ESSEX University students have swapped pints for the soft stuff.

Law student Francis Oyewole and finance and accounting friends Ardit Sota and Sultan Bin Khaled have created a fizzy tea drink.

Green Lady iced tea is being sold at the Wivenhoe House Hotel.

The students, along with University College London student Emilijano Musa, created their own company last summer, supported by Essex University’s Marketing Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy Group.

Green Lady was officially launched at the hotel yesterday.