Shopping Season: Places to Buy Leaf Tea and More

Are you a tea lover? Got tired of the usual bagged teas you always get in the same supermarket? Looking for a different Christmas gift? Time for a change! Here’s a list of tea shops in North Rhine-Westphalia. I promise to add to the list places from other countries and cities in the future!

Time for tea shopping!
Time for tea shopping!

♦ Bonn

Tee Gschwendner: a specialized tea shop on the first floor and a tiny cute tea room on the second offering a great variety of teas. The tea of the month is Mainzelmännchens Winter Apple named after a German TV animation since 1963. For those who drink a lot of tea, there’s an option to buy bigger packages like 0.5kg or 1 kg.

Address: Dreieck 2, 53111 Bonn

Visit online: Tee Gschwendner


First Flush TeaRoom: a unique place itself with charming atmosphere where one can enjoy a few cups of tea as well as buy premium quality tea. They have lovely ceramics for your tea ceremonies too. It’s a must-see place in town!

Address: Markt 6, 53111 Bonn

Visit online: First Flush TeaRoom


Galeria Kaufhof: something that can be called a shopping mall of the city. Head to the UG (underground floor) where you find the section with coffees & teas. Not the greatest variety compared to specialized shops, but if you’re not very picky, you’ll find good quality loose leaf teas. My choice is Jasmine green tea.

Address: Remigiusstraße 20-24, 53111 Bonn


♦ Köln / Cologne

Tee de Cologne: remember Eau de Cologne or Water of Cologne which is the famous perfume known as 4711? Well here’s the place which sells Tea of Cologne! They offer everything from traditional green, black or oolong teas to more exotic ones like Pina Colada, Cactus flower or Ayurveda. Forget about Altstadt and explore another part of the city.

Address: Landmannstr. 30, 50825 Köln-Ehrenfeld

Visit online: Tee de Cologne


Teeladen am Chlodwigsplatz: here you can buy 50g, 100g, 250g or 500 g of various black teas, Chinese special teas (Pu Erh, Jasmine), Oolong, green tea from China, Japan, Taiwan and India, aromatic teas, Rooibos or Massai from South Africa, and fruit teas. In addition to teas, you can also find paper or metal tea filters, cups and bowls, and various sweets. Great choice!

Address: Ubierring 6, 50678 Köln- Südstadt

Visit online: Teeladen am Chlodwigsplatz


teehaus.cöln: tea from main tea regions Japan, India, Taiwan and China. A wide assortment of premium teas as well as ecological teas, you name it! Looking for original tea accessories? This is a place to check. Go there or shop online.

Address: Benesisstraße 53, 50672 Köln

Visit online: teehaus.cöln 


♦ Düsseldorf

DAE YANG Asia Shop: if you’re looking for something more unconventional, Düsseldorf is the place to go for Japanese tea specialties. Apart from traditional green tea, in this shop you can buy trendy Matcha (green powder tea), Genmaicha (green tea with rice), ginger, ginseng, lemon teas or Gersten summer tea. Another similar shop in the same street is Shochiku.

Address: Immermannstraße, 40210 Dusseldorf

Visit online: DAE YANG; Shochiku


Shu yao Teekultur: offers very exotic tea combinations. How about buying camomile & lemon, cacao & mint or bamboo tea? If you’re always in a hurry, try tee to go makers. If you’re a passionate traveler, get yourself a package of teas in small quantities – different taste every day of your trip. Very cool website!

Address: Königsallee, 40212 Dusseldorf

Visit online: Shu yao 


Hilde’s Teeladen: a specialized tea shop offering a wide choice of tea purchases. Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon and many other combinations are sold.

Address: Jägerstr. 5, 40231 Düsseldorf-Eller

Visit online: Hilde’s Teeladen 


Sindbad Tausendundein (1001): this is a place for a wide variety of teas from around the world. They sell a lot of aromatic teas as well, so be sure to find your favorite flavor. You can also get special herbal teas here.

Address: Schwerinstraße 18, 40477 Dusseldorf

Visit online: Sindbad Tausendundein 


Who knows, perhaps one day I’ll open a tea shop as well. And I’ll invite you to try my mum’s Lithuanian cakes or Brazilian pastries.

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