Sweet Red Berry Fruit Tea Wine Recipe ( 3 ingredients – 25p a bottle)

Not only does this wine cost about 25p a bottle, it tastes absolutely delightful too and with only 3 ingredients, it’s one of the easiest wines I have ever made. Whether you’re mixing this wine with lemonade and serving it chilled on a summers evening or gifting it as a Christmas present, your friends are going to be begging you for more. If you are new to winemaking then I urge you to give this a try because it only needs 3 simple ingredients!

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Sweet Red Berry Fruit Tea Wine (25p a bottle)

Not only does this wine cost about 25p a bottle, it tastes absolutely delightful too and is one of the easiest wines I have ever made. Whether you're mixing this wine with lemonade and serving it chilled on a summers evening or gifting it as a Christmas present, your friends are going to be begging you for more. If you are new to winemaking then I urge you to give this a try because it only needs 3 simple ingredients!
Prep Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 6 bottles
Author: Erica
Cost: 25p a bottle

Equipment

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Funnel
  • 1 4.5ltr Demijohn (or fermenting bucket)
  • 1 Airlock
  • 1 Spoon (not wooden)

Ingredients

  • 20 Red Berry Fruit Tea Bags For best results I would recommend using the supermarket own branded ones
  • 1.5 Kg Sugar (for a dryer, less sweet wine use 1.2Kg)
  • 1 tsp Wine Yeast

Instructions

  • Add 4 litres of water to a large saucepan and bring it to the boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, turn it down and add the sugar, stirring it until all of the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add all of the teabags to the simmering sugar water and stir, making sure all of the teabags have been submerged in the water. (be gentle not to split any of the teabags)
  • Turn off the saucepan, put the lid on and leave the tea bags steeping in the liquid until cool.
  • once the pan has cooled, take the lid off and remove all the teabags with a sterilised spoon.
  • Add the cooled liquid to the Demijohn using a funnel and place the airlock in.
  • Once the liquid is between 20-25c add the yeast.
  • Now your wine can start fermenting, for best results keep it in a warm dark place without fluctuating temperatures like an airing cupboard. 

Racking

  • This wine will clear quite quickly, I suggest racking after about 10 days, and another rack once it has stopped fermenting to keep it simple. A week or so after fermentation has stopped it will be ready to bottle.
  • If you're new to winemaking I would advise using a stabiliser once your wine has finished fermenting.

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20 thoughts on “Sweet Red Berry Fruit Tea Wine Recipe ( 3 ingredients – 25p a bottle)”

  1. Hi, I’m new to your page but very interested in the fruit tea wine and will be giving it a go over the next few days.
    Have you ever used any other infusions to make a dry white wine?
    Cheers

  2. I have taken an hydrometer reading today and it does not seem to be near the bottling stage at all. I can see bubbles still appearing in the airlock and small bubbles on the service so I am taking it that fermentation is still taking place?

    Any advice for a newbie would be appreciated thankyou 🙂

    1. I certainly wouldn’t bottle if there are bubbles still forming, how does it taste? If it tastes nice and you do want to bottle I would suggest you used a stabiliser just to be on the safe side. Thank you, I hope it tastes great.

      1. The bubbles have settled down and no more co2 coming into the airlock. I have taken a hydrometer reading and its at 1.090 in the blue section. I am a little unsure whether to do the first rack? Will fermentation stop after the first rack?

        1. Hiya, no fermentation won’t stop, don’t worry. I usually rack after a week personally (some say you should wait longer) I have never had any issues. Many thanks. Feel free to message me on my facebook page (Erica’s Little Welsh Garden) as I may be a bit quicker in replying. Thank you.

  3. When you say ‘racking’ is that syphoning into a sterilised demijohn? Then do you do it again? How long will it be before it can be bottled please? Thank you for your time and any reply

    1. Hi Cheryl, yes racking it off is syphoning it into another sterile Demijohn. I personally like to bottle no earlier than 6 months, but to be honest I usually bottle after a year because I have so much wine on the go.

  4. 5 stars
    Hi Erica I love The ease of this recipe And I currently Have a lemon and ginger tea bag and a berry teabag wine fermenting.
    I Started these on 11th of August and they have virtually slowed down to a stop as far as bubbling goes. In fact the lemon ginger wine Has only got to a gravity of 1076 from Start gravity of 1102, do your wines ever take This long too? By the looks of it this will be another month at least for me.
    Thanks a lot, Dave T

  5. Hi Erica I love The ease of this recipe And I currently Have a lemon and ginger tea bag and a berry teabag wine fermenting.
    I Started these on 11th of July and they have virtually slowed down to a stop as far as bubbling goes. In fact the lemon ginger wine Has only got to a gravity of 1076 from Start gravity of 1102, do your wines ever take This long too? By the looks of it this will be another month at least for me.
    Thanks a lot, Dave T

    1. Hiya, sorry for the late reply. I am someone that just lets it do it’s thing to be honest and I usually try not to bottle the wine for at least 6 months. I have so much on the go that I don’t have to rush them.

  6. Hey. I’m so excited to try this recipe. Around how long does this wine take from start to finish. Like how long do I need to wait before drinking?

    Thanks. I can’t wait to dry

  7. 5 stars
    I would like to make 25 litres of this wine in my 30 litre fermentation Jar, could you tell me how much do i have to use, i would like the outcome to be a dry wine, just not sure the amount of sugar and tea bags, also alcohol of 14% to 16%% would be nice. Any advice please. Stephen

    1. Erm, I would go with 6kg of sugar and 100 tea bags. This should give you a dry wine at about 13%ish… obviously the final outcome depends on the environment you are brewing in but I would go with this qunatity if I was making that volume.

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