It has become increasingly chilly in our neck of the woods, and when that happens, I love nothing more than a steaming hot mug of Russian Tea.
When I was a little girl, my mom made Russian Tea every fall and I looked forward to it with great anticipation. I've heard it called by many names including Friendship Tea and Amish Tea but I have always known it by the name of Russian Tea. I have also seen many variations, but, of course, I like the one my mother made the best.
Sir Knight would only take pictures for me if I put this disclaimer in - "Tell them it tastes like Commie Sweat". Now, I'm not entirely sure how Sir Knight knows what commie sweat tastes like, but I do know that he doesn't like it - so maybe it's just a girl drink. I happen to love it - it is tart and tangy and sweet and hot. Anyway, here is the recipe my mom always used:
Mrs. Tibbet's Russian Tea
1 C. Instant Tea
1 1/2 C. Tang
1 C. Sugar
1 pkg. Lemonade Cool-Aid (without sugar)
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together. Use 3 spoonfuls per mug, add steaming hot water.
*Note: I quadrupled this recipe.
|Ingredients for Russian Tea. Yes, that is|
one of my many long term storage lists
to the right!
|Stirring all of the ingredients|
|In a gallon jar, ready for a winter of|
warming even the most cold souls among us