This recipe is a staple in our house every winter. Ever since I can remember, my mom would make this tea every winter as a warm drink to enjoy on a cold day or to soothe a sore throat. My favorite memory as a girl, is sitting beside the fireplace, sipping spice tea, waiting to open Christmas presents with the family.
When I got married and started my own home, it quickly became a tradition to have this spiced tea on hand for those cold days. And when Christmas day rolls around you are sure to find me with a cup in hand, watching as the girls open their gifts. It wouldn’t be Christmas without it.
My girls have come to love it and it goes rather quickly in our house. My co-worker calls it dessert tea, because (depending on how much you use) it has about as much sugar as a rich dessert.
I will warn you right now that this is not one of those healthy recipes. It has more than it’s fair share of sugar.
It’s also one of those recipes that needs specific, name brand ingredients. I have tried it with generic brands, and it is just not the same. I will leave it to you how you make it but fair warning is fair warning.
Russian Spice Tea – The Recipe
3/4 Cup Unsweetened Lipton Tea (Instant)
1 1/2 cupful Lemonade
2 Cups Tang
3 Cups Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cloves
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
Gather All Your Ingredients and measuring cup and tsp. measures
Mix all together in large bowl. Use a funnel and large spoon or ladle to fill container or jar. Be sure to secure with a tight lid – any hint of moisture will cause the spice tea to clump together.
We usually store our Russian spice tea in the larger canister, but I wanted to take some to work so I filled the smaller mason jar for that purpose.
If you give it a try, let me know what you think of it. Would love to hear from you.
Keeping it Simple,