The German Tea Association

Welcome

Knowledge and Mission. The German Tea & Herbal Infusions Association
Welcome to the German Tea & Herbal Infusions Association in Hamburg!

Emerged from the German Tea Association and the German Herbal Infusions Association, we just started representing the interest of our members in 2020 as an association with an already long tradition in creating transparency in all aspects of tea and infusions.

What unites us is the fascination of an incomparable culture. What drives us is the potential of this unique food.

Let yourself be inspired by our passion for tea and infusions. On the following pages you will discover substantial information, current market data, scientific studies and a variety of tips for connoisseurs and infotainment.

Tea Report 2020

This is the first joint Tea Report of the German Tea & Herbal Infusions Association following the merger in early in 2020 of the German Tea Association and the German Herbal Infusions Association.

Tea (Camelia sinensis) as well as herbal and fruit infusions are increasingly in demand and are growing in value and quantity, so the overall conclusion. In 2019, the per capita consumption of black & green tea and herbal and fruit infusion grew to 68 liters. Sales increased across all segments and distribution channels, with an organic market growing in particular.

In 2019, the per capita consumption of black, green, herbal and fruit tea in Germany reached a new high. Herbal and fruit infusions are in the lead with just under 40 liters. Black and green teas reported a plus of 1.6 liters. Here the average per capita consumption is now 28 liters. A total of 47 billion cups of tea were sipped by Germany's consumers. In terms of volume, sales of herbal and fruit infusions were roughly at 40,000 tons (67%), and that of black and green tea at 19,200 tons (33%).

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Enjoy the first joint report from the German Tea & Herbal Infusions Association, which gives you an insight into the German tea market:

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The Association

Competence in a nutshell. German Tea & Herbal Infusions Association
Emerged from the German Tea Association and the German Herbal Infusions Association our new association is the new competence centre for tea and infusions.

Based on our unique know-how about tea and herbal infusions, it is our goal as an association to approach, inform and inspire the public with the world of tea and infusions: an almost limitlessly diverse universe of enjoyment with its scientific facts and interesting backgrounds.

We see tea and herbal infusions as natural foods with a long history as well as part of a pleasure-oriented lifestyle – a unique combination of traditions and trends.

Global progress at the centre of interest
Located in Hamburg, the European tea capital, we act as a new association with a long tradition right at the heart of the latest developments and scientific findings. Here, we bring together what belongs together: the knowledge about tea and infusions of the German Tea Association and the German Herbal Infusions Association.

Our common goals are to expedite quality assurance, consumer protection, progressive standards in the countries of origin, thereby to positively influence the entire market from the producer to the consumer – in Germany, throughout Europe and worldwide!

Please contact us. Just like good tea and herbal infusions, we are happy to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with you!

Executive Board

Members of the board from left to right
Front: Christian Lange, Annemarie Leniger, Frank Schübel, Dr. Thomas Henn
Back: Robert P. Scheibler, Mathias Koop, Frank Braun, Ralf Janecki

Frank Schübel (Chairman)
Teekanne GmbH & Co. KG, (Düsseldorf)
C.E.O.

Christian Lange (Vice Chairman)
Martin Bauer GmbH & Co. KG (Vestenbergsgreuth)
Managing Director

Annemarie Leniger (Vice Chairlady)
Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG (Seevetal)
Managing Director

Ralf Janecki (Treasurer)
Hanseatic Tea Export GmbH (Bremen)
Managing Partner

Frank Braun
Hälssen & Lyon GmbH (Hamburg)
Head of Tea Purchasing

Dr. Thomas Henn
Ulrich Walter GmbH (Diepholz)
Senior Vice-President

Mathias Koop
Wollenhaupt Tee GmbH (Reinbek)
General Agent

Robert P. Scheibler
J. Fr. Scheibler GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg)
Managing Partner

Office

Dr. Monika Beutgen

Secretary General

Maximilian Wittig

Secretary General

Kyra Schaper

PR-Officer

Dr. Julia Biller

Manager Scientific Affairs

Cordelia Kraft

Manager Scientific Affairs

Christina Claußen

Staff Member

Christiane Hillesheim-Behrens

Staff Member

Susanne Frank

Staff Member

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