Two hundred and forty years ago today, a group of protesters dumped 342 chests of tea from the East India Company into Boston Harbor, kicking off the American Revolution. While political demonstration can conceivably justify wasting perfectly good tea, F&W has some tastier ideas.
Make a cocktail. Add more complexity to Pimm’s No. 1, a quintessentially British gin-based aperitif, by adding orange pekoe tea, another beloved British beverage.
Make a mocktail. "Tea," says Jennifer Colliau of Small Hand Foods, "is a wonderful base for nonalcoholic drinks because its slight bitterness makes a complex, adult beverage rather than a fruity kids' drink." She mixes lemongrass tea with an easy-to-make clove-infused simple syrup.