Finnish tea

Suomalainen tee

Finns' tea drinking is on the rise. There is especially demand for high-quality, ethical tea and new flavor combinations. Alongside the familiar black tea, the entire spectrum of the tea world has emerged, from matcha to white tea and rooibos. Green leaf tea is enjoyed with a slow breakfast and rooibo flavored with domestic berries before going to bed. No wonder that tea has become a Finnish phenomenon.

Image: Finns are interested in the different ways of making tea. For example, charming mocktails are made from tea .

More and more Finns are interested in the health effects of tea and the different ways of making tea. Finnish tea culture is enlightened, and tea drinkers want to know how the products are made. It is no longer a drink that is only brewed as a substitute for coffee. Instead, tea is drunk enjoying every cup.

However, tea is not originally a very Nordic drink. Now we will tell you how you can also enjoy domestic tea.

What makes tea domestic?

All teas, including black, white and green tea, are made from the leaves of the tea bush. Different tea qualities are created when tea leaves are collected at different stages of the bush's growth and processed in different ways. For example, white tea is made from new leaves or their buds.

Image: The time of picking the tea leaves affects the quality of the tea.

The most favorable residential areas for the tea bush are mainly in Asia, such as China and India. On the other hand, the natural conditions in Finland do not suit the plant. For Nordqvist, tea comes from selected regions such as Japan, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

The main raw material for tea therefore often arrives in Finland from abroad, but many other things can make tea Finnish. Domesticity comes from the work done to make the tea, the Finnish ingredients used in the tea, and the packaging designed and manufactured with domestic expertise.

The teas are made in Finland

Nordqvist factory in Nurmijärvi

Photo: Nordqvist's new factory in Nurmijärvi runs on fossil-free electricity.

The production of tea can take place in Finland, such as at the Nordqvist factory in Ilvesvuori, Nurmijärvi. Then the tea is brought from its place of growth here in the North. In the hands of Finnish professionals, unforgettable tea experiences are made from tea and other raw materials. Domesticity is thus created through work and competence.

The production of tea employs not only local tea growers abroad but also Finnish tea manufacturers and packers at home. At Nordqvist, more than one million kilos of tea are seasoned and packaged annually.

Domesticity tastes like berries

Although tea is not a Finnish plant, many ingredients added to tea can be. New nuances are conjured up in the theme flavors with berries, fruits, herbs and other spices. This way you get unique themed pictures that charm with their ingenuity. For example , the Hellä bag of the Luonnon Tee series combines white tea and organic blackcurrant.

Domestic berries such as blueberries, lingonberries and sea buckthorn go well with tea. Try, for example, Luonnon Tee Lempää , where Rooibos has partnered with domestic blueberries. At Nordqvist, freeze-drying technology is utilized in the use of berries. In this way, they retain their fresh taste and color wonderfully until the moment of drinking.

So-called herbal tea or herbal decoction could be made from completely domestic raw materials, in which no tea is used at all. A herbal decoction can contain, for example, lemongrass, mint and clover. This way there is no caffeine in the brews either. Get to know Nordqvist's herbal infusions .

Finnish design can be seen in the packaging

Image: The look of the Luonnon Tee series is inspired by nature.

We often focus on what a product contains. Now, however, it's worth looking at the tea packages. Our new Luonnon Tee series is packed in wonderful packaging that draws from Finnish nature. In the look of the series, the growths of forests and fields, from blueberries to birch leaves, shine. They are designed under our own roof, listening to customers' wishes.

Domesticity has bitten down to the roots of the packaging, as the packaging materials also come from a domestic manufacturer. Finland's nature includes cleanliness, and so the packaging can be recycled along with the cardboard collection. Read more about Luonnon tee series.


The key tag tells about being from Finland

A key flag is a sign that tells about the Finnishness of a product or service. It can be granted when at least 50% of the product's costs have been produced or manufactured in Finland. The costs may include, for example, raw materials, packaging materials and personnel costs. In general, the degree of domesticity of Avainlippu products is around 80%

The key ticket tells about domestic work and supplies.Suomalainen Työn Liitto awards the mark to a product every three years. This ensures that the brand's requirements are met - not just once, but continuously.

At Nordqvist, the key flag is proudly carried by two long-time favorite teas: The Emperor's Bride and Tiger's Daytime Sleep . The aromas of black tea and citrus fruits delight Keisari's bride, while Tiikeri's nap contains rye and sunflower petals. These classics can be enjoyed as loose leaf tea and tea bags.

Tea has come to Finland to stay: to warm you on winter evenings and to refresh you on hot summer days. The uses for tea are endless, as tea can be used not only as a traditional hot drink, but also as a cold drink, mocktail and to brighten up baked goods (at least check out these raw matcha brownies ! ). What else have we Finns come up with?