Russian Tea

Serves 6

To makeover for this traditional holiday favorite, we replaced the powdered orange drink mix and sweetened powdered tea with orange juice and black tea. Whole spices and some sugar add just the right warmth and sweetness.

Ingredients: 
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
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Method: 

Bring water, cinnamon stick and cloves to a boil in a medium saucepan; remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep, covered, for 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags and whole spices.

In a small saucepan, heat orange juice, lemon juice, sugar and nutmeg. Warm until the sugar dissolves.

Add the juice mixture to the tea. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Reheat and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: About 8 fl oz, 50 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 0g protein
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