Ok this is a long story but when I was growing up my Mama was given a Wassil mix from our neighbor as a Christmas gift. We loved it so much that Mama asked for the recipe our neighbor then explained she had bought it from a co-worker who had since then quit.
After that both mama and our neighbor started trying out different recipes for this fabulous drink. Several years and many recipes later they both fell in love with this recipe.
Which is made using easy to get American ingredients (nice for me since this is very popular in Sweden, Russia ect) the first couple of recipes they tried had harder to get ingrediants.
When its almost done but not mixed it looks like this!
When its all mixed up it looks like this!
Then add around 2 tbls to a large cup of hot water.
Stir and enjoy!
Wassil or Russian Tea Recipe
Mix together in a large container
2 cups Tang
1 1/2 cups Sugar
3/4 cups Instant Tea
1 pkg Jello (any flavor) I prefer the new tropical fusion however orange or lemon work well too)
3 Tbls Lemonade drink mix
2 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
1 tsp Allspice (ground)
1 tsp Cloves (ground up - can use fresh just grind your self I personally have a an electric coffee grinder just for grinding spices!)
Make sure to have a tight lid, as this should last you a full winter, even if you share with a friend!