Combine the tea leaves with the Maker’s Mark and allow to steep for 48-72 hours (to taste) at room temperature.
Quickly shake the mixture after the first 12 hours.
Taste the mixture every 12 hours to ensure the infusion doesn’t become too tannic.
Double strain the tea, and store the whiskey.
When straining the tea, do not press the tea, as this will release bitter tannins.
Steep 2 tsp of TEALEAVES Nutcracker loose leaf tea in 1 cup of water (210ºF is ideal) for 2-3 minutes.
Combine the sugar and steeped tea, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
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