The pie firm and Welsh Brew Tea, which produces a range of unique tea blends, have joined forces to “meet the current demand for home-grown produce” with the treat, which they hope to release in time for St David’s Day, on 1 March.
Bara brith, sometimes known as speckled bread, can be either a yeast bread enriched with dried fruit, or something more resembling a fruitcake, made with self-raising flour. It is traditionally made with raisins, currants and candied peel, and is a rich fruit loaf, often spiced, and made with tea.
Wilf Lewis, commercial director of the Lewis Pies and Pasty Company, said: "Working with Welsh Brew Tea is a partnership we are very excited about. Over recent years, there has been a move towards customers seeking more locally sourced ingredients and products.”
James Wenden, sales director at Welsh Brew Tea, said: “We are a company that is extremely proud of its Welsh heritage and all of our products are packaged bilingually.
“Our tea is the ideal ingredient to include in a product like bara brith, as not only is tea a key ingredient to the recipe, but it offers a sweet and aromatic flavour that really enhances the cake’s taste.”