Use a ratio of 1 tablespoon of Nutcracker loose leaf tea per 8 fluid ounces of hot water (208ºF is ideal).
Steep the tea for 3 minutes. Be careful not to oversteep, otherwise the tea will be too astringent for the cocktail.
Cool and store in bottles.
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Piece together your real-life Nutcracker fairytale and explore various ‘Gifts of Time’. Journey to Nutcracker.AfternoonTEALEAVES.com.