Recipe by Sissy
"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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orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)
instant tea powder
lemon-flavored instant tea powder
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.)
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!
My mom loved this stuff, and tells everyone to try it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Instant Russian Tea
Serving Size: 1/100 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 100
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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