Editor's Favorite | Manhattan Black: A treat for all the senses

Iā€™m Asian and Iā€™ve always loved tea so I thought Iā€™d triedĀ it allā€¦ until I had Manhattan Black. My standards are so high now that IĀ cannot drink any other black tea. The luxurious ruby hue, dark honey aroma, and smooth luscious taste put all other black tea to shame. Delicious both hot and iced, Us Two Tea's black tea, Manhattan Black,Ā is a treat for all the senses.


Itā€™s hard to believe thatĀ theĀ flavorĀ of this tea is natural. A seductive dark honeyĀ taste with notes of ripe black plum andĀ sun-dried raisins, Manhattan Black leavesĀ a lingering sweetness. The depth and complexity of the dark maple and stone fruitĀ notes are incomparableĀ toĀ other black teas that tend to be bitter and astringent. Manhattan Black isĀ alwaysĀ smooth, no matter how longĀ it's steeped.


The dark honey aroma will change the way you think about black tea. And the secret behind this aroma will change the way you think about insects. Over generations, Us Two Teaā€™s farmers have discovered that when a local insect eats the tea leaves, their saliva sweetens and deepens the teaā€™s flavor, resulting in theĀ alluringĀ aroma of Manhattan Black. Instead of using pesticides, the farmers co-create with nature to produce scents and flavors that are truly one of a kind.


Manhattan BlackĀ was named after the classic cocktail, Black Manhattan, because of the color. But the official name of this tea is ruby black. When you steep it, youā€™ll see why. The reddish brown hue is like a ray of light shining through a dark ruby. I intentionally drink Manhattan Black in a white mug because I loveĀ seeing the color deepen over time.


Manhattan Black is caffeinated enough to keep me going, but gentle enough that I never feel jittery or have trouble sleeping at night. I donā€™t usually remove the teabag from my cup, letting it steep continuously to bring out the flavors and the caffeine. I drink Manhattan Black while I write and pair it with dark chocolate and almonds. On a hot day, I add some ice, which really brings out the natural honey flavor.

It's impossible to capture the uniqueness ofĀ Manhattan BlackĀ inĀ words so try it for yourself. Even if youā€™re an experienced tea drinker, I promise youā€™ll beĀ impressed.Ā Manhattan Black is an intoxicating treat for all the senses - enjoy, and sip responsibly!

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