It's true, there's nothing like a tea cocktail to make the evening Gata-esque. Just look at this NY Times article.
Sometimes I'm a purist - a good cup of tea doesn't need any enhancement. But I don't scoff at my favorite drink being used as an ingredient for cocktails, ice cream, even chicken sandwiches. It's fine either way for me, though I'm not sure the health benefits hold up in alcohol. Not a bad solution to a sore throat, though.