G.H. Macy & Co
G.H. Macy & Co is a wonderful new tea company started by friends of ours.
Although it's a new company, it's one that is "steeped" in tradition and
history. Their family’s affair with tea began when Oliver S. Carter,
their great-great-great grandfather, established a successful tea
importing business in New York City. By 1860 Carter, Hawley & Co.
was importing fine teas from Asia to satisfy Americans’ growing tastes
for this ancient and divine drink. By 1886, Oliver formed Carter, Macy
& Co. with his new son-in-law, George H. Macy. George was a Quaker
and a descendant of Nantucket whalers who had been earning their livings
abroad for generations. The partnership created a tea importing
business that would thrive for decades. By the early twentieth century,
Carter, Macy & Co. maintained headquarters in New York, and had
offices in London, Chicago, San Francisco, and across Asia in every
country of origin where tea was grown. They had tea-processing
facilities in Japan’s Yokohama and Kobe, China’s Shanghai, Hankow, and
Amoy, as well as Formosa’s Taipei, India’s Calcutta, and Ceylon’s
Colombo. Some have estimated that during the first decade of the
twentieth century, one out of every five cups of tea consumed in the
United States came to American shores through the hands of Carter, Macy
Today we are reminded that what we all enjoy most about tea is its ethereal quality—what our ancestors called The Cup That Cheers.
At G.H. Macy & Co., they strive to bring you high quality teas
sourced from the world’s finest tea gardens, just as their ancestors
have done for generations. In their words, "let our efforts be focused for and dedicated to all those happy people who relish a cup of pure, fragrant, appetizing tea."