Growing up with two parents who were teachers I had a strong appreciation for all that they went through. So around Christmas time I would make cookies and Russian tea for my favorite teachers. Yep, I was always a baker and DIY'er.
I was recently reminiscing about those days, when I realized it had been a good many years since I had made my mothers Russian tea recipe. So I bought all my ingredients and whipped it up (seriously, it takes less than a minute!).
You know what? It's still just as good as I remember. So don't be discouraged by the ingredients until you've given it a try. I half-ed the sugar by doing a 50/50 blend of Splenda and Sugar and couldn't tell the difference.
So if you have some last minute gifts you still need to give, buy a pretty jar or three, and mix up some Russian tea goodness. I'll even throw in a cute printable label just for you.
Russian Tea Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
2 cups Tang Orange Drink
2 cups of white sugar
1 cup Country time Half and Half
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together and store in air tight containers.
To serve: Mix 1-3 tsp. with 1 cup boiling water. (It depends on taste and how sweet you like it). Serve hot.
** You can sub. 50/50 Splenda Sugar blend, just follow the directions on the bag for the equal measure. **