I have been feeling very retro recently. The other day I started wondering about an orange beverage I had as a kid. It was called Tang. Tang was cool…the astronauts drank it. I remember during the holidays, someone would always make a hot tea with Tang and we called it Russian Tea. I loved it. The last time I had Russian Tea was about 10 years ago. A very sweet lady gave me a batch for a Christmas present and just like a Proust madeleine, the taste of this old favorite brought back so many memories. I decided this holiday season to make a batch of the mix for myself and for gifts.
2 Cups Tang
1 1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Lemonade Mix
1/2 Cup Instant Tea
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
Mix all ingredients together. Store in airtight container.
When ready to serve, add 2 teaspoons of Russian Tea mix to 1 cup of boiling water.