Going Green: 5 Ways You Can Upcycle Old Tea Tins

Going Green: 5 Ways You Can Upcycle Old Tea Tins

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Whether you buy tea in bulk and refill your tins or use them to plant an indoor herb garden, we love seeing what you do with your tins after you have finished what’s inside. Check out a few of our favorite ways Harney fans are reusing their tea tins.
How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally With Tea

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally With Tea

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This Easter, don’t soak your eggs in bright, store-bought dyes. Steep them in your favorite flavors of tea instead! Read on to learn how you can naturally dye eggs at home.
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
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Teafluencers: Emily Jeffords

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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.
10 Common Tea Questions Answered

10 Common Tea Questions Answered

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Tea has been consumed for thousands of years and has been grown in almost every corner of the globe. With its extensive history, the tea industry can be rather intimidating to enter. We hope that our blogcan be a resource for you, no matter where you are at in your tea education, and that this post in particular can help answer some of the most commonly asked tea questions.


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How to Host a Bridal Shower Tea Party

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If you are one of the many friends or family members who have graciously offered to hold a bridal shower for the bride to be, this is when things begin to get stressful for you. Read on to learn how you can throw the perfect bridal shower tea for your bride to be.
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.

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Teafluencers: Polly Bennett

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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.


How Much Caffeine Is in My Tea?

How Much Caffeine Is in My Tea?

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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.

17 Teas That Satisfy the Most Common Cravings

17 Teas That Satisfy the Most Common Cravings

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Although it feels as though winter will never end, spring’s warmer weather is creeping closer. Bulky sweater season is coming to a close, but it’s not getting to the gym that has us shaking in our boots. It’s the thought of giving up our favorite sweets and treats that has us dreading the summer slim down. One easy way we like to fight our cravings is by finding low-calorie, or better yet, no-calorie alternatives (ahem, tea, ahem). Read on to find tea substitutes for your cravings.

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.

Teafluencers: Monica Ketchum

Teafluencers: Monica Ketchum

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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.

How Does Harney & Sons Rate Their Tea?

How Does Harney & Sons Rate Their Tea?

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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.

10 Ways to Reuse Tea Tins To Get More Organized In The New Year

10 Ways to Reuse Tea Tins To Get More Organized In The New Year

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No matter what your new year’s resolution is, getting more organized will help you set your intentions for 2019. But don't run out to the store for storage bins just yet. You can organize your home using items you already have (ahem, Harney tea tins, ahem). Read on to learn how you can upcycle our tins to create a home you’ll love.

Celebrating the Year of the Pig: 2019 Lunar New Year Tea

Celebrating the Year of the Pig: 2019 Lunar New Year Tea

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While we sweep glitter and confetti off of the streets of New York and make (and break) our New Year’s resolutions, others around the world are preparing for the Lunar New Year. Read on to learn more about the origins of this holiday and our delicious year of the Pig tea blend.

Teafluencers: Polar Buranasatit

Teafluencers: Polar Buranasatit

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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!

Not Your Typical New Year’s Resolution: 5 Rare Teas to Try in 2019

Not Your Typical New Year’s Resolution: 5 Rare Teas to Try in 2019

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As 2018 comes to an end and we begin to prepare ourselves for the New Year, we often find ourselves thinking about what we are going to do in 2019 to make this year better than the last. If you’re like us, you’re probably doing the same thing. This year, instead of doing the typical “drink more water” or “join a gym” resolutions, we thought it would be fun to make 2019 the year of tea. Whether you’re already a tea fan or are just getting into the world of tea, these 5 rare teas will help expand your horizons.

Harney & Sons Taste of 2018

Harney & Sons Taste of 2018

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2018 has been quite a year at Harney & Sons. We created dozens of new teas (55 to be exact!) and love each and every one. We especially love the ones created by you, our #HarneyTeaTribe. Read on to learn more about some of our newest blends and order a few to sip on if you haven’t already.
Teafluencers: Constance Castillo

Teafluencers: Constance Castillo

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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.
The 7 Best Teas for Cold Weather

The 7 Best Teas for Cold Weather

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During the winter months, you can often find us snuggled up watching our favorite shows or reading a new book with a warm cup of tea in hand. To help you prep for Old Man Winter’s arrival, we’ve rounded up our favorite teas to get you through another long, cold winter.