Nothing's better on a chilly fall or winter day than a mug of hot Russian Tea. Never had it, you say? You're missing out! It was a staple for the wintertime when I was growing up and it always reminds me of the holidays.
Russian Tea mix is very easy to throw together and when placed in a pretty airtight container makes a great Christmas gift. Everyone loves to receive a jar of Russian Tea mix!
Here's what you'll need:
|1 cup sugar|
|2 cups Tang instant breakfast drink mix|
|1-1/2 cup unsweetened instant tea mix|
|1 teaspoon ground cloves|
|1 teaspoon ground cinnamon|
Mix ingredients well and store in airtight container. To use, add 2 or 3 teaspoons mix to one cup boiling water according to your taste. Add a lemon twist, orange twist, or cinnamon stick if you're feeling punchy!
Tip: Buy the smallest container of Tang and instant tea mix that you can to make this recipe. They both tend to "cake up" over time in storage. Also, you can use sweetened instant tea mix, but if you do you will not need the cup of sugar.
This is such a popular drink that there is a Beanpod Soy Candle fragrance called Orange Spiced Tea that's designed to recreate the aroma of Russian Tea. We carry it in our shop and I've made some available in our online store; just click here to check it out.