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Friendship Tea made with 5 simple ingredients, and the flavor is a delicious spiced orange. 
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Friendship Tea

This Friendship Tea recipe is a homemade tea mix that combines instant tea, lemonade and Tang with some spices for a perfect warm drink. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: friendship tea, russian friendship tea, russian tea, spiced tea mix, tea with tang
Servings: 96
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 1 cup instant tea mix, unsweetened
  • 1 3/4 cups instant lemonade mix
  • 20 ounces Tang
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves


  • Mix all ingredients together in a zip lock bag until blended uniformly.
  • Pour into glass jars, and seal tight.
  • To serve, mix 2-3 teaspoons of tea mix with boiling water, to taste.  Be sure to leave room at the top of the mug to account for fizzing. 


  • Russian Friendship Tea is an easy, homemade tea mix that features only 5 ingredients---instant tea, lemonade, Tang, cinnamon and cloves.
  • This tang tea recipe is a perfect gift.  Put it in jars, and seal up tight.  When your friends and family drink it, they will think fondly of you.
  • To serve, add 2-3 teaspoons of the tang tea mix to boiling water.
  • Be sure to leave room at the top of the cup because this spiced tea mix will fizz up when you mix with boiling water.
  • Looking for more gift ideas?  Try our Caramel Puff Corn, Grandma's Chocolate Fantasy Fudge, Crock Pot Chili Nuts, or Cinnamon Glazed Pecans.
  • Love warm beverages Try Hot Cranberry Punch and Hot Buttered Rum!


Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg