Another Russian Tea

  • Prep Time: 4 hrs
  • Total Time: 4 hrs 20 mins
  • Yield: 1batch
  • About This Recipe

    “This is an old favorite around our house for those cold Michigan fall and winters, and especially nice at football games.”


  • 1gallonwater
  • 15whole cloves
  • 6cinnamon sticks
  • 4tea bags
  • 2cupsorange juice
  • 2cupspineapple juice
  • 1cuplemon juice
  • 2cupssugar
  • Directions

  • Boil water with cloves and cinnamon rapidly for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat,cover, and add 4 tea bags, and let “steep” for atleast 4 hours (we like tolet it steep overnight).
  • After “steeping” is complete, in another pan combine: 2 cups Orange juice 2 cups Pineapple juice 1 cup Lemon juice 2 cups Sugar. Heat gently, stirring to melt and mix sugar.
  • Drain “solids” from tea mixture.Combine all together and heat to enjoy.
  • Reviews

  • “Simple and delicious. I used Irish Breakfast tea. The spices and fruit juices went together nicely. The pineapple makes it taste a lot like cider. This tea is soothing hot and refreshing cold. Would probably also make a nice hot toddy with a little rum or vodka added in. It was a little sweet for me though and I’d probably cut back on the juice mixture next time; also the ingredients for the juice mixture really should be included in the ingredients list. They’re half the ingredients and not necessarily things people always have on hand. Thanks.”

  • “I only let this steep for 2 hours I was to impatient LOLI am not a fan of “flavoured” teas and this is my first time making one. WELLLLLLLLLL I am converted now.My DH and I are sitting here sipping and going HMMMMMMMM YUM.GREAT recipe and one that has been unreviewed for years.Definite keeper for me.I would give this recipe 5 stars ( more if I could) but the ingredient list does not list the juices and sugar until the directions part. If the poster could change that I will give a 5 star rating. Made for Comfort Cafe Tag Jan 2009″