One of my favorite autumn teas has always been Russian tea. My mom would often stir up her “instant” mix when the leaves started changing colors and the air started getting nippy.
One thing I have discovered is that old traditions don’t like new diets very well. Last year we made radical changes in our food habits to help our daughter’s health challenges. Among other things, refined sugar and anything artificial were out. And along with that, out went the instant Russian tea.
This fall a friend told me about her homemade cold and flu remedy. I tried it out and was pleasantly surprised to find it reminiscent of Russian Tea. I tweaked the recipe and am thrilled to have Russian tea back again. Except, maybe even better. Certainly healthier!
One great thing about this recipe is the ease of hiding medicinal teas under the strong spice and citrus cover. The dandelion/nettle tea my children gagged over suddenly was palatable. No one even knew!
Give this recipe a try and let me know how it turns out for you and what kind of healthy twist you try!
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