Pack lilac blossoms into a half gallon mason jar, making sure to leave out leaves and green ends.
Add boiling water and cover mason jar with a clean dishcloth. Allow tea to steep up to 6 hours. Steeping the tea overnight creates a better infusion. To steep overnight place the tea into the refrigerator.
Using a fine mesh sieve, strain tea. Make sure to press the blossoms to release any tea from the flowers.
Lilac Blossom Jelly
Add 4 cups steeped lilac flower tea to a non-reactive or heavy bottom pot. Bring bring to a boil.
Next, add lemon juice and powdered pectin. Bring to a boil.
Finally, add sugar, stirring often to prevent scorching. Bring mixture to a hard boil for 2 minutes. Remove and discard any foam.
Ladle jelly into 1/2 pint mason jars. Wipe rims, add lid and rings. Processing using a hot water bath or steam canner for 10 minutes. Add time based on high elevations.
A low sugar pectin may be used in substitute for regular pectin.
Honey may also be used in substitution for sugar. However, the jelly may not set with this substitution.
Make sure to remove as much of the green from the blossom end as possible. This helps to prevent the jelly from becoming bitter in flavor.