Simple Sweet Tea Jelly

Simple Sweet Tea Jelly

Sweet tea is good for more than just summer sipping. Discover a recipe for a delicious homemade jelly that's a perfect addition when slathered on a scone.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Steep 1/3 cup loose tea in 2 cups boiling water for 4 minutes. 
  3. Step 3

    Pour the tea and lemon juice into a heavy-bottomed 2-quart saucepan set over medium-high heat. Stir in the pectin and bring to a boil.
  4. Step 4

    Stir in the sugar. Bring to a hard boil for 1 minute. Stir the jelly for 1 minute. Insert a thermometer into the pot, and once it has reached 220 F, turn off the heat to test the jelly.
  5. Step 5

    Remove the plate from the freezer. Spoon a small amount of jelly onto the plate and put back in the freezer for 1 minute. Nudge into it with your finger. If it wrinkles, it’s ready to can. If not, cook it for a bit longer and test it again.
  6. Step 6

    Follow the directions for water bath canning on this recipe.