Recipe by Carolyn
"A great drink for a cold night. You can store this tea mix in a jar and give it as a gift! "
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I have tested and tried many of the tea recipies such as this one. It can be called russian tea, friendship tea, orange tea. I call it Christmas Tea.
With the help of this recipe, I think I have perfected it this year (I give it as gifts every year).
I never add the extra sugar-it makes it too sweet for me and those who request it from me. You can always add to the instructions that they may sweeten it to their liking. I did add a little touch of my own that made it devine this year. I tripled the recipe and added a 9.5 oz bag EACH of red hot candies and lemonheads into the mix-after mixing the rest of the ingredients. Then using a canning funnel, I pack the mix into 1/2 pint, pint and quart jars, depending on where they are going to.
SIMPLY DEVINE! This will be my Christmas Tea recipe from now on!
I have had Russian Tea before and was craving some. I looked up this recipe and made it for my boyfriend and I. I was very dissapointed and it was nasty. So, I'll be looking for a different Russian Tea recipe I guess.
Make sure you use instant tea without sugar. If you use instant tea with sugar omit the 1 cup of sugar called for in the recipe. This tea is great to warm you up on those cold winter days.
Tasty and comforting, especially when you're chilled or have a sore throat. Also nice (and inexpensive) to package in a decorative container and give as gifts.
Great recipe. I made this every year for Christmas. I found it easier to mix in a gallon ziplock bag.
I HAVE MADE THIS TEA FOR YEARS AND IT IS DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE! I EVEN USED WHEN I WAS PREGNANT TO CURB THE MORNING SICKNESS...WHEN YOU HAVE A COLD OR COUGH OR SORE THROAT, THIS IS ALWAYS A GREAT REMEDY...TRY IT, YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!! AS SOME OF THE OTHER REVIEWERS NOTED IT IS ALSO A PERFECT AND INEXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS GIFT...AND YOU CAN USE SPLENDA IN THE PLACE OF SUGAR AND IT TASTES THE SAME. I WILL TRY ADDING THE CANDIES THIS YEAR AS I LOVE THE LEMONY AND SPICY FLAVORS OF BOTH...BUT, I MAY TRY LAYERING JUST FOR A PLEASING EFFECT WHEN GIVING AS GIFTS IN THE GLASS JARS!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Excellent! Easy to make and tastes oh so delicious!! Thanks for sharing!
Maybe I'm not the brightest, but for those of you who may have been confused too, instant tea=instant iced tea (I was scouring the grocery store looking for plain instant tea!). This recipe tastes just the way my mom made it. I left out the sugar and I found it the right level of sweetness.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Russian Tea II
Serving Size: 1/40 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 40
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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