Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Christmas Spirit-Lifter

When the weather turns chilly, and I'm looking for something to stir my Christmas spirit, I make a batch of Spiced Tea.

The combination of oranges, cinnamon and cloves are a delight to the senses, perfect for sipping fireside late evening, and watching the Christmas tree twinkling in the dark..


2 cups Sugar
2 cups Tang
3/4 cup instant tea
1 envelope Kool-Aid Lemonade
1 tsp. cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1-1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Combine sugar, tea, tang, lemonade mix, cinnamon, ginger and cloves in a medium mixing bowl; stir well.
Pour into a 1-pint wide-mouth jar with tight-fitting lid.

Use 2-3 teaspoons in a cup of boiling water.

15 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Mmmmmmmm........can't wait to try this. Thanks Jo!

Cozy in Texas said...

That sounds wonderful.
Ann

Terry said...

My Mom used to make a variation of this tea. She called it Russian tea.

Country Gal said...

Oh this looks and sounds YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing , I will have to give this a try ! Have a good evening !

DJan said...

It sounds delicious, Jo. And of course your picture could be for an advertisement, it's so perfect. :-)

linda eller said...

We have a similar recipe for spiced tea and love it in the winter. Always keep some ready. Have a nice Thursday!

Doc said...

Sounds wonderful thanks Jo

Nellie said...

That beverage has been a favorite around here for a long time! Very tasty! Enjoy!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Jo, it's been a long time since I had this--THANK YOU for posting the recipe, it's perfect for the holidays or a chilly day like today.

Andrea@Familyconnect said...

I've seen Tang mentioned as an ingredient on a number of blogs, but can you tell me what it is please?!?

Bluebell Woods said...

sounds wonderful. I have not heard of tang in ages, I forgot it existed. I can almost smell that fragrance. I always enjoy visiting your blog
Janice

Susie said...

Jo, That sure sounds like a tasty tea. I have written the recipe down , so I can mix some up for company. Thank you. Hope you are well and enjoying your Holiday season. xo,Susie

ANITA said...

Sounds good!!!♥♥♥

Sunny said...

Yum, I want to make some! Thanks for the recipe!

Janneke said...

Well I need a christmas Spirit-Lifter at the moment, and this Spiced Tea sounds very good, I am going to use your recipe!!