Tea Wine Recipe

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 Updated 20/06/2017

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An unusual wine to make needing a minimum of ingredients and effort.


  • 3 level tablespoons scented tea leaves
  • 2 1/2 pints boiling water
  • 4 pints water
  • 3lb granulated sugar
  • 4 level teaspoon citric acid
  • 1/2 level teaspoon ground ginger
  • 12oz raisins or sultanas chopped
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 sachet dried yeast for wine making
  • 1/2 level teaspoon yeast nutrient
  • 1 slice white bread, toasted until well browned, but not burnt
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Make the tea with 2 pints of boiling water.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Strain into a sterilised plastic bucket.
  4. Add 4 pints of water.
  5. Add 2lb of the sugar and the citric acid.
  6. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  7. Add the ginger and the raisins/sultanas.
  8. Mix the warm water, yeast and yeast nutrient together.
  9. Spread this onto the slice of toast and float it on top of the tea, yeast side up.
  10. Put the lid onto the fermentation bin.
  11. Leave to stand for 14 days without stirring.
  12. Dissolve the remaining sugar in half a pint of boiling water.
  13. Allow to cool.
  14. Strain the tea mixture into a sterilised demijohn and add the sugar syrup.
  15. Fit the demijohn with a cork and airlock and allow to ferment completely.

Prep Time: 2 weeks plus

Cook Time: NA

Yield: 7 pints


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