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Sugar-Free Russian Tea Recipe

Sugar-Free Russian Tea Recipe

Relates Mendota, Illinois field editor Kim Marie Van Rheenen, "My mother always had Russian tea mix on hand for a quick warm-up. OUr son has diabetes, so I carry on the tradition using this delicious sugar-free alternative."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:48 servings


  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar-free orange drink mix
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons Crystal Light lemonade drink mix
  • Artificial sweetener equivalent to 16 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. Combine all ingredients; mix well. Store in an airtight container. To prepare one serving, add 1/4 teaspoon of mix to 3/4 cup of hot water; stir well. Yield: 1/4 cup mix.

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving equals 2 calories, trace sodium, 0 cholesterol, trace carbohydrate, trace protein, trace fat. Diabetic Exchange: Free.