Tea Parfait Recipe

Author: Corina   Date Posted:18 August 2014 

This tea parfait recipe can be made with any tea so experiment and let us know which is your favourite.

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This tea parfait recipe can be made with any tea so experiment and let us know which is your favourite.


  • 4 tablespoons of Gelatine or a box of unflavoured jelly crystals (Aeroplane Jelly makes a great one).
  • 3 cups of the tea - your choice (teas without too much citrus work the best)
  • ½ cup cold water
  • Plain Sponge
  • 1 small tub of Double Cream
  • ½ cup of chopped fruit (fresh or tinned, it’s your choice but strawberries and peach work really well)
  • 2 + 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 glasses for serving in.

Making the tea jelly

  • In a container, pour 2 ½ cups of tea over 4 tablespoons of gelatine. Reserving the last ½ cup of tea for later.
  • Mix the tea and gelatine until combined add 3 tablespoons of sugar and stir well.
  • Add ½ cup cold water and refrigerate until set.
  • If you are using a box of unflavoured jelly crystals prepare as per the instructions on the box, replacing the water element with tea.

Making the Parfait

  • Take the reserved ½ cup of tea and add 2 tablespoons of sugar, stir well until sugar is dissolved, this is easier to do when the tea is hot.
  • Cut up your sponge into pieces that will fit into your glasses. Use a cookie cutter to create perfect circles, otherwise slicing into cubes will work just as well.
  • Dunk the sponge pieces in the tea and sugar mixture, don’t let them soak as they will go soggy and fall apart.
  • Take your set jelly and smash it up with a fork, we have found that doing this helps when trying to get a nice even layer in the glass plus it looks like little crystals.
  • Now start layering! One layer of tea soaked sponge one good sized layer of smashed Tea Jelly a small layer of cream, a little bit of double cream goes a long way! A layer of fruit.
  • Repeat the layers and finish with a nice layer of fruit on top

Enjoy!! Some of the tea flavours we've used and think work well are Green Peach, Strawberry Cream, Berry Delicious Fruit Infusion.