Just to clarify not to be mistaken with the other tea bread that is sweet fruity cake. This is a sourdough with tea that is a bit sweet, totally absolutely different. Found the recipe from Noel’s bread blog for Jasmin tea bread. In the original recipe uses jasmine and green powdered tea. I used Fortnum and Mason spice christmas tea (Christmas gift) . I think it is black tea with definitely cloves. (there a big cloves in there). Not too sure what the rest of it is. Just saw it on eBay for £18…. I wish I definitely had not opened it…… Anyways getting on with the recipe.
Feed you starter the day before.
- 454 grams starter
- 417 grams bread flour
- 85 grams whole wheat flour
- 405 grams of strong tea (in the original recipe, yasmin is used. I used Fortnum and Mason spice christmas tea )
- 28 grams of olive oil
- 28 grams of honey
- 11 grams of salt
- powdered green tea
- Brew 405grams of strong tea. In my case i decided to use Fortnum and mason spice christmas tea… because i got at as a gift and it needs to be used up. Let cool.
- Cream the starter and tea.
- Add oil+honey
- Mix the flour+ salt + powdered green tea. Add to the starter mix.
- Stretch and fold dough on a floured surface. Let it rest for 1 hour. X2
- Shape your loaf.
- Proof for 3 hours (less if you have a warm kitchen).
- Heat the oven to 260ºC with a pan of water on the bottom.
- Slash your bread and put it in the oven at 260ºC for 10 minutes
- Lower your oven to 85ºC for 10-30min depending on size and shape.
- Cool on wire rack for at least an hour.
It was a really interesting bread. The spiciness from the spiced christmas tea came through really well. I used less honey, there was still quite a distinct sweet note. Nice bread for breakfast toast with butter and jam.