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Teafluencers: Joel Banta

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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White Peach Coconut Matcha Ice Cream Recipe

This White Peach Matcha Coconut Ice Cream recipe is creamy, smooth, and made with coconut milk and cream. Dairy-free friends, rejoice! This recipe is extremely simple and makes the perfect cool snack or dessert for a hot summer day. Whip this up and let us know what you think! We have a feeling you’re really going to like it.
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Harney Happy Hour: Peach St. Clair Cocktail Recipe

We partnered with mixologist and photographer Barlow Gilmore, otherwise known asThe Weekend Mixologist, to create our firstHarney Happy Hour iced tea cocktail usingPeach Fresh Brewed Iced Tea and one of our favorite summer fruits, peaches. We don’t want to brag, but this is one seriously tasty drink.


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How to Brew Iced 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.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

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.

Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends

Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends


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

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

    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.
    Japan 2018.   Last one

    Japan 2018. Last one

    People wonder how great matcha is made. After hand plucking of great teas in Uji, the tea is made into Tencha by steaming and drying the tea. Later it is ground in between to rotating stones. 


    Japan 2018. Unjonotomo Matcha

    Japan 2018. Unjonotomo Matcha

    The last day in Uji was warm and sunny as we walked along the banks of the Uji River.  We were about a mile south of the Historic city. There were many black plastic covered tea plants. Underneath was the prized Asahi tea plants.
    Japan 2018.  Matsuda

    Japan 2018. Matsuda

    Matsuda. 

    The man and the myth. 

    Decades of toiling in his tea fields near his house making the most distinctive Sencha have done him no harm 

    Japan. 2018  Uji

    Japan. 2018 Uji

    Sometimes I am lucky. 16 years ago, I was very lucky to stumble across Tsuyoshi Sugimoto. He runs one of the best tea companies in the best tea town in Japan. We stopped by his factory and tasted the semi processed tea : Aracha from this year. 

    Japan 2018       Harney & Sons

    Japan 2018 Harney & Sons

    Takashimaya has a warm spot in my heart. One of our early projects was working with my dad to source great teas for the New York store on Fifth Avenue. It started us down the path. And we have kept on that path. 
    Japan 2018 Kakegawa part 2

    Japan 2018 Kakegawa part 2

    The next morning we went to the Otsuka’s house. Mrs. Otsuka wants to make us some Matcha in her tea room. 
    Japan 2018 Kakegawa

    Japan 2018 Kakegawa

    It was cold and rainy last Tuesday when we checked in with the Otsukas in central Japan. Kakegawa is in the heart of Japan’s largest tea area: Shizuoka. However the warm welcome more than made up for the weather. 


    China 2018.    Hunan

    China 2018. Hunan

    Most Springs we like to check in with our friend: Steve He in Changsha. He makes the black tea that we use in most black tea blends. So one of our most important suppliers. Also he always has some interesting speciality teas.
    China Trip Enshi

    China Trip Enshi

    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


    China 2018 Zhejiang

    China 2018 Zhejiang

    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.

    Royal Wedding Cocktail Recipe

    Royal Wedding Cocktail Recipe

    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