Who We Are
We're a family-owned business based out of Toronto that works closely with the Harney family to offer Harney & Sons Fine Teas in Canada. We wholesale and retail a large selection of teas in a variety of packing options including in bulk and in beautifully designed tins.
Before establishing Premium Teas, the co-founder was working for world-renowned companies in the hospitality industry including the Four Season Hotel in Chicago in 2005, learning first-hand about afternoon tea service and Harney & Sons. After that, with a decade of experience in the hot beverage industry, he decided to start his own venture together with his wife, who has been working to ensure that you have great online shopping experience. As a result of our efforts, we're proud to share that we have served thousands of happy customers since 2015 and will continue to work hard and ensure that you're having a real good cuppa in your hands. Cheers!
Our family visiting the Harney family, Source: Family Archive
We're extending the Harneys' mission to "offer the finest teas in the world at a price that makes it an everyday luxury" by providing access to a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas at reasonable prices with low-rate and free shipping options within Canada. We also wholesale to coffee shops and cafes, bakeries, hotels, spas, specialty shops and restaurants so that you can experience our products even when you're having a drink outside of your home. We’ve done the hard yards to bring Harney & Sons to Canada and we'd love you to taste our tea selection and share our passion for these great teas.
About Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Harney & Sons was founded on the commitment to provide customers with the finest quality teas available. This promise, made over 40 years ago, still guides the company in their operations nowadays. Today, the company is still family owned and managed business and after three generations in the business, is still preserving the founder’s traditions of traveling the world to search for the finest ingredients. From the tea garden to the tea cup the Harneys manage the process. Cupping great teas, blending them into unique and uncommon blends that are packaged in their state-of-art facility.
Harney & Sons is now a global company covered by popular names like Oprah and Dr. Oz, and served at five-star hotels such as Four Seasons Hotels, Ritz Carlton, Waldorf Astoria New York, Peninsula, Shangri-La and other luxurious establishments. There are now over 300 varieties of teas that Harney & Sons fans can truly indulge in.
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 business, John’s passion lives on in his family.
Mike Harney, Master Tea Blender and Buyer
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.