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In the Smallest House in Amsterdam
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The Smallest House
Tea specialist of great size
Tea shop 'Het Kleinste Huis' 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 at just 9m2.
Tea shop 'Het Kleinste Huis' 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 extensive collection of (organic) loose teas, from all over the world.
Above the tea shop are perhaps the 2 most special tea rooms in the Netherlands!
Tea as tea should be, 100% natural... We only use the best ingredients for all our teas. Straight from nature, without artificial additives. That is why you will not find any E-numbers or preservatives in our teas.
Where possible, we always try to offer an organic alternative to our teas. Our collection of organic teas expands every month.
Loose tea is, in addition to being tastier than tea from a bag, also better for the environment. Less packaging needs to be used and you can make tea from loose tea several times. Count out your winnings! In addition, our packaging is 100% recyclable.
Many of our customers nowadays take a caddy or glass jar to our tea shop to fill with loose leaf tea. In this way we save even more on packaging and the environment.
Do you want to prepare loose leaf tea at home?
That's very simple! To make loose leaf tea you only need a few basic elements. Tea leaves, hot water and something to put your tea in.
However, there are a few things that need some extra attention, such as the temperature of the water and the brewing time of the tea. We've listed it all here for you!
Last week one of our nicest customers, Chloe, came by for a pleasant conversation at our tea table.
Chloe started a podcast last year where she interviews people who play a role in her life. Today it was my turn and I was allowed to elaborate for more than half an hour about one of my great passions ... tea. Follow our conversation on Spotify!
I think every parent encounters this at some point. Isn't there a better alternative to lemonade or fruit juice for your kids? Even the healthy drinks are often still full of sugars and artificial additives. Tasty, but not really healthy. Offering only water is not always an option either. As a mother of two young daughters, I was always faced with this dilemma. Fortunately, as the owner of a tea shop, the solution was close at hand!
The days are getting shorter, the evenings longer. There's nothing better than sitting on the couch with a blanket, the company of one of the cats and a London Fog Latte. London Fog is an alternative to the traditional Earl Grey. The warm tones of vanilla, lavender and cinnamon provide a very cozy feeling!
One of my favorite 'feel good' teas, especially now that autumn is really upon us! Originally a traditional black tea with cloves, cinnamon and cardamom from India, it is now hip and trendy in the rest of the world.
In this blog I explain how you can quickly and easily make your own Chai Latte.
If there has ever been a black tea with a very distinct taste and smell, it is Lapsang Souchong! The untraditional taste with a pronounced smokiness and hints of whiskey, wood and tobacco. For me, Lapsang Souchong is a delicious tea that fits those beautiful autumn and winter days that you spend with a book and a blanket on the couch.
White chocolate and Matcha tea are a perfect match. The taste of the chocolate combined with the real taste of matcha is simply divine! Not to mention the great color!
In a few simple steps I'll explain how you can make this treat yourself!
What many of you probably don't know is that the small house on Oude Hoogstraat 22 in Amsterdam, has been in our family for generations. More than 60 years ago, my mother started her first art shop in the tiny building. And now, decades later, Niels and I run our tea company from there.
The next few days are all about a birthday, lots of sun and beach. As a thirst quencher I always make a few liters of iced tea. Even our daughters love this drink. Refreshing and healthy!
Read on to find out how you can make iced tea quickly in an easy way.
Buy your loose leaf tea at Het Kleinste Huis
In 2014 we, Kirsten and Niels, started our tea adventure with a beautiful tea shop in the smallest house in Amsterdam. With our enthusiasm and expertise we try to help all our customers as optimally as possible in finding the right tea. With over 200 teas in stock in our tea shop, there is always something for everyone.
Come smell, feel, see and taste in our special tea shop
For us, drinking tea is more than just putting a tea bag in hot water and wait. When drinking tea you use all your senses. You want to smell, feel, see and taste the tea. You want to be advised in your choice. Maybe even put together your own blend. No effort is too much for us to help you in your search for the perfect cup of tea. All this is possible in our tea shop.
Do you want extensive advice? Then book a tea tasting in one of our tea rooms.
At the start of our tea shop, we also started selling tea through this website. Many of our teas that we sell in our tea shop can also be ordered online.
Buying your tea online may be convenient and fast, but not always obvious. Especially when it comes to loose leaf tea. Sometimes the online description of a tea seems appealing, but the taste is disappointing in practice. You often have to rely on what is described in the product description of the tea.
The right advice, also in our online tea shop!
We therefore try to provide our products with detailed descriptions, photos, videos and taste ranges as much as possible. Everything to make your choice as easy and good as possible.
Of course you are also very welcome in our tea shop in the Oude Hoogstraat in Amsterdam.
- Kirsten & Niels -