Russian Tea Mix (Orange Spiced Tea)

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

Spicy, tangy tea. Can be served hot or cold. Makes 5 cups of tea mix.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup instant tea (or 1/2 cup instant tea with a 1 qt pkg lemonade mix)
  • 2 cups Tang orange crystals (or orange flavored instant breakfast shake powder)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clove
  • 34 cup red cinnamon candies or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a covered container.
  2. To use, dissolve 2 tsp mix in one cup of hot water.
Most Helpful

My mom used to make this when I was a kid and I appreciate you posting this so I can enjoy it as an adult. Good recipe- I subbed splenda for the sugar and used sugar free or low cal mixes and it still tastes great. Thanks again!

Meri Beth September 29, 2009

I can't believe I've not rated this, as I make it often. I use ground cinnamon and I prefer about half the amount of sugar or less, as both instant tea AND tang are pre-sweetened. This is a staple in my home and a favorite jarred holiday gift.

JeannaLW April 25, 2008

This drink did not have as stong a tea flavor as I was looking for, but if you want the orange flavor to be predominant, it's quite good.

pansregnig November 24, 2007