January 7, 2013

Russian Tea Recipe

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Contrary to the title, this recipe has absolutely no Tea in it and there is probably very little (if any) Russian influence.  But I love it!  I have been enjoying Russian Tea every winter since I was a little girl.  I have even convinced myself that Russian Tea has some healing properties.  No joke!  When I get a nasty cold..a hot cup of Russian Tea helps me feel just a little bit better.  Clears my sinuses a bit and soothes my achyness. 

This recipe makes a whole bunch so you and your family can enjoy the health..ahem...benefits all winter long.  Perhaps for more than one winter.  It's a little tart, a little sweet, and a little..clovey...clove-y..delicious!

You will need Ground Cloves, Ground Cinnamon, Sugar, Powdered Lemonade, and Powdered Tang. 

Now grab one of your best helpers..

Or two if you are lucky.
Add all of the ingredients into a large bowl.

Mix together thoroughly.  You want those flavors to blend and combine.
As a side note..the now empty containers are a great storage solution.

Grab a mug full of hot water.  Not burn your face off hot..just soothe your sore throat or warm you up after playing in the snow hot.  Add in 2-3 heaping teaspoons.  I usually go for 3.

Stir to mix and enjoy!

Russian Tea Recipe
Source:  My Mom

2 C Tang (I've also used generic and it works great)
8 scoops Lemonade Powder..or the amount needed to make 8 Quarts of Lemonade 
3/4 C Sugar
2 tsp Ground Cloves
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together really well.  Add 2-3 heaping teaspoons to a mug of hot water and stir.  Enjoy! Pin It

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmmm...it is possible to put instant tea in Russian tea too! Done it. Think I need a cuppa this ASAP!