There was a tincture I was taking for a time that included a bunch of different things (oddly enough, it's to counter yeast), and it tasted good and had some beneficial effects so I copied as much of it as I could based on the ingredients list and what was available to me, orange peel, clove, cinnamon and oregano. I made a pot of this as tea and one of my housemates said it smelled amazing, and it does taste pretty good as long as you don't let the cloves take over (something in that group of ingredients is extremely tannic after a long steep). So seeing as how that's basically the spicing for a JAO, I'm wondering what would happen if I chucked in some oregano the next time I made it... it really makes a nice tea.
"The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
"When you consider that laziness and procrastination are the fundamentals of great mead, it is a miracle that the mazer cup happens." Medsen Fey, 2014
"Sure it can be done. I've never heard of it, but I do things I've never heard if all the time. That is the beauty of being a brewer!" - Loveofrose, 2014
"I tend to....um, er, experiment, and go outside the box. Sometimes outside the whole department store." - Ebonhawk, 2014