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Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

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Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

I would like to purchase a couple of bags of this Swedish loose tea while we are visiting Stockholm. Our cruise ship will be docked at Frihamnen on 12 July 2012 from 0900 to 1700.

Can anyone tell me where I can find this tea while I am there? (The Kobbs website does not allow delivery outside of Sweden.)

Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

Close or pretty close to your stop there is a supermarket called ICA Maxi, they might have.

I work close and sometimes visit that store, next time Ill have a look for your preferred tea.

Is it so good?

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2. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

My tai chi instructor is very fond of it but I have never tasted it. It is a blend of black tea with rhubarb, strawberry, and passionfruit.

I will be in Stockholm in July and would very much like to bring her some back. Since my husband and I have been to Stockholm (on a land tour) before, we thought finding this tea for her would be a great way to spend our time in Stockholm.

If you have an opportunity to look, that would be very kind of you.

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3. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

The Sörgårdste from Kobbs is fairly common in Sweden and I am sure a large store like ICA maxi will have it. If you or your tai chi instructor would like to have it shipped to the US however, that is possible too. This on line shop caters to homesick Swedes abroad, and to everyone else who would like to order common Swedish products swedishfoodshop.com/catalogsearch/result/… You should definitely buy some for yourselves as well. It is very tasty!

In Sweden it is very common with different tea blends containing taste from various fruits and berries as well as spices. In Stockholm I would suggest you find a proper tea shop and buy something that could perhaps become a new favourite for your tai chi instructor. For example this shop on Södermalm, were the original "Söderblandning", was invented. (not the same as Sörgårdstea, but very popular). www.theteacentre.se/p/soederblandning/993

Note that if you want to find Kobbs tea, you probably need to go to a grocery store. Most specialised tea shops won't sell pre packed tea.

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4. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

Thank you, Anna-Sara. I have seen the Swedishfoodshop web site but was put off by their prices. The price of the tea itself is almost twice the price that Kobbs lists on their site and the shipping costs are a minimum of twice the price of the tea (for parcel post with no tracking) and much moer for other kinds of shipping.

I think I will try emailing the ICA Maxi on Lindhagensgatan to see if they carry the tea.

Would the Hemkop in the basement of Ahlens be another possibility?

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5. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

Yes, Hemköp under Åhléns will be as good as any (well-stocked) supermarket. As @Anna-Sara wrote earlier, this is one of the more common tea varieties here, so it should be no problem.

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6. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

Thanks to everyone's kind help and suggestions, I now know for certain that the ICA Maxi on Lindhagensgatan carries this tea. Not only do they have it, but in response to my email to the store, I even know where to find it in the store.

I may try the Hemkop on Nybrogatan first as I would like to stop at the Ostermalms Saluhall if I have the time and that is closer to the dock.

Now my next task will be to figure out how to get to each place from Frihamnen by bus or T-bann. This is so great.

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7. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

To get to ICA Maxi Lindhagensgatan, catch the metro's blue line for Akalla or Hjulsta, alight at Stadshagen. Then follow these directions:

http://kartor.eniro.se/m/9cIMT

But there is also another big ICA – ICA Kvantum Värtan closer to Frihamnen:

http://kartor.eniro.se/m/9cIag

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8. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

Great information!

The Kvantum Varten store looks like a 15-minute walk from the cruise terminal. I have sent them an email inquiring about the tea.

When I started this search I was getting nowhere for days and suddenly, with your help, I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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9. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

Yep, ICA Kvantum and ICA MAXI is the same store.

Not far from your ship.

But shouldnt you go sightseeing while in harbour??;-)

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10. Re: Finding Kobbs Sorgardste tea

To wrap up the ICA Kvantum trail.

I was there yesterday, and remembered to look for your tea, and indeed they had about 5 bags, maybe there are bigger ones but I did only see the 125g bags, cost of 19,90SEK each.

Seems to be the cheapest in the Kobbs range.

Enjoy.