A great drink for a cold night. You can store this tea mix in a jar and give it as a gift!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
5 cups mix
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix together tea, orange-flavored drink mix, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. To serve place 2 tablespoons mix in a cup and fill with 8 ounces hot water.

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Nutrition Facts

91 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 23.7g 8% DV; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 1.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
I have tested and tried many of the tea recipies such as this one. It can be called russian tea friendship tea orange tea. I call it Christmas Tea. With the help of this recipe I think I have perfected it this year (I give it as gifts every year). I never add the extra sugar-it makes it too sweet for me and those who request it from me. You can always add to the instructions that they may sweeten it to their liking. I did add a little touch of my own that made it devine this year. I tripled the recipe and added a 9.5 oz bag EACH of red hot candies and lemonheads into the mix-after mixing the rest of the ingredients. Then using a canning funnel I pack the mix into 1/2 pint pint and quart jars depending on where they are going to. SIMPLY DEVINE! This will be my Christmas Tea recipe from now on! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/28/2005
I have had Russian Tea before and was craving some. I looked up this recipe and made it for my boyfriend and I. I was very dissapointed and it was nasty. So I'll be looking for a different Russian Tea recipe I guess. Read More
(8)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2005
I have tested and tried many of the tea recipies such as this one. It can be called russian tea friendship tea orange tea. I call it Christmas Tea. With the help of this recipe I think I have perfected it this year (I give it as gifts every year). I never add the extra sugar-it makes it too sweet for me and those who request it from me. You can always add to the instructions that they may sweeten it to their liking. I did add a little touch of my own that made it devine this year. I tripled the recipe and added a 9.5 oz bag EACH of red hot candies and lemonheads into the mix-after mixing the rest of the ingredients. Then using a canning funnel I pack the mix into 1/2 pint pint and quart jars depending on where they are going to. SIMPLY DEVINE! This will be my Christmas Tea recipe from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
Make sure you use instant tea without sugar. If you use instant tea with sugar omit the 1 cup of sugar called for in the recipe. This tea is great to warm you up on those cold winter days. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2007
Tasty and comforting especially when you're chilled or have a sore throat. Also nice (and inexpensive) to package in a decorative container and give as gifts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
Maybe I'm not the brightest but for those of you who may have been confused too instant tea=instant iced tea (I was scouring the grocery store looking for plain instant tea!). This recipe tastes just the way my mom made it. I left out the sugar and I found it the right level of sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2009
Great recipe. I made this every year for Christmas. I found it easier to mix in a gallon ziplock bag. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Excellent! Easy to make and tastes oh so delicious!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
I HAVE MADE THIS TEA FOR YEARS AND IT IS DEFINITELY MY FAVORITE! I EVEN USED WHEN I WAS PREGNANT TO CURB THE MORNING SICKNESS...WHEN YOU HAVE A COLD OR COUGH OR SORE THROAT THIS IS ALWAYS A GREAT REMEDY...TRY IT YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!! AS SOME OF THE OTHER REVIEWERS NOTED IT IS ALSO A PERFECT AND INEXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS GIFT...AND YOU CAN USE SPLENDA IN THE PLACE OF SUGAR AND IT TASTES THE SAME. I WILL TRY ADDING THE CANDIES THIS YEAR AS I LOVE THE LEMONY AND SPICY FLAVORS OF BOTH...BUT I MAY TRY LAYERING JUST FOR A PLEASING EFFECT WHEN GIVING AS GIFTS IN THE GLASS JARS!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/28/2005
I have had Russian Tea before and was craving some. I looked up this recipe and made it for my boyfriend and I. I was very dissapointed and it was nasty. So I'll be looking for a different Russian Tea recipe I guess. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2004
For my tastes too sweet. When I knocked out the added 1 cup of sugar - it was grand. Read More
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