Soak 2 tea bags in 1 1/4 cup boiling water, let steep for 10 minutes.
Remove the tea bags, add 1 cup mixed dried fruit (chopped), 1/4 cup diced dried pineapple, 1 cup dried currants and 1 cup light brown sugar, to the water cover with plastic wrap let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
In another bowl, stir together 2 3/4 cups unbleached flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Add the soaked fruit and its liquid, 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter and 3 tablespoon orange marmalade, pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan
Bake at 325 F until brown and crusty for about 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hours
let stand in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes
Turn the loaf out onto the rack
Serve warm or at room temperature
Bara Brith Bread is a British sweet bread that originated in Welsh countryside,
Bara being the local word for bread, brith meaning spotted, because of the dried fruits