Yummy Giveaway + Organic Black Tea & Lemon Jelly Recipe

by Daisy

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UPDATE! THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER. THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ENTERING!

I’d never heard of tea jelly before I started seeing Davidson’s Organic Tea demonstrate how to cook with the stuff.  Such as . . .

White Pomegranate Tea Jelly Gastrique

Earl Grey Eggnog Cookies

Then I started thinking of making tea jelly myself, using the aforementioned Davidson’s loose leaf teas, which I love from the bottom of my deepest teapot.

Davidson’s premise, (and I agree with it), is that as long as you’re going to be drinking tea, why not make it organic tea? The best organic tea. Especially if tea is a part of your daily lifeblood, like it is mine. Better for your body, better for the earth.

When my daughter saw a jar of my homemade jelly she asked, “What’s this?” and tried it, she then said, “We’ve got to hide it from the others.” It tastes like a refreshing lemon iced tea you can spread on your toast. Or over cream cheese on a bagel, or on top of chevre over a crisp cracker.

It also makes a tasty and interesting gift.

Which leads me to the giveaway.

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Davidson’s has donated a couple of real treats for me to give to one of our readers.

First, a boxed set of four jars of their house made tea jellies: Earl Grey, Classic Chai, Coconut Vanilla, and White Pomegranate

Then, a 2 oz. pack of Organic Dunsandle Nilgiri Loose Tea.

I’m tossing in a pretty acacia wood scoop, perfect for use with loose tea, plus one of my hand-knitted dishcloths, made with one of my favorite patterns, Ramen Noodle (you can see it in the background of the pic above, it’s blue and white).

If you would like to enter to win this sweet giveaway, please pop over to the Davidson’s website and come back and comment on this post with what you think looks irresistible/would like to try from Davidson’s. I’d love to know what you think of their stuff. I think I’m going to have to stick with my go-to loose tea, so good: Assam.

And if you decide to buy any tea bags, loose leaf, or iced teas while you’re there, don’t forget to use my discount code, DAISY7 for 10% off your order.

For tea jelly, which I made the other day for the first time, I chose a delicious Oothu Black.

It has a delicately floral yet rich flavor, which I thought would pair well with the organic lemon juice and zest I wanted to blend in. It did.

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Organic Black Tea & Lemon Jelly

Makes almost 3 pints

4 1/2 cups boiling water

6 Tablespoons loose organic black tea

1 package low-sugar pectin

3 cups raw organic cane sugar

1/2 cup organic lemon juice

zest of two organic lemons

Combine the tea leaves with the boiling water and allow to steep for about 10 minutes until you have a nice, rich brew.

Strain out the tea leaves and pour the tea into a medium saucepan.

Add the lemon juice and zest.

Bring to a boil.

While that comes to a boil, measure out the sugar.

Remove 1/4 cup of the sugar to a separate small bowl and add in the contents of the pectin package. Stir.

Pour the pectin/1/4 cup sugar mixture into the tea mixture and return to a boil.

Add in the remaining sugar and allow it to return to a full rolling boil and boil for 1 full minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat.

Pour into prepared sterilized canning jars and screw on lids using standard canning methods.

Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.

Remove from boiling water and allow to cool. Let sit undisturbed for at least 24 hours before opening.

I’m joking. Sample it as soon as you can find some worthy bread/cracker/cheese combo.

Don’t forget about the giveaway and your discount code, DAISY7.

 

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Krystal April 27, 2017 at 5:11 pm

I’m obsessed with Earl Grey tea, so I’d love to try theirs with the lavender in it.

Erin April 27, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Loose-leaf chai…. fair trade!!!!

Dona gossett April 28, 2017 at 5:13 am

Just ordered their catalog. Hard to see all the goodies on my phone. Love my tea. Can’t wait to try tea jelly.

Leah Hahn April 28, 2017 at 6:04 am

These tea jellies look so so good! Their chai tea chocolate looks pretty amazing too.

Julia April 28, 2017 at 6:29 am

Wow, there are so many choices! I would love to try that loose leaf Christmas Tea, and of course the loose leaf Chais and Irish Breakfast.

Renee April 28, 2017 at 6:38 am

I’d have to do the earl grey as well. Sooo love it! Tea jelly just sounds ingenius.

Shawna April 28, 2017 at 7:19 am

Earl Grey is by far my favorite choice but I would love to try their Chai tea. I do like loose leaf teas but sometimes the convenience of bagged wins.

Vunda V April 28, 2017 at 8:56 am

i just started getting into teas and i’m on a green tea kick right now. I’d love to try any of the varieties to see which one I like best!

Judy Stewart April 28, 2017 at 11:23 am

Green Tea Blue Sky loose blend was very attractive.

Judy Stewart April 28, 2017 at 11:24 am

The loose green tea with the blue sky flowers was very pretty, I’d be tempted to try that.

I did not see jasmine tea which is my favorite

Daisy April 28, 2017 at 11:46 am
Sheryle G April 28, 2017 at 11:47 am

I would love to try the Black Ice Tea.

Abby April 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm

As I’m sitting here enjoying some lovely jasmine green tea, I noticed this post in my rss feed. I would love to try some of their jasmine blends, especially the jasmine rose. I bet that’s heavenly!!

Melissa April 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Wow, they have a lot of great stuff! I’d love to get one of their tea-shirts (haha) for my tea-loving daughter!

Rachel April 28, 2017 at 3:04 pm

I think the Tea Chocolate looks pretty interesting, but those Tea Jelly flavors sound AMAZING.

Sue D April 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm

I would like to try their
Herbal Te de Hibiscus (Loose Leaf)

Blake B April 28, 2017 at 8:36 pm

I love matcha powder in my rehydrating afternoon water gulp – I haven’t seen these options in many online retailers. http://www.davidsonstea.com/matcha_powders.aspx Thanks for the recipe!

Kristen April 28, 2017 at 9:01 pm

I’d like to try the Mango Peach Black Iced Tea.

Carolsue April 29, 2017 at 2:01 am

The Herbal Chamomile & Fruit (Loose Leaf) looks really yummy! I’d like to try that.

katklaw777 April 29, 2017 at 3:09 am

I luv their Loose Leaf Presentation Boxes especially the Fruit & Flower box. http://www.davidsonstea.com/Loose_Leaf_Presentation_Box_Fruit_and_Flower.aspx
What wonderful gifts the would make!

Jennifer Culek April 29, 2017 at 5:48 am

There are too many to chose from. A would like to try a sampler to try different teas.

Vera K April 29, 2017 at 7:40 am

I would like to get one of their matcha kits.

Kyle M April 30, 2017 at 7:46 pm

Checking this out from a friends referral – I am always on the look out for more British tea’s!

lisa mawson April 30, 2017 at 10:04 pm

I would love to try the EZ tea brew makers. I have a terrible time making tea. and I always want to make loose tea but none of the other little sieves i have ever work right.

Claire May 1, 2017 at 10:49 am

The tea chocolate sounds very interesting!

David May 2, 2017 at 11:37 am

The chocolates grabbed my attention immediately. The coconut vanilla dark vanilla is my top choice.

Latanya Thornhill May 3, 2017 at 11:05 am

I would like to try vanilla ice tea

cris May 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Moroccan Mint

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