Tips for Tealovers
Wohnhalle Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
Afternoon-Tea so klassisch wie in einem Londoner Grand Hotel: Mit Roastbeef und Putenbrust, Scones, Erdbeermarmelade und Clotted Cream, dazu eine Teeauswahl von 30 Sorten. Man versinkt in rot-golden gemusterten Sesseln, sieht dem Kaminfeuer beim Prasseln zu und vergisst die Welt rundum.
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
Hamburg‘s newest hotspot for tea lovers. 90 varieties of tea can be bought here – half of which are presented on Silke and Martin Sasse’s design award-winning “fragrance wall” on a monthly basis. The couple source their tea from small local suppliers and blend it according to their own recipes. This is especially noticeable in their wonderfully aromatic and novel blends of tea with dried fruit. The adjoining bar offers e.g. hand-whisked Matcha tea as well as iced teas, Smoo-Teas with fruit puree and various mixtures with milk (LatTea). In keeping with the slogan “handpicked happiness”, the T. boutique displays great attention to detail and truly exudes the owners’ love for their product, with accessories such as beautiful tea caddies.
Lange Reihe 68-70
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
One of Hamburg’s oldest tea establishments – and still one of the best. Silke Günther stocks 300 varieties of tea, stacked to the ceiling in large caddies, and she can tell a story about each one of them. Her product range also includes pralines, chocolates and choice sweets. As the shop is tiny, guests wishing to have a cup of tea can only sit outside – but Hamburg’s locals are hardened to all types of weather.
Tel: +49 (0)40 47 31 31
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