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Join the Harney family for a one of a kind tea-centeredtour of Japan. Harney & Sons Fine Tea has been importing tea directly from Japan for over 35 years, and the family has decades-long personal relationships with the best tea growers in the industry. For anyone who loves to drink green tea, Japan is a must-visit.
Over ten nights, a small group hosted by Emeric Harney and Rob Russotti (pictured above with local tea suppliers) will travel from Tokyo to the imperial capital of Kyoto and back again. Visit famous tea producing destinations like Uji, Wazuka, Shizuoka and Kakegawa. In each place you’ll meet with friends of the Harneys to visit their tea farms and processing facilities, get to know them and learn about the people, tea and culture of this fascinating island nation.
You’ll visit at the beginning of the first tea harvest, known as shincha, it’s the perfect time for tea lovers to go to Japan to try the perfectly delicate newly picked tea. You will explore Japan from the tea fields to the skyscrapers, the Imperial Gardens of Tokyo to the matcha factories of Uji.
Want to join us on this trip of a lifetime? Visit theOnward Travel site to learn more about this trip and reserve your spot!
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There are two different ways to decaffeinate tea, each with their pros and cons. At Harney and Sons, we use Carbon Dioxide (CO2), also known as the natural method. Read on to learn more about our decaffeination process and the three other common decaffeination methods.
Born and raised in Colombia, Elvira Cardenas moved to the United States in 1996, at the age of 20. After settling in the area, she became a tea packer at Harney & Sons where she worked closely with Michael Harney to learn the art of tea blending and purchasing. She joined our team as a tea purchaser shortly after and has been an integral part of our tea testing and blending process ever since.