Thursday, July 9, 2015

Basic Tea Jelly...has anyone tried making it?

I love the idea of canning and jarring jams and jelly. I grew up with a mother who made freezer jam but I have always wanted to get into the "jarring movement". I have and do make a great blackberry jam almost yearly but I have wanted to branch out.
Now is the time to start planing and stop procrastinating I realize. I have been looking for some recipes to try out that wont break the bank and that people may actually use.
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I found this recipe on for Basic Tea Jelly and I am considering making it, but altering the recipe just a bit. If you are someone with great experience with this please share with me your tips! For this Basic Tea Jelly Recipe from click here.

I have some wonderful black fruit tea I may swap out the 30 tea bags for or at least incorporate in this recipe. Here is the recipe I am going to try, please note it has not yet been tested!
Karen's "Untested Hypothetical Tea Jelly Recipe" take one....
1 3/4 cups of water
12 heaping teaspoons of a favorite loose leaf tea ( I think I may use a black  loose leaf peach tea I think may work beautifully with scones)
1/4 cup of peach juice
3 cups of sugar
*3 oz of liquid pectin (should equal 6 tsp Powdered Pectin if I am doing this right, from the website reviews posted below many said to use the powder) *"This recipe worked better for me with powdered pectin. I added the pectin and brought the tea to a boil, then added the sugar. The jelly set beautifully."June 01, 2011

  1. Method would be the same as the website:
  2. "Bring water to boil, add tea bags and steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Discard tea bags(or loose leaf tea). Add sugar (and optional juice) to brewed tea and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil for 2 minute stirring.
  5. Remove from heat and add pectin, return to boil and allow to do so for 1 minute.
  6. Skim off any foam.
  7. Pour hot jelly into jars and process for 20 minutes."
  8. * 1 Tbsp liquid pectin = 2 tsp powdered pectin.  Can someone confirm this for me?
  9.  Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and a Hypothetical Recipe. I am going to do a bit more research and find the little jelly jars to see if I can make this this weekend. While I await the arrival of my next cozy to read I might as well try something useful that is! If you have experience in making jelly please contact me by leaving a comment below or emailing me at and let me know if I am on the right track! Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and a Hypothetical Recipe.


  1. Let us know how it turns out Karen. ( :

    1. So I just made this and it made 8 125 ml or 4oz jars not the 4 1/2 pints the original recipe said.