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Rooibos Orange Tea Jelly

A fresh cold dessert fit for a tea party. The orange flavor and color is zesty and vibrant making for a simple and elegant jelly recipe. Served in tasteful cocktail glasses. Under 4 ingredients to make this beauty.
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Course Cocktails, Cocktail, Dessert, Drinks, Sweet tooth, Pudding, tea time, Finger food, Brunch, Party
Cuisine French
Servings 6 people


  • Sauce pan
  • Heat proof spatula
  • Glasses


  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tsp Gelatin powder
  • 1 cup + 2 tsp Rooibos Orange Tea
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice


  • 1/2 cup Whipped cream
  • Orange zest
  • Orange segments


  • Bloom gelatin in 1 tbsp water and set aside until swelled up. This should take 5 mins.
  • In a sauce pan on medium heat add the water and honey, let it simmer and then add the bloomed gelatin. Stir until totally dissolved. Reduce heat to low.
  • Add the tea and orange juice. Stir well and take off the heat. Let it cool for a few minutes before pouring into your heat proof glasses/bowls.
  • Place in the fridge and let it set for 1 hour minimum until set. When you shake it, the jelly must have a wobble and bounce.
  • Serve with whipped cream, orange zest and fresh orange segments.


  • Do not boil the gelatin or else the jelly won’t set.
  • If your gelatin has not bloomed it is either expired or you need to let it sit a little longer.
  • The amount of time needed to set the jelly might depend on your location as well, when I make this in winter it sets in 30 mins however in the scorching heat of summer it can even take up to 2 hours. This is also cause my fridge is always full in the summer.
  • You can make this the night before and let it chill over night in the fridge.