Let’s talk nostalgia, throwbacks, the good ‘ol days …
Spiced Tea Mix!
This is one of those fun “Gift from the Kitchen” recipes that you can give anytime during the FRIGID wintry months, especially as a stocking stuffer for Christmas or as a token gift for the host when you’re invited to a party. Personally I find it hard to give it up, unless for a good friend … and even then, I hesitate. 😉
I remember my mom making this up when I was little. She would make it especially during the holidays and it was one of my favorite memories along with her Sausage Cheese Balls!
We used to call it Russian Tea, then moved on to Orange Spice Tea and now we’ve settled on Spiced Tea Mix. No matter the “proper” name, I absolutely love it.
It taste so cozy delish!
If you need a quick and easy gift from the kitchen to create to give to family or friends, then this is it. Enjoy all winter long! Now go grab a hot mug of Spiced Tea mix and cozy up to the fire. Nice.
- 1 (20 oz) canister of Tang
- 1 (19 oz) cansiter of Country Time or Lipton Tea Half & Half Tea Mix (half lemonade & half tea)
- 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
- 1 tsp Nutmeg, ground
- 1 tsp Cloves, ground
- 1 tsp Allspice, ground
- 1 cup Red Hot candies, (cinnamon candies) optional
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined. Keep stored in an airtight container. To give as gifts, simply add a tag with the instructions below to your filled jars and maybe a lovely ribbon.
- To 1 cup of hot water, add 3 - 4 tsp of Spiced Tea Mix and stir well.
If you are unable to find the Half & Half tea mix, You can use 10 oz sweetened tea mix, such as Lipton Tea, plus 10 oz Lemonade Mix as a substitute. Make sure that they are not the sugar free or unsweetened variety.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.