Tiptree ‘Tawny’ is a full flavoured thick cut Seville orange marmalade. This rich, dark marmalade is made to a cherished recipe and is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. The Seville oranges are cooked with sugar and nothing else. Each year we travel to Seville to select the best oranges.
The first stage in making the Tiptree ‘Tawny’ Orange Marmalade is to gently simmer the whole oranges, this makes the peel really tender. The oranges are then inspected and prepared by hand. The orange pulp is scooped out, the pips are sieved and the thick peel is cut.
The oranges are then cooked with sugar in small batches using traditional, copper-bottomed pans. After cooking for a second time, the marmalade is left in a pail to cool overnight. The following day the marmalade is cooked for a third time to caramelise the sugar, this gives it a deep colour and its full bodied flavour.
The Wilkin family have been farming at Tiptree, Essex, since 1757, and making quality preserves there since 1885.
We grow a wide range of traditional English fruits and use them to make conserves and condiments in our nut-free factory by the farm.