Earl Gray gin infusion

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from SF Chronicle article. it's a base for creating the Earl Grey MarTEAni...not really a martini but just a silly play on words. more like a whiskey sour but with gin.
1/4 c loose Earl Grey tea leaves
1 liter Tanqueray gin (or other high-proof gin*)
1. add tea leaves to the bottle of gin.

2. replace cap and shake well.
3. allow the tea to steep in the gin for 2 hours; strain gently to remove the tea leaves. do NOT press the tea leaves to extract excess gin -- this can make the infusion bitter
high-proof gins*
Beefeater (47 percent)
Bombay Sapphire (47 percent)
Boodles (45.2 percent)
Junipero (49.3 percent)
Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength (45.2 percent)
Old Raj (55 percent)
Tanqueray (47.3 percent)
Van Gogh (47 percent)
Dish   Beverage 
Features   Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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