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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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  • 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!
❤️

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  • 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). 

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  • 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! 

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  • 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

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  • 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) 

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  • 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! 🎄

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  • 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!

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  • 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! 

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  • 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! ❤️

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  • 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)

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  • Isn’t this the perfect setting for a rainy Sunday afternoon? Good book, cozy blanket and a warm and spicy tea?

Not in the mood for the classic autumn blends with ingredients such as cinnamon, apple, vanilla or clove? In that case you might like one of the following blends: 

Tasty Caramel Toffee, a black tea blend with tiny pieces of caramel that melt in your tea cup!

Cream of Ireland, a fascinating black tea blend with chocolate and whiskey cream!

Or...

Choco Truffle Tea, a magical blend full of spices and chocolate. 

These will brighten up your gloomy Sunday for sure!!!

Happy Sunday! 

These teas are available online or in our store. (Link in bio)

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  • And now for something completely different... 

A while ago we were approached by the beer brewers of Ridder Bliek, a young and ambitious beer brand. Whether we perhaps had a type of tea in our collection that would be suitable as an ingredient for this new beer they wanted to create. 

Brewing beer with tea? That was new to us! And after a tea tasting session, the gentlemen had made their choice...Lapsang Souchong! 

Lapsang Souchong is originally from the Fujian Province in China. After oxidation, this tea is dried in bamboo baskets over burning coniferous or cypress wood. 

And so the new Ridder Bliek beer was created: Drinkebroeder (Drinking Buddy or Brother), a wonderfully elegant Black Russian Imperial Stout that merges caramel-, chocolate- and espresso notes with the smokiness of the Lapsang Souchong. 

We are so proud to have been part of this exciting project! 
A big thanks to @ridderbliekbeer! Cheers you guys!!! 

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  • Looking for a good way to start your day? 
How about a cup of Genmaicha and a bowl of grapes! 

Genmaicha is a lovely nutritious tea, full of flavor. A real Japanese culinary treat. 

Genmaicha (Japanese for brown rice tea) is a green bancha tea mixed with roasted brown rice). It offers a natural combination of starch, sugar and a nutty flavor. A beautiful tea for any time of the day. 

Genmaicha can easily be used while detoxing. The green tea is well known for getting rid of toxins in your body and the polyphenols in green tea help your liver when detoxing while providing the antioxidants it needs to fight free radicals. 

As for grapes... grapes are one of the primary detoxing fruits. They contain vitamine B and are known to have a laxative effect. Don’t hesitate to introduce these little wonders into your daily detox routine! 

For more info about Genmaicha, check out our website! (Link in bio) 

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  • Chocolate & Matcha, a pair made in heaven! 

We are currently working on a very exciting project for Christmas! It involves tea and chocolate and a lot of tasting sessions...but no complaints here! 

Today we will give you a little sneak peak! White chocolate and Matcha tea are a perfect match. The creamy flavor of the chocolate in combination with the pleasant savory taste of matcha is just divine! Not to mention the amazing color!

And...that’s it for now... behind the scenes the work continues and very soon we will come back to you with exciting news. 

Maybe all ready save a spot on your Christmas Wishlist?! 💚

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  • A new tea to add to your fall line up: Hot Cinnamon Apple!

A rich blend of white and green tea, apple, almond and cinnamon. Autumn coziness in a tea cup! 

The basis of this blend is a Mao Feng and a Pai Mu Tan tea. For both teas only the youngest buds and leaves from the tea plant are used. These teas are naturally very mild and somewhat fruity. 

Hot Cinnaman Apple is now in store and online. (Link in bio) 

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  • T-mail Tuesday!

What better reason could there be for sending a T-mail tea card than the birth of a baby! The perfect way to congratulate the (new) parents! 

For this special occasion we have created a cute range of 6 tea cards. And they come with a little surprise! 

These lovely cards are filled with our Nursing Tea! A herbal tea blend of fennel, anise and caraway, especially created for nursing mommy’s! 

This soothing tea with its gentle flavor helps to relax and can have a positive effect on the production of breastmilk. 

You will find more information about the nursing tea on our website. (Link in bio)

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  • Fall is here, time for tea my dear! 

We have got some amazing autumn teas for you in store! Beautiful rich blends with fruits and spices such as apple, pear, orange, cinnamon, cloves and pink pepper. 

Never mind the rain and wind, tea is brewing! 

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  • Sharing one of my favorites today! 

Our Nursing Tea, I simply love it. It sure has helped me through some challenging times when I was nursing ❤️ it really allowed me to take a moment for myself and the soothing effect helped to relax.

Our Nursing Tea is a lovely herbal blend that can be used to support breast milk production.

It is a special herbal tea with fennel, anise and caraway. 

These three are certainly superfoods! Packed with vitamins and antioxidants and they have a medicinal effect. 

They can help with digestion, intestinal cramps and menstruaal complaints. They can also have a stimulating effect on breast milk production. In addition, they can have a calming effect to the intestines of babies who suffer from colic. It is recommended not to give the tea directly to the little ones but to let them absorb the substances through the breast milk. 

Recommended amount per day would be one cup. 

Our Nursery Tea is available in the store and online. Link in the bio! 

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  • Born and raised in Amsterdam, we are devoted to our city. The Smallest House is inseparable from Amsterdam and the city is a great source of inspiration. 

As an ode to Amsterdam, we have developed a beautiful range of tea blends such as the herbal Zeedijk Blend, the Amsterdam Blend, the Amsterdam Earl Grey and a wonderful Amsterdam Winter Blend. 

Today we put our Zeedijk blend in the spotlights! It is named after the Zeedijk (Sea Dijk), a street in the old centre of Amsterdam. It is the northern and eastern boundary of the red light district and the heart of Chinatown. 

Sharp ginger, sweet cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, spicy nutmeg and lemony coriander... world flavors come together in this heartwarming tea blend. It is reminiscent of our beloved Zeedijk. 

Most of the spices, such as ginger, nutmeg and coriander, are full of vitamins and minerals. Cloves are known to have antimicrobial properties. in addition to a rich taste, this infusion is also good for your immune system. 

Zeedijk Blend and all the other Amsterdam are available online! Link in the bio! 

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