Elaine's Blend a uniquely refreshing combination of fine Darjeeling, Keemun, Ceylon and Assam teas was created by Elaine Cogan, a colleague of John Harney for many years. Little did Elaine realize she was launching the tea revolution when her complaints about the poor quality of restaurant tea were printed in the New York Times back in 1983. In response, the Times printed an editorial entitled "Tea Snobs and Coffee Bigots." John Harney and Elaine soon became friends and spread the word about tea. They were pleasantly surprised and gratified to witness tea's newfound popularity, and the American public's ensuing demand for fine tea.