Thurbo oolong – the taste of gold

All the way from the borders between Nepal and Darjeeling in India this is a unique tea, exclusive to Tchai-Ovna which we discovered on our recent excursion to India for the spring harvest (first flush) season. Darjeeling is more famous for its high grade black tea, but this oolong variety from the Thurbo is really really special. It has the fresh floral taste of a tea picked early in spring with the characteristic Darjeeling subtle sweetness, however left to brew for longer, the taste gradually develops and matures into something that is perhaps best described as the taste of gold. It becomes full bodied, rich and complex whilst still retaining it’s floral freshness and subtle sweet, yet pleasantly lingering after taste. We reckon it would not be far off to say this is the best tea in the world.

You can buy this lovely loose leaf tea at Tchai-Ovna for £12 per 50g or in a pot for £4.60 and it will suit another infusion.  It will be on line soon. As this is an Inkster’s label tea, 1/3 of the packet price will be donated to refugee charities.

Thurbo Oolong Tea

Swap til you drop – 18th May

13177084_608024539350071_1432362166032008438_nTime to spring clean those wardrobes and revamp your look without spending a penny… it’s swap til you drop!
Look out clean, gently used garments that you no longer wear, and bring them along to exchange for something new-to-you.
Think clothes, shoes, accessories & jewellery.
Items can be dropped off on the 17th & 18th of May.
For each garment donated, you will be given a token which can then be swapped for whatever else catches your eye. Everyone welcome 🙂

 

New card facility

So the last card facility was destroyed when the building was struck by lightning 10 years ago. We took that as a sign that the gods were against it…. Well we’ve just got one installed and as of last Tuesday we are now accepting card payments – hopefully lightning won’t strike twice.

Fresh from Darjeeling

First Flush

First Flush premium Darjeeling bud from the borders with Nepal

Co-Owner Martin Fell and friends are fresh back from beautiful Darjeeling, India, with tasty new discoveries and a nerdy amount of tea know-how. There’ll a couple of amazing new first  flush teas coming to youz soon!

Darjeeling tea

Darjeeling tea