Our mom used to make “Russian Tea” every December and I came across the recipe the other day — all crinkled, smeared and stained from years of use. It’s kind of old-fashioned and probably too sweet (though we did reduce the sugar from 2 cups to 1), but we still make it every Christmas. Finding Tang could prove a bit challenging; we’ve been lucky at Kroger and Publix.
Mom’s Russian Tea
1/2 cup instant tea (unsweet)
1 cup sugar
2 cups Tang
2 small Kool-Aid lemonade packs (unsweet)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cloves
Stir ingredients together well and store in an airtight container. Mix tea to your taste in a cup of hot water and enjoy on blustery days.