My family were Germans that settled in Russia and then came here (Colorado). So I remember growing up with this and have never found her recipe. I'm not sure she made it the same though, because I don't remember tasting cinnamon?
1 cup Tang cup Sugar cup Instant Tea tsp ground cloves tsp cinnamon cup cinnamon drops Directions: Mix together in an airtight jar and keep in a cupboard. Boil water and add 2 heaping teaspoons for every 6 ounces of water.
Spice Tea & Christmas 1 Cup Instant Tea (unsweetened) 2 Cups Tang 1 Cup Lemonade Mix (Countrytime, etc) tsp Ground Cloves 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl or large sealing bag; Serve 2 TBS mix in a mug of hot water.
Russian Tea: 1 cup instant tea with lemon, 2 cups instant orange drink mix (Tang), 2 cups white sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, teasppon ground cloves. Pour all ingredients into large mixing bowl and stir well. Pour into sealed container.
Marty's Musings shares easy instructions for making Instant Russian Tea with Tang, an old holiday favorite that will become your family's favorite, too! Terrific hot beverage especially for those who don't drink coffee!
Instant Russian Tea, aka Friendship Tea, was a Christmas tradition in my grandmother's home that has fallen off as she's grown much older. I might have to resurrect it and make my own as gifts this year!