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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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

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And just like that, it’s June. You’ve spent so much of your time outdoors enjoying the feeling of sunshine on your shoulders after another long, hard winter, you neglected to think about what to get dear, old dad for Father’s Day. Don’t worry, we did the brainstorming for you and rounded up a selection of gifts for dad we think he’ll love. Whether he’s a tea enthusiast or simply hard to buy for, you can’t go wrong with these Father’s Day gift ideas.

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Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends

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The Ultimate Tea Brewing Guide: How to Make 7 Different Types of Tea

The Ultimate Tea Brewing Guide: How to Make 7 Different Types of Tea

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Discover our distinctly different types of tea we offer, white, green, darjeeling, herbal, oolong, matcha, and black tea, and follow the brewing instructions to learn how to make the perfect pot of your favorite tea or a variety of tea that’s totally new to you.

    Graduation Gifts: Tea Brewing Kit

    Graduation Gifts: Tea Brewing Kit

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    Whether they are just starting college or joining the real world, every new grad should enter the next stage of their life armed with a tea brewing kit that will help them make their new house feel like home. Give the tea brewing essentials below to your new grad and remind them that a good cup of tea can help solve anything that life will throw their way.
    Royal Wedding Cocktail Recipe

    Royal Wedding Cocktail Recipe

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    Like every American, we are obsessed with the royal family and are counting down the days until the royal wedding on May 19th. To celebrate Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s impending nuptials, we asked one of our favorite mixologists, Stacie of Garden Cocktails, to create a cocktail using our special Royal Wedding blend that we could enjoy while watching all of the happenings at Windsor Castle. Yes, we realize it will be 7 am our time, but would it really be a wedding celebration without a cocktail or two? Check out the recipe and see what Stacie had to say about this one-of-a-kind tea cocktail below.


    Teafluencers: Molly Hatch Designs

    Teafluencers: Molly Hatch Designs

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    How to Host a Mother’s Day Tea Party

    How to Host a Mother’s Day Tea Party

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    As the weather warms and Mother’s Day approaches, we can’t help but get excited to begin hosting afternoon teas in our garden again. When Fashionable Hostess reached out to us and asked if we would be interested in being a part of her garden tea party, we jumped at the chance. We’re excited to share her inspired ideas with you so you too can host an unforgettable tea party to celebrate your wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, or friend who helped you become the person you are today. Read on for all of her ideas for a gorgeous Mother’s Day tea party.

    Harney Charity Partners: Buy Tea, Give Back

    Harney Charity Partners: Buy Tea, Give Back

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    At Harney & Sons, protecting the earth and its inhabitants is a top priority. That’s why we give a portion of our sales to foundations like 1% for the Planet, The GMHC, and The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Read on to learn how each Harney & Sons purchase you make is impacting lives around the world.


    Teafluencers: Noah Wilson-Rich of the Best Bees Company

    Teafluencers: Noah Wilson-Rich of the Best Bees Company

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    St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Tea Cocktail

    St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Tea Cocktail

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    With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to create a tea cocktail that would wow party guests. We reached out to our girl Stacie of Garden Cocktails to help us develop one of our most unique cocktail recipes to date, the Emerald Isle Sour. Read on to learn how you can make an Emerald Isle Sour at home.

    Teafluencers: Amanda Kloots of The Rope NYC

    Teafluencers: Amanda Kloots of The Rope NYC

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