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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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  • Milky Oolong ...   In my Insta-stories I have stated my love for this special tea many times. However, I have never devoted a post to it. It’s about time! If there is one tea that should not be missing in the posts of a dedicated tea lover, it is Milky Oolong ...  What makes Milky Oolong so special you might ask. Where do I start ...  The scent is milky and creamy but as far as I am concerned it can also be described as dreamy. Extraordinarily mild in taste with a sweet and floral vibe, characterized by subtle milky taste notes and a hint of caramel. Maybe you get a little bit of what I mean by dreamy now?  Oolongs originate in both Taiwan and the Fujian province of China. A semi-fermented tea with tightly rolled leaves characterized by milky aromas created during the production process, resulting in a unique taste.  The milky notes make it an accessible mild Oolong tea. Characteristic of Oolong tea are the rolled up tea leaves which fully unfold during the brewing of the tea, so that the taste is released well.  Milky Oolong, my dreamy creamy tea ... an absolute must for every tea enthusiast!   #tea #thee #theedrinken #teatime #tealover #ilovetea #theezetten #milkyoolong #oolong #milkoolong #oolongtea #hightea #teatasting #teainamsterdam #taiwanesetea #fujian #teahouse #teashopamsterdam #looseleaftea #lossethee #amsterdamfoodies #cravingsamsterdam #teaspecialist #hetkleinstehuis #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #smallesthouse #familyownedbusiness #tealoversofinstagram #teaphotography #vintageceramics
  • Lemon Verbena, a fresh and powerful herbal blend blend of verbena, melissa, lemon peel, strawberry leaf, lemongrass, carrot and marigold.   This is such a beautiful blend and it’s fragrance is just delicious!   As you may be able to tell from the composition, the flavor of this herbal tea is both citrusy and fruity.  The combination of the slightly sour verbena, lemon peel and lemongrass and the sweetness of the strawberry and carrot make this infusion irresistible.   Our Lemon Verbena blend is a very suitable tea to enjoy in the evening. Since it is a herbal blend, it does not contain caffeine. In addition, verbena has a calming effect on the nervous system and helps you to get a good night’s sleep.   In short, enough reason to include the beautiful blend in your daily tea routine!   Would you like to try our Lemon Verbena? It is available online and naturally in our store as well. (Link in bio).  #herbaltea #kruidenthee #herballife #vegan #vegansofamsterdam #yoga #yogatea #meditation #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #zen #relaxingtea #eveningtea #bedtimetea #teatime #ilovetea #iloveherbaltea #tealovers #tealoversofinstagram #verbena #verveine #marigold #verbenatea #dandelions #thee #theezetten #theedrinken #theewinkelamsterdam #teashop #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam
  • Tearoom memories!  Saving you a seat for the day me meet again!  #tearoom #tearoommemories #teatime #hightea #afternoontea #smallesthouse #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #teashop #ilovetea #tealovers #tealoversofinstagram #wanderlustamsterdam #wanderlust #thosewherethedays #teashop #thee #theewinkel #theekamer #mysecretamsterdam #teaspecialist #looseleaftea
  • Blended with love!  One of the richest teas that we blend ourselves and that we are very proud of is our house blend. Appropriately named...Het Kleinste Huis Melange (or The Smallest House blend).  A wonderful combination of, among others, cinnamon, almond, orange peel, lemongrass and rose blossom that together provide a very special taste experience.   Not only is our house blend a visually appealing tea, the flavor is fascinatingly complex and layered. Both sweet-fruity and spicy without one of the two becoming overwhelming.  We have selected a white tea as the basis for this unique blend. Due to the mild fresh taste, white tea is able to highlight other ingredients without pushing them to the background. As a result, all the selected spices, herbs, fruits and flowers are clearly present in the taste palette.   Would you also like to enjoy our house blend? It is available in our store and online! (Link in bio)  #looseleaftea #blendingtea #blendedwithlove #whitetea #teablending #tea #herbsandspices #cinnamontea #almond #lossethee #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #vegansofamsterdam #amsterdamvegan #relaxtea #expatsinamsterdam #tealovers #ilovetea #tealoversofinstagram #teaphotography #insteagram #teashop #teashopamsterdam #amsterdam #iamsterdam #theedrinken #theezetten #theetijd #teatime #theewinkelamsterdam
  • After our Easter egg adventure yesterday, we were left with quite some egg white and egg yolks. What could we possibly do with that?  I've always wanted to make meringues, but to be honest, I was a bit dreadful. I am far from an experienced pastry chef like my husband Niels and most of my baked goods end up in the trash can. But since my daughters put their trust in me (come on mom, you can do it) I started looking for a simple recipe. I came across a recipe for French meringues on www.rutgerbakt.nl. Since I have a huge soft spot for everything related to France and the recipe was short and to the point, I decided to go with it.  And after a hesitant start (how does the food processor work again) I got hope for a happy ending when the egg whites were actually beaten stiff! I even decided to add a drop of vanilla aroma. It was a bit of a struggle to get the blobs of egg white properly on the baking paper but finally there were actually 10 French meringues in the making in the oven.  After two hours in the oven and another 2 hours to cool, our meringues were ready!  And we are very pleased with the result! They're probably far from perfect but for a first try, I would say not bad at all! And they taste great! Vanilla with a little caramel. Nice and crispy and yet very smooth. Mission accomplished!  Would you also like to try?  The super simple recipe for these French meringues comes from www.rutgerbakt.nl.  It goes like this: Ingredients: - 3 egg whites - pinch of salt - 100 gr fine sugar - 90 g icing sugar  Preheat the oven to 100 ° C and line a baking tray with baking paper.  Make sure that the bowl and whisk are free from grease and that there is no trace of egg yolk in the egg whites. Put the egg whites with the salt in a bowl and beat. Gradually add the fine sugar and beat until the egg white is stiff and the sugar has dissolved. Finally, fold the icing sugar through the meringue.  Using a spoon, shape the meringues on the baking tray and let it dry in the oven for about 2 hours. Let them cool down for another two in the oven and... voila! Your French meringues are ready!   Bon appetit!   #meringues #frenchmeringues #rutgerbakt @rutgerbakt
  • So happy with the way my little DIY project turned out!  Did you know you can create the most wonderful Easter eggs by dyeing them naturally with tea?  You can actually use all kinds of tea for this, but you get the best result with teas that are dark in color, such as black tea. Or use a tea in which dark-colored ingredients have been added, such as red hibiscus.   You can just use single hibiscus as well of course. That’s what I did yesterday evening. The eggs have turned a beautiful bluish, deep green color with a marble effect. Would you like to give it a try? Here is a step-by-step instruction!  - take a few white eggs. The shells of brown eggs don’t show the color as well. - make a tiny hole in the top and bottom of the eggshell. Pierce it with a little cocktail stick for example.  - now blow the egg out of its shell into a container - boil 2 liters of water and add a few teaspoons of hybiscus - place the empty eggshells in the water. Make sure the air is out so they are properly submerged - let it soak overnight  - carefully remove the eggs and let them dry. Handle them with care or you might while the dye off. - are they dry? Great! Now you can use them to make a beautiful centerpiece, a nice wreath or to decorate the Easter branches.   Oh...before I forget! Don’t throw away the whites and yolks. Use them to make the most delicious treats! I will write the next post about that. Stay tuned!  And for now... Happy Easter!  #easter #eastereggs #naturaldye #happyeaster #hibiscus #easterdiy #daffodils #blueeggs #tea #insteagram #tealovers #tealoversofinstagram #teashop #teashopamsterdam #creativitea #creativity #teatime #eastertea #thesmallesthouse #smallesthouse #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #foodphotography #teaphotography #foodphotographyandstyling #happyliving #easterbunny #paasei #paaseieren #paaseiverven #natuurlijkekleuren
  • Kukicha, or Twig Tea!  This tea has so many interesting aspects!  The fact that it is not made from the tea leaf but rather from the veins, stems and twigs of the tea leaf appeals to the imagination. As a result, Kukicha contains less theïne and tannin than Sencha tea, which is made from the tea leaf itself.  In addition, the bright green color of the loose leaf tea is simply stunning and I love the rustling sound of the tea when I scoop it into a cup or bag.   On top of that, the tea tastes delicious. It has its own distinctive aroma and flavor.  If you are into mild green tea with a slightly grassy and nutty flavor that is a bit less bitter than Sencha, then you should really give our organic Kukicha a try!  #kukicha #kukichatea #sencha #senchatea #japanesetea #japansethee #greentea #groenethee #healthytea #organictea #biologischethee #organicliving #organiclifestyle #tealovers #tealoversofinstagram #teaphotography #tea #theezetten #theetijd #teatime #teashopamsterdam #theewinkel #theespecialist #vegan #vegansofamsterdam #cravingsinamsterdam #amsterdamfoodies #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #smallesthouse
  • Spring in a tea cup!  Only a few more days until the start of spring...  We are currently working on a very exciting springtime-project... can’t wait to share it with you guys!!!   #spring #springtime #teacup #flowers #tea #flowersinateacup #blauwedruifjes #bluegrapehyacinth #bluegrapehyacinthofinstagram #flowerphotography #deadline #newproject #excitingnews #smallesthouse #hetkleinstehuis #tea #thee #looseleaftea #theewinkel #amsterdam
  • Sencha Orange Ginger!  A great way to start the Sunday morning.   A beautiful sweet and spicy loose leaf tea blend. A delicious combination of green tea, sharp ginger and fresh sweet orange. Aromatic, light and refreshing.   And very healthy indeed!   Green tea is well known for its positive effect on metabolism. It also contains many bio-active substances such as anti-oxidants that can help the body fighting free radicals.   Ginger is very nutritious and fits well with a healthy lifestyle. It contains minerals such as  manganese, potassium, magnesium and copper and vitamins such as B5 and B6.   In addition to that orange is a great source of vitamin C, as well as several other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  All these beautiful elements put together results in a wonderfully healthy and tasty tea blend that is definitely worth trying.   Now available in store and online! (Link in bio)  #thee #tea #theezetten #versethee #looseleaftea #japanesetea #amsterdamvegan #veganamsterdam #gezondethee #healthytea #healthylifestyle #gezondethee #theetijd #teatime #theewinkel #teashop #sencha #ginger #gember #orange #sinaasappel #gemberthee #gingertea #tealovers #tealoversofinstagram #teaphotography #foodphotography #thesmallesthouseinamsterdam #smallesthouse #hetkleinstehuis #hetkleinstehuisamsterdam