The Queen Bee
Chef-owner Hayley is our Queen Bee and the heart and soul of Saratoga Tea & Honey Co. Her passion for sharing and inspiring taste journeys infuses everything we do here at ST&HCo. - from which single-origin teas and varietal honeys make their way into our collection to how we cultivate not just customers but a communiTEA.
Hayley's Favorite Tea: Changes with the season and mood! Currently: Dong Ding Oolong
Hayley's Favorite Honey: Black Forest
Outside the Hive: Hayley is a world traveler who loves nothing more than learning new languages and creating beautiful meals for friends and family.
Mama & Papa Bee
More than Hayley's family, Eric and Karen are the reason ST&HCo. runs so smoothly and feels like such a welcoming space.
Favorite Honey: Black Forest (good taste runs in the family)
Outside the Hive: Eric's hidden talent is his amazing Einkorn sourdough bread, and Karen is one of the best interior designers we know!
Social Media Bee
Emma's love and deep knowledge of tea and honey is what makes our social media not just a marketing tool, but a communiTEA for like-minded tea and honey lovers.
Favorite Tea: Japanese Green Teas
Favorite Honey: Italian Chestnut on soft cheeses like Camembert
Outside the Hive: Emma is often found shooting beautiful photographs of the unexpected.
Customer Experience Bee
From in-store to online and back again, customer experience is Kathryn's raison d'etre. As such she can be found just about everywhere, from behind the bar to behind a computer screen.
Favorite Tea: Feng Huang Hong Cha
Favorite Honey: Palmetto on cheesboards or in every black tea
Outside the Hive: Kathryn is usually found reading with a cat or two on her lap.
Our master of all things merchandising, Jill is the bee to talk to if you're searching for new teaware or gifts. Always on the hunt for the unique and inspiring, Jill's the brains behind some of our most successful products!
Favorite Honey: Ghost Pepper Honey in quick pickling liquids, glazes, and vinaigrettes
Outside the Hive: You can catch Jill watching pretty much any sport on tv, at "The Joe" watching the ValleyCats, or reading.
None of us know what we would do without Maria. Always in action and never still, Maria keeps us on our toes and tackles any task - big or small.
Favorite Honey: Sourwood with a sharp cheese
Outside the Hive: Maria loves to garden and cook, hike, and take care of her fig tree the way her father always took care of his!