Russian Tea


I love this Russian tea recipe. It's a tangy beverage on a cold winter's morning when I want something tasty and hot, but don't want coffee! It makes a great gift from your kitchen, too!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
5 cups dry mix


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups orange-flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)

  • 1 cup instant tea powder

  • 1 (3 ounce) package powdered lemonade mix

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Combine sugar, orange drink mix, tea powder, lemonade powder, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves in a large bowl; mix thoroughly. Store in a sealed jar.

  2. To serve: Stir 3 to 4 tablespoons of dry mix into 1 cup hot or cold water.


If calories are your concern, use an artificially sweetened orange drink mix, eliminate the sugar, and sweeten to taste with a sugar substitute.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

102 Calories
26g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 24g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Potassium 30mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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