Tea Totaler’s Toddy


  • 6 jasmine green tea bags
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 12 sprigs mint, divided
  • 6 lemons, divided
  • 12 oz. mezcal (optional)


  • Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a medium pot. Remove from heat and add tea bags, honey, and 6 mint sprigs. Cover and let sit 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove tea bags and mint, gently pressing with a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Meanwhile, slice 4 lemons in half and squeeze juice into a small bowl. Slice remaining 2 lemons into rounds; remove seeds. Add lemon juice, lemon slices, and remaining 6 mint sprigs to hot toddy. Ladle into mugs and spike with 1 oz. mezcal if desired.

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