Frequently Asked Questions About Sparkling Tea
What is sparkling tea?
Sparkling tea is a delightful, effervescent and refreshing beverage made by using high-quality tea leaves. It offers a unique twist to traditional tea with its bubbly texture and sophisticated flavour profile.
Is sparkling tea the same as iced tea?
Iced tea is made by hot brewing tea and then cooling it in the fridge or with ice. Saicho sparkling tea is made by cold brewing high quality tea over a long period of time. This results in less bitterness and a more complex flavour.
How is Saicho sparkling tea made?
Sparkling tea is crafted by cold brewing the finest tea leaves for up to 24 hours to extract the most delicate flavours without extracting too much bitterness and astringency. The tea is then naturally sweetened with grape juice and lightly carbonated to create the effervescence, giving it a delightful sparkling quality.
Are there different varieties of sparkling tea?
Yes, sparkling tea comes in a wide range of flavours and tea types. You can find sparkling green tea, black tea, herbal tea, and even specialty blends like hibiscus or chamomile sparkling teas. Each Saicho sparkling tea uses single origin tea leaves which offer a unique taste and aroma to cater to different taste preferences.
Is sparkling tea caffeinated?
The caffeine content in Saicho sparkling tea varies depending on the type of tea used. Traditional teas like black and green tea contain caffeine, while herbal teas are usually caffeine-free. Please check the label or ingredient information for more details.
Does sparkling tea contain added sugars?
Not all sparkling teas contain added sugars. Some brands offer unsweetened sparkling teas, while others may include natural sweeteners or artificial sweeteners to enhance the flavour. Saicho sparkling tea uses a natural sweetener, grape juice, to delicately lift and enhance the flavour of our teas. Always check the label to know the sugar content before making a purchase.
Is there any alcohol in sparkling tea?
Although there may be some brands on the market that do have an alcohol content, we are proud to say that Saicho sparkling tea is zero, 0% alcohol.
Is sparkling tea a healthier alternative to soda?
Sparkling tea can be a healthier option compared to soda, especially if you choose unsweetened or low-sugar varieties. It typically contains antioxidants and other beneficial compounds found in tea, without the excessive sugars and artificial additives commonly found in soda.
Can sparkling tea be consumed as a mixer for cocktails?
Yes, Saicho sparkling tea can be a fantastic mixer for cocktails and mocktails. Its effervescence and diverse flavours can add a unique twist to traditional cocktails, making it more refreshing and enjoyable. For recipe ideas take a look at our cocktail page.
Where can I buy sparkling tea?
Saicho Sparkling tea can be found in various hotels, restaurants, specialty drinks shops, and online retailers. Please refer to our stockist page for more details.
Is sparkling tea suitable for all ages?
Sparkling tea is generally suitable for all ages, but it's essential to consider the caffeine content, especially for children.
What is the best way to serve Saicho sparkling tea?
Served chilled in a champagne glass.