Spiked Spiced Russian Tea

Scale back to 1/2 cup bourbon if you prefer a less spirited beverage. This brew smells wonderful as it simmers.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 124
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.5g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 8mg


  • 6 cups water
  • 2 large-sized tea bags
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice (about 4 oranges)
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 (2-inch) strips lemon rind
  • 3/4 cup bourbon


  1. 1. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan, and remove from heat. Add tea bags to pan; cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add 2 cups orange juice and next 4 ingredients (through lemon rind); bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain tea mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, and discard solids. Stir in 3/4 cup bourbon.
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