Russian Iced Tea

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

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

Top Review by morgainegeiser

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a