Pregnancy Friendly Alternative To Mulled Wine : Russian Tea
|December 11, 2011||Posted by Luschka under Favourite Recipes I Have To Share, Food, Pregnancy, Seasonal Cooking, Winter|
I adore Mulled Wine (Gluhwein). There’s nothing like the aroma of spiced red wine, cinnamon and cloves lingering over the house, but it’s been a few years since I’ve been able to indulge now, what with breastfeeding and pregnancy.
I’ve tried a number of different alternatives for Christmas and winter flavours, but so far this Russian Tea is my favourite of all, and hopefully you’ll enjoy it too!
This recipe makes around 15 cups, and you can use any tea of your choice. We use Rooibos, which is caffeine free and has fantastic health properties. Another great aspect of this tea is that you can pop it on your stove top and help yourself throughout the dayâ€¦ (although there’s a bit of sugar, so you may want to look at a healthier alternative to sweeten it!)
- 8Â cupsÂ water
- 2Â tea bags
- 1Â teaspoonÂ whole cloves
- 1Â smallÂ cinnamon stick
- 1Â cupÂ sugar
- 1Â cupÂ orange juice
- 1Â cupÂ pineapple juice
- 1/4Â cupÂ lemon juice
- Bring water to a boil and turn off heat.
- Add tea bags and spices.
- Cover and leave for 5 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and spices from water.
- Add sugar and juices.
- Mix well and reheat.
If you try it, let me know what you think!