The Big Apple. The City that never sleeps. New York.

Home to one of the most recognizable skylines in the world New York has many claims to fame, but few are as iconic as Manhattan.

Listed as one of the top visited tourist spots in the U.S.A., people from all over the world flock to the bustling streets of Manhattan in hopes to live the life they see in movies. 

Whether you want to take a stroll through Central Park, see a show on Broadway, or scale the Empire State building, there is always something new to experience. 

And depending on the time of year, you can experience multiple different New Yorks all in the same spot.

The seasons change tremendously between blossoming springtime, bright summers, colorful autumns, and snowy winters, and today we’ll provide a recipe perfect for each season.

Hot Toddy Hustle (Single Serving)

Hot Toddy Hustle

Put a spring in your step as springtime rolls around with this incredible cocktail.

The Hot Toddy’s official background is unknown, but it has become common knowledge that this delicious cocktail is the perfect drink for any day.

Ingredients:

- 1 cup water
1 Manhattan Hustle Tea Bag
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 ounces brandy, dark rum, or whiskey
- 1 lemon wedge
- 1 tablespoon honey

We start by adding all of our spices to a pot of boiling water, and stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes.

Remove the pot from heat and let your tea steep for 5 minutes. Strain it into a mug and stir in some honey until it dissolves.

This is where you can choose to keep the drink alcoholic, or take it how it is now. BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT THE DRINK IS BETTER WITH ALCOHOL, so here we’ll add our liquor to our tea and squeeze our lemon in mixing thoroughly until we get our desired drinkability.

Down those babies by the glass and let your springtime roll.

Refreshing Raspberry Iced Tea (Serves 8)

Refreshing Raspberry Iced Tea

Few things hit the spot better than an iced-cold glass of raspberry tea on a hot summer day.

This is the perfect recipe for sitting in the sun surrounded by your closest friends. It can even be turned into a delicious cocktail by adding your favorite vodka (berry or unflavored recommended)!

 Ingredients

- 8 ¼ cups water
- ¾ cup sugar
5 Manhattan Hustle Tea Bags
- 4 cups unsweetened raspberries

    This simple recipe begins with bringing 4 cups of water to a rolling boil in a large saucepan.

    Next, stir in the sugar until it dissolves and remove the water from the heat. Add your tea bags and let sit for about 6 or 7 minutes.

    Once you’ve let your teabags steep, remove them and add 4 more cups of water to the mix.

    While you let your tea steep, bring the raspberries and ¼ cup of water to boil.

    Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and stir the ingredients together for about 3 minutes.

    Strain the mix and add the raspberry juice to the tea mixture and let chill for 2 hours. Serve on the rocks and enjoy yourself an ice-cold glass of “ahhhhhhhhh”.  (Makes 2 liters)

    Pumpkin Spice Tea (Single Serving)

    Pumpkin Spice Tea

    Every year as fall begins to roll around, there are a few things that can be guaranteed.

    The leaves will begin to change, the weather will start to be less sunny, and the world starts bustling with the return of the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte).

    Well, who says you have to wait for stores to sell it?

    Here’s a recipe that will save you some cash in your wallet and have everyone asking you how you did it. 

    Ingredients:

    - 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
    - 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    - 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    - 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
    - 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
    - 1 cup granulated sugar
    - 1 cup water

       

      To begin, this tea is made up of 2 primary ingredients: the tea and the syrup.

      To create the syrup, you must begin with the dry mix. Grab all of the ground ingredients, and mix them together in a mason jar (for future storage).

      Once you’re ready to create the Pumpkin Spice Syrup, you combine one cup of granulated sugar and one cup of water in a small pot or pan and bring them to a simmer.

      Be sure to stir the mix until all the sugar has dissolved, then add 2 tablespoons of the Pumpkin Spice Mix and let steep for about 10 minutes on low heat before straining the syrup into a mason jar.

      Next, grab your favorite mug, pour in some Manhattan Hustle black tea and throw in 1 ounce of the Pumpkin Spice Syrup and you’ll be the envy of every New Yorker who gets a whiff of your mouthwatering concoction. 

      White Chocolate Manhattan Hustle (Single Serving)

      White Chocolate Hustle

      Every year, right as winter rolls around New York commonly gets blanketed in a powdery layer of snow.

      Nothing would soothe the body more than cozying up and grabbing a hot cup of heaven, and today I’ll be showing you the recipe for an easy on-the-go glass of White Chocolate Manhattan Hustle.

      Ingredients:

      1 Manhattan Hustle Tea Bag
      - 1 ¼ cups water
      - ½ cup milk
      - ¾ ounce White chocolate
      - 3 drops Vanilla Extract

      To begin this simple recipe, bring 1 ¼ cup of water to a boil, then add the tea and let it steep over low heat.

      Once finished, remove the tea bag and add the milk to the low heat, making sure it does not boil.

      While letting the tea steep, break up the white chocolate into small pieces, and then add them to the milk tea mixture allowing the chocolate to dissolve.

      Add 3 drops of vanilla extract and stir thoroughly. Pour this delectable treat into your favorite mug and enjoy.

      Wondering where you can get some Manhattan Hustle tea? Just click here to discover your new favorite tea.