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.

Harney Gift Exchange Guide

Harney Gift Exchange Guide

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Whether you need a silly white elephant gift or are someone’s secret Santa, we have presents for everyone on your list. Read on for 5 awesome ideas for your next gift exchange!
The Harneys Invite You to Dinner: 5 Holiday Recipes With Tea

The Harneys Invite You to Dinner: 5 Holiday Recipes With Tea

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We narrowed it down to a few of our favorite recipes from The Tea Cookbook to help you create a mouthwatering meal for the important people in your life. Many of these recipes are staples on our family's table, and we think you'll love them too.
Teafluencers: Dorothy Shain

Teafluencers: Dorothy Shain

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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.

The ABC’s of Brewing Harney Tea

The ABC’s of Brewing Harney Tea

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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.

Guide to Tea: Tea Terms

Guide to Tea: Tea Terms

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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.

7 Fall Tea Flavors You Need to Try This Autumn

7 Fall Tea Flavors You Need to Try This Autumn

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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.


Guide To Tea - 10 Year Anniversary

Guide To Tea - 10 Year Anniversary

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10 years ago, Penguin Press published "Harney & Sons Guide to Tea". My father, Mike Harney had worked on it for 2 years and he loved his labor. It has stood the test of time (at least the last decade). 
Test Your Tea Expertise

Test Your Tea Expertise

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Want to test your tea knowledge? Download this crossword from our 2018 catalog and see how extensive your tea vocabulary and knowledge of the Harney family really is. We recommend using a pencil for this one, it’s a bit of a doozy. Enjoy!
Teafluencers: Dr. William Li

Teafluencers: Dr. William Li

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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.