This tea pops!

Are you looking for a unique way to ring in the new year? Try this twist on tradition: sparkling tea.

Upmarket UK grocer Fortnum & Mason, owned by the Weston family since the 1950s, brew their own non-alcoholic brand made from a blend of eight teas.

But you can try your hand at making it yourself. Here are a few simple recipes easily make at home.

Tea-Infused Champagne


To make the tea-infused vodka

  • 6 tea bags (black tea is best)
  • 1 bottle of vodka

To make the champagne drink

  • 3/4 oz. elderflower liquor
  • 3/4 oz. tea-infused vodka
  • champagne or sparkling wine to taste

How to prepare

To infuse the vodka, place six tea bags into a bottle of vodka and let sit overnight. Do not let tea bags remain in vodka for longer than 24 hours or the taste becomes too bitter.

To make your mix

Add elderflower liquor, vodka liquors and champagne or sparkling wine to champagne flutes.

Green Tea Champagne


  • 2 tablespoons green tea leaves
  • 1 bottle of chilled brut Champagne or prosecco (or choose a non-alcoholic sparkling wine)
  • Mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

How to prepare

  • Steep the tea leaves in 2 cups of cold water for 6 hours. Strain, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • To serve, fill champagne glasses halfway with the green tea and top off with the Champagne and mint leaves if desired.

Tea-Infused Champagne (Source: HGTV)

Green Tea Champagne (source: Rachel Ray)

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