Estrid Ericson often drank her tea while thinking about this poem:
The first cup moistens my dry lips.
The second breaks my loneliness.
The third cup searches my barren entrails.
The fourth raises a slight perspiration.
The fifth purifies me.
The six takes me to the realms of the immortals.
– Lu Tung, Chinese poet from the 8th Century
In addition to Svenskt Tenn’s Tea Room on the upper floor of the store on Strandvägen 5 in Stockholm, there is also a small selection of teas online with classic, black teas and for Christmas, Svenskt Tenn’s own tea blend with fragrant Christmas spices. There are also several beautiful accessories for serving tea, including a teapot, a tea service in handpainted porcelain and a brass tea scoop.