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.

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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!

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Business Development Bee

Whether it's crafting cocktails made with tea and honey or forging new partnerships, Marcus is always the go-to bee with fresh ideas and the passion to make it happen.

Favorite Tea: 2020 Jeju Island & other Aged Teas

Favorite Honey: Hungarian Acacia Honeycomb

Outside the Hive: Marcus can be found making cider and mead, grilling, and being a father and husband to the best gals around.

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Marketing Bee

Emma's love and deep knowledge of tea and honey is what makes our social media and email marketing not just tools, but communiTEAs 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, studying Japanese & reading classic literature.

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Retail & Ecommerce Operations 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: Italian Chestnut on cheesboards or in every black tea

Outside the Hive: Kathryn is usually found reading with a cat or two on her lap, going to the ballet & learning about wine.

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Retail Store Manager Bee

Maribeth is more than your typical Store Manager. She keeps us motivated, makes sure everything runs smoothly, and does it all in heels.

Favorite Teas: Gabacha and Pumpkin Pie Spice Chai

Favorite Honey: Spanish Black Forest

Outside the hive: Maribeth enjoys reading advanced copies of books, snuggling with her cats, and cooking with tea and honey!

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Warehouse Manager Bee

Without Jeanne, there would be no Tea or Honey in Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.! Jeanne seemingly effortlessly manages the operations and staff at our warehouse to make sure we have product to sell and your packages reach you in a timely manner.

Favorite Tea: Saratoga Red Chai

Favorite Honey: Italian Acacia

Outside the Hive: Jeanne can be found reading, hiking & dancing - with bonus points for doing any of these things at the beach.

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Warehouse Manager Bee

Brenda completes our dynamic warehouse management duo, making sure all your favorites are available on-demand (tea gods willing, of course!) and on their way to you swiftly.

Favorite Tea: Field of Dreams

Favorite Honey: Spanish Wild Lavender

Outside the Hive: Brenda loves trying out new restaurants in the area, getting all the other readers at ST&HCo. hooked on 15 book multiverses that aren't even finished being written, and making up for it by bringing her dog Pickles to say hello at the shop on their walks.

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Purchasing Manager 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: Shan Lin Xi or Lapsang Souchong

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 or reading while snuggling with her cats.

Bar Manager Bee

Wiha is the tea-making goddess who keeps our busy Tea Bar running smoothly even on the busiest of weekends and holidays. Have an idea for a cool new drink? Wiha's got it handled.

Favorite Tea: 2012 Menghai or Mi Xiang Hong Cha

Favorite Honey: Sourwood

Outside the Hive: Wiha can bee found playing billiards & poker or reading sci fi.

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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!

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Shift Manager Bee

Kristia's knowledge of teas and bees has been honed over several years and supplemented beautifully by her study of health sciences. She's the perfect bee to answer your questions on everything from how to brew to the chemistry behind crystallization.

Favorite Tea: Matcha (especially iced with peppermint!)

Favorite Honey: Buckwheat

Outside the Hive: Kristia loves baking, reading, rock climbing, conquering dungeons & slaying dragons.

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

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