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Instant Russian Tea Recipe
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Instant Russian Tea

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"This recipe was given to me two Christmas's ago from a very good friend. She said to pass it on. So I am."

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Original recipe makes 100 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine orange drink mix, sugar, tea powder, cinnamon and cloves. Mix well and store in an airtight container.
  2. To serve, put 3 teaspoons of mix in a mug. Stir in 1 cup boiling water. Adjust to taste.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 07, 2003

My daughter made this as a small Christmas gift for her friends. She made it as a sand art mix by layering the ingredients in a small baby food jar (4 oz. size). She added a circle of Christmas fabric over the lid secured with a rubber band and then tied a piece of wired star garland around the top to cover the rubber band. They are very pretty and make 10 servings. (Scale recipe to 10 servings to get the perfect amount to fit in the jar.)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 06, 2012

I used to drink this as a kid and was reminded of it reading a memoir. It smells the same; mmm. I'm letting the flavors blend as suggested before sampling. I did use 1 cup lemon instant tea since I didn't want to buy both lemon and plain instant tea.

Dec 08, 2003

A wonderful idea for small Christmas gifts. As the only large containers of instant tea I could find were sweetened, I reduced the sugar considerably (1/4 cup) and it still tastes great.

Dec 07, 2003

I love this tea! I am making it in large batches and giving it as Christmas gifts to my frienda and family this year. I just make a huge batch and divide it into decorative jars. Then print out the recipe to give with the jar!!

Nov 26, 2007

Loved flavor but way too sugary. I will modify sugar next time with more unsweetened products. Has an orange spice flavor was was nice and fast. Had to add an extra cup of unsweetend tea and Lemon Kool Aide Packet due to high sugar taste.

Dec 07, 2003

This is a quick recipe that is very tasty. I too am making up several to give as gifts in decorative mugs for the holidays. Dry mixes are great for gift giving and I appreciate those who submit them!

Sep 29, 2004

I made some of this today and I love it! I actually grew up drinking it and was hoping to add the recipie-glad it was already here! Great idea for Christmas gifts too!

Dec 07, 2003

My mom loved this stuff, and tells everyone to try it.


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  • Calories
  • 32 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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