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How to Make Sparkling Four Seasons & Lime Iced Tea


For those who prefer something a more delicate iced tea on a hot day, this one’s for you. 

The fresh, floral notes of our Four Seasons, a lightly-oxidised, 'green' oolong, make for a wonderfully refreshing iced tea, lifted in this recipe by a gentle fizz and, thanks to a squeeze of lime, a little zing too. If you have never tried any of our oolongs, this is one of our most popular and a great place to start - try it iced in this recipe or brew it hot for a smooth and floral cup with notes of tropical fruit. 

Get the full recipe below or find out more about how to master the art of brewing delicious iced tea at home, with our step by step guides and recipes here.

What you need

  • 1 tsp of Four Seasons tea leaves

  • 50ml Soda water

  • Juice of 1/2 lime (15ml)

  • 1 tsp of Honey

  • Plenty of ice

Brewing Guide

This recipe works well hot-brewed to give the drink more body, but like most oolongs, it is also delicious cold-brewed so brew to your preference.

  • Bring 150ml freshly drawn, filtered water to approx 90°c (or let it cool a little after boiling)

  • Measure 1 level tsp Four Seasons tea leaves into a pot or mug & add your hot water

  • Leave to infuse for 4 minutes

  • Remove the leaves


Method

  • Prepare your tea as per Brewing Guide above
  • Stir in the honey while still warm, then allow the tea to cool a little
  • Pour the sweetened tea into a shaker with the lime juice and ice & shake vigorously
  • Strain over a glass with fresh ice
  • Top up with soda water
  • Garnish with a wheel of lime
  • Enjoy!