Friday, October 15, 2010

Grandma's Homemade Tea

Here is another recipe from my Grandma (and I am so thankful I have her hand written recipe once again). I was very sick today and yesterday day, sore throat and all and I couldn't get anything to make me feel better. I finally knew what I needed; Grandma's Hot Tea. I went right to the cupboard and thank goodness I had some already made up. This stuff taste so good. We had it every year on Christmas Day when Grandma was visiting, which was every single year for my entire life (until she passed away 10+ years ago). I miss her a lot (I was her favorite grandchild, I've been told), I miss her tea too and I am so glad I have this recipe and a few others that she was known for. She wasn't an extravagant cook, as a matter of fact I don't remember her EVER being in the kitchen cooking. But the few recipes I do have of hers, are so yummy and I will cherish them forever and hopefully be able to pass them on to my children and so on.

Grandma's Homemade Tea
from Grandma Fay

3oz Nestea or Lipton Instant Tea
27oz jar Tang (hard to find but you can order on Amazon; see below)
3 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
2 cups Twin (also hard to find but you can order on Amazon, see below)
2 tbsp powdered Vitamin C
4 scoops of dry Lemonade Mix (like Countrytime Lemonade)

Mix all together and rebottle.
To make tea; use hot water with 2-3 scoops of dry mix.
My grandmother always added in a scoop of jelly to her tea too!

This post is linked to: Food on Fridays


  1. Sounds delicious (Tang is great stuff, isn't it?) My mom used to make a hot spiced tea mix that I loved...those kinds of teas are the best!

  2. Hello there!
    I love this recipe! I love tea, I have so many favourite kinds of tea, and I'll have to give this one a go too!

    Please, come by and visit my blog too!

  3. I think I've had a variation on this tea, and it is so warm and comforting! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Thanks ladies! I hope you get to try the tea. Nice for a cold jammy' type of day!

  5. I love recipes like these - and what a sweet story!


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