For many year it was a tradition for my cousin and I to create neighbor gifts together. A tradition that I miss, since moving away. Two heads are so much more creative than one. Friendship Tea was actually one of the most popular things we gave away. It is something that after I give it, I always get calls wanting the recipe. It holds special memories for me because it is my Grandma's recipe and I remember her making it for us to enjoy. It is so enjoyable on a cold day!! Double (or more) the recipe divide it among containers (I found containers at the dollar store). Put a cute label on them and your gift is ready!!
2 cups powdered orange drink mix
1/3 cup sweetened lemonade mix ( or 1- 3 oz. package)
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Combine ingredients and store in a airtight container. Add 2-3 teaspoons to 1 cup hot water.
Makes 3 1/2 cups of mix.