Macrobiotic Soy Milk Tea Jam

Macrobiotic Soy Milk Tea Jam

This is a macrobiotic diet milk tea jam made with soy milk and beet sugar. It is a delicious jam flavored with vanilla beans and black tea. You can make this in 30 minutes.

Ingredients: for one big jam jar when it is ready (like in the picture)

Unsweetened Soy Milk
500 ml
Beet sugar
100 g
Vanilla Beans
Tea leaf (Earl Gray)
2 tablespoons
(I used a normal tea leaves, but you can also use tea bags. Use three bags in that case.)
(Use a big pan to prevent the mixture from overflowing.)


1. About the size of the pan, I used Le Creuset cookware. A 20 cm round cocotte will be the perfect size for 500 ml soy milk. A 20 cm pan will be too small if making the double amount with 1 liter of soy milk. 24 cm was the perfect size for 1 liter.
2. Portion out the tea into strainers if not already in bags. Wet an empty jam jar with water, and heat it up for 1 minute in a 600 W microwave. Let the jar dry naturally. (This will be the sterilizing.)
3. Put all ingredients except the tea leaves in a pan. Add the vanilla beans still inside their hull. Heat over medium heat. Continue mixing to melt the sugar.
4. Reduce the fire to a slightly low heat when the mixture comes to a boil. Put the tea leaves in the pan, simmer for 5 minutes and then take the tea leaves out. Simmer for another 5 minutes and then take the vanilla beans out. Continue stirring and simmer for a while.
5. Take out the vanilla beans from the hull and put the beans back into the pan.
6. Turn up heat to medium and continue stirring with a wooden spatula. After 15 to 20 minutes, when the mixture is thick enough that you can see the bottom of the pan for about 1 to 2 seconds after scraping it with the spatula, it's ready.
7. If you keep the jam in a sterilized jar, it can be stored for 1 month.
8. If you don't add any tea leaves, you'll have a soy milk jam, which is delicious as well. Give it a try! In that case, take out the hull of vanilla beans 10 minutes after the mixture comes to a boil. Of course, the flavor will definitely improve if you put the vanilla beans back into the pan.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used the idea from "Milsuke"'s Milk Jam and "Hironozomiyuuma"'s Condensed Milk recipe. I wanted the jam to be macrobiotic, so I tried making it delicious while using non-flavored soy milk and beet root. It is also a jam that will be good for a gift. Secretly, I am proud of it.