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Easy Gifts: Friendship Tea

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!!

Friendship Tea
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.

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  1. What a cute idea! Even kids would love this stuff. :-)

  2. Oh Tiffanee! -I just love this homemade gift of yours and your cousin's....especially since it is a recipe from your grandmother (precious!) I also adore your label. How did you make it? Any special brands that you used for your ingredients that you liked inparticular?

    Happy Tuesday Sweetie!
    ~avril :-)

  3. Genius idea!Something a little different!

  4. Yum, this sounds so good. Something to keep you warm on a cold day...much like today :)

  5. Oh my gosh! My Gramma used to make this tea all the time. What great memories! I will be making this for sure!!! Thanks for the reminder!

  6. I LOVE THIS!!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  7. Perfect! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I was looking for a friendship gift to make this weekend!

  8. Oh my I made this years ago. I love it and haven't had it in years!!! Thanks for reminding me a of great recipe.

  9. This looks like a lovely gift. The recipe and card are on the way.

  10. Thanks or reminding me of this!! I had this years ago and loved it. I do it a bit different. For the lemonade, i use the crystal light (or whatever brand is cheapest) tubs and then don't add the sugar. i add and extra cup orange mix, and use 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 3/4 tsp cloves, add 3/4 tsp nutmeg. love it!!!


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