Russian Friendship Tea Mix
5 mins (prep 5)
7 ingredients
4 servings
This is a delicious orangey tea that just smells wonderful! I portion out some of the mix in little holiday ziploc baggies to give as gifts at the holidays. I am always surprised how many people have never had this tea. I have used this recipe for 8 years and have had many positive comments. A nice way to present this tea is to fill a zip-plastic baggie with some of the tea mix and place in a gift mug. This is an instant version of the real Russian tea, which is more like a hot fruity tea punch. Imagine a warm, sweet spiced apple cider, only with a citrusy/orange taste instead. This will not taste like a brewed black tea. The lemonade mix called for is one tiny packet, enough to make a 2 quart size pitcher (although you only use the mix dry). If you are subbing in sugar-free versions of any ingredients (which do work just fine) be aware that they will weigh less than anything made with sugar, so measuring by volume (such as US type cups and spoons) is key here if you are converting the recipe.

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Serving Size (181.0 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 291.67 Calories from Fat 2.43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.27g 1.69%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.7%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2.96mg 0.49%
Total Carbohydrate 75.05g 100.06%
Dietary Fiber 3.18 g 50.95%
Sugars 71.58 g %
Protein 0.85g 6.83%
Vitamin A 268.09IU% Vitamin C 53.98mg%
Calcium 58.17mg% Iron 0.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
instant, iced tea, sweetened, ground allspice, ground cloves