Tips for Tealovers
Wohnhalle Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Afternoon tea as classic as in a London grand hotel: with roast beef and turkey breast, scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream, plus a tea selection of 30 varieties. You sink into red-and-gold-patterned armchairs, watch the fire crackling in the fireplace, and forget the world around you.
Neuer Jungernstieg 9-14
Tel: +49 (0)40 34943151
The terrace overlooking the Sandtorhafen is one of the most beautiful in the city. Good to know, for anyone striving to try all the teas on this menu will find it a lengthy task: more than 100 varieties of tea are served here, ranging from black, green, white, herbal, fruit and rooibos tea as well as chai and Matcha in every conceivable form to a dozen iced teas – and then there are also numerous tea cocktails on offer. The food menu is just as lavish: here you can choose from five different menus for afternoon tea alone. The “Meßmer Momentum” comprises not only a tea lounge but also a tea-themed world of experience on 600 square metres, including a museum and a shop where you can taste and buy tea amidst an elegant setting and learn about the one thousand-year history of tea through courses and events.
Am Kaiserkai 10
Tel: +49 (0)40 73 67 90 00
This former winch guards’ keep with its oriels and picturesque towers is one of the most photographed buildings in the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district. Today it houses the “Wasserschloss”, a tea-trading office with more than 250 varieties of tea on offer. In the adjoining restaurant you can enjoy salad with tea dressing as well as fish marinated in tea or fried scallop of veal coated with Matcha tea breading.
Tel: +49 (0)40 55 89 82 640
A lovely little café in the heart of the St Pauli district, with white furniture and beautiful home-baked cupcakes, macarons and tarts. Traditional afternoon tea is served upon advance booking, featuring scones and sandwiches and delicious tea varieties from T. lovers.
Tel: +49 (0)40 38 63 06 82
Monika Lühmann’s fame for home-made scones extends beyond the west of Hamburg. She serves them as part of her Cornish cream tea in its most simple and authentic form: tea with milk, said scones, clotted cream and jam. This little bit of heaven will only set you back 9,50 euro and will keep you satisfied until the next morning.
Blankeneser Landstraße 29
Tel: +49 (0)40 86 34 41