Finest teas

Origin

The quality of the products we handle are already examined in the production region. We visit the suppliers personally on location and keep in permanent close contact, for example in order to examine the harvesting time and the care used in processing. No matter if handpicked or technical mass production – our aim is production which is as sustainable as possible in the ecological and social field - with constant high quality.

Transport chain

From the tea gardens in the high lands to the cup - tea has travelled a long way! The product is very sensitive and would react to odours and humidity. Safe and product-oriented transport is, therefore, decisive for quality.

By selecting our partners we exclude any possible influences like contamination due to improper packaging and unsuitable intermediate storage of the product. It goes without saying that our goods also arrive at the customer as quickly and as safely as possible.

Sensory testing

J. Fr. Scheibler employs “Tea Tasters“, who have many years of experience in the field. The sensory and visual testing, i.e. the assessment of the dry tea leaf, the leaf after brewing as well as the colour of the infusion has been carried out in our premises in Trostbrücke 4 in Hamburg for more than 50 years. We subject our teas to the most modern quality testing available and compare several hundred infusions per day. This enables us to optimize quality and price as well as to develop creative product compositions: Of course, we especially examine the taste of the infused tea.

Lab analyses

Our teas are examined regularly by special leading laboratories for undesired residue (e.g. pesticides). All labs are regularly subject to ring tests (self-testing of the labs by independent blind tests). We purposely leave this task to the specialists who dispose over the most modern methods of analyses in accordance with each current state of the art, and have the information required to meet the increasingly comprehensive criteria.

Test institutes:

  • Eurofins | Dr. Specht Laboratorien GmbH in Hamburg, (accredited based on DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and 17011)
  • GBA Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik Hamburg mbH
  • SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS GmbH in Berlin, (accredited based on DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 and accreditation body for IFS)
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