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- ¼ cup loose Earl Grey tea or 4 bags
- 2 sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon orange or regular bitters
- Ice ring and lemon wheels (for serving)
Combine tea and 1¼ cups boiling water in a heatproof bowl. Let steep 5 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a measuring glass (you should have 1 cup). Let cool.
Meanwhile, bring honey, thyme, 2 rosemary sprigs, and ½ cup water to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring to combine. Let cool; discard herbs.
Combine tea, honey syrup, lemon juice, bourbon, Cognac, and bitters in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Add 2 cups ice and stir until ice is melted and punch is very cold.
Serve punch in tumblers filled with ice, garnished with rosemary sprigs and lemon wheels.
Do Ahead: Syrup and tea can be made 3 days ahead; cover separately and chill. Punch can be made 1 day ahead; cover and chill.