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 sister-in-law always made this for Christmas gifts, and her recipe makes a yummy cold weather treat.
Angie's Russian Tea2 cups unsweetened instant tea mix
2 cups Tang drink mix
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground ginger (optional--don't buy it if you don't have it on hand)
Mix all ingredients in large bowl and portion out into jars. Combine 1 Tblsp. mix with 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved.