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:
- Birch leaf
- Blackcurrant leaf
- Red clover
- Sea buckthorn
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.
Are your teas 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 certified organic ingredients: all our teas we use as a tea blend base and of course our selected pure teas for each Nordic capital.
Wild-grown ingredients: birch leaf, heather, lingonberry, nettle.
From small suppliers: blackcurrant, strawberry, red clover, rhubarb, sea buckthorn.
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'.
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 we have added a metal lid. If you are aware of any 100 % cardboard packaging suitable for tea, please 'Contact Us' with information.
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.