Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Taking it Easy... With Spiced Tea

I'm still struggling with this head cold of mine. I have resigned myself to the reality that clue 5 will not be complete when the next Bonnie Hunter clue comes out. And that's okay. I certainly didn't plan on getting sick. But the weather is cold and rainy this week - a great week to stay in and rest!

Last night Hubby and I made a batch of Spiced Tea Mix - it is perfect when you don't feel great.

Spiced Tea Mix

2 cups Tang
3/4 cup instant tea
Lemonade mix (enough powder to make 1 quart)
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice

Mix well and store in airtight container. Stir 1-3 teaspoons (to taste) in a cup of boiling water. 

Note: I use a big mug and 4 teaspoons of tea mix.

I got an Instant Pot for Christmas! My only goal today is to learn to use it. I'm making an Italian pasta dish tonight; at least that's the plan.

I also got a Mary Berry cookbook. I adore Mary Berry! I plan to make a recipe from the book in a few days.

But for now you'll find me in my recliner sipping on Spiced Tea from my new favorite mug. Yes, Cooper photobombed this photo! Hubby has recorded several movies for us to watch. Should be a relaxing day....


  1. I haven't made the spiced tea mix for years--it sounds so good right now!

  2. Hope you get better soon!! I got an insta pot too! Sitting here in hotel room reading some recipes from one of three cook books my daughter gave me!!! You will have to share your recipe if it's good. Ha

  3. I used to make spiced tea every year. And I LOVE Mary Berry. Didn't know she had a cookbook out.

  4. I love that tea but haven't had any in a long time. Many years ago when my family moved to Auburn the Newcomer's Club gave my mother a bunch of recipes and that one was in it. They called it "Russian Tea". I don't understand how Russia has anything to do with Tang but there you have it! Also, been wanting one of those Instant Pots but have no where to put another gadget! I will be interested to see what you think about it.

  5. I love Russian tea! I also love your new mug. Do you happen to know where it came from?
    Laura Adams


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