Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

A nice spicy blend that is a delicious change of pace.


  1. Bring sugar and cinnamon sticks to a boil with one quart of water over medium heat; simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Remove zest from oranges and lemons, reserve.
  3. Squeeze juice from oranges and lemons, reserve.
  4. Remove cinnamon sticks and add fruit juices and zest, cooking 5 minutes more.
  5. Remove from heat and strain.
  6. Steep tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water; cool.
  7. Mix together tea with fruit juices and 2 quarts of cold water.
  8. Serve cold, over ice.
Most Helpful

We had fun making this, it had a wonderful flavor and smelled so good while steeping. I have made a simplified version of this for years, but this had a better flavor. Made for ZWT4 family favorites.

morgainegeiser July 03, 2008

Simple, if a bit time consuming to make. It makes the house smell wonderfully of citrus and cinnamon. It was delicious and refreshing--perhaps b/c my oranges and lemons were fairly large, it tasted more like a spiced citrus-aide than a tea--but it was lovely nonetheless. Do note that it makes way more than 8 servings--I ended up well over a gallon! I ended up mixing it in a soup pot and then transfering to a couple of pitchers.

helowy June 09, 2008

Had all the ingredients - knowing how popular Russian Iced Tea was in our area years back I decided to make yours - with all those fresh ingredients. Only change - next time I will make a whole batch - love this great tasting version of Russian Iced Tea. Thanks Sue.

Gerry June 09, 2008