Recipe: Russian Tea

This warm, spiced, shelf-stable beverage mix is popular in Alaska and makes a great gift!

Start to Finish: 10 minutes

Servings: 72-80 per batch


20 ounces orange powdered drink mix, such as Tang
1¼ cups granulated sugar
½ cup unsweetened lemon iced-tea powder mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Combine ingredients and store in an air-tight jar.
  2. To serve: Mix 2 heaping teaspoons in 1 cup boiling water. Can add extra sugar to taste or sweeten with cinnamon imperials, such as Red Hots.