All About the South African Tea Region

All About the South African Tea Region

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Learn about the South African tea regions and the country’s exclusive teas, rooibos and honeybush. There’s more to South Africa than exotic wildlife.

All About the Tanzania and Rwanda Tea Regions

All About the Tanzania and Rwanda Tea Regions

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Tanzania and Rwanda are global suppliers of world-class tea, with Tanzania producing the fourth-highest amount of tea from Africa and Rwanda, one of Africa’s smallest countries, being a major exporter as well.

All About the Kenya Tea Region

All About the Kenya Tea Region

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Kenya is the fourth largest producer of tea after China, Sri Lanka and India. Known for their specialty Orthodox black teas, Kenyan tea is more commonly developed as a blend in teas around the world.


My Trip to China

My Trip to China

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I have been visiting China to buy teas for 23 years. As I get older, I do have some nostalgia, so I like to visit familiar places, see old friends, and temper that with new experiences.
All About the Nilgiri Tea Region

All About the Nilgiri Tea Region

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Part of the Western Ghats mountain range in southern India, the Nilgiris are also the most scenic tea region in India. Learn more about the Nilgiri region which is known for its frost teas.
All About the Ceylon Tea Region

All About the Ceylon Tea Region

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The small country of Sri Lanka produces a quantity and variety of black teas that rival China. Its unique topography and climate allow for 3 types of tea called Ceylons. Read on to learn more about this small, but mighty region and the teas it produces.

All About the Darjeeling Tea Region

All About the Darjeeling Tea Region

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The northeastern region of Darjeeling on the border of Nepal and Bhutan is famous for three seasons of tea: the spring’s First Flush, the early summer’s Second Flush and the late summer and fall’s Autumnal teas. Learn more about the Darjeeling tea region and the teas that are produced there
All About the Assam Tea Region

All About the Assam Tea Region

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The twirling brown leaves and golden tips of the world’s greatest Assam black teas yield lovely honey and malty flavors, a little like the maltiness of a good beer. Assams are also among the most assertive and brisk of the black teas. It’s no accident: The more quickly a tea is made, the brisker the body. And everything about Assam tea is fast. Continue on to learn more about the Assam tea region and the types of tea that are sourced from here.

All About the Japanese Tea Regions

All About the Japanese Tea Regions

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Harney & Sons Fine Tea has been importingJapanese teas directly from Japan for over 35 years, and the family has decades-long personal relationships with the best tea growers in the industry. Continue reading to learn more about the Japanese tea region and the areas Harney & Sons source from.

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The Language of Tea: Understanding Tea Traditions From Around the World

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One of our favorite things about tea is its rich history and the cultural significance it holds in cities around the world. While we may speak different languages and observe different customs, tea is oftentimes one of the things that binds us. We love traveling to understand the language of tea and the role it plays in the lives of those who live thousands of miles away from where we call home.

Harney & Sons Tea in Japan Trip

Harney & Sons Tea in Japan Trip

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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.

Posh as it gets

Posh as it gets

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John Harney’s years of hard work got our teas into the Dorchester. Who would think that one of the best hotels in London would use our teas? John Harney!

Tea with Jane

Tea with Jane

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We have worked with Jane Pettigrew for over 30 years and enjoyed every minute. She spoke at our early Tea Summits. We are so happy that she has developed the U.K. Tea Academy into the best tea school in the world. So we have to include a stimulating day with her into our trip. Another virtuoso performance was done by THE Jane Pettigrew.
Greetings from London

Greetings from London

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The second Harney & Sons London Tea has started. 

It is a bit warm but we are a lot of fun. This was the opening reception at The Chesterfield Hotel. Tomorrow we are with Jane Pettigrew of The UK Tea Academy.

China Trip Enshi

China Trip Enshi

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I have been to many parts of China, so I assumed that I pretty much knew China. Good to see at 62, I can still learn. Enshi is a city located in western Hubei Province. 6 hours by bullet train from Changsha. So far removed from the China I know.

China trip. Zhejiang part 2

China trip. Zhejiang part 2

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China 2018 Zhejiang

China 2018 Zhejiang

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We went up to lovely Anji and our friend Mr Wang. There the frost caused less problems. So we bought the Anji Bancha and Anji Black. We love these teas because they have so much of mouth filling amino acids that also add sweetness.

Teafluencers: Stephanie of Tea Journal

Teafluencers: Stephanie of Tea Journal

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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!


Travelogue: Nepal

Travelogue: Nepal

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Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester

Afternoon Tea at the Dorchester

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John Harney would be happy

John Harney would be happy

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