Friendship Tea is a delicious mix of instant tea with Tang, lemonade and a few other yummy ingredients.
It tastes so good when you have a cold or general winter ickiness.
If you’re under the weather, this soothing tea provides a good dose of Vitamin C.
Why mix tea with Tang?
I have no idea, but it works.
And even though Tang may not be cool in the US anymore, according to Food and Wine Magazine, it’s still popular in South America, which keeps it on the shelves in the good ole USA.
So many variations of this recipe exist but this one suits our family
Best of all, it’s caffeine free, so it’s great for kids.
Once you have the ingredients and equipment, it takes five to ten minutes to make a batch.
We make several batches and keep extra on hand.
We also give it as a gift, and some people request it every year.
- Two cups orange breakfast drink mix (like the astronauts used to drink)
- 1 cup of lemonade mix with sweetener of your choice
- 3/4 cup decaffeinated, unsweetened instant iced tea mix without lemon
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
- 2-3 packages of powdered lemon juice
- Place all of the ingredients into the food processor or bowl.
- Mix for 10-15 seconds in the food processor or stir very gently in a large bowl.
- Mix thoroughly and pour into Mason jars.
- To serve, dissolve 2 to 4 Tbsp (to taste) in a mug of hot water. Enjoy!
At the grocery, the orange drink mix and lemonade mix are found with the powdered drinks.
The instant tea is usually with regular coffee and tea section but occasionally resides with the other powdered drinks.
The powdered lemon juice is most often in the baking aisle.
The food processor is the easiest and cleanest way to mix Friendship Tea because mixing the ingredients stirs up a large amount of dust.
Using the food processor and letting the mix sit for a minute or two after mixing reduces the amount of dust significantly.
After the dust settles, use a funnel to pour the mix into the mason jar.
When I give this as a gift, I create a preparation for the jar, and tie a ribbon around the jar to make it look more festive.
Nutrition information is based on a 2 tablespoon serving
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Tang Orange Powdered Drink Mix (Makes 22 Quarts), 72-Ounce Canister (Pack of 2)
Country Time Lemonade Drink Mix (29 oz Canisters, Pack of 4)
Lipton Black Iced Tea Mix, Decaffeinated Unsweetened, 30 qt (Pack of 6)
Kirkland Saigon Cinnamon 10.7 Oz Bottles( Pack of 2) - 21.4 Oz Total
Simply Organic Ground Cloves, Certified Organic | 2.82 oz | Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L.M. Perry
Simply Organic Nutmeg Ground CERTIFIED ORGANIC 2.3oz. bottle
True Lemon Cold Pressed & Crystalized Lemon
Ball 62000 1qt Regular Mason Jar 12pk
INMAKER Collapsible Funnel Set, 2 Pack, Large, Silicone Foldable Funnel for Water Bottle …
Accmor 11 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons Cups Set, Premium Stackable Tablespoons Measuring Set for Gift Dry Liquid Ingredients Cooking Baking
Cuisinart 13 Cup Food Processor, Gunmetal
Nutrition Information:Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
All nutrition information is approximate and for informational use only. Your serving sizes and nutrition information may differ.
Mix some up today and feel better soon!
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