Homemade Russian Tea

A  version of the classic Russian Tea. My homemade Russian Tea has black tea, spices, fresh lemon and orange juice make a warm comforting drink. Homemade Russian Tea recipe

When my husband was a kid, his mom used to make him Russian Tea when he wasn’t feeling good. One night recently it was cold, we were all cranky, and feeling under the weather. I got the idea to make Russian Tea for everyone. I didn’t drink it as a kid, so I did a search on the ol’ Google to find that it was a mixture of powdered tea mix, powdered orange drink, and powdered lemonade. I knew that I could do better, and I’m happy to report that I did.

I didn’t drink it as a kid, so I did a search on the ol’ Google to find that it was a mixture of powdered tea mix, powdered orange drink, and powdered lemonade. I knew that I could do better, and I’m happy to report that I did.

Homemade Russian Tea recipe

My homemade version of Russian Tea starts with lots of warming spices, lemon peel, black tea bags. After that steeps, you add some brown sugar, lemon, and orange juice. Ladle into mugs and serve with lemon slices, cinnamon sticks, and grating of fresh nutmeg. (If you are so inclined, you can add a splash of rum or brandy.)

This warm drink is delicious and my kids liked I made them this drink that their dad drank as a kid. It’s great if you are feeling a little under the weather or to warm you up after an afternoon of sledding.

Homemade Russian Tea recipe

Click here for the full recipe for Russian Tea on the Dixie Crystals website.

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6 Comments

  • Love that you opted for one made from scratch rather than using instant lemonade and whatnot. My nieces would really love this!

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  • This tea looks so warm and comforting Bree! I don’t drink tea but it’s making me crave wassail something fierce 🙂 My sister-in-law Sandi just told me that she met you at a photography reunion last weekend! She said there was a food blogger there named Bree, and I said, well then that has to be Baked Bree. 🙂 So fun. We were chatting on the phone and she was checking out your site and saw your mug collection. It’s so cute, I love it! She is already looking for a place to put one in her house. I happened to be at ikea while we were chatting and looked up to see some adorable mugs..what are the odds, right? So I bought one for her and will be sending it to her for her birthday coming up soon 🙂 (Hopefully she doesn’t read this comment. GO AWAY SANDI.) Haha. Your blog is beautiful Bree!

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    • What a small world! Sandi is adorable, and so are her boys. That was so nice of you to buy her a mug, I hope she loves it.

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  • I want to make this! I have never thought to put together lemon and spices, yum! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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