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The Smallest House

The Smallest House is located in… the smallest house in Amsterdam! The tiny building from the early 18th century, located in the heart of the city center, houses the largest tea collection in the city.

The Smallest House was founded in 2014 and has since grown into a major tea specialist. With love and attention to product, quality and customer, we put together our very wide collection of (organic) loose teas, from all corners of the world.

The Smallest Hous also sells a beautiful collection of herbs and spices and delicacies from Amsterdam.

  • More than 150 loose teas
  • Wide collection of organic tea

About Us

The Smallest House in Amsterdam

The Smallest House

Since 2014, a tea shop with a very extensive collection of fresh quality tea, delicacies and coffee has been located in the smallest house in Amsterdam. Learn more about our background!

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Tea Shop The Smallest House in Amsterdam

The Tea Shop

The Smallest House offers you a selection of fresh teas, accessories and tableware on an area of only 9m2. We also have a beautiful range of delicacies such as chocolate and liqueur.

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High Tea in The Smallest House in Amsterdam

The Tea Rooms

Above the tea shop, you will find Amsterdam's smallest tea rooms! In an intimate atmosphere, up to 7 people can enjoy tea with home made pastries.

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  • London Fog...an absolute bliss!   I do like a splash of milk in my tea every once in a while and this London Fog takes a simple cup of tea to the next level.  A London Fog or London Fog Latte is really easy to make. Basically all you need is Earl Grey tea, milk, sweetener and vanilla syrup. To give our London Fog an extra twist we decided to add lavender and a pinch of cinnamon.   Ready to go an a Latte adventure?  Here is the ‘how to’: - mix 1 teaspoon of loose Earl Grey tea with 1 tea spoon of lavender - take out a tea infuser and fill it with your Earl Grey Lavender tea blend - put the infuser in the teacup, boil water and fill the cup up to three quarters - steep the tea for 5 minutes - add a good amount of sweetener - add a drop of vanilla syrup  - froth some milk (any kind) while warming it up (don’t let it get too hot) - add the milk and foam to the tea, filling up the cup.  - sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and lavender  All done? Enjoy!!!  Can’t wait try out this recipe? Our organic Earl Grey and our dried Lavender are available online and instore! (Link in bio)  #londonfog #londonfoglatte #latte #tealatte #earlgrey #organic #organictea #organicearlgrey #looseleaftea #tearecipe #teawithmilk #theemetmelk #tea #thee #tealoversofinstagram #insteagram #organicliving #healthyliving #biologisch #biologischethee #ilovetea #teashopamsterdam #theewinkelamsterdam #cravingsinamsterdam #expatsinamsterdam #amsterdamlife #amsterdamfoodies #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #hetkleinstehuis #hetkleinstehuisamsterdam
  • Organic Rooibos Raspberry Vanille with matcha flavoured white chocolate!  That was our Sunday evening sweet delight treat...and it was sooo good!    This Rooibos blend is just magical. Rooibos itself is soft and mild in taste, slightly nutty and a bit honey-like. This is perfectly complemented by the warm and natural sweetness of vanilla and the freshness of raspberry. Add the creaminess of white chocolate and the sweet yet savoury taste of matcha to the mix and you have got yourself the best treat ever!   Rooibos is an incredibly versatile tea that goes well with most flavours. Whether you combine rooibos with herbs, spices, fruits or flowers, rooibos puts them in the spotlight and let's them shine without being upstaged.   Ready for a delicious rooibos experience? Both the Rooibos Raspberry Vanilla and the matcha flavoured white chocolate are available online and in store! (Link in bio)  #rooibos #redbush #rooibostea #organictea #organic #biologischethee #biologischleven #organicliving #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #teablend #matcha #matchachocolate #tea #tealovers #ilovetea #ilovematcha #raspberrytea #vanillatea #insteagram #tealoversofinstagram #cravingsinamsterdam #foodphotography #teaphotography #amsterdam #teashopamsterdam #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #expatsinamsterdam #amsterdamfoodies
  • Organic Japanese Houjicha!  This beauty has been added to our Japanese loose tea collection.   Houjicha is not steamed like most Japanese green teas. It has been roasted over charcoal in a porcelain pot. Because of the high temperature, the colour of the tea leaf changes from green to reddish brown.   Due to the roasting, the bitterness disappears and the flavour becomes sweet and smoky with caramel notes. It also decreases the amount of caffeine in the tea.   Due to its mild character, Houjicha is a good choice to enjoy during dinner or before bedtime.   Our organic Houjicha is now available online or in store (link in bio).   #looseleaftea #japanesegreentea #greentea #houjicha #organictea #biologischethee #organic #organicliving #organiclifestyle #gaiwan #groenethee #japansethee #healthyliving #insteagram #tealoversofinstagram #foodphotography #amsterdamfoodies #amsterdamcravings #lossethee #theewinkelamsterdam #teashopamsterdam #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #teaboutique #tealovers #ilovetea #teatime #amsterdam #geefmijmaaramsterdam #teaphotography #teaphoto
  • Pai Mu Tan tea, also known as White Peony tea!   This amazing white tea is grown in the Fujian Province in China.   Pai Mu Tan is a select tea that is made from the buds of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis, specifically the first two leaves of the tea bud. As the leaves are only slightly rolled and unfurled, the leaves remain large, long and green.   Pai Mu Tan is a sweet, delicate infusion with a light and floral, slightly fruity aroma.   The caffeine content of white tea is actually very low making it a perfect tea to enjoy in the evening. As it is rich in antioxidants, it helps combat the harmful effects of free radicals.   Ready to try this gem of a tea? Our organic Pai Mu Tan is available instore and online (link in bio).   #paimutan #paimutantea #whitetea #chinesetea #healthytea #healthylifestyle #detoxtea #cleanse #cleanseyourbody #tea #tealovers #ilovetea #insteagram #foodphotography #gaiwan #teashop #teaboutique #teashopamsterdam #amsterdamfoodies #thee #hetkleinstehuis #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #premiumtea #organictea #organicliving #organic #expatsinamsterdam #amsterdam #geefmijmaaramsterdam #teatime
  • Love is brewing!   Februari 14th, Valentine's Day! The day we celebrate love!  Such a special kind of day requires a special kind of tea, a true Valentine's tea! To share with your loved one, close by or far away.   Our Valentine's Tea will conquer anyone's  heart. A mild green tea blend with rose leaf, strawberry and real sugar hearts.   This special tea blend comes in a elegant gold coloured or black tea tin that is fitted with a double lid to preserve the quality of the tea.   We pack the tea tin in a beautiful gift box to make the surprise even bigger.   Would you like to make someone's Valentine's Day? When you order online, you can confirm the shipping address and we will make sure your Valentine's Tea gift will de delivered to your Valentine!   #valentines #valentinesday #valentinesday2021 #valentinestea #valentijnsdag #loveisbrewing #tea #teatime #teablend #valentijnscadeau #valentinesgift #teagift #tealovers #insteagram #tealoversofinstagram #expatsinamsterdam #amsterdamexpats #expatlife #teashopamsterdam #teashop #teaboutique #theeboetiek #hightea #theewinkelamsterdam #looseleaftea #teatin #teacaddy #amsterdam #iamsterdam #smallesthouseinamsterdam
  • Chai latte...the ultimate Sunday treat!  And so easy to make!   For this evenings chai latte I used our Masala chai tea. A black Assam tea blend with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pepper, cloves and star anise.   Here is the ‘how to’:  - take out your favorite tea mug or glass and an tea infuser  - fill the infuser with 2 grams of Masala tea (one teaspoon full) - boil water and fill your mug / glass with infuser  up to three quarters - let the tea brew for 3 to 5 minutes - add a good amount of sugar or other sweetener. I like to add brown sugar because of the caramel like flavor - froth some milk (any kind) while warming it up ( don’t let it get too hot) - add the milk and foam to the tea, filling the whole mug or glass - sprinkle with cinnamon  Et voila...you have just made yourself a perfect chai latte. Time to enjoy!   Besides our Masala chai we also carry a Bengal chai, rooibos chai blends, a herbal chai blend and a green tea chai blend. All available instore and online! (Link in bio)  #chai #chailatte #chaitea #chaithee #chaispice #diychai #chaikruiden #assam #assamtea #assamchai #teatreat #insteagram #tealoversofinstagram #tea #tealovers #thee #sundaytreat #foodiesofinstagram #foodiesamsterdam #amsterdamfood #amsterdamfoodies #foodphotography #teaspecialist #smallesthouseinamsterdam #teashop #teashopamsterdam #expatsinamsterdam #amsterdam #geefmijmaaramsterdam #teatimemagazine
  • Sencha, the specialty tea from Japan!  This lovely green tea comes from tea plants that have been grown in direct sunlight, giving them their bright green color.   The youngest top buds and tea leaves are steamed, rolled into cylinders and crumpled when dried.   Sencha has a slightly grassy fragrance, a bright yellow color when brewed and a light aroma with a perfect blend of bitter and sweet taste.   And now on to the best part... Sencha is very beneficial to your health!  Sencha contains a high level of antioxidants and polyphenols which help neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals.   The potential benefits of sencha green tea are quite impressive. From anti-cancer properties, lowering bad cholesterol to aiding weight loss. The list goed on and on.   To give you a better understanding of the health benefits that Sencha has to offer, we will soon dedicate a blog about this wonderful tea on our website.   Can’t wait to try this amazing Japanese wonder? Our organic premium Sencha is available instore and online (link in bio).   #sencha #senchagreentea #senchatea #healthytea #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #japanesetea #senchafukuyu #tea #tealovers #ilovetea #insteagram #teashoptea #teashopamsterdam #foodiesamsterdam #amsterdamfoodies #kyusu #hetkleinstehuis #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #smallesthouse #thee #groenethee #theewinkelamsterdam #topshelftea #premiumtea #organictea #organicliving #biologischethee #organic
  • Close your eyes and picture this...  ❄️ A winter evening in old Amsterdam. The city is quiet, covered with snow. The canals are frozen. A magical sight. Is is cold so let’s go inside to warm up with a nice cup of winter tea. Look out the window! Is anyone skating in the ice yet? ❄️  Inspired by a snow covered city we have created a beautiful tea blend for the winter season:   Winter in Amsterdam, a spicy brew of black tea, cinnamon, orange peel and rose blossom.   It comes in it’s own beautifully decorated tea tin with double lid.   Wouldn’t this be a lovely winter treat for someone dear or... for yourself?   Winter in Amsterdam is available instore and online!   Happy winter everyone!  #wintertea #winterblend #winter #winterinamsterdam #tealovers #tea #blacktea #cinnamon #cinnamontea #tealoversofinstagram #teatin #smallesthouseinamsterdam #teashop #teashopamsterdam #teaboutique #amsterdam #iloveamsterdam #geefmijmaaramsterdam #expatsinamsterdam #expatsinthenetherlands #amsterdamexpats  #kooplokaalamsterdam
  • “Come along inside... We’ll see if tea (and buns) can make the world a better place”  -From The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.   I love these lines (...and adore the book). There is something reassuring and comforting about them. In the tea (and buns) lies a promise of friendship and togetherness, of caring for and taking care of each other. I couldn’t think of more appropriate words in these troublesome times.   So to all you Toads, Moles, Rats and Badgers out there, come along inside!   If not for tea than for a chat and a good laugh!   Hang in there, we will get through this together!   Much love ❤️ from Amsterdam.  #kennethgrahame #windinthewillows #tea  #tealovers #childrensbooks #teaquote #caring #sharing #friendship #togetherness #takecare #comealonginside #wecare #reachingout #badger #rat #mole #toad #smallesthouseinamsterdam #amsterdam #iamsterdam #iloveamsterdam #geefmijmaaramsterdam #teaisalwaysagoodidea #wonderlustamsterdam
  • Tearoom Memories!   Reposting a few pics today. We haven’t been able to use our tearoom for quite some time now.   It has been very quiet upstairs. No more lovely guests to entertain, no more running up and down the stairs, no more looking for that tin of specialty tea that somehow disappeared all though we just used it 2 minutes ago, no more listening to the fascinating stories from our guests from all over the world...  We miss you!!!  And oh how we miss the smell of freshly baked apple pie in the morning!  Those times will come back soon for sure, but today it is time for reminiscing.   Have you visited our tearoom? We would love to hear about your experience! Maybe you would like to share those memories or pictures with us?   Share in the comments or  use @smallesthouse  Thanks so much!  Stay strong, safe and well everyone and let’s remember the good times! ❤️  #tearoommemories #smallesthouseinamsterdam #tea #reminiscing #missingyou #staysafe #shareyourstory #tealovers #amsterdam
  • Earl Grey, such a beautiful aromatic and ‘classic’ black tea.   Not so much an evening tea as it contains caffeine.  It’s best enjoyed as a late morning or early afternoon ‘pick me up’ tea.   But what if you have a late night craving for Earl Grey but don’t want to spend the night counting sheep?   You might want to try our  decaffeinated Earl Grey!   Decaf tea is tea leaves that have undergone a process that removes most of the caffeine.   For tealovers who are sensitive to caffeine but prefer a nice Ceylon tea... we also stock the decaffeinated Ceylon!   Both teas are now available in store and online (link in bio).   #earlgrey #ceylon #earlgreytea #ceylontea #eveningtea #morningtea #afternoontea #decaftea #decaffeinated #decaffeinatedtea #teacraving #tealovers #ilovetea #insteagram #tealoversofinstagram #healthytea #healthyliving #teapot #teacup #candlelight #relaxtime #foodiesofamsterdam #amsterdamfoodies #amsterdam #tea #teashop #teashopamsterdam #thee  #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #kooplokaalamsterdam
  • Favorite Christmas tea (Amsterdam Winter) in favorite Christmas tea mug with favorite chocolate (the homemade kind) and...the most amazing Christmas gift ever!   Not a post about tea today, but about a book!  Today I received a beautiful gift from Santa Claus. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.   I just love this story. I must have seen the movie versions numerous times, and went to see it in the theater as well. But I have never read the book itself. And that is finally about to change.  A beautiful edition, with a linen cover with silver printed letters and lively illustrations.  Bought at one of my favorite (yes I have a lot of favorites) stores in Amsterdam, the magical children’s bookshop @dekinderboekwinkel  An absolute must-visit for everyone! Also for grownups, or perhaps especially for grownups!  My children are a bit too young to understand the book now (my five year old didn’t really appreciate the Muppet version) but I hope I can read it to them on Christmas Eve in the years to come. Might be the start of a new family tradition!  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas despite the challenging circumstances in which we now live. Would love to know about your Christmas traditions! Share in the comments if you like!   From my easy chair...  Much love, happy reading and happy holidays everyone!   #tea #christmastea #tealovers #ilovetea #ilovechristmas #christmas #teamug #charlesdickens #achristmascarol #bookloversofinstagram #insteagram #tealoversofinstagram #christmasgifts #amsterdam #iamsterdam #iloveamsterdam #teashop #thee #theewinkelamsterdam #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #dekinderboekwinkel @dekinderboekwinkel #kooplokaalamsterdam #supportyourlocal
  • Warm winter greetings to all our dear followers and customers! You have made 2020 unforgettable!  Like for many of you, this year has been a challenging year for us in so many ways, but from the first lockdown you have stood behind us. Your support was and is heartwarming and moving and has given us confidence in the future. We are very grateful for this.   You are priceless!  Happy holidays and all the best for the new year!   Much love,  Niels and Kirsten  Het Kleinste Huis  Amsterdam  #merrychristmas #grateful #youarethebest #thanksforyoursupport #feelingblessed #bestwishes #amsterdam #iamsterdam #iloveamsterdam #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #hetkleinstehuis #winterinamsterdam #fijnefeestdagen #kerst #kerstinamsterdam
  • New! And just in time for Christmas!   Sometime ago we embarked on a new adventure...a culinary adventure involving tea and chocolate.   And today we proudly present our own ‘Het Kleinste Huis’ - chocolate -tea (or should we say ‘chocolatea) tablets in two flavors:  Earl Grey Pure Chocolate and Matcha White Chocolate  A true delicacy for every tea and /or chocolate lover.   The citrusy notes of the bergamot in the Earl Grey perfectly complement the bitterness of the dark chocolate and provide a fresh and fruity taste experience. The texture of the chocolate is slightly brittle due to the added finely ground Earl Grey tea.   The flavor of Match is unique and is called ‘Umami’ in Japan. A sweet, savory, full-bodied flavor that combines well with the creamy mild taste of white chocolate.   Serve the chocolate in small pieces and enjoy this specialty chocolate by Het Kleinste Huis.   Our wonderful chocolate tablets are now available online and in store! (Link in bio)   #tea #chocolate #teaandchocolate #chocolateaddict #tealovers #chocolovers #insteagram #chocoholics #earlgrey #earlgreytea #matcha #matchatea #chocolatewithearlgrey #matchachocolate #handmadechocolate #artisanalchocolate #ilovetea #ilovechocolate #foodiesofamsterdam #amsterdamfoodies #teashopamsterdam #theewinkelamsterdam #thee #theewinkel #chocoladereep #chocola #chocolametthee #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam
  • It is nice and cozy inside!   All set for a new day of tea blending and gift wrapping!   Just a little reminder from Santa Claus to our customers living in Europe, if you would like to receive your tea gift in time for Christmas, today would be the best day to place your order! Try to do so before 14:00 hrs (local time) and he will pick it up for you at our store! 🎅   For our customers living in The Netherlands, Santa recommends to place your orders Tuesday December 22 before 14:00 hrs. at the latest!   Happy (online) shopping! 🎄  #christmasshopping #teagift #christmasgift #kerstcadeau #tea #teashop #teashopamsterdam #bestelonline #kooplokaal #ilovetea #tealovers #cuteshop #tinyshop #tinyhouse #wreath #wreathsofinstagram #insteagram #wanderlust #thee #kerstpakket #kerstcadeau #santa #santaclaus #kerstman #amsterdam #iamsterdam #geefmijmaaramsterdam #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam
  • A specially designed tea tin for our Christmas blends, that was our silent wish for Het Kleinste Huis or The Smallest House.  Such a beautiful classic, romantic tin with a nod to days gone by, with a touch of Charles Dickens and a pinch of Anton Pieck.   This year our wish has come true! This year we our proud to present our first real Christmas tea tin and we are modestly following in the footsteps of famous tea houses like Marriage Frères and A.C.Perchs.   In collaboration with Bas Evers from #basinbeeld, who once again succeeded in translating our ideas into a design that fits exactly with what we had in mind, the Oude Hoogstraat in a winter atmosphere, inspired by a beautiful engraving by Reinier Vinkeles.   The can is available both in store and online and you can decide for yourself with which tea we can fill it for you. You can choose from 3 different tea blends:   Winter in Amsterdam, a black tea with cinnamon, orange and rose blossom.  Holy Night, a green tea with rose hip, crunchy nuts, red peppers, almond, hibiscus and cornflower.   Red Winter Blend, a rooibos blend with apple, goji berries and cornflower.   Delicious tea to start Christmas morning or to end Christmas Eve!   We hope you will enjoy your Christmas tea as much as we enjoyed creating it and the matching tea tin!  #christmas #christmastea #christmasteatin #teatin #teacaddy #tea #ilovetea #tealovers #insteagram #tealoversofinstagram #amsterdamtea #teagift #teafromamsterdam #amsterdam #iloveamsterdam #geefmijmaaramsterdam #expatsinamsterdam #teashopamsterdam #thee #theewinkelamsterdam #kooplokaalamsterdam #kerstthee #christmasteablends #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #reiniervinkeles #oudehoogstraat #damstraatjes
  • The gaiwan, by far my favorite kind of tea set! This little gem just came in! Can’t take my eyes of it.   A gaiwan is a Chinese lidded bowl without handle, used for the infusion of tea leaves and the consumption of tea.   A gaiwan is particularly good to use for tea with a delicate taste and aroma such as green and white tea.   Never used a gaiwan? Don’t worry! A new story on how to use a gaiwan is in the making.   This particular gaiwan is now available in our store and online. Link in bio!   #gaiwan #gaiwantea #teaware #teacup #tealovers #insteagram #tea #perfectteacup #drinkingtea #tea #thee #teatime #chinesetea #teashop #theewinkel #teashopamsterdam #theewinkelamsterdam #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #amsterdam #christmasgifts #christmasgiftideas #teagift #theecadeau #ceramics #greentea #whitetea #tradition #shoplocal #kooplokaal
  • Our T-Mail Christmas Card collection is now available online and in store!  This lovely little collection  of postcards filled with loose leaf tea will allow you to send your love, support and warm wishes to all those close to your heart.   The loose leaf tea blend selected for this collection is our Holy Night Winter tea. A spicy green tea blend with rose hip, crunchy nuts, pepper, almonds, hibiscus flowers and cornflower. The perfect tea for Christmas!   With the included tea bag, the recipient can immediately make a nice pot of tea and you will be able to share a special moment together, without actually being together.   Curious to find out more? The link is in our bio!   Stay safe everyone! ❤️  #T-Mail #teamail #sendingtea #teafromamsterdam #christmas #christmascard #sendinglove #snailmail #snailmailideas #teamoments #teapostcards #tea #tealovers #ilovetea #madeinamsterdam #expatsinthenetherlands #expatsinamsterdam #expatslife #theekaart #thee #teashopamsterdam #theewinkelamsterdam #amsterdam #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #kooplokaalookonline #kooplokaalamsterdam
  • Exciting news!   The Marzipan Melange and Pepernoten Parody have arrived in Het Kleinste Huis!  Two deliciously spicy rooibos blends to enjoy during Pakjesavond (December 5, celebration of Saint Nicolas birthday in The Netherlands).  Be sure to put these on your wish list for Saint Nicolas!  Marzipan Melange (blend), the name says it all! The delicious taste and fragrance of this tea are immediately reminiscent of December 5. This tea is als a good match with chocolate and gingerbread cookies.   Pepernoten Parody, named after the Dutch spicy mini biscuits, is a lovely rooibos blend with coriander, almonds, citrus fruits, pistachios and pink pepper.   You will find these exciting blends in our store or online.(link in bio)  #sinterklaas #sinterklaasthee #sinterklaasfeest #5december #pakjesavond #schoencadeautjes #cadeauidee #sinterklaascadeau #kruidigethee #spicytea #rooibos #herbsandspices #ilovetea #thee #insteagram #tealovers #marzipan #marsepein #pepernoten #marsepeinthee #pepernotenthee #teatime #teashop #teashopamsterdam #theewinkelamsterdam #teagift #supportyourlocal #kooplokaal #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #bestshopintown