Sweet Tea Jam

Sweet Tea Jam
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 d 1 hr
Total Time 1 d 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • 2 cups steeped tea
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
  • 1 pouch liquid pectin


  • To start steep 4 tea bags in 2 1/2 cups of boiling water for 12 hours  but do not squeeze the bags when you drain them. Strain through a jelly bag or cheese cloth.
  • In a dutch oven or stainless steel pot add the tea and turn the heat on high to get the tea simmering. Measure the sugar into a bowl 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.
  • Clean the rims and add lids and rings. Process in water bath for 10 minutes. Remove and let sit on a dish towel overnight. 
  • To make the popsicles from the jam: From Audrey: "I water down the jam andfreeze it. Since it has sugar already added you don't need to do much to turnit into a popsicle. It depends on your jam and your tastes on how much youwater it down."
Keyword Jam, Sweet Tea Jam