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russian tea

Russian Tea

Russian Tea is a classic Southern holiday drink that is filled with tea, pineapple, lemon and a hint of orange. Try to only drink one mug, we dare you.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks, Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 16 servings


  • 12 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp whole cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


  • In a large pot bring the water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon to a boil. Add the tea bags and reduce to a simmer, and simmer 1 hour.
  • Remove from heat and discard tea bags and spices. Stir in pineapple juice, orange juice concentrate and lemon juice. Serve warm.


Serve with lemon slices and cinnamon sticks.
Wanna spike it? Add a splash of bourbon.

Perfect Pairing

Warm drinks are perfect for the colder months.