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We all have different reasons we drink tea. While some drink it to wind down, others drink it to perk up. Some may simply enjoy the warm, comforting qualities of this ancient beverage while others love to cool down with it on a summer afternoon. No matter what your reason is, understanding the amount of caffeine contained in your delicate teacup or monster mug will only enhance your experience and your relationship with tea. Read on to learn about the amount of caffeine in tea, what affects caffeine levels in tea and common caffeine myths.
Michael Harney is a master tea buyer and blender for more than 25 years, a published author and educator and the Mike behind all the Mike’s Tea Ratings you see on our site. These ratings are based on three important attributes. Read on to learn how Mike Harney rates teas for Harney & Sons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is officially summer and we are hot. Like, super hot. As much as we love sipping on our warm teas throughout the day, we have come to terms with the fact that the temperatures outside do not allow us to drink them comfortably anymore. If you’re a hot tea drinker and can empathize with us, this blog post is for you. Follow these 5 easy steps to making the perfect pitcher of iced tea and you can turn every Harney tea blend, even your favorite hot teas, into a refreshing summer drink.
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.
Matcha tea, originally used for the Japanese Tea Ceremony, has been around for thousands of years but has just recently gained popularity in the United States. Made only from premium Tencha tea leaves, matcha fans love this powdered green tea for its vegetal flavors and the unusual process for making it. Want to enjoy this antioxidant-packed, energizing beverage in the comfort of your own home? Read on to learn how to make a bowl of matcha tea.