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There's sunshine in the air, or at least, later into the afternoon. With the new light of Daylight Savings to remind us just how close summer is, it's all we can do not to hop on the next flight to some balmy tropical locale (or, you know, the community pool). To help us all ease into into these warmer climes, we've rounded up some of our favorite tea and tea-infused cocktails to thaw our tired, frigid hearts. More backyard-friendly than Irish Coffees, but not quite so "SPRING BREAAAAAKKKK!1!!!" as margaritas, they're just the things to transport us to warmer, simpler days. Or at least make it taste like it.

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Sweet Tea Bourbon Cocktails

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Recipe: Joy the Baker

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Gin and Peppermint Tea

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Recipe: Home Cooking Adventure

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Jack's Tennessee Sweet Tea

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Recipe: Slow Roasted Italian

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Russian Iced Tea

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Recipe: Sprinkles and Sauce

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Tipsy Peach Iced Tea

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Recipe: Spicy Ice Cream

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Sparkling Green Tea Cocktail

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Recipe: Food Fashion and Fun

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Amaretto Green Tea Boba

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Recipe: Fake Food Free

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Naples Fruit Tea Cocktail

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Recipe: Erin's Food Files

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Tipsy Lemonade Iced Tea

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Recipe: Family Fresh Cooking

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Bergamot Iced Tea Cocktail

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Recipe: Baked Bree

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Secret Garden Iced Tea Cocktail

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Recipe: Chin Deep

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Mardi Gras Bourbon Green Tea

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Recipe: Living in Vogue

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Ginger Green Tea Cocktail

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Recipe: YumSugar

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Noto-Cello Tea

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Recipe: Bobbies Baking Blog

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Apple Spice Tea

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Recipe: Wandering Spice

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Pomegranate, Sweet Tea, and Gin

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Recipe: Around My Family Table

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Golden Jasmine Martini

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Recipe: Food Blog and The Dog

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Smoky Iced Tea and Whisky

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Recipe: Serious Eats

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The Anne Marie

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Recipe: Wasabi Prime

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Earl Grey Gin

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Recipe: The Framed Table

Dominique Zamora

Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.