10 Common Tea Questions Answered

10 Common Tea Questions Answered

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Tea has been consumed for thousands of years and has been grown in almost every corner of the globe. With its extensive history, the tea industry can be rather intimidating to enter. We hope that our blogcan be a resource for you, no matter where you are at in your tea education, and that this post in particular can help answer some of the most commonly asked tea questions.

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How to Host a Bridal Shower Tea Party

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If you are one of the many friends or family members who have graciously offered to hold a bridal shower for the bride to be, this is when things begin to get stressful for you. Read on to learn how you can throw the perfect bridal shower tea for your bride to be.
10 Ways to Reuse Tea Tins To Get More Organized In The New Year

10 Ways to Reuse Tea Tins To Get More Organized In The New Year

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No matter what your new year’s resolution is, getting more organized will help you set your intentions for 2019. But don't run out to the store for storage bins just yet. You can organize your home using items you already have (ahem, Harney tea tins, ahem). Read on to learn how you can upcycle our tins to create a home you’ll love.

Celebrating the Year of the Pig: 2019 Lunar New Year Tea

Celebrating the Year of the Pig: 2019 Lunar New Year Tea

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While we sweep glitter and confetti off of the streets of New York and make (and break) our New Year’s resolutions, others around the world are preparing for the Lunar New Year. Read on to learn more about the origins of this holiday and our delicious year of the Pig tea blend.

Not Your Typical New Year’s Resolution: 5 Rare Teas to Try in 2019

Not Your Typical New Year’s Resolution: 5 Rare Teas to Try in 2019

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As 2018 comes to an end and we begin to prepare ourselves for the New Year, we often find ourselves thinking about what we are going to do in 2019 to make this year better than the last. If you’re like us, you’re probably doing the same thing. This year, instead of doing the typical “drink more water” or “join a gym” resolutions, we thought it would be fun to make 2019 the year of tea. Whether you’re already a tea fan or are just getting into the world of tea, these 5 rare teas will help expand your horizons.
Harney & Sons Taste of 2018

Harney & Sons Taste of 2018

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2018 has been quite a year at Harney & Sons. We created dozens of new teas (55 to be exact!) and love each and every one. We especially love the ones created by you, our #HarneyTeaTribe. Read on to learn more about some of our newest blends and order a few to sip on if you haven’t already.

Teafluencers: Constance Castillo

Teafluencers: Constance Castillo

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Meet Constance, a film director and artist who claims she has the best job in the world. To her, being an artist is a form of expression that allows her to be herself. She is driven by the idea that art can change the world (all with a little help from a cup of tea!) We had the opportunity to talk to Constance about her experience in filmmaking and art. Read this exclusive Q&A interview.
The 7 Best Teas for Cold Weather

The 7 Best Teas for Cold Weather

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During the winter months, you can often find us snuggled up watching our favorite shows or reading a new book with a warm cup of tea in hand. To help you prep for Old Man Winter’s arrival, we’ve rounded up our favorite teas to get you through another long, cold winter.
Harney Gift Exchange Guide

Harney Gift Exchange Guide

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Whether you need a silly white elephant gift or are someone’s secret Santa, we have presents for everyone on your list. Read on for 5 awesome ideas for your next gift exchange!

The Harneys Invite You to Dinner: 5 Holiday Recipes With Tea

The Harneys Invite You to Dinner: 5 Holiday Recipes With Tea

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We narrowed it down to a few of our favorite recipes from The Tea Cookbook to help you create a mouthwatering meal for the important people in your life. Many of these recipes are staples on our family's table, and we think you'll love them too.
The ABC’s of Brewing Harney Tea

The ABC’s of Brewing Harney Tea

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While making tea can be achieved almost anywhere with simple ingredients, there are some niceties – some would say necessities – to brewing a perfect pot, a magnificent mug and a comforting cup. We offer an inspiring collection, from basics to advanced tea accessories to enhance your tea-making prowess.

Guide to Tea: Tea Terms

Guide to Tea: Tea Terms

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Our goal with creating this tea glossary is to help demystify tea and the words used to describe it. We recommend bookmarking this page so you can refer to it when questions arise or print it off and place it on your fridge to learn as you steep. Either way, we hope you find this tea terminology guide to be a helpful resource on your tea journey.


7 Fall Tea Flavors You Need to Try This Autumn

7 Fall Tea Flavors You Need to Try This Autumn

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While we love spending our summer days sipping iced tea on our front porch, there is nothing better than wrapping your body in a warm sweater and your hands around a mug of your favorite fall-flavored tea. We have the classics you love and have added a couple of newbies to our lineup this year we think you’ll enjoy.

Guide To Tea - 10 Year Anniversary

Guide To Tea - 10 Year Anniversary

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10 years ago, Penguin Press published "Harney & Sons Guide to Tea". My father, Mike Harney had worked on it for 2 years and he loved his labor. It has stood the test of time (at least the last decade). 
Test Your Tea Expertise

Test Your Tea Expertise

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Want to test your tea knowledge? Download this crossword from our 2018 catalog and see how extensive your tea vocabulary and knowledge of the Harney family really is. We recommend using a pencil for this one, it’s a bit of a doozy. Enjoy!

Teafluencers: Dr. William Li

Teafluencers: Dr. William Li

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Dr. William Li is the CEO, president, and medical director of an organization dedicated to creating a healthier world through angiogenesis, the process our body uses to grow blood vessels. Dr. Li’s experience stems from a long, studious journey in higher education and conducting in-depth research – some of which concluding that tea is more than a delicious beverage, but also a major health booster.
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How Is Tea Decaffeinated?

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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.

What is Yaupon Tea?

What is Yaupon Tea?

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Yaupon is the only wild-grown North American plant that is naturally caffeinated. Although Native Americans were the first to discover yaupon it was forgotten for many decades. This black tea was recently rediscovered and is now being sold around the world. Read on to learn more about this unique tea.


Tour of Our Millerton, New York Factory

Tour of Our Millerton, New York Factory

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We’re taking you inside our 90,000 square foot factory located in Millerton, New York to give you a unique view of our process through the eyes of an artist. Follow along as we take you from tasting table to tea time.

Zang Toi of House of Toi Boutique

Zang Toi of House of Toi Boutique

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For over 20 years, New York fashion genius, Zang Toi, has made a serious dent in the fashion industry with his “little jewel box” boutique and jaw-dropping designs. Today, Zang is a highly reputable icon in the fashion industry for his remarkable talents and passion for timeless beauty. We’re excited to highlight Zang as a Harney & Sons teafluencer to celebrate the launch of the delicious House of Toi blend that he helped create.
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Teafluencers: Joel Banta

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This producer, director, and photographer is considered a filmmaking genius, and could even be a top contender as “Dad of the Year.” Joel Banta, a Dove Award-winning director is currently working at Bilby Films and creates music videos and commercials, while continuing to rock the world of social media as an influential storyteller and dad.



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