Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Russian Tea

  1. #1
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    178
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked 163 Times in 57 Posts

    Default Russian Tea

    I didnt see this elsewhere on here... if it is, sorry.
    A blast from the past.
    I remember making this with Tang as a kid. Probably in scouts.

    My twist... Sugar free. And I would'nt have know if it was not for the fact that I made it.

    Gonna be a stable in my kit.

    Tasty...

    1 jar of Lipton Diet instant tea w/ lemon (3oz jar that makes 10 quarts)
    2 packages of Crystal light classic orange (the ones that make 2 quarts-NOT the individual size ones)
    1 tbsp + 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
    2 tsp of ground cloves

    Mix 1 to 1.5 tsp (depending on how you like it) per cup of hot water.

    ENJOY

  2. The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Regionrat45 For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 24 Times in 6 Posts

    Default

    never heard of such a thing.... but i am a tea fanatic and have been meaning to make a leather pouch for loose tea (green, green jasmine, red, maté, etc.) and a tea ball (though i already own about 4) to take with me on hikes. Plus the added benefit of using wild harvested materials without small bits getting in your tea, which isn't all that bad, just a bit annoying.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to aldern.i For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Guide Supporter Bush Otter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Salem WV
    Posts
    3,888
    Thanks
    2,290
    Thanked 1,801 Times in 867 Posts

    Default

    Sound interesting, I use diet drinks .
    The Cisco Kid is a friend of mine:)

    [B]THE AXE MOB

    FORMERLY KNOWN AS HOP

  6. #4
    Scout Supporter longhunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    689
    Thanks
    1,556
    Thanked 1,018 Times in 274 Posts

    Default

    that brings back memories, thanks for the post!!!
    My favorite beer? Why an open one of course!!!!

  7. #5
    Scout uncle willie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    SE VA
    Posts
    858
    Thanks
    1,256
    Thanked 577 Times in 275 Posts

    Default

    Drank that (or something very similar) as a kid. My mom used to make it, she called it Spider Tea if I recall correctly.

    UW

  8. #6
    Scout Supporter
    Hobbyist
    ctovey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    527
    Thanks
    1,416
    Thanked 1,083 Times in 311 Posts

    Default

    My brother, sister and I decided, since Russia isn't known for tang, we renamed it astronaut tea. I like the recipe. I'll have to share with my mom as my dad is diabetic

  9. #7
    Scout d-alex001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Russia, Siberia, Irkutsk
    Posts
    259
    Thanks
    208
    Thanked 434 Times in 117 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Regionrat45 View Post
    I didnt see this elsewhere on here... if it is, sorry.
    A blast from the past.
    I remember making this with Tang as a kid. Probably in scouts.

    My twist... Sugar free. And I would'nt have know if it was not for the fact that I made it.

    Gonna be a stable in my kit.

    Tasty...

    1 jar of Lipton Diet instant tea w/ lemon (3oz jar that makes 10 quarts)
    2 packages of Crystal light classic orange (the ones that make 2 quarts-NOT the individual size ones)
    1 tbsp + 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
    2 tsp of ground cloves

    Mix 1 to 1.5 tsp (depending on how you like it) per cup of hot water.

    ENJOY
    what is this nonsense? I first heard this tea recipe)))) this recipe is similar to what that Chinese tea blend. In Russia, a classic drink black tea, sometimes add lemon or honey.

  10. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to d-alex001 For This Useful Post:


  11. #8
    Scout
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    314
    Thanks
    699
    Thanked 288 Times in 149 Posts

    Default

    After reading this thread, I told the wife about it. Here is what we came up with:

    2 cups Tang
    1/2 cup Lipton tea mix with lemon
    1 tsp nutmeg
    1 tsp cinnamon

    I don't normally drink hot liquids so I tried it cold. Not bad. My wife suggested I try it hot. Wow, those flavors popped!! Thanks for the idea!

  12. #9
    Scout Thaddius Bickerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southern Appalachian Foothills
    Posts
    731
    Thanks
    105
    Thanked 562 Times in 271 Posts

    Default

    Grew up drinking stuff like that.

    Try instant coffee and tang with spices of choice for something different.

    Also hot chocolate and tang.

    The citrus is the key.

    guess one could mix tea and orange and lemon zest in a tea ball and make a decent version that way.

    Add mullen and /or purple top clover flowers for help keeping sinus etc open and with breathing if one has stuff like cold, flu, broncitus etc.

    (Note since flu season on us. burning purple top clover and breathing the smoke opens up lungs and helps with congestion, mullen also but better as a tea )

    Thanks for bring up the idea, gonna go hit the kitchen and see what I can combine up.

  13. #10
    Tracker
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    178
    Thanks
    62
    Thanked 163 Times in 57 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by d-alex001 View Post
    what is this nonsense? I first heard this tea recipe)))) this recipe is similar to what that Chinese tea blend. In Russia, a classic drink black tea, sometimes add lemon or honey.
    Yeah, it pretty much has nothing to do w/ Russia at all. I have no idea why it is even called that.
    Regardless, I like it.
    As I googled it, as expected similar recipes, some different names and no explanation.
    And this whole time I just thought Russians liked tasty warm beverages!!! :-p

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •