Because I don't trust it not to be, well, hot. Because I made it hot, and it keeps steaming suspiciously and, well, I'm a wuss when it comes to hot things in my mouth.
That said, I am enjoying a new Throat Coat tea that tammylc turned me onto. I don't think it's helping my throat as much as a full night's sleep would have, but what can you do? There were street sweepers, with the beeping and the noise. and that was clearly more important than any sleeping that was trying to happen before the dawn.