You can enjoy tea all day long - cold or warm. Tea is healthy and delicious, can warm you up or refresh you, inspires your mind and relaxes your soul. An empty tea pot, and the problems begin.That's why it's good that you are here. We have the most wonderful tea. Fair prices and we deliver within 24-72 hours to all EU countries.
Our tea is pure and good. We don’t joke around when it comes to our tea. There is no wrong time for the right tea. "Oh, if only I had drunk a tea instead" does not exist with us. We knows no remorse and no bad choice.
We always say “yes” to tea. But we do say no when it comes to compromises. With us, only the best leaves come into the cup, as large as possible and of course organic. Our magnificent large-leaf teas are offered in a wide selection of Organic Loose Leaf Tea variants. No excuses, there is something here for everyone!
Prejudices are not our thing. That is why our chef sommelier and master of ceremonies, has also managed to dispel an old myth: “Double chamber tea Envelope are not good for noble teas”. You won’t say that when you try our Organic double chamber Envelope Tea assortment.
Did you know this about tea?
Germans call all kinds of infusions tea. Black Tea, Green Tea, Herbal Tea etc. But is that all there is? In France, for example, a fruit tea is more accurately described as a fruit infusion, which means nothing more than a brew. This description is actually more appropriate. The word tea can only really describes the infusion of the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis. But there are still so many other shrubs, herbs, flowers and plants that have proved to be a great alternative to the real tea leaves in the last centuries. That's the wunderfull part of working with tea.
What is Black Tea?
Actually, a black tea is not black, but rather rusty brown in colour. And why is that? Black tea is fermented. After harvesting the green leaves, they are broken up mechanically, in order that the cell juice is oxidized and the leaves turn red-brown. Pure black teas can taste fresh, flowery and light, like our Darjeeling, all the way to the malty, powerful and robust Assam Breakfast Tea.
What is Green Tea?
It is also derived from the tea-shrub, but is heated immediately after harvesting. Thus, not only the fresh green colour is preserved but also many active agents. Green tea is the most popular beverage in Asia. Japan, for example, produces exclusively green teas. The variety of flavour in green teas is inconceivably wide. Especially for those who find it difficult to get going in the mornings, No 5, our green tea, is an invigorating alternative to coffee.
What is Fruit Tea?
Fruit teas are drinks with much aroma made from dried fruits or peels, often mixed with leaves and flowers. Many fruit teas can also be consumed cold and are a healthy alternative to juice or lemonade. Fruit tea is the tea for the whole family, since it usually contains no caffeine. In addition, fruit tea has hardly any calories. There are almost no limits to the variety of possible flavours.
What is Rooibos?
Rooibos is the national drink of South Africa. No wonder then that Rooibos grows only in South Africa. Rooibos is a species of gorse and is produced similarly to black tea. Rooibos contains tannic acid, vitamin C, minerals and trace minerals. But what is its greatest advantage? Rooibos has no caffeine! Try our Spicy Rooibos Tea.
What is Flavoured Tea?
The most famous of all flavoured teas is Earl Gray. It is already over 100 years old, but not at all out of fashion. In China, however, green tea and black tea have long been mixed with flowers, spices and oils. But why do need to do that? The question should rather be: But why not? Many tea fans have been converted after tasting a fresh fruity or strong spicy aromatized tea. For our biologically cultivated teas we use only pure natural oils.
What is Oolong Tea?
Neither black nor green, so what is it..? Oolongs are semi-fermented teas, mostly from China and Taiwan. They have the best of both tea worlds: the mild taste of a black tea and the positive effects of green teas.
What is Mate?
Mate is well known already as a fashionable party lemonade. But Mate has been consumed by the indigenous people of South America long before the europeans arrived. Mate is extracted from the branches and leaves of the South American holly (Ilex paraguensis). Mate is, next to coffee and tea, one of the few plants that also contain caffeine. Officially, Mate is a herbal tea. In our Pu Erh Tea Herbal Tea there’s lots of mate to be found.
What is Caffeine and why?
The most famous ingredient in tea is its stimulating caffeine. In contrast to caffeine in coffee, caffeine is bound in tea. So the human body absorbs it much slower and it affects the body longer and more gently. Only genuine teas from the tea plant contain caffeine, That includes all our black and green teas as well as special preparations such as white tea and oolong, and of course, our Pu Erh Tea Herbal Tea, a real Mate from South America.
What is Theanine?
It is said that this second important active agent in tea has a relaxing and soothing effect. In combination with caffeine, this has a refined double effect, equally appreciated by pilots and lighthouse keepers.
What is antioxidants?
Antioxidants sounds pretty good to start off with, doesn’t it? Apparently these substances help our cells to protect themselves from harmful changes. You can’t possibly drink enough of them.
What is Minerals & Trace Elements?
Tea contains numerous trace minerals such as iron, potassium and manganese, as well as a great deal of fluoride – good for a healthy smile. After all, the body can absorb fluoride from tea very well and its tannins put a protective layer on your teeth.
What is Secondary plant substances?
Polyphenols are often talked about by the scientific community. Tea is particularly rich in flavonoids and within this group of substances, particularly rich in catechins. Shouldn’t we rather say, as do most people, that we are talking about tannic acids here? Tannic acids are not only crucial in the development of the aroma of a tea, medical studies have also found very positive effects resulting from certain constituents in tannic acids. They are a little difficult to understand, but everything about them sounds very good.
What is Vitamins?
In addition to the already listed ingredients, tea also contains essential oils, carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, vitamin B12 and vitamin C. In general, green tea has more vitamins than black tea, since in the production of black tea some vitamins are lost.
Schlürf Tea is not just another tea brand
At Schlürf, Hanno Twixlum is not a quiet drinker. He is the creative work force and the most experienced tongue behind all Schlürf teas. What is not good enough for him does not come into production. Hanno’s roots are the north of Germany, and the world is his home. He does not talk much, but when he does, then you can be sure it's about tea.
Hanno ticks differently. All day long, he thinks about new compositions of tea that can be combined. No leaf remains unbrewed. There is no better way to be inspired, than to travel to the homes of our teas? So we keep track of the quality and Hanno collects his air miles.
Schlürf teas are without exception bio certified. Certificates are good, but control is better. Therefore, we always check our ingredients meticulously. It goes without saying that we work with experienced laboratories and follow the extensive recommendation catalogs of relevant specialist associations. After all, the only thing that should be in the cup is what makes our teas special: their fresh, incomparable taste and the many inherent healthy goodies of the tea plant.
Why you should buy Schlürf tea?
Schlürf friends are rebellious connoisseurs, real friends of pure tea enjoyment without all the fancy stuff. Sipping initially means impatience, which, in the face of our fine teas is only human. After the anticipation follows calm. Stopover: At night on the cutter, breakfast in the fish factory, Sunday tea at Grandmas drunk out of the best porcelain. The world sips too little. That needs to change!
Do you use flavours?
Of course! Don’t worry. The simplest answer would be to have a cup of our Earl Gray with genuine bergamot oil. Hanno, our keeper of the holy grail in tea, is very narrow minded, but at least stubborn in the right place. He uses only the best natural flavours and only in teas, whose character is thereby enhanced. For other varieties, he would never consider that. In the countries of cultivation, a tea has always been flavoured with flowers, oils and spices. We follow this tradition too, with a good sense of proportion.
Where does the tea come from?
From everywhere. With certain teas, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to meet our quality requirements. Bad crops, effected by increasing droughts have, for example, significantly reduced the supply of Darjeeling and Rooibos, and prices have been rising. Hanno and his team are working hard to maintain and expand our range of safe and good quality sources.
How sustainable is the packaging?
Enormously sustainable. As lasting as a sip of Ceylon Tea, early in the morning. Mainly we use cardboard and paper, naturally from FSC-certified sources. There exist excellent recycling processes for these sources. Whenever possible we avoid the use of protective film and composites. We pack our products exclusively with paper and biodegradable films (PLA). Our printing inks are, needless to say, certified and hygienically completely safe.
Can you buy Schlürf in retail shops?
No. Our loose leaf line is only available for the gastronomy and online stores. But not in the supermarket. Many find this silly, but we think it’s important.