Russian Tea

Nothings better on a cold winter day than a cup of hot tea. Well, except for a cup of hot chocolate with a splash of Bailey’s, but we will save that for another day. I like my tea pretty strong, so when I don’t have the patience to let it steep I turn to a childhood favorite of mine – Russian Tea. This is my mother’s recipe.

1 cup powdered orange drink mix (Tang)
1 cup sweetened instant tea with lemon
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
Mix all the ingredients together and store until ready to use. When ready for use, add 1 heaping tablespoon into a cup of very hot water. Add more or less tea to taste.
Russian tea
My kids love this after they have been playing in the snow. AND the drink mix has lots of vitamin C. If you are worried about the caffeine, you can use decaf instant tea.
Updated on 7/15/2013: here is a printable recipe card Russian Tea

3 thoughts on “Russian Tea

    1. I usually use Lipton Lemon Black Iced Tea Mix. It is located near the tea bags in my grocery store. They do make a unsweet version and a diet version (I have not tried the diet version).

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