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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.

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How Is Tea Decaffeinated?

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There are two different ways to decaffeinate tea, each with their pros and cons. At Harney and Sons, we use Carbon Dioxide (CO2), also known as the natural method. Read on to learn more about our decaffeination process and the three other common decaffeination methods.

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.


Harney Happy Hour: Green Tea Margarita

Harney Happy Hour: Green Tea Margarita

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Salt or no salt? That is the question. Our Green Tea Margarita is giving the classic marg a run for its money. Made with tequila, limoncello, and ourOrganic Green With Citrus & Ginkgo Fresh Brew Iced Tea, this cocktail is best when served with tacos, chips, and a heaping bowl of guac.
Teafluencers: Elvira Cardenas

Teafluencers: Elvira Cardenas

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Born and raised in Colombia, Elvira Cardenas moved to the United States in 1996, at the age of 20. After settling in the area, she became a tea packer at Harney & Sons where she worked closely with Michael Harney to learn the art of tea blending and purchasing. She joined our team as a tea purchaser shortly after and has been an integral part of our tea testing and blending process ever since.

What is Yaupon Tea?

What is Yaupon Tea?

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Yaupon is the only wild-grown North American plant that is naturally caffeinated. Although Native Americans were the first to discover yaupon it was forgotten for many decades. This black tea was recently rediscovered and is now being sold around the world. Read on to learn more about this unique tea.


Harney Happy Hour: Pomegranate Oolong Mule

Harney Happy Hour: Pomegranate Oolong Mule

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Made with fresh pomegranate juice, vodka, and our Pomegranate Oolong Fresh Brewed Iced Tea, this cocktail is truly one in a mule-ion. We love sippin’ on this refreshing libation while listening to our Oolong Summer Nights playlist, preferably on a porch swing.
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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!
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Harney Happy Hour: Blueberry Green Tea Mojito

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Is there anything more refreshing than a mojito in the summer? We’ve put a twist on the classic recipe and added some of our deliciousBlueberry Green Fresh Brewed Iced Tea for a truly unique summer cocktail.


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.
Tour of Our Millerton, New York Factory

Tour of Our Millerton, New York Factory

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We’re taking you inside our 90,000 square foot factory located in Millerton, New York to give you a unique view of our process through the eyes of an artist. Follow along as we take you from tasting table to tea time.

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.


Zang Toi of House of Toi Boutique

Zang Toi of House of Toi Boutique

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For over 20 years, New York fashion genius, Zang Toi, has made a serious dent in the fashion industry with his “little jewel box” boutique and jaw-dropping designs. Today, Zang is a highly reputable icon in the fashion industry for his remarkable talents and passion for timeless beauty. We’re excited to highlight Zang as a Harney & Sons teafluencer to celebrate the launch of the delicious House of Toi blend that he helped create.
Harney Happy Hour: Blood Orange Rum Punch

Harney Happy Hour: Blood Orange Rum Punch

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Made with fresh blood orange juice, rum, and our Blood Orange Fresh Brewed Iced Tea this drink will make even the worst dancers want to dance to some classic reggae tunes. 

Iced Raspberry Tea Collins Cocktail Recipe

Harney Happy Hour: Iced Raspberry Tea Collins Recipe

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The Weekend Mixologist has done it again. We partnered with him to create a second cocktail for Harney Happy Hour (because the first one was amazing) and he hit it out of the park. This Iced Raspberry Tea Collins recipe is the perfect warm-weather cocktail. Our Raspberry Herbal Iced Tea pairs brilliantly with the tart lemon flavor to create a refreshing beverage that is begging to be drunk poolside.

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Teafluencers: Joel Banta

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Nicole Feliciano of Momtrends

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