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, New York ships to fans across the globe. Join us as we spill the tea on one of the country’s most influential families, the Harneys, and the story behind their tea empire. The origins of how John and Elyse Harney gave birth to five children, a tea company, and a real estate business makes for funny, moving, and absolutely riveting listening. Tune in to the new 6 part Podcast, “As the Tea Steeps” presented by Emeric and Alexander Harney available now on iTunes, Google Play.
06 - Sons & Daughters
In the final episode of our first season of As The Tea Steeps, Emeric and Alex continue their interview with Paul and Elyse and learn about Paul's story, from his years in the military, into a family trucking company and back to the family tea company. Paul's insight into operations and product differentiation are one of the key factors that Harney & Sons grew the way it did. Tune in for our last episode today!
05 - It's All Relative
In the fifth episode of As The Tea Steeps, Emeric and Alex introduce the 4th and 5th children of Harney & Sons Founder, John Harney. Paul and Elyse grew up in the earliest years of the company, working on weekends helping their father. They share their first memories of the company, their first jobs and how they later came back to work and support Harney & Sons. Grab your favorite cup of tea and sit back for an enjoyable, though brief episode. Tune in every other week for a new episode!
04 - The World According to Mike
In the fourth episode of As The Tea Steeps, we introduce our Michael Harney, 2nd son of founder John Harney. Mike shares how he ended up with the great gift of tasting and the early years of the company. Also joining for Episode 4 is renowned tea broker and family friend Marcus Wulf, who helped Michael deliver on his promise to make Harney & Sons a company that has a tradition of delivering directly from the source. Tune in every other week for a new episode!
03 - There's No Business Like The Tea Business
In the third episode of As The Tea Steeps, Emeric & Alex Harney continue their conversation with James Norwood Pratt and Elyse Harney, touching on the founding years of Harney & Sons Fine Teas, and how Elyse supported the tea company with a venture of her very own! Tune in every other week for a new episode!
02 - Memories of A Tea Connoisseur
In the second episode of As The Tea Steeps, Emeric & Alex Harney sit down with International Tea Connoisseur James Norwood Pratt and their grandmother Elyse Harney. Find out how Norwood got his start in tea, and how he met and started a lifelong relationship with the Harney family. Tune in every other week for a new episode!
01 - Memories of a Matriach
Welcome to the first episode of As The Tea Steeps, a podcast series about how tea shaped our family and how our family shaped tea in 21st century America. In our debut episode, Emeric & Alex Harney sit down with their grandmother and wife of Harney & Sons Founder, Elyse Harney. Tune in every other week for a new episode!
Quality is everything! If you build it, they will come... The biggest challenge I would imagine, is keeping the excellent quality in the midst of growth. The downfall of every business, seems to come when standards are lowered to make more money. Keeping it a family business with “skin in the game” keeps Harney and Sons a head above the rest.👍🏻 There needs to be a China tea cup emogi✌🏻
I love learning the history behind this family and I really love the tea they sell #AsTheTeaSteeps
Enjoyed this podcast with a Formosa Oolong (multiple cups!) from Harney and Sons.