The People & The Story

The mastermind behind Sparkling Tea is Jacob Kocemba – an award-winning sommelier who can also call himself ‘the World’s best waiter’ – an impressive title he won in 2009. Jacob has spent all his life in the restaurant business helping famous venues such as Herman at Nimb to the coveted Michelin star. Jacob’s many years of experience and his renowned taste palette are definitely the company’s invaluable point of difference and seal of top quality.

To guide him through the dangerous waters of a new start-up and to ensure a sink-proof vessel for the future, Jacob has teamed up with Bo Sten Hansen – a business savvy senior with an impressive track-record from the likes of Deloitte and PFA Pension where he led a division of 80 staff. Bo also adds a burning desire to succeed and to make a mark internationally with the ground-breaking Sparkling Teas from the city of Copenhagen.

Why start a new career with tea?

The grand idea of Sparkling Tea came from Jacob, however, it was the mutual fascination of tea, which brought the founders, Bo and Jacob, together.

The history of tea dates back to ancient times and has proven a vast catalogue of use, variations and nuances. Combined with a strong innovative drive and the rising Nordic gastronomic scene, the two founders created Copenhagen Sparkling Tea Company. Where the same fascination and drive still lie at the heart of the company.

The pride and respect, which both founders have for the product and the industry, clearly shines through on their faces, but also in the taste of each bottle of Sparkling Tea. Everyday aiming to create World’s best low-/non-alcoholic sparkling drink.