It is a cold, snowy night, and perfect for Russian Tea. This recipe was given to me by a college professor from Anderson University, and it is perfect for all of the holidays. This fabulous, hot drink works well after dinner and with dessert. I hope you make some and enjoy! The pictures are from the Manhattan Macy's Holiday Windows, Christmas, 2004.
Make a pitcher of Iced Tea (about a quart)
Add one can of orange juice concentrate (10 ounces)
Mix these two liquids in a dutch oven or crock pot, add two cans of water.
Add 2/3 cup of sugar, 2-3 cinnamon sticks, a teaspoon of whole cloves, and a teaspoon of whole all-spice.
Simmer the minture until it boils. Turn down immediately and simmer for another 15-20 minutes. It's ready to drink.
The recipe is easily doubled for a crowd. I have made as many as five recipes for a large party. It will make a wonderful aroma throughout your house. The Russian Tea can be refridgerated and reheated easily by the cup in the microwave oven.
This is one of the finest hot beverages I have ever enjoyed.