Cozy Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

This cozy Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe is the perfect give to gift during the winter months! Sit down with a friend and enjoy a tangy cup by the fire! WATCH THE VIDEO!

Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

The latest lifestyle trend, or the buzz word that everyone talks about, is slowing down, “cozy,” and simplifying. I know, I hear it and see it all over the internet. I’ve actually written about it frequently here on RE, as we live in a very quiet are of Bend (at least for 9 months of the year).

Cozy Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

Speaking of cozy, it’s that time of year for teas and coffees. This cozy Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe is a great idea for holiday gifts!

Easy Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

We get to experience “cozy” where we live. A small mountain home, one great room where everyone gathers (or 2 decks for summertime). When Paul and I first moved to Bend, we talked about the feeling of small, simple, quiet, new.

Even though we were busy with friends, our fixer upper (this summer), travels, and family, the days are still very quiet and slow, but not without meaning. (Want to come to dinner? wink-wink This photo was 2 winters ago on our back deck!)

Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

A practice for me in the morning is to have my coffee (or tea) and listen. Listen before I start. What does the day have for me? Morning time is very important, because our intentions can take us running! (2 winters ago – so much snow!)

Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

October a month to plan

October is a month to live in the present. To not miss the magical moments that we could never have prepared for, because we’re so tightly woven to our goals and agenda.

Like being flexible, and having last-minute company over for dinner. I’m also hosting 9 of my girl cousins for a “cousin reunion” (coming up) that I’m very excited about.

Goals are importanting, but talking is different than doing. Paul and I met a very nice man who moved to our area the same time we did. Selling their family home, downsizing, wanting a more cozy lifestyle, with less stuff, and more experiences with people. Can you say a big AMEN to that?

It was a lot of work to get to where we are today. Intention, planning, action, praying, believing, trusting, and waiting.

Cozy Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

How to make Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

This afternoon, I’m sitting down to get some work done, and I’m sipping on a cup of  tea.

  1. Combine the ingredients together in a giant bowl.
  2. Mix together and store in an airtight container.
  3. Fill a mug with boiling water, stirring in 2-3 teaspoons of mix.
  4. If all you can find is presweetened lemonade, then use the amount of dry mix needed for a 2
    quart pitcher according to the package instruction, and leave out the sugar.

This recipe is an oldie but goodie, from my dear friend Jeannie. I wish we could have a cup of tea together today. But because we can’t, I’m heating up the water, and enjoying a gift that she gives us every year for Christmas.

Russian Tea Mix for Holiday Gifts

Russian Tea is a citrus and spice dry tea mix that’s super fun to give as gifts…

Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

Package it up, either 1 or 2 cups increments, in a ziplock bag or small glass vessel.

You may also love this Instant Vanilla Chai Mix from Foodie with Family or this Cranberry Pear Chutney!

Delicious treast to give for holiday or hostess gifts!

We love our KitchenAid Electric Kettle. Since we don’t have an InstaHot in our mountain home, this small appliance gets used several times a day!

How to make 1 cup of hot russian tea

All you need is 2-3 teaspoons in one cup of boiling water.

You’ll have the BEST cup of Cozy Hot Russian Tea!

Cozy Hot Russian Tea Mix


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Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 cups of MIX (4-8 gifts)


  • 1 -1 1/2 cups sugar or less, to taste
  • 2 cups instant Tang orange drink
  • 1/2 cup sweetened iced tea mix powder
  • 1 pkg unsweetened lemonade mix
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cloves


  • Combine all ingredients well and store in an airtight container.
  • To use, fill a mug with boiling water and stir in 2-3 teaspoons of mix, to taste.
  • If all you can find is presweetened lemonade, then use the amount of dry mix needed for a 2
  • quart pitcher according to the package instruction, and leave out the sugar.


More on “slowing down” …
Mid-Eastern Baked Salmon Filets
Old Fashioned Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes with Berry Compote
Best Peach Tart
Barbecue Spareribs
Crock Pot Pork Ragu
Cozy Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe
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14 comments on “Cozy Hot Russian Tea Mix Recipe”

  1. I love this tea!!! But there are always some of the spices that don’t dissolve in the hot water and sink to the bottom of the mug so you can’t drink it all and have to be careful as you get to the bottom. Does anyone know of a good way to strain the tea to so there are no dregs? I tried actually putting the mix into a teabag but it didn’t seem to infuse well in the water.

  2. Question. The ingredients mention .25 oz of lemonade mix but the video seems to show a larger amount. Could you clarify? Thanks!

  3. This is an excellent drink when you are coming down with a cold or just not feeling well.  It has lots of Vitamin C, and the sugar gives you a bit of energy. I add extra cinnamon. and ginger, plus allspice and ground cloves.  I tried using sweetener instead of sugar, but it was too sweet.  Now I reduce the sugar to half, and it is perfect.  )My family has been making this for at least 55 years!

  4. Thank you. I am making this one, TOMORROW. We love hot drinks in this house… Thank you again… God bless you…..

  5. I had a best friend that used to make this as a give away gift in a small canning jar and some flannel over the lid. It’s what she could afford, and it was lovely receiving this every year. It is a heart warming tradition to get something like this.

  6. I just had to tell you how delicious and satisfying this sounds, Sandy! I can’t wait to make this and snuggle up with a cozy blanket and a good book! xo

  7. I was thrilled to see this recipe again. I used to make it back in the mid ’70’s. My goodness, 50+ years ago. I loved it then and I rushed out, in the snow, to purchase the needed ingredients to make it again. As soon as my husband tasted it he said, ‘I remember this!!’ Thanks for taking us back to our youth. I’m not losing this recipe again (I hope).

  8. We had this when I was growing up. It brings back some special memories of visits with my grandmother. And, it is still so good!

  9. Howdy   wish i was with you  this  am to sip  tea   sandy.      This   was something  we kept in tupperware   container  all  winter in  Texas  to   bring out  when  company  came over with  cookies or    cake……  Tang  was a   big hit back in the    60–70s….. ha

  10. When I was in Bible College this powdered mix sat in the cafeteria and we spent lots of time up there drinking it and visiting around the tables. Oh the memories.

    Today we are snowed in and it will be a slow day. Banana bread is in the oven, another loaf of bread later…just playing catch up and hopefully tearing my girl away from school work long enough to go for a walk

  11. I loved having this tea as a kid with my Grandma’s molasses cookies!  

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