Ronnefeldt Tea is one of the top brands of high-class, high-quality tea that can be found in many of the world’s finest hotels and restaurants. They are dedicated to providing excellent and high-quality tea from well-known tea gardens in the world, like the Himalayas, Assam in India, all the way to Japan, Yunnan in China, and South America. Ronnefeldt is bound by long tradition to one of the world’s greatest tea-producing countries, China.
History, production, and growth
Ronnefeldt is a German tea company founded by Johann Tobias Ronnefeldt, a self-employed importer in 1823. His son Carl Adolf took over in 1880. Under Carl and his son Rudolf’s aegis, the company began to specialize in trading only tea and soon, Ronnefeldt became a well-known brand of tea. The Ronnefeldt Limited Company was then registered in 1902.
In 1951, Ronnefeldt had a tea processing plant in Kurfürstenplatz in Bockenheim where it celebrated its 125th anniversary. Herwarth Westphal, the grandson of Carl, became a partner in 1962. In 1975, Frank Holzapfel joined Ronnefeldt working closely with Herwarth Westphal and Georg Lülmann.
In 1984, Frank Holzapfel became the sole owner of the company. He expanded the business and made Ronnefeldt the exclusive tea brand for four and five-star hotels and began exporting to Russia and Eastern Europe. In 2002, Frank’s son, Jan-Berend Holzapfel, joined the company and expanded the brand all the way to the United Arab Emirates. In 2005, Jan-Berend became General Manager and partner and focused on more expansion to new international markets.
In 2008, Jan-Berend took over Ronnefeldt from his father in 2012 and celebrated its 190th anniversary in 2013. In 2017, Ronnefeldt became the official tea partner of Forbes Travel Guide. Frank Holzapfel passed away in 2019 and was awarded the prestigious 64th Brillat Savarin Plague in recognition of his foresight, entrepreneurial vision and efforts in the culture of dining and tea.
Today, Ronnefeldt has set standards for tea-culture and service for hotels and careering businesses worldwide. And even after 190 years, Ronnefeldt has stuck with its old ways and tradition of using only the best quality leaves from the best tea garden in the world’s best growing areas. Now, Ronnefeldt has training programs such as TeaMaster®, TeaAcademy®, where it invests in developing service managers at the world’s best hotels.
Quality- What is special about Ronnefeldt Tea?
Ronnefeldt tea has been providing high-quality tea for almost 200 years. They use the best tea, selected herbal and fruit tea ingredients that can be ideally enjoyed in a cup. Ronnefeldt still uses traditional tea production relying on the limited use of machinery and more on expertise, experience and craftsmanship. This is what makes them special and able to attain greatness in the tea world.
Extreme care is used in every process, from harvesting, processing, packaging, to preparation. The tea leaves are harvested by hand at the best times of the year and processed with great care. Each product is perfection, with its characteristic flavor and color that makes it a unique sensory experience.
Ronnefeldt tea has two major types, but a various assortment of tea to choose from as each of these two types have a wide selection and range of tea with different and unique flavor; Loose tea (Black tea, Green Tea, Herbal infusion, Fruit infusion, etc.) and portioned tea (Teavelope®, Leafcup®, Teacaddy®, SimpliciTea®).
Popular Ronnefeldt Teas
1. Ronnefeldt Lemon Sky (flavored herbal infusion)
This is a lovely tea with a strong lemon flavor from the Teavelope series of Ronnefeldt. Each pack contains 25 tea bags. This tea is perfect for those that love the taste and smell of lemon. Its main ingredients are apple residues, citric and malic acid, rosehip peel, lemon zest, lemongrass, roasted chicory root, and sweet blackberry leaves.
2. Ronnefeldt Leafcup cream orange
This caffeine-free, cream flavored tea is a mix of orange peel, vanilla and Rooibos tea. It is perfect for just a cup of tea, as the tea bags are huge. It is referred to as a Leafcup tea bag because it has a feature that holds or hangs onto the handle of your teacup while the tea bag is dipped in the water. Each pack contains 15 tea bags.
3. Ronnefeldt Sweet Berries Flavored Herbal infusion
If you want a herbal tea packed suitable for even kids, this is the right choice. Each pack contains 15 teabags of a mix of rosehip, thistle peel, orange peel, rose petals, apple pieces, raspberry and sweet blackberry leaves. It can also be drunk cold as iced teas.
4. Teavelope Rooibos Vanilla
This rooibos tea is a dark-red herbal tea with a little caffeine. It has a slightly sweetish taste. These 25 vanilla flavored teabags are packaged in a sealed sachet that keeps the moisture out and the flavor and fragrance locked in. This tea is usually preferred for its antioxidant components by those who desire a healthier lifestyle.
5. Ronnefeldt Teavelope Sweet Ginger
Each tea box contains 25 teabags of mixed spices and fruit infusion; apple, ginger, black pepper, Curcuma root, giant root, and sweet blackberry leaves. The ginger taste and flavor is more prominent, making it an ideal tea for cold weather.
6. Ronnefeldt Irish Malt 100 Gram Loose Tea
This is a flavored Assam blend, rich and smooth with a dark infusion. It is made of malty Assam base with Irish whiskey flavoring and cacao shells. This tea is a favorite of many for its delicious, rich taste and its smooth black appearance. It is a loose tea, meaning it doesn’t come packaged in tea bags.
Ronnefeldt tea has carved its name in history as a top tea brand, and till now, they haven’t stopped its innovation, as seen by their new product line, SimpliciTea®. There is a Ronnefeldt tea that would suit your needs and preference and offer a host of benefits.