This is the Russian Tea Mix that I grew up with and still love it to this day. My Mom always kept Tang for us to drink and that’s what she used in this recipe. It’s quick and easy to make and I just store it in a pint jar fitted with a lid. Add some hot water and you have an instant hot delicious tea. I also make a Fresh Hot Russian Tea that I keep in the refrigerator during the winter months and I make it each year for our Christmas Dinner, serving it out of a slow cooker to keep it hot. It’s made by brewing some tea bags and adding cinnamon, cloves, orange and pineapple juices. So warming and delicious! If you would like that recipe, click Fresh Hot Russian Tea.
Here’s how I make it.
Russian Tea Mix
In a medium size bowl, combine the orange powder drink mix, sugar, instant tea, cinnamon and cloves.
Tip: I have a 4 cup measuring cup with a handle and spout for pouring. I find it much easier to mix the ingredients in this and pour it into the jar rather than using a regular bowl.
Pour into a pint jar and tighten the lid. How easy is that?
To serve: Add about 2 Tablespoons per 10 ounces of hot water. Adjust according to your taste.
What is your favorite hot drink?
Here’s the printer friendly recipe.