1 cup Tang cup Sugar cup Instant Tea tsp ground cloves tsp cinnamon cup cinnamon drops Directions: Mix together in an airtight jar and keep in a cupboard. Boil water and add 2 heaping teaspoons for every 6 ounces of water.
Russian Tea: If you want to try something uniquely Russian (at least, I'd never heard of it until this week), try a cup of nice, black tea with a spoonful of fruit jam stirred in. Tea is the national drink of Russia, while the jam is a happy bonus.
Instant Russian Tea, aka Friendship Tea, was a Christmas tradition in my grandmother's home that has fallen off as she's grown much older. I might have to resurrect it and make my own as gifts this year!
pinecone jam - reads more like a pickling recipe. Article says there are some medicinal properties. Found on a new Russian site I found today. Warning - some of the ads are what i would consider a bit pornographic (cartoonish, but over my line) This link does not have any such ads.