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Friday, November 20, 2009

Wassil or Russian Tea

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!

Helpers are a must!

My math when I make more then my normal recipe :) I try to make enough to last me one full year or enough for me to gift away to others for Christmas along with the recipe of course.

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
1 tsp Allspice
1 tsp Cloves

The hubby is doing well after his surgery, while his pain is increasing and he still can't talk above a whisper he is very happy its over and that he is home; and I am very happy that I have some time with my hubby and family for the holidays.
Just a couple more days and Mid sis will be in then a couple days after that Big sis comes in!!
My home is almost all put together and clean - decorations are up and now the Wassil is ready!!


Christine said...

We always had Russian Tea made up at our house, too! Very similar recipe, but ours didn't use Jell-o. I'll have to give yours a try!

Glad to hear your husband is doing well. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Remember, it's all about the love, everything else is incidental.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your list of positives on my blog. It's good to think about what we have that is truly important. :-)

Kristie said...

I dont drink tea, but I have had Wassil. Maybe its not real wassil! :o) I was just curious, have you ever made it without? Do you use instant lemonade? or the packages?

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