People looking at tea plants

Who we are

Our team is always on the lookout for enthusiastic people seeking to develop themselves further professionally.
Our company as an employer

A tea specialist since 1907

We are Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft (OTG) – a family business in its 4th generation and a subsidiary of Laurens Spethmann Holding AG & Co. KG. We are your expert on all questions related to tea.

 Historic picture of a teashop

A quality leader in the industry

In over 115 years, we have developed a profound sense for customer needs and established ourselves as a quality leader. With our brands Meßmer, MILFORD, OnnO Behrends, and Yasashi, we occupy a leading position in the German and European tea markets and follow our motto: We see more in tea.

Rooted in the North


With Europe’s third-largest harbour, Hamburg is the European tea trade’s most important hub and a leading transhipment point worldwide. Our company headquarters in Seevetal offer significant logistical advantages and are simultaneously an optimal, inspiring location for tea creation thanks to its proximity to our roots in the East Frisian town of Leer. 

Our company in numbers


8 billion

tea bags per year



approx. 800



> 90

countries of origin