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Tea Wine


  • 4L of water
  • 60g of Ceylon black tea leaves
  • 250g of raisins
  • 250g of dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 450g of sugar
  • ¼ bottle of Ceylon Arrack (or brandy)


Boil the water, add tea leaves, and let it brew for 10 minutes. Do not strain. Add all the other ingredients, except arrack and keep it covered for 10 days. Stir well and keep it for another 4 days. Strain, filter and keep it for another week. Then add arrack and keep it for 1 or 2 weeks.