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 and other non alcoholic cocktail mixers online are what I drink when pregnant.

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 day (although there’s a bit of sugar, so you may want to look at a healthier alternative to sweeten it!)


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  1. Bring water to a boil and turn off heat.
  2. Add tea bags and spices.
  3. Cover and leave for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags and spices from water.
  5. Add sugar and juices.
  6. Mix well and reheat.

If you try it, let me know what you think!


Pregnancy Friendly Alternative To Mulled Wine : Russian Tea

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