3 tablespoons Darjeeling tea leaves, preferably a second flush
Place 1 liter of gin in non-reactive container. Add tea leaves. Taste periodically until desired strength is achieved. Probably around 2 hours. Strain multiple times through cheesecloth or coffee filters until no visible tea remains. Store at room temperature or chilled.
Combine ingredients and do a dry Shake, then Shake with Ice. Double Strain into a chilled coupette glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
*Cardamom Simple Syrup:
Take green 300gms Cardamom pods and break them up slightly with a muddling stick, then pour 700ml of boiling water onto them in a saucepan. Leave simmering on a low heat for about 30 minutes then strain out the pods. Take the remaining liquid and stir in 500gm of castor sugar until completely dissolved.