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    Red Zinger Tea Jelly

    Red Zinger Tea Jelly. Photo by Chef Tweaker

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr

    30 mins

    HeatherFeather's Note:

    Adapted from Southern Living. Recipe requires knowledge of hot water canning or you can make these refrigerator jellies by storing in the fridge up to three months (as opposed to putting up in your cupboard). I haven't tried this yet. Note: The original version claimed to produce 12 half pint jars, but the amounts seem to indicate only perhaps 3 or 4 half pint jars. Once I have tested this I will update the servings with the correct amount.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    half pi ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 3/4 cups water
    • 12 teabags red zinger tea (regular size)
    • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    • 3 cups granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
    • 2 teaspoons orange liqueur (optional)
    • 1 (3 ounce) package liquid pectin

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil water in a large pot.
    2. 2
      Remove from heat, add tea bags and let steep 20 minutes, covered; discard tea bags when done.
    3. 3
      Pour orange juice into a mesh strainer (set right over a saucepan) to remove pulp.
    4. 4
      Add brewed tea, sugar, orange rind, and orange liqueur and bring to a boil.
    5. 5
      Boil, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
    6. 6
      Let cool 5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stir in liquid pectin, then return to a boil.
    8. 8
      Once it boils, continue boiling 1 minute while sitrring, and skim off any foam with a metal spoon.
    9. 9
      Pour into hot, sterile canning jars up to 1/4 inch from the top.
    10. 10
      Wipe jars rims, cover with hot sterile lides, screw on bands.
    11. 11
      Process in a hot water canning bath 5 minutes or store in fridge up to 3 months.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 09, 2012

      55

      I made this recipe with teavana pineapple kona pop loose tea and switched unsweetened pineapple juice for the orange. I increased the water to 2 cups as loose tea does soak up a lot of water as it steeps. I'm not too keen on super sweet so i used a little under 3 cups of sugar. I did everything else as directed in the recipe and it came out terrific. I ended up with 2 half pints and 3 40z jars of jelly. I absolutely love this recipe, it is a great jumping off point for countless other tea jellies! I can't wait to try my pinapple tea jelly as a glaze on ham and feel like it would be tasty heated and drizzled over bacon as well =) This will also make for great gifts! So happy I found this recipe! By the way, this was my first time making jelly. I watched a bunch of youtube videos and stocked up on jars and pectin and gave it a go. This recipe is great for beginners and younger preppers to get started with.

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    • on August 17, 2003

      55

      This is a delicious and unique tasting jelly that I really enjoy especially on bread with butter. I made it according to the recipe as posted and was very happy with the results. It has a beautiful color and set up very firmly. I had my husband (who has never tried red zinger tea) taste-test it, and he said it tasted like raspberries. It has a unique perky fruity taste.

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    • on October 24, 2012

      Made this using TAZO Passion-Herbal Infusion tea and it turned out awesome. It is sweet but has a tang to it. Did not use any juice. Excited to share over holidays!

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Zinger Tea Jelly

    Serving Size: 1 (1174 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 790.3
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    69%
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 6.4 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 203.7 g
    67%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 201.3 g
    805%
    Protein 0.2 g
    0%

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