The Boston Phoenix January 4-11, 2001

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Tea Jams

A fruitful pairing

Nancy Kalajian

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  • From a collaboration between two companies located on opposite coasts -- Maine's Stonewall Kitchen and California's Republic of Tea -- come distinctly savory and fruity tea jams. Fresh fruit is lovingly simmered down in all-natural teas, resulting in an extremely flavorful product that has an astonishing multitude of uses: it can be added to tea as a sweetener; spread on toast, croissants, waffles, or ice cream; or used to glaze poultry during the last minutes of baking. The jams ($6.99 for a 13-ounce jar) are available in four flavors: blackberry-sage, cinnamon-plum, raspberry-quince, and ginger-peach. The raspberry-quince is somewhat perfumy, thanks to ingredients such as hibiscus and rose-petal essence. Bags of matching flavored teas are also available -- look for the round, tall containers.

    Available at Bread & Circus and other food shops; also at Kitchen Etc., and by telephone from Stonewall Kitchen at (800) 297-JAMS or the Republic of Tea at (800) 298-4TEA.

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