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 Teas: Iced Black (Eric) and Matcha Mango (Karen)

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.

Purchasing Bee

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 Tea: Milk Oolong or Cypress Hojicha

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.

Super Bee

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 Tea: Herbals & Oolongs 

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!

two young women walking into the doors of Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.
two young women walking into the doors of Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.

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