Sourdough spiced tea bread

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
  • optional:
    • powdered green tea


  1. 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.
  2. Cream the starter and tea.
  3. Add oil+honey
  4. Mix the flour+ salt + powdered green tea. Add to the starter mix.
  5. Stretch and fold dough on a floured surface. Let it rest for 1 hour. X2
  6. Shape your loaf.
  7. Proof for 3 hours (less if you have a warm kitchen).
  8. Heat the oven to 260ºC with a pan of water on the bottom.
  9. Slash your bread and put it in the oven at 260ºC for 10 minutes
  10. Lower your oven to 85ºC for 10-30min depending on size and shape.
  11. 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.