White liquor (vodka or other clear high alcoholic liquor)
30 to 50 g
Sterilize a jar with a lid in boiling water. Wipe the inside of the lid with the white liquor (not listed). Put the loose tea leaves in a tea bag.
Put the granulated sugar, tea pack and white liquor into the jar in that order. Store in the refrigerator.
It will turn tea-colored in about half a day. Shake the jar once a day to dissolve the sugar. Take the tea pack out after about a week. Squeeze out the tea bag at that time to get all the tea essence out.
The granulated sugar will dissolve in about 10 days. The liqueur should be ready to consume in about 2 weeks.
I recommend enjoying this as a cocktail similar to Kahlua Milk. Try it in hot tea, in hot milk, in baked goods, or in any way you like.
Story Behind this Recipe
Since Kahlua Milk exists, I thought that a tea version should work too! I wanted to try it, but around these parts they only sell tea liqueur in big bottles and it's expensive. I had some white liquor left over from making fruit liqueurs, so I sort of winged it to use up leftovers, but the results were pretty tasty.
I recommend using Earl Grey tea, but other flavors should work too. You can use tea bags too, in which case, use about 3 bags. Rock sugar crystals, raw cane sugar or beet sugar should work too. 30 g is not that sweet, but the resulting liqueur is easy to use. If you are going to use the liqueur in cocktails, use up to 50 g of sugar, but it will be rather sweet. The alcohol content is quite high, so be careful not to drink too much. Try it as a flavoring in baked goods.