Guides, resources and Journal entries from Harney & Sons

Tea Seasons

We get a lot of questions about tea here at Harney & Sons -- we’re pretty sure it’s because we’re a global tea company -- but the question we probably get asked the most is about tea seasons and about the difference between first, second and third flush.

Tea Like the Brits

You don’t need an English mansion or servants to host or enjoy a proper “British tea.” But there are definitely necessary elements to be had and etiquette to be observed when holding a traditional British afternoon tea. Quite so!

Mike Harney Spills the Tea

Today we’re talking all about Harney packaging. “What, Mike? You expect us to read a blog post about the different packaging your tea comes in? Wait, let me read the tags on my mattress first, then I’ll be sure to get right to this…”

1% for the Planet

Harney & Sons are proud to support the worldwide 1% for the Planet foundation.

All About the South African Tea Region

Known for its dramatic landscapes, wide-open spaces and beaches, exotic wildlife and sometimes tumultuous history, great wines and bunny chow (yes, it’s a thing), South Africa is a popular tourist destination with a rich history and much to offer.

All about the Darjeeling Tea Region

The northeastern region of Darjeeling on the border of Nepal and Bhutan is famous for three seasons of tea: the spring’s First Flush, the early summer’s Second Flush and the late summer and fall’s Autumnal teas.

Harney Happy Hour

Our cool, frui-tea and oh so delish iced tea cocktails are back!

Learn about the Kenyan tea region

The top foreign exchange earner for the Kenyan economy, most Kenyan tea is grown in the highlands west of the Rift Valley.
Continue on to learn more about the Kenyan tea region.

Learn about the Assam tea region

The twirling brown leaves and golden tips of the world’s greatest Assam black teas yield lovely honey and malty flavours, a little like the maltiness of a good beer.
Continue on to learn more about the Assam tea region.

13 Teas to Satisfy

One easy way we like to fight our cravings is by finding low-calorie, or better yet, no-calorie alternatives (ahem, tea, ahem). Read on to find tea substitutes for your cravings.

Guide to Tea: Tea Terminology

Whether you are relatively new to tea drinking or consider yourself to be a connoisseur, it is no secret that the language of tea is rather complicated. Our goal with creating this tea glossary is to help demystify tea and the words used to describe it.

Iced Raspberry 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.

Blueberry Green Mojito

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 delicious Blueberry Green Fresh Brewed Iced Tea for a truly unique summer cocktail.

5 Holiday Recipes with Tea

We narrowed it down to a few of our favourite recipes from The Tea Cookbook to help you create a mouthwatering meal for the important people in your life. Many of these recipes are staples on our family's table, and we think you'll love them too.

Pomegranate Oolong Mule

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.