Teafluencers: Daniel & Connie Kazmaier

Teafluencers: Daniel & Connie Kazmaier

7 min read

Dan & Connie Kazmaier are photographers and entrepreneurs who created a board game called Chai based on their love of tea. Read our story to be inspired by their passion to pursue their dreams.
Teafluencers: Yuko Shimizu

Teafluencers: Yuko Shimizu

7 min read

Yuko Shimizu is an illustrator and art instructor whose work has graced everything fromThe New York Times to Apple products to DC Comics and so much more. Read our story to discover where this tea lover finds her inspiration.

Teafluencers: Stephanie Trotta

Teafluencers: Stephanie Trotta

4 min read

Stephanie Trotta is a stylist and author of The Girl Guide, a lifestyle blog. She has also worked at Ralph Lauren and currently lives in Connecticut. Read our story to learn how this tea lover creates a beautiful life for herself and her clients.

Teafluencers: Sharron Lynn

Teafluencers: Sharron Lynn

3 min read

Sharron Lynn is an actor, model, dancer and mentor in NYC. You might recognize her from shows such as HBO's Vinyl, the Netflix Original Series The Get Down, Scary Movie 5, or from touring with Disney’s The Lion King. Read on to learn how she juggles it all.
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Teafluencers: Emily Jeffords

5 min read

Emily Jeffords is a painter, creative educator & writer living in Greenville, South Carolina. Read on to learn about Emily, her career and the resources she offers to help others around the world grow as artists.
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Teafluencers: Polly Bennett

15 min read

Meet Polly Bennett, our February Teafluencer. Polly is a movement director, choreographer and practitioner creating choreography for professional theatre, movement coaching for feature films and television like The Crown and Bohemian Rhapsody and establishing movement languages for amateur performance, choirs and live performance. Read on to learn more about her life before becoming a movement coach and how her passions and experiences helped her become a master of movement.


Teafluencers: Monica Ketchum

Teafluencers: Monica Ketchum

6 min read

Inspired by her family and her faith, Monica Ketchum started her blog Momma Meets World 2 years ago in the hopes that she could be a source of encouragement to other mamas out there. Read on the learn more about Monica, her brand and her love for tea.

Teafluencers: Polar Buranasatit

Teafluencers: Polar Buranasatit

7 min read

Meet Polar Buranasatit, our December Teafluencer. He's a window display artist, visual display specialist and a 2018 PAVE Rising Star Award finalist who was born with a passion for merchandising. He is also the creative genius behind the beautiful window displays in our SoHo store location. We recently had the opportunity to chat with Polar about his life, career and, of course, his love of tea. Read our full interview with him below!

Teafluencers: Constance Castillo

Teafluencers: Constance Castillo

4 min read

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.

Teafluencers: Dorothy Shain

Teafluencers: Dorothy Shain

3 min read

Inspired by her travels and the people she meets along the way, Dorothy Shain found her artistic passions through her connection to the world and the experiences she has faced. We had the opportunity to talk with Dorothy about her artistic journey and her passions for painting and design. Read on the learn more about Dorothy, her brand and her love for tea.
Teafluencers: Dr. William Li

Teafluencers: Dr. William Li

5 min read

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.
Teafluencers: Elvira Cardenas

Teafluencers: Elvira Cardenas

3 min read

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.


Zang Toi of House of Toi Boutique

Zang Toi of House of Toi Boutique

3 min read

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

5 min read

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.

Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends

Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends

6 min read


Teafluencers: Molly Hatch Designs

Teafluencers: Molly Hatch Designs

3 min read

Teafluencers: Noah Wilson-Rich of the Best Bees Company

Teafluencers: Noah Wilson-Rich of the Best Bees Company

7 min read

Teafluencers: Amanda Kloots of The Rope NYC

Teafluencers: Amanda Kloots of The Rope NYC

4 min read


Teafluencers: Stephanie of Tea Journal

Teafluencers: Stephanie of Tea Journal

5 min read

We had the opportunity to talk to Stephanie about her passion for tea, her experience as a tea journalist, and her tea-traveling adventures. Check out the Q&A below!

Teafluencers: Abby of Little Miss Party

Teafluencers: Abby of Little Miss Party

3 min read

Teafluencers: Crai S. Bower, Writer & Photographer

Teafluencers: Crai S. Bower, Writer & Photographer

9 min read



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