Preparation time: 15 min.
Cooking time: 0 min.
Dietary guidance: v v
4 cups boiling water
8 teaspoons of loose English Breakfast tea
1 cup bourbon
Juice of 2 oranges
Juice of 2 lemons
6 tablespoons Simple Syrup
If you don't already have Simple Syrup, you might want to make some. It lasts indefinitely in the fridge, so it isn't a waste of your time. Just boil sugar and water together-- one part water to two parts sugar-- and let cool.
To make tea, pour boiling water over tea and let steep for 5 to 7 minutes. I boil water in my coffee maker and put my loose tea in a mesh ball. Mesh balls don't always hold all the tea leaves very well, but I like to think the sediment on the bottom makes my iced tea look more lovingly handmade.
After the tea is done steeping, let cool. This is a good time to mix your bourbon, Simple Syrup, and squeeze your juices. Then combine everything in a pitcher and stick it in the fridge. Now you're ready for a picnic! Serve over ice.