Holiday in Germany – 3. October 1990

Today is a holiday with us on the occasion of the German Association.

The `Bundesrepublik Deutschland´ – BRD (Federal Republic of Germany) and the `Deutsche Demokratische Republik´ – DDR (German Democratic Republic) have been a state since 3 October 1990.

I sit here

Actually I sit here as every morning and have my tea. My 4leg friend has had his breakfast and went back to sleep. He`s not interested in German history at all just in anything to eat as every morning. Tea in the morning is better than no tea in the morning. Just have a look into my teacup:

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After `Eastfrisian´ tradition, I drink my tea with cream today because we are on holiday and Eastfrisia belongs to Germany too. And what you see on my tea is called `CLOUD´, because it looks like a cloud at the sky but the tea is not blue as I feel  when I see you… just a little limerick… In Germany you ARE `Blue´ which means `drunk´. Where is my bottle of rum… I like tea with rum… today it`s ok we are on holiday. What a wonderful smell …. must look after 4leg Baxxter. He smelled my rum and asked me for a beer… but I will never allow him to drink alcohol in the morning. Do you know Otto? He is an Eastfrisian and gives lessons in English for Germans who want to learn English beause they didn`t learn English at school. I’m handing over to Otto with his mobile, which we call `handy´:

Otto live on stage

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My Home, My Tea – My Castle

Moin!

Ostfriesentea was founded by Johann Bünting

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Johann Bünting (Portrait)

The Ostfriesen

Ostfriesland is a special region in the north of Germany in Niedersachsen. It is a flat countryside (predominantly agriculture) with special manners and customs, culture and the famous Meyer-Werft in Papenburg where the biggest cruise ships are built.

Ostfriesen people are used to drink tea and beer and to smoke their own tabacco. The general word of greeting all day and night is

MOIN.

This article is about the history of my Ostfriesentea I m used to drink all over the the day.

The Beginning in 1806

The 24 year-old Oldenburger farmer`s son Johann Bünting moves into a day trip far town Leer to be an indipendent merchant. 

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The photo shows Johann Büntings birthplace, 

a farm near the town of Oldenburg.

On the first of May 1806

Johann Bünting rents a „Kruideniers trade“ in Leer and begins to act with colonial goods and in particular tea. 

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The old house still stands in Brunnenstraße 37 in Leer.

On the first of January 1816

Johann Bünting announces that he will lead his company together with his brother-in-law Weert Klopp and the company will henceforth called 

„J. Bünting & co“. The young Weert comes from a already successfully established family and gets high responsibility with this job.

In 1853

Johann Bünting dies at the age of 71. 

His son Weert Hermann Bünting takes over the company management, but withdraws in 1872 from the day-to-day business. The complete line of „J. Bünting & comp.“ takes over the family Klopp.

In 1910

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Bünting tea begins with the creation of the first „house mixes“ and sells them to its retailers.

In 1920

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Demand for tea is strongly increasing and Bünting succeeds to mix tea with machines for the first time.

In 1935

Introduction of the brand „Bünting Grün Pack – echter Ostfriesentee“ 

buenting-gruenpack-alt_neuby Carl and Wilhelm Klopp. Carl Kandel initiated the conversion of sales of loose tea to pack goods and branding made it possible. Colour coding was elected to the differentiation of the various house mixes. Besides Blue Pack, Red Pack ans Gold Pack he also developed

Green Pack

which reamains the favorite tea of the Ostfriesen!

Welcome to Bünting Visitor Center

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In addition

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My home, my castle my Tea parties with Bünting Tea….