How do I stock your tea in my store?
Just call or email us! We can visit you with our tasty teas or alternatively send some samples over. We’ll happily provide your staff with training in the simple art of making good tea. Just head to 'Contact Us'.
Are you looking for suppliers?
Yes! We are particularly interested in certified organic suppliers. You can find our contact details in 'Contact Us' to get in touch with our team.
How can I taste your teas?
If you’re desperately thirsty right now, hurry over to our Store Locator to get the low down on where you can enjoy a cup of NORD-T.
Where can I buy your tea?
On our Store Locator we will tell you where you can enjoy a good cup of tea and where to buy our teas and tea blends to take home with you.
Where do your herbs and berries come from?
We source our berries and herbs from the most skillful grower: the forest.
Are all of your ingredients from Nordic countries?
Not all of them.
Let’s start with the tea. Tea is made from Camellia sinensis, which unfortunately does not enjoy arctic environment quite as much as we Finns do.
Rooibos again is rather stubborn and only grows in South Africa.
As well as our tea bases, we’ve invited some exotic guests to star in our tea: cardamom, liquorice root, cinnamon and vanilla. We use these ingredients to evoke a taste of the North, but we cannot claim them as local ingredients.
But to be honest, it’s our local babies, I mean, ingredients that we are really proud of:
Does your tea contain preservatives or OTHER ADDITIVES?
No, the flavours of NORD-T come wholly from the tea, spices and handpicked herbs and berries. No magic tricks!
We’ve searched the North to find wild-growing ingredients with their own fantastic flavours. We let the air dry the herbs and leaves. We use freeze-dried berries so that their tartness and subtle flavours are preserved. Freeze-drying removes all the water content, and that removal preserves the berries naturally.
How do you create your tea blends?
The idea might start with a concept, like Grandma’s cinnamon buns, or a special ingredient. Then there’s a lot of mixing, careful measuring, adjusting and tasting. We cannot confirm or deny that we wear funny hats, silly superhero capes and listen to 90's europop while we taste and measure and taste again our Nordic experiments. Sometimes it turns out to be a delicious idea, but sometimes the idea just did not work as planned. Don’t worry, you will only ever taste the delicious variety.
Are your teas hand-crafted?
Yes. This means we, or our trusty tea elves:
mostly pick the berries and herbs by hand—sometimes a more mechanic "hand" is needed, for nettle for example.
combine and mix tea blends by hand.
packing in boxes is done, yes you guessed it, by hand.
Is NORD-T all organic?
We can’t tell you that all our ingredients are certified organic. Nordic countries are well know for their pristine forests, clean air and pure water. That is the setting where our berries and herbs grown in.
We’re working on organic certification for all of our products, though, so if you want more information, you can 'Contact Us'.
Our teas: all our teas we use as a tea blend base and of course our selected pure teas for each Nordic capital are organic certified.
Organic certified Finnish ingredients: birch leaf, blackcurrant, blackcurrant leaf, lingonberry, nettle, strawberry, raspberry leaf, red clover, rhubarb.
Finnish wild grown or from small suppliers not yet organic certified: blueberry, beetroot, heather, sea buckthorn*, spruce sprout*.
*Small quantities are available certified organic as well.
Are your teas fair trade?
The base teas are not certified fair trade. We’re always interested in improving our teas. If this is important to you, get in touch with us and let us know via our 'Contact Us'.
Are all your teas gluten free?
Yes! We don’t add anything to our base ingredients and they are all gluten-free.
Are your teas sugar-free?
We do not add sugars, honey or fruit concentrates.
Our wild-grown berries do contain their own natural sugars along with their natural superpowers.
Are your teas allergy friendly?
We’d like you to check the label in case you have, say, a rhubarb allergy and are about to drink a delicious cup of Cabin Fever. But all our teas are free from the most common allergy offenders: wheat, dairy, nuts, egg, soy, and seafood products.
Are your teas GMO free?
Do you have caffeine-free tea?
Yes we do. We have two caffeine-free blends—Polar Night Cap and Afloat with Folkboat—that are very bedtime-friendly.
Where should I store my tea?
Don’t worry, you don’t need a humidor, just some coolish, dryish and darkish conditions. A basic kitchen cupboard will be just right.
How do you MINIMIZE your impact on the environment?
We aim to minimize our impact on the beautiful, wild nature we take our inspiration and our berries from. We use organic or wild grown berries & herbs and our tea is ALWAYS organic.
We have chosen to package our teas in recyclable cardboard. To ensure freshness and usability our tea is packed in a plastic bag.
Why do you use plastic bags?
"Oh my, a plastic bag!" you say, especially during this time we all know what is going on with our seas and the huge problem plastic waste creates.
We know it all to well too, and are sad we humans have created such an environmental problem. And we do not want to be adding more to it.
The bitter truth is though, that we have to package our tea somehow. And we prefer that the packaging protects the natural gold (tea, berries & herbs) given to us by Mother Nature, so no unnecessary food waste is created.
We decided to opt for a material (plastic #4) that is:
lightweight - more lightweight the product is, less it weighs during transportation and less CO2 is created while transporting it around.
protective - plastic protects the tea bIends from humidity. Tea stays fresher for longer.
easy to use- we heard stories of how tea lovers had spilled our tea while trying to open the metal lid we used before. Now, no more surprise spills.
recyclable - new products can be made from recycled plastic. All need not to be wasted.
After talking to university professors who research what environmental issues different types of packaging creates (may it be plastic, metal, wood or cardboard) and that their conclusion is that ALL waste is harmful if not handled properly.
That is why we hope that you will always throw waste into waste bins, not out to nature, as no trash belongs there. When plastic is taken to be recycled - we get new raw material, or to be burned - energy is created to produce eg. electricity.
We are constantly looking for organic and more environmentally friendly options. If you want to share your ideas with us, please send us email.
So how should I recycle your tea and tea packages?
You can put our cardboard package to cardboard recycling and the plastic bag to plastic recycling. Tea and single use tea bags from us can be thrown into compost.
Good to know: Plastic #4 is considered safe in that it does not leak chemicals into substances it contains. Recycling plastics uses way less energy and produces fewer environmental toxins then creating new plastic altogether, so it's important to spread the word that plastic bags and other items made from plastic #4 can be recycled.