What is Sparkling Tea?

What is Sparkling Tea?

Sparkling Tea: The Perfect Alcohol-Free Alternative to Sparkling Wine

Curious about what is sparkling tea and the quest for healthier alcohol alternatives? Delve into the captivating world of Naturally Fermented Sparkling Tea, a non-alcoholic wonder crafted through our meticulous fermentation process. Join us as we uncover its refreshing sophistication, challenging the reign of traditional Sparkling Wines.

Experience the Rise of Sparkling Tea: A Dazzling Alcohol-Free Alternative

As the demand for healthier choices grows, sparkling tea emerges as a shining star. Discover the captivating power of naturally fermented sparkling tea, favoured by prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants and sommeliers.

Unlock its remarkable depth and complexity, making it the perfect alternative to sparkling wine.

What is Sparkling Tea?

At The REAL Drinks Co., our Sparkling Teas combine the world’s finest loose-leaf tea leaves with a meticulous fermentation process to create a naturally alcohol-free drink. Unlike Sparkling Wine, which undergoes alcoholic fermentation, or de-alcoholised wine which is made using alcoholic fermentation and then stripped of the alcohol produced, Sparkling Tea relies on a delicate combination of tea, time, and natural fermentation to develop its distinct flavours and elegant nature.

We pay great attention to detail when selecting the loose-leaf teas we use to create our range of Sparkling Teas. The quality and flavour profiles of tea varietals play a vital role in creating a beverage that captures the essence of traditional Sparkling Wines while offering a unique and refreshing experience.

The loose-leaf teas we use to make our Sparkling Teas are carefully sourced from our partnering tea gardens in India and China to ensure the highest standards of taste and authenticity.

The Fermentation Process:

To achieve its mouthfeel, complexity and depth of flavour, our Sparkling Tea undergoes a natural fermentation process. This process harnesses the power of microorganisms, a combination of yeast and bacteria, which consume sugars and release carbon dioxide, resulting in a delightful balance of flavour found in each bottle of REAL Sparkling Tea.

We use traditional fermentation techniques, taking inspiration from wine and kombucha processes, allowing the sugars in the tea to be slowly metabolised by the microorganisms over time. This meticulous process ensures that our Sparkling Teas achieve the best flavours and top notes from the tea leaves we use.

For example, after fermentation, Royal Flush offers delicate notes of rhubarb and white peach without the need for additional flavourings. This contrasts the flavour profile of the First Flush Darjeeling we use for our Royal Flush. First Flush Darjeeling is a lightly oxidised black tea with gentle, vegetal notes when brewed. By embracing the power of fermentation, we create a product that is not only delicious but naturally alcohol-free.

Pairing Sparkling Tea with Food:


One of the standout features of Naturally Fermented Sparkling Tea is its ability to complement a wide range of cuisines. With its intricate flavours and delicate effervescence, Sparkling Tea enhances the dining experience and serves as a perfect companion to a variety of dishes. From delicate seafood and vibrant salads to rich poultry and flavorful desserts, the versatility of Sparkling Tea makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a sophisticated, alcohol-free pairing.

Sommeliers and Michelin-starred restaurants have embraced Sparkling Tea as an exciting alternative to traditional Sparkling Wine. The variety of flavour profiles, ranging from floral and fruity notes to more robust and earthy undertones, allow for a harmonious interplay with a diverse range of culinary creations.

Just as you have with different grape varieties pairing with different cuisines, there is a REAL Sparkling Tea for every occasion and food pairing.  Whether you're enjoying a leisurely brunch, an intimate dinner, or a celebratory gathering, Sparkling Tea adds an elegant touch to any occasion.

The Benefits of Sparkling Tea:

Apart from its remarkable flavour and versatility, Sparkling Tea offers a host of benefits that contribute to its rising popularity. As an alcohol-free beverage, it provides a refreshing option for those who prefer to abstain from alcoholic drinks, ensuring they can still partake in celebratory toasts and social gatherings where others might be drinking. 

With its lower calorie content compared to traditional Sparkling Wines and other non-alcoholic wine alternatives, Sparkling Tea also appeals to individuals conscious of their dietary choices, without compromising on taste or experience.

Furthermore, Sparkling Tea boasts the natural health benefits associated with tea consumption. Tea is known for its antioxidant properties and potential positive effects on overall well-being. By incorporating these beneficial qualities into a sparkling, alcohol-free beverage, our range of Sparkling Tea caters to both the palate and personal wellness.

What is sparkling tea? It's a great alternative to alcoholic drinks. It's non-alcoholic, low in calories, and has a variety of health benefits.

Served by the pioneering, the innovative and the Michelin starred…

Sparkling Tea by The REAL Drinks Co. has emerged as a remarkable alcohol-free alternative to traditional Sparkling Wines. Through a delicate process of natural fermentation and a meticulous selection of tea leaves, our naturally fermented sparkling tea offers a refreshing and sophisticated experience so that everyone can live life, unconstrained.

Loved by sommeliers, served in Michelin-starred restaurants, and renowned for its versatility in food pairings, Sparkling Tea has become the go-to choice for those seeking a sparkling wine alternative.

As the demand for alcohol-free drinks continues to rise, Sparkling Tea continues to be positioned as a frontrunner in the market, captivating discerning palates and satisfying the desires of those seeking healthier options. Embrace the REAL world of Sparkling Tea, savour its exquisite flavours, and relish in the joy of indulging in a guilt-free, alcohol-free sparkling beverage. Cheers to a new era of refined refreshment!

Eager to savour the extraordinary tastes of Sparkling Tea? Get in touch with us to discover more, or better yet, start your journey with our exquisite range of sparkling teas online. Your taste buds will thank you!