Offering a complex and refreshing alternative to alcoholic drinks, sparkling teas are a new and versatile addition to the non-alcoholic drinks market, emerging this year as a major trend.
Cold-brewed sparkling tea is now gaining the recognition it deserves for its delicacy and complexity. It’s also gaining huge ground in the non-alcoholic drinks sector.
Sparkling tea flavours vary from floral to fruity or nutty to smoky. It’s why they have excellent potential to create perfect pairings with food.
Designed to be served chilled in a champagne flute or coupe, Saicho sparkling teas are the ideal alternative to champagne or prosecco.
They are also great for luxurious, but light lunches, paired with dinners, or as the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea.
And as a delicate addition to cocktails and mocktails; with so much scope for creativity, tea spritzes and other inventive mixes are sure to be the next big thing.
Our Jasmine sparkling tea is beautifully floral with notes of fresh green apples, lychee, elderflower and of course jasmine.
A touch of sweetness and the slightly chewy tannins make it a great alternative to Moscato d’Asti to accompany desserts like peach melba, elderflower jellies or panna cotta.
Jasmine’s light and refreshing bubbles also makes it a fantastic aperitif. It can also create wonderfully delicious cocktails such as a sparkling strawberry twist on the classic Bellini.
Our summer flush Darjeeling has notes of peach blossom, mandarin, ginger and wood spice.
The slight bitterness and gentle, dry tannins make it incredibly food friendly and is an ideal accompaniment to grilled pork or a hearty lasagne.
Hojicha, a roasted green tea from Japan, has a uniquely savoury flavour making it the ideal pairing for steak and or oxtail soup.
The deep umami characteristics of the tea also make for a great pairing with mushroom risotto, while the seaweed/nori notes go well with sushi.
The smokiness of the Hojicha also pairs perfectly with charcuterie.
In conclusion, sparkling tea is the refreshing alternative to alcoholic drinks for a party or for pairing with your favourite foods. If you want to read more and buy any of the Saicho sparkling teas, simply click one of the product links below.