I frequently find myself whisked back to my childhood as the holidays approach, with a whiff of cloves and oranges, or perhaps hearing a few notes of “Silver Bells,” my grandma’s favorite carol. Russian Tea evokes memories of so many frosty winter gatherings, and so that’s what I’m sharing with you today. I know, it’s not a trendy coffee drink (which as you know, I have absolutely nothing against!) or am invigorating herbal blend…but it warms you to your core and comforts body and soul.
2 cups sugar
2 cups orange-flavored breakfast drink (yes, that’s Tang)
2/3 cup presweetened lemonade mix
1/2 cup instant tea mix
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp ground cloves
Directions: Stir it all together and package in cute containers!
Make 4-1/2 cups
Directions to give with the mix:
To serve, place 2 heaping tablespoons mix in a mug. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir well.
Of course, I created some cute labels to go on jars or pillow boxes…and you can download them so easily! They’re sized to punch out with a 2-1/2” circle punch and will print 12 to a sheet.