A.C. Perch's Thehandel

A.C Perch's Thehandel in Kronprinsensgade in Copenhagen

A.C. Perch's Thehandel is a tea shop opened in 1835 by Niels Brock Perch at Kronprinsensgade 5 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It opened an English-style tearoom on the first floor in 2005 The company has also opened tea houses in Aarhus and Oslo and operates a web shop. The company is Purveyors to the Court of Denmark.


The company traces its history back to the late 18th century when Niels Bay Perch, with suppoty fromhis friend Niels Brock, established a grocers in Christianshavn. His son, who was given the name Niels Brock Perch after the friend, founded the tea house. His first shop was based in the Exchange Building at Slotsholmen. In April 1835, he opened a shop a shop in Kronprinsensgade. The shop was named after his third eldest son, Alex Christian Perch, who ran it until his death on 31 March 1882. The shop was then taken over by his loyal employee Frantz Christoffer Kruse . He sold it to Adolp Rosaurus Hansen tehandelen. After his death in 1927, it was taken over by his relative Ludvig Hincheldey and the two employees Marie Poulsen and Emilie Nielsen.

The company opened a web shop in 1989. An English-style tearoom, Perch's Tea Room, opened anove the shop in Kronprinsensgade in 2006.[1] On 11 November 2006, a franchise shop opened in Tokyo. In August 2013, A.C. Perchs Thehandel opened a combined tea shop and tearoom in Aarhus. In November 2+14, a Perch's Tea Shop opened in a Sten & Strøm shopping center in Oslo


The company is owned by Christian Hincheldey og Stine Louise Alwén, fourth generation of the Hincheldey family.[2] The shop in Kronprinsensgade is the eighth oldest shop in Copenhagen.[3] The building is from 1805 and listed. Ionic order pilasters flank the three central bays on the first and second floor.


  1. "Kronprinsensgade 5-5a". indenforvoldene.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. "Familie bag 180 år gammel tehandel tjener millioner". HP Finans (in Danish). Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  3. "Københavns ældste forretninger". historiskebyture.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 11 October 2016.

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Coordinates: 55°40′50″N 12°34′44″E / 55.6806°N 12.5789°E / 55.6806; 12.5789

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