One of the Christmas memories I hold dear is the Spiced Tea Mix my Mom makes to give to friends and family! It’s so easy to make! Sitting in front of our Christmas tree, enjoying the lights and ornaments, while sipping a mug of this hot, fragrant orange-cinnamon-clove spiced tea is something I always enjoy!
This recipe makes approximately 36 ounces of spiced tea mix. I filled 3 pint sized jars… 1 jar to keep, and 2 jars to give away as gifts. I’ve heard it called “Russian Tea” before, but have NO CLUE why… Maybe people are “rushin” to drink it? (Get it? My complete fail at a joke). My apologies… Whatever you call this tea… make it. It’s delicious!
Here are the ingredients before mixing…(Tang, Lemonade, Instant Tea, Sugar, Cinnamon and Cloves).
Here are the ingredients after mixing…
Here is what the mix looks like, once poured into jars… it looks pretty cool.
I enjoy giving his simple, homemade with love, Spiced Tea Mix as a gift to friends…
But here’s how I most enjoy it… 2 Tablespoons Spiced Tea Mix, stirred into a mug of boiling water…perfect! The mug in this photo belonged to my mother-in-law and is special to me, as she went to her heavenly home a few years ago. She is missed during the holidays, but thought of often, especially when I enjoy a hot drink out of her coffee mug.
I really wish you could smell AND taste this spiced Tea. It’s so delicious! Hope you will consider making up a batch for your family and friends this holiday season!
Recipe Source: My Mom (years and years and years ago)
- 1 lb. 11 oz. Tang Instant Orange Drink Powder
- 3 oz. Powdered Lemonade Mix
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup instant tea granules
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- Stir all ingredients together in large bowl until completely mixed.
- Store in covered container.
- Place 2 rounded Tablespoons mix into a mug of boiling water. Stir well. Enjoy!