Roebuck's Russian Tea

Roebuck's Russian Tea

This Russian tea recipe come from the Roebuck family by way of my grandmother. It has been a holiday staple at family gatherings as long as I can remember. This is a recipe in the 'old Southern' tradition, where almost nothing is exact and you just make sure it 'tastes right.' The longer everything simmers, the better the flavor. Serve hot.
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  • Serves: 20 persons



  1. Step 1

    Combine water, sugar, cloves, and allspice berries in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add tea bags; steep for 5 minutes and leave in the pot. Add pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Simmer until heated through, about 15 minutes more. Remove tea bags and spices, if desired.