Russian Tea! Sunshine on a Chilly Day!

My supply was getting low. Usually, I reserve this for evenings when the house starts to cool down. I get my water heated through the Keurig, making it nice and hot and great for cold fingers to hold onto until it cools enough to drink.

If you haven't heard of Russian Tea, or Friendship Tea as it is sometimes called, it has been around since about the 1960's or 70's. The main ingredient and the element that gives it such a soothing taste is Tang. Most of us are well aware of the orange stuff. Some of us are even old enough to remember commercials featuring astronauts who drank it. But that old favorite is still around, and paired with the other ingredients (most of which can be found in your own cupboard) you'll have a lovely drink that is great warm or cold and costs pennies to put together.

While researching this, I found that everyone has their own variations of what to add. I actually made this and added a teaspoon of Turmeric (don't tell hubby). Since both Turmeric and Ginger have such great anti-inflammatory properties I thought I'd give it a whirl. Tastes great!

So, here's my recipe for the tea! I'd love to hear what you add to it and how you like it! If you want to see me make it in real time you can follow me on YouTube at CranberryHorn and watch the video!


2 cups of Tang
1 cup of Ice Tea powder drink mix with lemon
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Ginger
Optional: Essential oils in your choice.

Place together in a big bowl and stir together.

To drink, add 3-4 teaspoons of it to hot or cold water and stir. Some like to add milk or cream.

Store in an airtight container and stir before each use!

Blessings from Maine!

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