Russian/Friendship Tea Mix

Russian/Friendship Tea

Here’s a blast from the past that’s sure to make you smile–Russian tea, sometimes called friendship tea. I have had this in my recipe box for decades. Even after tweaking the ingredients, the taste still brings me back and is sure to please.  I hope you make the tea mix for some instant gratification for your taste buds. It will kick your fall into the right gear.

For gift giving, place in an airtight container or canning jar with instructions to the recipient. They’ll think of you with every sip. Let’s get started with this delicious “cuppa”!




Russian Tea Ingredients
Russian Tea Ingredients

Instant Russian Tea Mix (makes 13-19 servings) (recipe by

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Tang instant breakfast drink
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 TBL instant unsweetened iced tea drink mix
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Stir all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. To serve, add 1/4 cup to 8 oz. hot water. Stir. Sip. Mmm…




Russian/Friendship Tea
A cup of fall! Mmm…


























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