Russian Tea

“This makes a nice gift done up in a pretty jar. Sometimes I make it for my Mom for something different to drink on a cold day.” – Calla Ferre

“A wonderful spiced tea mix; very satisfying. It reminds me of Christmas.” – April Ferre

Russian Tea

Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Russian


  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Orange Breakfast Drink (Tang)
  • 1 Cup Instant Tea
  • 1 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon


  • In medium bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Place 2 rounded teaspoonfuls of mix in each cup (or to taste). Fill with boiling water. Stir well.
  • Dry mix may be kept in covered storage container. Makes 32 servings.


The strength I prefer is a nice rounded Tablespoonful in 8 ounces of water.  – April Ferre

Recipe – Calla Ferre – From Pillsbury Kitchen’s Family Cookbook, 1979