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A G-and-Tea for Summer

Posted July 17, 2018 2:21 p.m. EDT

NEW YORK — The idea was worth a laugh. Gin and tonic tea? Why not just mix a gin and tonic and be done with it? But wait. This fragrant English herbal tea combines juniper, lemon grass and chile in little mesh sachets for a savory, slightly pungent blend. A spritz of lime is not a mistake, nor is chilling it for iced tea. It would make a nice summer house gift.

Flamboyant & Co. Gin and Tonic Tea, $16 for 15 bags, Chelsea Market Baskets, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave. (15th Street), 888-727-7887, chelseamarketbasket.com.