Basic Tea Jelly

Recipe by dividend

I was intrigued by the idea of making jelly out of tea when someone posted a request for recipes. I tried this one, and I like it alot. Obviously, it all depends on the quality of your tea. So far I've only tried this with a very high quality organic chai, and it is SO good! If you find a type of tea that works really well for this, post a review and let us know! []

Top Review by marylouiseW

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 34 cups water
  • 12 tea bags
  • 14 cup juice (flavor should compliment the tea flavor)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package liquid pectin


  1. (If not including juice and using a tea infusion as your only liquid, increase the amount of water to 2 cups.).
  2. Bring water to boil, add tea bags and steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Discard tea bags. 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.

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