. Chill 1.5 litres of water in the fridge (chill in a jug that will hold at least 2 litres).
  2. Add 4 heaped teaspoons of fruit tea (fruit infusions work well or fruit flavoured teas) in a 500ml or bigger teapot and add 500ml of boiled water (80 degrees celcius is hot enough).
  3. Steep tea for 7 minutes.
  4. Strain and pour the steeped tea into chilled water jug from fridge.
  5. Cool in fridge for a further 1 hour.
  6. Pour cooled contents from jug into soda stream bottle and give '4' quick shots of gas and leave in the unit for 1 minute to let the gas settle. Repeat for second 1 litre bottle.  
    NOTE:  Not too much gas or it may bubble and foam all over the kitchen :-)
  7. Screw caps on bottles and store in fridge tocool further or until ready to drink.

Enjoy!