Tea wholesale and coffee wholesale from Hamburg

Dethlefsen & Balk is one of the oldest tea merchants acting as an importer, producer and wholesaler and as such, we supply further wholesalers and specialized shops with tea coffee, confectionery and accessories. Our range is completed by an elaborate concept for the implementation of shop systems and customer-friendly, personalized products. Thanks to our extensive assortment united with comprehensive expert counselling, you may order almost everything from a single source.

D&B for Specialty Shops

We offer an extensive and excellently balanced range of teas, coffees, gift items and confectionery for your specialized store. D&B meets your demands by offering a fast and reliable delivery of highest quality products in small quantities.

D&B for Specialty Shops
D&B for Wholesalers

Thanks to our close and long-standing cooperations with growers and manufacturers in the countries of origin of the goods we are able to obtain an almost unlimited variety of teas, coffees and accessories, all of which are suitable to be distributed to wholesalers.

D&B for Wholesalers
D&B for Caterers

If you are a supplier or member of the hotel and food service industry we have a couple of special treats for you. Besides the loose leaf tea we also carry high-quality lines of pyramid tea bags, individual sachets as well as premium tea bags, tins and displays.

D&B for Caterers
D&B for Online Retailers

It would be a pleasure for us to support you with your online business. We’ll gladly provide product photos for your online presence and web shop. If desired, we also offer advice for the design of your website.

D&B for Online Retailers

Our Assortment

Detlefen & Balk is one of the oldest trading companies for specialty shops and is characterised by tradition, experience and innovation. With our collection of teas, coffees, sweets and accessories you will be able to add that certain something to your store.

Shop Outfit / Private Label

D&B Brands your tin, bag and many more products: You want to stand out from the Competition and would like your own personal packaging and/or labels? We will gladly implement your ideas!

D&B Brand World

We feature several brands of our own: Cha Cult, Café Cult, Tea since 1836, Tea on the Beach, and Hall of Tea.
Visit our brand sites and discover innovative and exclusive products.

Values, tradition and the big, wide world!

What you can rely on…

In these fast-moving times of almost unlimited possibilities, we continue to build on long-term relationships and stability. The trusting cooperation with our business partners is based on fairness and reliability and goes back to the traditional committing “gentleman’s agreement”. Our founding principle remains fairness in trade coupled with commitment.

Tradition implies commitment… Modernity spurs us on…

Being a traditional trading company in Hamburg, an international business location, we assume responsibility for regional projects; at the same time, we support sustainable development in the countries of origin. Environmental protection is becoming increasingly important. We take the use of alternative energies for granted. Also, a large portion of our teas and coffees come from controlled organic cultivation.

From our homeport, Hamburg, into the big, wide world...

Hamburg is the hub and pivot for European tea and coffee trade The port of Hamburg – the gateway to the world – allows us to open our view beyond conventional horizons, a concept that has been firmly anchored in our company culture. From here, we deliver our quality products to over 80 countries worldwide. As an international import and export company, we stand for cosmopolitanism and recognise the great potential nestled in social diversity.

What can we do for you?


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