Sweet Tea Jelly

It only seems fair, after making the Coffee Jelly, that I would also make some sweet tea jelly for the tea lovers in my life! My husband does not like coffee but he’s a southern boy and he loves his sweet tea… so I made him some Sweet Tea Jelly!! I have to say it is yummy!! Break out the biscuits and spread some sweet tea happiness!!

Sweet Tea Jelly:

To start steep 4 tea bags in

2 1/2 cups of boiling water

for 12 hours. I let them steep overnight.

Do not squeeze the bags when you drain them.

Strain through a jelly bag or cheese cloth.

2 cups steeped tea

4 cups sugar

1/4 cup of bottled lemon juice

1 pouch liquid pectin

In a big stainless steel pot add the tea and turn the heat on high to get the tea simmering.

Measure the sugar and add the sugar all at once.

Add the lemon juice and bring the recipe up to a boil for 1 minute.

Add the liquid pectin, boil for 1 minute and remove from heat, skim any foam.

In sterilized half pint jars, ladle in the jelly.

Fill the jars to 1/4″ headspace.

Wipe the rims with a paper towel that has a little vinegar on it and add lids and rings.

Process in water bath for 10 minutes, make sure the water is at least 1 inch over the top of the jars.

Remove and let sit on a dish towel overnight.

Remove the rings/bands

Wash off the jars

Label with content and date.


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