Iced Tea Sodas

Everyone loves a good glass of fresh tasting iced tea. But what's even better than a glass of iced cold tea? Iced tea with bubbles. Simply make a tea flavoured simple syrup, toss in some ice, and pour over some soda water. It's a great way to make a soda, filled with natural flavours and ingredients, that you'll feel great about serving your family. For this recipe we've used a mix of Peppermint and Earl Grey tea, but feel free to use your favourite teas instead.

Prep Time
10 minutes
Iced Tea Soda
4 large (8 oz) glasses, with a little extra to spare
  • 1 cup (250 ml) hot tea, use your favourite flavour
  • ¾ cup (100 g) Redpath Granulated Sugar
  • 4 cups (1 L) soda water
  • Ice, enough to fill your glasses
  • Fresh mint for garnish (optional)

Step 1

Prepare your favourite tea, making it extra strong (see chefs tips for ways to make the perfect strong tea.)

Step 2

Remove the tea bags from the tea after 5 to 6 minutes.

Step 3

In a medium bowl add in the Redpath® Granulated Sugar. Pour in the hot tea and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. 

Step 4

Now you can chill this tea syrup in an airtight container for up to a week, or you can use it right away while it's still warm.

Step 5

To prepare the sodas, fill your 4 glasses to the top with ice cubes. Measure ¼ cup (60 ml) of tea syrup and pour it over the ice into your glass. Repeat with the other three glasses.

Step 6

Using the freshly opened soda water, fill all 4 glasses almost all the way to the top, leaving enough room to stir in soda.

Step 7

Place in a straw, give the glasses a good swirl to mix the syrup with the soda.

Step 8

You may find the soda to be too sweet, or not sweet enough, so try mixing a few glasses for yourself before serving to your guests. You’ll have enough syrup to do a few test glasses so don’t worry about running out.