Two students have created a non-alcoholic tea “champagne” to give adult teatotallers more choice.
Francis Oyewole, 24, and Sultan Bin Khaled, 25, University of Essex graduates, created Green Lady, a sparkling tea, after a lack of options for teetollers got them thinking about ways to revamp the nation’s favourite drink.
The non-alcoholic sparkling drink is made from Green Darjeeling tea leaves.
Oyewole said: “I don’t really drink too much so not having any options in restaurants was a real issue and probably an issue a lot of people relate to.”
He says the fact that Green Lady “looks like a prosecco and has a grown up adult taste” gives adult teetotallers more options.
For those wondering what a sparkling “champage” tea tastes like Oyewole describes the drink as: “Fruity, floral, refreshing and aromatic”.
Oyewole says he came up with the idea in 2012 after a tea merchant told him that
“Darjeeling is the champagne of all teas”.
The 250ml drink which is currently available in 150 farm shops, five-star hotels and luxury restaurants will also be available online on Ocado for £1.89 from next month.
The pair are also developing a tea rose drink made from Green Tea and Hibiscus leaves.