Russian Tea

The moment I felt the first cool nip in the air my mind and stomach longed for a steaming cup of Russian Tea. My sister tasted a sample of the recipe below and said, “Ahhh, Tastes like our childhood.” Our Mother made a batch every Fall and stored the powdery mixture in a brown butter bowl in the designated bakery kitchen cabinet. I love the hints of clove and cinnamon.

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I made some changes to the original recipe. I added extra sugar. I always like sweet things a little sweeter! I also added red hot candies to the mixture for some added color. Russian Tea mix is the perfect handmade gift for neighbors and friends that does not require any cooking. I hope this recipe becomes part of your holiday tradition.

Russian Tea

2 c Tang

1 c Instant Tea

1 c Country Time Lemonade

2 c Sugar

1 Tbs. Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Tbs. Ground Clove

1 5oz Bag Red Hot Candy

Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. To make a cup of tea add 4 Tbs. dry mix to 8oz boiling water.