Japan 2018.   Last one
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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 ...
Japan 2018.  Matsuda
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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
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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 t...
Japan 2018       Harney & Sons
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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...
Japan 2018 Kakegawa part 2
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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
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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 ...
China 2018.    Hunan
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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 ...
China Trip Enshi
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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...
China trip. Zhejiang part 2
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China trip. Zhejiang part 2

We drove down to Xianju. It is a lovely town of 100,000. There we were welcomed by Mr. Wang. Yes it was a different Wang. In China, many people are named Wang.  His season was ending soon. He makes...
China 2018 Zhejiang
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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 a...
Royal Wedding Cocktail Recipe
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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,...
Teafluencers: Molly Hatch Designs
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Teafluencers: Molly Hatch Designs

Molly Hatch is an artist, designer, and ceramicist who creates modern heirlooms with an everyday charm. Her signature line of 18th century home goods and decor items turn into special treasures th...
How to Host a Mother’s Day Tea Party
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How to Host a Mother’s Day Tea Party

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 woul...
Harney Charity Partners: Buy Tea, Give Back
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Harney Charity Partners: Buy Tea, Give Back

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 ...
Easter Basket Ideas for Tea Lovers
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Easter Basket Ideas for Tea Lovers

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 ...
Teafluencers: Noah Wilson-Rich of the Best Bees Company
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Teafluencers: Noah Wilson-Rich of the Best Bees Company

Noah Wilson-Rich is the founder and chief scientific officer of the Best Bees Company, an organization dedicated to raising funds for honey bee research to improve bee health. Noah and his team st...
How to Brew Matcha Tea + 2 Fruit Matcha Flavors for Spring
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How to Brew Matcha Tea + 2 Fruit Matcha Flavors for Spring

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 le...
St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Tea Cocktail
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St. Patrick’s Day Matcha Tea Cocktail

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 ...
Teafluencers: Amanda Kloots of The Rope NYC
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Teafluencers: Amanda Kloots of The Rope NYC

Amanda Kloots, a Harney tea lover and celebrity trainer from Ohio, has developed an unstoppable strategy for staying in shape ‚Äď with a jump rope. Creator of fitness classes, The Rope, The Dance, a...
Raspberry Bisou Winter Tea Cocktail
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Raspberry Bisou Winter Tea Cocktail

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...
Athletea: Performance Hydration Tea for Athletes
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Athletea: Performance Hydration Tea for Athletes

It’s time to kiss those sugary workout powders goodbye and say hello to a natural, sugar-free workout drink. Packed with electrolytes and antioxidants, our line of hydrating teas will give you the ...
As The Tea Steeps: A Harney & Sons Podcast
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As The Tea Steeps: A Harney & Sons Podcast

It started as a hobby in the basement of the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, Connecticut and was shared only with inn guests. Now, over 30 years later, their 90,000 square foot facility in Millerton, ...
How to Make a Paris Fog
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How to Make a Paris Fog

A strong black tea welcomes milk and sugar and is a combination that has stood the test of time. To add a Parisian twist to this classic, we use our Paris tea blend with its notes of black currant...
Lemongrass Sour Winter Tea Cocktail
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Lemongrass Sour Winter Tea Cocktail

If you are in the mood to feel fancy but want to avoid the wintery weather, this Lemongrass Sour can really add a twist to your evening. Our Amba Lemongrass herbal blend with its citrus aroma and ...
Valentine’s Day Gifts for Tea Lovers
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Tea Lovers

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Whether you’re spending it with someone special, hanging out with friends, or on your couch binge watching Netflix, we think everyone should treat themselves o...
Teafluencers: Stephanie of Tea Journal
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Teafluencers: Stephanie of Tea Journal

We had the opportunity to talk to Stephanie about her passion for tea, her experience as a tea journalist, and her tea-traveling adventures. Check out the Q&A below!
Still Brew-ding? Teavana Tea Replacements Are Here!
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Still Brew-ding? Teavana Tea Replacements Are Here!

Struggling to find an alternative for the Teavana tea you love? Our natural, sugar-free teas are the perfect Teavana substitute. Check out our list below to find a similar brew for the Teavana tea ...
Harney & Sons Influencer Interview
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Harney Tea Party: Miz Cracker

Miz Cracker is a drag comedienne residing in Harlem, New York. Born and raised in Seattle, this comedy queen started her drag journey after meeting Bob the Drag Queen, her now drag mother, as she ...
6 Great New Year's Resolutions and the Teas to Help You Stick to Them
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6 Great New Year's Resolutions and the Teas to Help You Stick to Them

Whether you want to completely start over in 2018 or are simply looking to make a small change, anything is possible starting January 1st. So what are you going to do to make this year better than...