Harney & Sons Hosts First Annual Tea Tour in Greater London
Harney & Sons, the family owned and operated luxury tea company, announced its first international tea tour in London, England. Tea industry insider Mike Harney, CEO of Harney & Sons, will lead the group to the top tea drinking destinations in the British capital including Dorchester Hotel and the Historic Royal Palaces.
“At Harney & Sons we value our customers and view them as family,” Mike Harney said. “This trip will serve as a great opportunity to spend quality time with our tea loving family and experience the ins and outs of the British tea scene together.”
The trip will trace the history of the tea industry from China and India to Britain, one of the world’s greatest tea consumers. Mike Harney and his wife will accompany the small group providing insight into the intricacies of tea blending around the world. The tour includes a world class Tea Infusiast Masterclass at the UK Tea Academy, a historic walking tour through Royal palaces, and an exploration of traditional tea service from the elegant Dorchester Hotel to below the Cutty Stark, one of the last tea clipper ships built in England.
For this special trip, Harney and Sons has partnered with Hudson Valley based boutique tour operator Onward Travel. Onward Travel co-founder Molly Crist shares the same alma mater with John Harney and Mike Harney: The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. The tour will be led by Onward’s other co-founder, Katerina Dhand, who lived in London while attending graduate school there.
Harney & Sons is a three-generation family-owned and operated tea company passionate about serving the highest quality of tea. The original founder, John Harney, started the business in the basement of his house in Salisbury, Conn. From a basement to an established headquarters in New York, Harney & Sons has grown to become a highly-regarded tea brand and is the proud creator of the coveted official line of teas requested by the Historic Palaces of England. Harney & Sons will continue its long-standing relationship with England with an annual trip to London.