My family were Germans that settled in Russia and then came here (Colorado). So I remember growing up with this and have never found her recipe. I'm not sure she made it the same though, because I don't remember tasting cinnamon?
Russian Tea: 1 cup instant tea with lemon, 2 cups instant orange drink mix (Tang), 2 cups white sugar, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, teasppon ground cloves. Pour all ingredients into large mixing bowl and stir well. Pour into sealed container.
1 cup Tang cup Sugar cup Instant Tea tsp ground cloves tsp cinnamon cup cinnamon drops Directions: Mix together in an airtight jar and keep in a cupboard. Boil water and add 2 heaping teaspoons for every 6 ounces of water.
Spice Tea & Christmas 1 Cup Instant Tea (unsweetened) 2 Cups Tang 1 Cup Lemonade Mix (Countrytime, etc) tsp Ground Cloves 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl or large sealing bag; Serve 2 TBS mix in a mug of hot water.
Marty's Musings shares easy instructions for making Instant Russian Tea with Tang, an old holiday favorite that will become your family's favorite, too! Terrific hot beverage especially for those who don't drink coffee!