Tea lovers can indulge themselves during their city trip in Stockholm at Tea Center Stockholm. This tea shop on Södermalm is known for its unique Söderblandning.
Unfortunately I have no pictures from in the store because there is a picture outside on which they insist not to take pictures.
In the shop you are catapulted back in time. The tea is displayed in what is reminiscent of old apothecary cabinets. Its interior alone makes it a visit worthwhile. The store was founded in 1978 by the Sri Lankan Vernon Mauris.
It is the unique Söderblandning that makes the tea shop so popular. If I tell my friends that I will soon be planning another trip to Stockholm, the orders are guaranteed to come in. (Good to know: they also have a webshop.) The Söderblandning consists of fruity notes and has been made since 1981. Don’t get caught by copies!
Tea Center Stockholm practical
How to reach Tea Center Stockholm?
I prefer to walk from Gamla Stan to Södermalm. From Götgatan it is then immediately to the right. If you pass a green park with a church on the left, it is the next block on the right.
Almost every time I’m in Stockholm, I want to take a walk around all the islands. Soaking up the city in the always too short time that I am there. On Djurgården I like to pop into Rosendals Trädgård. I then dream about how I would buy plants for my balcony if I lived in Stockholm.
Rosendals Trädgård is a unique place, in the middle of green Djurgården. It is a garden center, a catering business, bakery and so much more in one. The greenhouses and gardens are wonderful places to relax. You can go there for salads, sandwiches, soup, pastries and fika. They only use organic and organic ingredients. They try to serve as many things as possible from their own garden.
In the shop you can also find ecological groceries, homemade cakes and other treats. Another conservatory has been set up as a garden center where you can buy plants, accessories and seeds for your own garden.
Rosendals Trädgård is also recommended in winter. In the leading up to christmas they have their midwinter celebration with a big bonfire. It has to be one of the nicest winter events I’ve ever experienced.
Rosendals Trädgård is pretty much Stockholm’s favorite spot. It can get quite busy, especially on sunny days. Are all seats occupied? No problem, you can also use the lawns. On less warm days it is wonderful to relax in one of the many greenhouses. The idea of a large greenhouse as an outdoor room in the garden appeals to me. If I had a large garden, I would certainly have my own Rosendals Trädgård built! I can already see it: with lights at dusk to complete the atmosphere.
Workshops & events
You can also rent the greenhouses at Rosendals Trädgård for private parties. They have special formulas such as pizza or BBQ nights. Those who want to organize a julbord can also contact them. They even organize weddings! I can’t think of a better dream location.
They also regularly organize workshops. For example, you can go there for a ‘gardening on your balcony’ course. No superfluous luxury for the Stockholmers who often live in a small house.
Shop and bakery
In addition to the extensive range in the cafe, you can also take home something delicious in the shop next door. Everything is organic and with a heart for sustainability and the environment.
The bakery with wood oven provides fresh bread and pastries daily. They serve these in the cafe, but you can also buy them in the bakery.
Garden lovers really enjoy themselves here. Green fingers can get inspired and make purchases to their heart’s content. From garden tools, accessories, books to seeds and plants…
In the summer months, a small part of the garden is provided with cut flowers that you can pick yourself. In the garden center you can borrow scissors, pick flowers to your heart’s content and pay for the cut/plucked flowers at the cash register.
Photo below: A mini version of a kräftskiva – the lobster feast, with delicious aioli mayonnaise.
Autumn in Rosendals
Rosendals Trädgård is free to enter. In the shops and the restaurant you can only pay by card.
From the beginning of April to the end of September Rosendals Trädgård is open every day from 11am to 5pm (closed during the midsummer weekend!). In February-March and October to December 21 Rosendals Trädgård is closed on Mondays, the other days open from 11am to 4pm.
Address: Rosendalsterassen 12, Stockholm of Rosendalsvägen 38, Stockholm
How do you reach Rosendals Trädgård?
With tram line City line 7, from Kungsträdgården you can easily reach Djurgården. For Rosendal take stop “Bellmansro“. It is a five minute walk from there. Follow the arrows towards Rosendal, or towards Prins Bertils Boulehall.
Those arriving by car cross the Djurgårdsbron, drive past Skansen and Gröna Lund, towards Waldemarsudde. From here there are directions for parking at Rosendal. All parking spaces at Djurgården are paid.
One of the most famous shopping streets in Stockholm is Drottninggatan (literally: Queen street). You will find well known fashion chains such as H&M, MQ, Monki,…
The street is more than one and a half km long and runs from Riksdagen in Gamla Stan to Observatorielunden, a park in Vasastan. Drottninggatan also passes Sergels Torg (here you will find the large Åhléns store) and Hötorget (with Konserthuset).
The street is a historic street. The name dates back to 1639 and was a tribute to the young Queen Kristina. If you want to learn more about the history of this street, you should definitely check out this Wikipedia page (in Swedish).
At the beginning of Drottninggatan and at most intersections you can see lions standing on the side of the street. These types of sphinxes are intended to keep traffic out of the street. Drottninggatan is a pedestrian zone. It is the Swedish artist Anders Årfelt who designed the lions. The lions have been there since 1995. Since the attack in 2017, there are twice as many lions and also larger ones in the street to keep traffic out.
Since 1998, a quote from the Swedish writer August Strindberg has appeared in Drottninggatan, between the house numbers 67 and 85. By the way, at number 85 you can visit the Strindberg Museum. It is also here that the writer lived, during the last years of his life.
In 1994 quotes were written in paint over a greater distance for the first Strindberg Festival. When Drottninggatan became a pedestrian zone in 1998, some of the quotes returned, this time in stainless steel.
Shops not to be missed
I will skip international chains such as H&M and Zara that you find everywhere.
Arket (also based in London) offers an answer to disposable fashion. They resolutely choose quality pieces that not only last a long time but are also made durable. They also have a webshop.
Afound, an outlet store that I drop by every time. I bought one of my favorite dresses here.
Lindex: my personal favorite. My nephews are also fans. Most of their pajamas come from Sweden. The “extended” sizes are ideal for their long legs and arms.
Lagerhaus, a design version of our Action.
Designtorget where you can buy Scandinavian design and gadgets.
Indiska, a chain with Indian-inspired clothing and home accessories. It was Indiska who decorated Drottninggatan was temporarily with colorful umbrellas (in 2020).
Stadium: shop with affordable sportswear.
Some more shops: Bik Bok, Salt, Intersport, Clas Ohlson, Cubus, Happy Socks, …
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