A.C. Perch’s Thehandel

A tea friend of mine went overseas and stopped by one of her favorite tea shops. She was kind enough to send some samples for me to try. Considering the fact that they have been around for over 150 years I was surprised I had not heard of them before.


Location Headquarters: Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm

Company Focus:

  • Since day one our ambition has been to sell the best teas from all over the world, with quality, authenticity, and service as our core values.

Most popular company tea(s)?

  • White Temple
    – This is our absolute best seller and it has tried to be copied for
    several years by other Danish tea shops. Perch’s White Temple Tea
    is a blend consisting of green and white tea, candied fruit, and
    berries. This tea is a full-bodied and sweet tea with fresh notes of
    pineapple and orange that have a soft and round aftertaste. The
    tea can also be enjoyed as an iced tea during the summer period.
  • Earl Grey
    – Perch’s Earl Grey is made from a soft black Chinese Keemun, which makes a nice
    golden color in the cup. The black tea is delightfully matched by bergamot, which
    adds a refreshing aroma to the tea.
  • Cool Herbal
    – Cool Herbal is a fresh herbal tea with lemongrass, peppermint, apple, grapefruit, and liquorice root. The licorice root adds a sweetness to this herbal tea which can be enjoyed hot or cold. It has become a favorite among many of our customers and it is often the preferred choice during winter time.

Does the company name have a meaning?

  • The company was founded in April 1835, when Niels Brock Perch opened the small shop in Kronprinsensgade 5 in the center of Copenhagen, where the tea shop is still located today. The, and business is named after Niels’s third-oldest son, Axel Christian Perch, whose legacy remains in the company name A.C. Perch’s Thehandel.

Do you participate in any charities?

  • We are continuously donating tea that is close to its expiry date to different social institutions and organizations in Denmark.

What is your and/or your co-workers’ favorite tea?  

  • Green Rooibos Sea Buckthorn and Kenya PF

What are your thoughts on transparency in the tea industry?

  • We are a proud member of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP); a non-profit organization that cooperates with tea companies, development agencies, governmental and non-governmental; organizations to improve the lives of communities in the tea sector. We work in collaboration to tackle the deep-rooted issues that hamper the sustainability of the tea sector. These include: improving incomes and the welfare of farmers and workers; to improve life; relationships and nutrition; to improve life and opportunities for women and young people in tea communities and reduction of gender-based violence; improve resilience to climate change.

Social Media: Steepster

TeaTiff Picks: Afternoon Tea. Generally, I prefer pure tea. Just give me my Camellia Sinensis without any fluff. But like all good tea adventurers, I can’t resist trying new things. This is a wonderful blend with the perfect amount of fruity notes balances with the depth and woody notes of the black tea. The white tea helps to round it out nicely.

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