This is also from my grandmother’s recipe file, and another of my favorites.  The extra Vitamin C in the Tang kept me virus-free for an entire winter!

18 oz.  Tang*
1.5 oz. Lipton Lemon Tea (unsweetened**)
4 c. sugar
2 t. cinnamon
½ t. ginger
½ t. cloves

Mix together; serve with boiling water to taste.  (I usually use 2-3 teaspoons in a mug.)

*I am sorely disappointed to alert you to the fact that Tang contains artificial colors Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 and the preservative BHA, all of which are big-time Purpose Driven Mom no-no’s.  I am searching for a suitable substitute and will update this recipe as soon as possible.

**The unsweetened Lipton lemon tea mix is extremely hard to find.  If you buy pre-sweetened tea mix, omit the sugar from the recipe.  And, as any Purpose Driven Mom will tell you, double check what your sweetener is made of.  😉  Lipton uses real sugar in the non-diet versions.  That being said, please note that the Lemon flavor variety of the Lipton tea mix contains Red #40 and several other ingredients that raised my eyebrows.  However, I noted that the Lipton tea mix unsweetened regular flavor contains only tea and maltodextrin.  The choice is yours. Personally, I’d sacrifice the lemon in order to get a purer tea product, and just squeeze a little fresh organic lemon juice into the hot tea for flavor.

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