nana & mama's russian tea

francine bryson


as a child to young to drink coffee my mama and nana would make this for us on clod mornings, so we could hang in the kitchen like grown ups and drink our " coffee" with them my mom passed before she could give me the recipe and one day i was looking through my nana's old recipe notebook and there it was stained from use handwritten by my nana in her proper English as i read it among the tears i realized there was my childhood in one lil recipe now my kids get to drink there own " coffee" in the kitchen as they grow up with there own memories of the storys of the women that have left the greatness of there world for them

★★★★★ 2 votes


2 c
orange drink mix ( tang works best)
2 c
white sugar
1/4 c
instant tea mix
3/4 c
lemon flovoerd instant tea powder
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1 tsp
ground cloves


1in large bowl mix all ingredients together and place in a airtight container ( mason jar )
2to serve put 2 1/2 tsp in mug stir in boiling water add sugar if you want it a lil sweeter and serve

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks