You won't use thunder tea until you're in a raid environment.
The idea is to get 2 of those hots out and when the first one is about to expire, pop the thunder tea, hit uplift and renew all those durations. You can get 2 more hots out for a total of about 16 players. If you have constant raid damage and get to the point where your mana is of no concern, you could spam uplift for ridiculous amounts of numbers. -- A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. -MLK