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Hot Spiced Russian Tea

Monday, December 20, 2010


I want to invite all of you to sit back and relax with me while we enjoy a cup of Christmas cheer together.


This is a recipe for Hot Spiced Russian Tea.  My grandmother taught me how to make this mix when I was a little girl.  The mix makes a nice hostess gift, too.  You can store it in a Mason jar or other container decorated with fabric or ribbon.  Make sure to include instructions on how to make it.

Note: The recipe calls for Tang, and I have not been able to substitute anything else for it.  I buy Tang (made by Kraft) at Winn-Dixie.  You can also order it from Amazon.

Hot Spiced Russian Tea

1 cup instant tea mix (I use Nestea)
2 cups Tang
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together and store in a covered, airtight container.


Directions for use:  Mix two heaping teaspoons mix with one cup (8 ounces) hot water.


I hope you take the time to relax and enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.  I will be taking a few days off, too, as I am having surgery tomorrow (December 21st).

I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas, my sweet readers!

Until next time...

Christmas blessings!
Ricki Jill


  1. I remember having a tea mix like that before, but I think it had a different name. It was good.

    I hope your surgery goes well - it is never fun and especially not when it is just days before Christmas. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery, time to relax, and a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Wishing you a speedy recovery and restful week.

  3. I lo9ve hot spiced tea, esp. this time of year.

    thanks for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated! Merry Christmas to you & yours!


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