Homemade Russian Tea Gift in a Jar

Russian Tea Gift in a Jar

I don’t know why Russian Tea is called Russian Tea. There is a vast history of tea in Russia, but I haven’t been able to find out how this recipe got its name.

My sweet sister-in-law, Angie, who passed away several years ago, always made this for Christmas gifts. Her recipe makes a delicious and comforting cold weather treat. My junior chef and I enjoy carrying on Aunt Angie’s tradition by making this recipe to share with family and friends each year.

Cooking With Kids

All you need besides the mixture ingredients are pretty jars for packaging. Jars need to be small- to medium-sized for just the right amount of Russian Tea to fit inside. A little goes a long way with this recipe–it only takes a spoonful of mix to make a nice big mug full. The orange and spices give this tea such a delicious flavor.

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Homemade Russian Tea

This delicious recipe is easy for junior chefs to put together and makes a wonderful gift in a jar.


  • 2 cups unsweetened instant tea
  • 2 cups instant orange drink (like Tang)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.

  2. Portion mixture into small jars. Add lids, and wrap with ribbon or twine. 

  3. Print instruction tags and tie on, and your gift is ready!

Recipe Notes

Directions for jar: Add 1 Tbsp Russian Tea mix to mug and cover with very hot water. Stir until dissolved.

Free Printable Gift Tags

Click here or on the image below to download and print free gift tags with directions for your gifts in a jar.

Homemade Russian Tea: recipe and printable gift tags. Cooking with Kids at mylearningtable.com

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  1. Caroline

    This looks wonderful! I think we’re going to try this for gift giving. Thanks for the idea!


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