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Old 12-18-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
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ISO Russian Tea mix

I've had a hankering for the russian tea that we used to have but can't find the recipe. I know it was made from instant tea and other stuff but don't remember what those other ingredients were. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about and how to make some of the mix? If you know of a recipe that uses brewed tea instead of instant, that would be appreciated as well. I'll be leaving in a few minutes to pick up my son at college so won't be back on until later tonight. TIA

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Old 12-18-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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Russian Tea Mix. It must be something American made, cause i've never heard of such thing.
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:16 PM   #3
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I found this: Cooks.com - Recipe - Russian Tea I don't think I'm supposed to copy things from cooks.com but you can look there. It's got Tang and other instant stuff.
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:18 PM   #4
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Definitely doesn't sound like anythig Russian I've heard of. What is tang anyway?
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:05 PM   #5
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Thanks Callisto. I'm sure I would have found it eventually! That is pretty much the stuff. I knew it had an orange cinnamon spice flavor but couldn't think of what to use or proportions. Charlie, Tang is instant orange juice. It comes in a powder and you add water to drink it. It was one of those space things developed at NASA for the astronauts. Next time I'm at the store I'll pick up the ingredients and mix up a batch. Thanks! BTW, college son is home now for almost a month! YEAH!
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:39 PM   #6
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Interesting, but then back in russia we called red potato american.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:22 PM   #7
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Interesting, but then back in russia we called red potato american.
I'm pretty sure "Russian Dressing" doesn't originate from Russia either. The name could have originated anywhere, we'll probably never know.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:26 PM   #8
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You are corect, I know.
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It's really good Charlie.
It's great to drink when you're not feeling well.
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It could have been created by someone watching Sputnick on the news while creating this drink that contained Tang and they decided to name it Russian Tea because of the Russians in space and Tang being the astronaut drink and instant tea being an ingredient. But really, we'll probably never know where the name came from.
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