The scorching summer heat was in full swing, and Scott wanted to cool down with a refreshing drink that would satisfy his thirst and tickle his taste buds. He decided to whip up a delicious fizzy iced lemon tea using his trusty SodaStream and 7 Up Free.
Sparkling Iced Lemon Tea
Scott began by filling his tall glass with ice, allowing it to frost over while he prepared the tea. He boiled some water, just enough to cover an inch in the glass, and dropped a fragrant teabag into it. The aroma of the steeping tea filled the kitchen, promising a flavourful treat.
While the tea brewed, Scott reached into the fridge and pulled out a bottle of 7 Up Free. The carbonated lemony soda would add a zesty kick to his iced tea creation. He poured the fizzy soda into his glass, slowly filling it to the brim.
With a quick flick of the wrist, Scott grabbed a spoon and began to stir vigorously, watching as the effervescent bubbles mingled with the tea, creating a delightful fizz. The sound of clinking ice cubes and the bubbling mixture was music to his ears.
Once thoroughly mixed, Scott took a moment to appreciate the beautiful amber colour of his creation. The ice clinked against the glass as he took the first sip, the refreshing blend of tea and lemon soda dancing on his tongue. The slightly sweet taste from the 7 Up Free perfectly complemented the tea's subtle bitterness, creating a harmonious balance of flavours.
With a satisfied smile, Scott grabbed his laptop and settled into his favourite spot to relax, whether it be browsing the net or indulging in a space cowboy movie marathon. As he enjoyed his fizzy iced lemon tea, he couldn't help but notice the contented purrs from Bella, Billy, and content sighs from Christel, indicating their delight in their cooling drinks, too.
The combination of the ice-cold tea, the lively fizz, and the summer vibes swirling in the air made this moment truly enjoyable. Scott knew he had stumbled upon a winning recipe that would keep him, refreshed and hydrated during the hottest days ahead.
1 teabag (your choice of black tea or lemon tea) per serving.
1 inch of water (just off the boil)
7 Up Free (or any other lemon-flavored carbonated drink)
1 wedge of lemon per serving.
Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, allowing them to frost over while you prepare the tea.
Place a teabag (black tea or lemon tea) of your choice and a wedge of lemon into the glass.
Pour #1 inch of water that has just been boiled into the glass, over the teabag.
Let the tea steep for #5 minutes to develop a very strong flavour and dark brown colour.
(Encourage the infusion by stirring the liquid and squeezing the bag and lemon, together, with the back of a long handled spoon if you are using a tall glass.)
Once the lemon tea is brewed, remove the teabag and discard.
Pour 7 Up Free (or your preferred lemon-flavored carbonated drink) into the glass, filling it to the brim.
Grab your spoon and stir the mixture vigorously, ensuring the tea and soda combine well.
Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful amber color and the delightful fizz.
Serve the fizzy iced lemon tea immediately, along with the lemon wedge stuck over the edge of the glass, and enjoy!
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Carbohydrates: Approximately #30g
Calories: Approximately #120-#150 calories (may vary based on the brand and amount of soda used)
Hydration: With its combination of tea and carbonated drink, this refreshing beverage helps quench your thirst and keeps you hydrated during hot summer days.
Burst of Flavor: The zesty lemon flavor from the 7 Up Free adds a refreshing and tangy twist to the tea, enhancing the overall taste experience.
Cooling and Refreshing: Served over ice, this drink provides instant cooling relief, making it perfect for beating the summer heat.
Easy to Make: With just a few simple steps, you can whip up this fizzy iced lemon tea in no time, allowing you to enjoy a refreshing beverage without any hassle.
Customisable: Feel free to adjust the sweetness by adding a touch of sugar or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, tailoring it to your taste preferences.
So, sit back, relax, and indulge in this fabulous drink that combines the best of tea and lemony fizz. Enjoy the refreshing sip of Scott's Fizzy Iced Lemon Tea and let it brighten your day!
Scott's Refreshing Fizzy Iced Lemon Tea Delight