I started Öskubox in my head so many years ago. It was always something I wanted to do as a young little nippa but then as the years passed and I didn’t quite settle in jobs I realised my passion for food, drink and Norse history.
I am born and raised Icelandic. I will be a Viking in my heart forever but my feet no longer fit the earth and country of Ice and Fire. (For the time being) When I got back recently from Iceland I realised that my heart and soul will always be Nordic but my home is at least for the unforeseeable future in faraway lands such as England!
After all, the Vikings did sail here for better land. Many say for other things as well but when you actually look into their history, it was the love of the land and the opportunity the English soil provided that had the heart of the Vikings. I must admit I follow in those footsteps!
So at Öskubox that is what you will find. Passion, independence, quirk, ever changing soups, quiches and specials – just like mamma made it!
We are also partnering up with incredible people in 2017 so watch this space and most of all just enjoy the food out there and say Skál to life! #nordicnosh #bringit #liveit
They are called Tea and the Gang and their premium tea selection is diverse and exciting. Using 100% premium whole leaf tea, their creations have been influenced by Scandinavian / Nordic culture.
With offices in Oslo but being English born this seemed like a beautiful friendship written in the stars. Especially given that Oskubox is a creation from an Icelandic Viking with their HQ in England.
So how did it start?
We were sat on the beach, BBQ-ing when we received a rather fun and teatastic e-mail of Nordic Tea connoisseurs all the way from Norway! They had heard of our Nordic Café in the heart of Lymington. Asked us to sample their delights and if we liked them potentially stock them – Of course we said yes! Free tea after all! Yipptea!
The tea goods arrived and our taste buds were tantalised and enthralled. The teabags were clear and biodegradable, showing off their ingredients beautifully and good for the environment. Playing with our sense of smell in the most delightful way! We were won over.
Our Raven, Herra Rafn, flew the message over and before we knew it a Longboat-load had arrived.
So get your Viking legs down to see us at Oskubox café in Lymington and sample these Nordic premium tea selections. #Nordicnosh