Japan 2018.  Matsuda

Japan 2018. Matsuda

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


Royal Wedding Cocktail Recipe

Royal Wedding Cocktail Recipe

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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

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How to Host a Mother’s Day Tea Party

How to Host a Mother’s Day Tea Party

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As the weather warms and Mother’s Day approaches, we can’t help but get excited to begin hosting afternoon teas in our garden again. When Fashionable Hostess reached out to us and asked if we would be interested in being a part of her garden tea party, we jumped at the chance. We’re excited to share her inspired ideas with you so you too can host an unforgettable tea party to celebrate your wonderful mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, or friend who helped you become the person you are today. Read on for all of her ideas for a gorgeous Mother’s Day tea party.


Harney Charity Partners: Buy Tea, Give Back

Harney Charity Partners: Buy Tea, Give Back

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At Harney & Sons, protecting the earth and its inhabitants is a top priority. That’s why we give a portion of our sales to foundations like 1% for the Planet, The GMHC, and The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Read on to learn how each Harney & Sons purchase you make is impacting lives around the world.

Easter Basket Ideas for Tea Lovers

Easter Basket Ideas for Tea Lovers

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Another year has flown by and Easter is upon us once again - how does this keep hop-pening? If you’re feeling unprepared for the upcoming holiday we have compiled a list of Easter basket fillings to help take the guesswork out of gift giving. While you can never go wrong with jelly beans and Reese’s eggs, we think the tea lover in your life will appreciate these gifts a little bit more.

Teafluencers: Noah Wilson-Rich of the Best Bees Company

Teafluencers: Noah Wilson-Rich of the Best Bees Company

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How to Make Matcha Tea + 2 Fruit Matcha Flavors for Spring

How to Make Matcha Tea + 2 Fruit Matcha Flavors for Spring

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Matcha tea, originally used for the Japanese Tea Ceremony, has been around for thousands of years but has just recently gained popularity in the United States. Made only from premium Tencha tea leaves, matcha fans love this powdered green tea for its vegetal flavors and the unusual process for making it. Want to enjoy this antioxidant-packed, energizing beverage in the comfort of your own home? Read on to learn how to make a bowl of matcha tea.

St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Tea Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Tea Cocktail

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With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to create a tea cocktail that would wow party guests. We reached out to our girl Stacie of Garden Cocktails to help us develop one of our most unique cocktail recipes to date, the Emerald Isle Sour. Read on to learn how you can make an Emerald Isle Sour at home.

Teafluencers: Amanda Kloots of The Rope NYC

Teafluencers: Amanda Kloots of The Rope NYC

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Raspberry Bisou Winter Tea Cocktail

Raspberry Bisou Winter Tea Cocktail

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Entertaining this winter? Add a splash of our Raspberry Herbal tea to your favorite sparkling beverage for an extra layer of flavor. The fruity notes of raspberry and the tang of orange, along with a deep red color, make this a perfect drink for the holidays, Valentine’s Day, bridal showers, and more! Watch the video below or read on to learn how to make a Raspberry Bisou Tea Cocktail for your next party.
Athletea: Performance Hydration Tea for Athletes

Athletea: Performance Hydration Tea for Athletes

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As The Tea Steeps: A Harney & Sons Podcast

As The Tea Steeps: A Harney & Sons Podcast

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