Nord-T's tips for brewing tea

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Nord-T's tips for brewing tea


We asked Mirka Olin of Nord-T to share some tips with us on how to brew good tea. Photo credits: Mirka Olin. You can find the original post here.

Nowadays it seems most of the things we need and do in our daily life has to be easy and fast. So, what we will do now is share our tips for a quick cup of tea. Because brewing a cup or pot of loose leaf tea is not high mathematics, not even close to chemistry. It is actually super easy and rather quick. Yes, quick!

Keep in mind while brewing loose leaf tea

  • The temperature of the water. Never pour boiling hot water over loose leaf tea leaves, it will make the tea taste bitter.
  • The amount of tea. Don’t waste, be smart and use just enough.
  • Timing is everything. Pasta tastes bad if you cook it too long, so does tea. You will find time recommendations on our tea packages.

Okay. That´s the basics. Now it is time to have a look at how to brew tea when life is busy and you need your cup of tea fast. Actually, you needed it ten minutes ago.

Paper Filters

This is probably the easiest way. Paper filters can be used several times and put in the bio once you have used them. On a day when you have nothing to do – fill up a few paper filters so they are ready whenever you need them.

When using loose leaf tea you can brew up to three times with the same leaves.


When choosing a strainer – avoid tea ball strainers. They are an absolute nightmare to use. Choose an open version with two handless. It is so much easier to use (read: easier to empty) and can be used over and over again. When using loose leaf tea you can brew up to three times with the same leaves. Of course the taste changes, but it´s still tasty.

When using a strainer it is smart to use some kind of saucer to avoid an awful mess in the kitchen! Once you have finished the first cup or pot it is easy to put the strainer on a saucer and use it again later. If you live in a country where it is mostly warm, not like Finland, we highly recommend to storage the strainer with tea leaves somewhere cool, like the fridge, until next cup of tea.

Until next time – try out these tips and let us know if you have any questions. Do not hesitate to share your ideas! Next time we will share our tips for the moments when you have loads of time to brew a cuppa or pot!

A big thanks from us to Mirka of Nord-T! We hope these tips help you with brewing the perfect cup of tea.

Elina & Tim

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