Single jar jams are my new JAM! Sorry, but I just had to let that out. I don’t have the room in my kitchen to spend an afternoon canning jams and jellies, nor do I have the space to store them. That doesn’t stop me from making jam. This recipe is perfect in so many ways. For one, it doesn’t take up a lot of space. I make what I need and with it’s high sugar content, it lasts just long enough for two people. Secondly, I don’t have to feel threatened by expensive costs of berries. Frozen berries work just fine and are budget friendly so that if I need jam in the winter, I don’t have to feel as though I’m forking an arm to make jars of jam; two cups of berries is all I need. The day I made this jar of jam, I also made this galette.
I brewed the For Tea’s Sake tea for the peaches and when I finished macerating the peaches I didn’t want to waste the juice. All the flavor at the bottom of the bowl was gold. So I grabbed a bag of frozen berries, added some sugar, corn starch, and a pinch of salt so I could make jam. I must say this was a concoction of berries and peach flavors but my little experiment worked.
The tea’s presence is subtle but definitely there. I used For Tea’s Sake Just Peachy which is a black tea so the strong warmth that comes with black tea is felt at the end of a bite. It rounds all the flavors together of the tart and sweet mixed berries.