I haven't drank soda in a really long time--maybe 6 or 7 years! It's not because I dislike the carbonation; it's mainly because I avoid high fructose corn syrup/sugary drinks. Today I made some carbonated black tea, and it was delicious!! It's also super simple to make, so I wonder why there isn't a huge market for it.
All you need is half a cup of really strong and cold black tea, 4 teaspoons of sugar, and half a cup of seltzer water. Swanky hm?