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Sometimes, when you follow your passion, amazing things happen. Our story is that story.
Founder & President
It’s been nearly four decades since John Harney developed a passion for fine teas. John began his journey in mastering the art of tea blending in his basement. The proprietor of an inn at the time, John served his distinctive blends to his guests; the rest, as they say, is history.
Today, the Harney family carries the torch passed to them by the founder of their family business. With a bottling plant, warehouse, two stores and a thriving international e-commerce business, John’s passion lives on in his family.
Mike is the master tea buyer and blender of Harney & Sons. Like his father, John, Mike is a published author as well as an educator who loves to scour the globe meeting with tea producers from all the major tea regions, looking for the best teas to deliver to his customers. His years of exploring and tasting fine wines have also served him well as a tea taster with a discriminating palate.
Paul is the mastermind behind our signature sachet teas and our line of organic ready-to-drink teas and juices. A true innovator, he is responsible for the ongoing efforts to develop new ideas and blends for the good of the customer and in keeping with the Harney tradition. His latest innovation, along with his brother, Mike, is the creation of The Hemp Division and CBD teas.
Owner, Elyse Harney Real Estate
The matriarch of the Harney clan, Elyse pursued her own passion of pairing families with their dream homes in the tri-state region of northwest Connecticut, the Hudson Valley of New York and the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Together, she and John built their individual businesses while raising a family.
Manager & Buyer
Brigitte was born and raised in France, as you’ll discover when she greets you with a warm smile and lovely accent at the Harney & Sons Millerton shop. A retail veteran, her style and expertise are recognizable in the careful selection of the tea accessories we offer, including gifts and other elegant home goods. Brigitte also enjoys traveling to international tea territories with her husband, Mike.
Emeric started in tea at a young age, blending some of our best-selling teas like SoHo & White Christmas. He opened and still supervises the Harney & Sons SoHo store, where we continue the family tradition of making great tea an everyday luxury for New Yorkers and tourists alike. Emeric has a superior knowledge of the intricacies and characteristics of many varieties of tea grown all over the world.
Millerton Café Manager
Alex is the founder and executive chef/manager of the Harney & Sons Café in Millerton, New York. He enjoys cooking great food and sharing his passion and knowledge of tea with others. Alex has traveled all over the world including China, Taiwan, Japan and India searching for the finest teas. As director of film and photography for the company’s image and style, he can always be seen traveling with camera in hand.
From its humble beginnings to today’s international reputation, Harney & Sons has stayed true to its simple promise to deliver customers the finest quality tea possible. As the third generation of Harneys continues to carry out that mission, including educating tea lovers about fascinating tea traditions and types of tea found around the world, Harney & Sons customers are discovering their own passion for tea through the products and experiences we offer.
Harney & Sons offers over 300 varieties of the highest quality teas, sourced from the finest tea regions around the world. Our blends include classics like Earl Grey, our signature flavors like Hot Cinnamon Spice and Paris, several varieties of Matcha, more adventurous teas like Bamboo and everything in between. No matter which tea you choose, our expertise and commitment to quality are brewed into each cup.
We are proud to carry Fair Trade Certified™ teas, supporting fair trade practices around the world that promote sustainable livelihoods, safe working conditions, protection of the environment and strong, transparent supply chains. In addition, we have partnered for over 10 years with 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of our sales to environmental organizations across the globe. Thank you for helping us support these efforts.
In 2019, we launched The Hemp Division, a line of all-natural, handcrafted CBD teas. We’re excited about this opportunity to offer a different tea experience to our existing and new Harney customers. We’ve even gone so far as to plant, grow and harvest our own hemp plants in order to create a quality product from the roots up!PURCHASE ONLINE AT THE HEMP DIVISION