Select Shopping | Five lovely cuppas

As William Gladstone very rightly put it: “If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are too heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are excited, it will calm you.”  So given the autumn weather and the decreasing hours of sunlight, tea seems just the remedy. Here are four of the best places to buy good quality tea and enjoy your afternoon cuppa.

AC Perch’s Thehandel
Perch’s is probably the best known tea shop in Denmark and for good reason. The tea shop still occupies the same rooms as it did when it opened 175 years ago, offering a wide range of teas and not least great service and know-how.  They also offer a classic afternoon tea that includes cucumber sandwiches and scones. Reservation is often necessary. Their English breakfast tea costs 99 kroner for 30 tea bags.
Kronprinsensgade 5, Cph K; open Mon-Thu 09:00-17:30, Fri 09:00-19:00, Sat 09:30-16:00;


Østerlandsk Thehus

Østerlandsk Thehus dates back to 1889 when aallegedly a member of the Danish marines attended Queen Victoria’s 50th jubilee and took such a delight in her tea that he brought back the recipe and opened a tea shop.  Østerlandsk Thehus now offers more than 150 different kinds of tea and a wide range of tea pots and mugs as well. Their English breakfast tea is 45 kroner for 100g.

Nørre Voldgade 9, Cph K; Open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-14:00;


Tante T

This tea shop and café oozes ‘hygge’ and invites any tea shopper to stay and have at least one cup while sampling one of their delicious cakes. It is so cosy, and accordingly popular, that table reservation is recommended. Tante T has a wide selection of teas and the price range is reasonable. Their English breakfast tea is 30 kroner for 100g.
Viktoriagade 6, Cph V; open Mon-Sat 10:00-22:00, Sun 10:00-21:00;


Kenya Kaffe
While it does indeed have very good coffee, the tea is excellent and the staff are very knowledgeable and able to make good recommendations. Their English breakfast tea costs 33 kroner for 100g.
Strandvejen 136B, 2900 Hellerup; open Tue-Fri 11:00-17:30, Sat 11:00-15:00;


Monellies – Butik & Café

This newly-opened shop and cafe is an Aladdin’s cave of mouth-watering organic, fair-trade and sustainable food and drink products, with a particular focus on tea, which it sells 55 varieties of.

HC Ørsteds Vej 38, Frederiksberg; open Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00, Sat 09:30–17:00, 2623 7769; www.