Would you care for a holiday recipe? I am going to share my mama’s recipe for Russian Tea. When I think of this tea, I can smell and taste it. It is rooted in my remembrance of Christmas time growing up. I can remember there being a pot of this tea simmering on the stove during family gatherings. It is sweet and a bit tangy. I think it would be a fun recipe for you all to try this holiday season.
3 family size tea bags
4 cups of water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large can unsweetened pineapple juice
1 large can unsweetened orange juice (or you can buy a small can of frozen orange juice that makes 48 oz of juice)
1 small can frozen lemonade
2 to 3 sticks of cinnamon
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Turn off heat and steep tea bags and sugar about 15 minutes; remove bags. Add cinnamon sticks and juices, then heat to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes and then cut back heat and simmer for another 30 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks. Ready to serve at this point. Will keep in refrigerator for a week.