Saturday, September 26, 2009

Russian Tea: Taste Love

Russian Tea has a very seasonal and delicate taste. To me, it's a special kind of tea... one that is enjoyed only during the Fall and Wintry months. I'm a big coffee-buff, so instead of having coffee in the evening because of the caffeine, I can enjoy a nice big cup of Russian Tea.

Rainy day outdoors. Chilly indeed. I tasted it for the first time since last year... the Russian Tea, this evening-- the mixture of all of the ingredients before they hit the hot water and ohhh the immediate thought that came to mind was "love."

YES, the Russian Tea tastes like LOVE. LOL. Extreme, nahh. Besides the fact that it's a warm beverage, the taste is so intricate, delectable and good memories come flooding in. Nothing in particular, just the IDEA and the THOUGHT of the cold-season weather.

Sip some of this warm drink and bask in the homemade goodness of LOVE!

Russian Tea

2 Cups Tang
1 Cup Instant Tea [I used Lipton Iced-Tea Mix]
1/2 cup (or 3 oz) Lemonade Powder [not pictured]
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Ground All Spice
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

As you can see, very simple recipe!
I don't recommend using off-brand Tea Mix and Tang for this recipe.

Combine all ingredients in a Tupperware container similar to the depth of the one above for storage afterward (refrigerator or pantry is fine). Use a container that is air-tight because after you briefly mix the ingredients with a spoon, cover mix with lid (make sure it's on tightly), and shake vigorously. This will ensure that all of the ingredients perfectly mold together.

You can either warm the water up first and then add the mix, or mix your drink first and then warm it up. The number of scoops depends on your particular taste. For me, I use about 3 1/2 tablespoons.

Enjoy this special treat from a recipe my mom had! It's very tasty and I'm sure you'll love it!


0 wise words:

Post a Comment

May the Lord bless you. And, please leave a link to your blog as well so that I can stop by and visit! ;)