The kids and I are home for our first snow day, and I know this will be a pain in May, but for now, this is bliss. The housework is finished, so I have a few hours to just be lazy, and I can really do lazy. In fact, I think I have it down as an art form. I have Christmas music playing, snow falling, and hot chocolate with whipped cream and peppermint. Ahhhhhhh.
Well the kiddies are drinking chocolate, but I have a cup of Russian Tea, and it is my favorite winter time treat. I had an email yesterday asking for the recipe, so I am going to give two. One is for you who prefer to steep your own tea. The other is a mix I make and store in an airtight container.
Russian Spice Tea :
Instant Russian Tea : I use this one, but I did change it a little. I cut back on the tang by 1/8 cup and added 1/8 cup of instant lemonade. I also like to use the mix as last minute gifts during the holiday season. Take a dollar store basket and fix it with a mason jar with pancake mix, assorted syrups, and Russian tea. Yummy.