What Are Some Recipes for Spiced Tea Using Tang?

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Spiced tea recipes that use Tang typically combine the orange drink mix with powdered tea, powdered lemonade and spices. Specific spices and exact measurements vary depending on the recipe.

The Christmas spiced tea mix recipe from Plain Chicken stirs together 2 1/2 cups of Tang and 1 1/2 cups of lemonade mix with 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened tea mix, 1/2 cup of sugar and 3 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice.

Kraft's version, which is called Russian tea mix, calls for 1 cup of Tang, 1/3 cup of unsweetened tea mix, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves.

Diabetic Cooking offers a diabetic-friendly spiced tea recipe with 2 cups of artificially sweetened tea mix, 1 ounce of Tang, 1/2 ounce of sugar-free lemon-lime drink mix, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cloves.

Reese Witherspoon shared an informal version of her grandmother's Tang spiced tea recipe with Good Housekeeping. This version has a container of Tang, a container of powdered lemonade, instant powdered tea, some nutmeg and cinnamon, mixed together in a Mason jar.

All four recipes are stored at room temperature in a tightly covered container. Traditional serving instructions direct users to dissolve 2 tablespoons of the mix in a cup of hot water. The diabetic Tang tea mix uses 1 1/2 teaspoons for each cup of water, while Kraft's Russian tea is made with 1 tablespoon of mix and 3/4 cup of boiling water.