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October 19, 2009

Souvia Tea update for October

Filed under: Black Tea,Newsletter — wbwingert @ 3:33 pm


 

 

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Contents

  

Coming Attractions

 

Glenburn Tea

 

Help!

Featured Items

 

Trick or Tea

Happy Halloween!

Tasty black tea with

black cats and

pumpkins – so good

it’s scary!

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Not a Paper Cup!


 

Double-walled

ceramic mug keeps

tea hot, fingers cool,

and you GREEN.

We will fill it free

the first time or

add a extra tea

sample online

 

 Be our Fan!

 

 

 

 Freshly picked June

9th 2009 and

imported directly from

the estate. A second

flush Assam

with many golden tips,

produces a rich

satisfying cup with

a nice malty finish

that will delight

Assam lovers.

Coming attractions

The first phase of the Phoenix Store transformation is complete.  New colors and decor just in time to welcome lots of new tea. 

 

 

Nutalicious is back as rumors of its demise turned out to be false.  Joining Nutalicious on the shelves this month are Asian Fusion (green tea blend), Kenya Kaporet (wonderful black tea), Pumpkin Pie (last year’s favorite), Lemon Drop (a newcomer on the green shelf), Pu-Erh Ginger, and Sage Leaf round out the October arrivals.

 

The special tea of the Month is Trick or Tea – Limited time

 

Look for Cranberry-Peach (black), Nutcracker Suite, Gingerbread House (rooibos), and Harvest Moon(Green) around the first of November.

 

Our website’s facelift will also be complete before the next newsletter – we will announce when it is ready.

 

Tea Word of the Month:  Gongfu [gong-foo]  –adjective :    literally “careful skill” a term used to describe the Chinese style tea ceremony or certain Chinese teas.  See also Congou.

 


Fresh from the Estate – Glenburn

Glenburn estate is located in Darjeeling, India. It is a 1600 acre plantation with breathtaking views over the Kanchenjunga Mountain Range. The estate stretches from an elevation of 3700 ft all the way down to the sandy banks of two snow-fed Himalayan rivers.


At Glenburn in Darjeeling, where the higher altitude provides the necessary “stress” to the tea plants, giving the tea its characteristic flavor, the succulent leaves result in a very attractive tea with a purplish bloom and a sprinkling of silvery tips.

 

The estate is family operated in its 5th generation by the Prakash family, also known as the ”Chaiwala family” (tea planters). Originally started by a Scottish tea company in 1859, the Prakash family has now been cultivating magnificent teas for over 150 years.

 

Kerstin and I had the pleasure to meet Husna Prakash at the 2009 World Tea Expo – Read more on our blog

We need you!

 

People always get ask:  “How’s it going?” “How’s business?”  “How can I help?”.  There are several ways –

  • Your word of mouth referrals that let others know about Souvia Tea are very much appreciated
  • Already told everyone you know?  Tell others with a review on Google
  • Want to keep up with the latest?  Follow us on Twitter with our daily teas, fun tea facts and more
  • Prefer Facebook?  Become a Fan of Souvia

This month – anyone who writes a review, becomes a fan, or follows us on Twitter will be eligible to win one of three $25 gift Cards.  Thank you for all of your support.

 

In January, we also intend to use our space to host talks or presentations on topics of interest to the communities surrounding us.  We have had suggestions so far for: child care options, sustainable agriculture, ways to be green among others.     Ideas?  Send them to info@souvia.com

 

We would also like to connect with people who are interested in performing tea-room-suitable music on Fridays from about 4-6pm – We pay in tea 😉

That’s it for now…

Thanks for reading this month.   

We hope to see you in the stores but if not, remember we ship everyday, locally and nationwide!

~ 

 

 
   

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October 8, 2009

Glenburn Teas

Filed under: Black Tea,Tea Culture — Administrator @ 2:29 pm

Fresh tea just in from the fieldsGlenburn estate is located in Darjeeling, India. It is a 1600 acre plantation with breathtaking views over the Kanchenjunga Mountain Range. The estate stretches from an elevation of 3700 ft all the way down to the sandy banks of two snow-fed Himalayan rivers.

At Glenburn in Darjeeling, where the higher altitude provides the necessary “stress” to the tea plants � giving the tea its characteristic flavor, the succulent leaves result in a very attractive tea with a purplish bloom and a sprinkling of silvery tips.

The estate is family operated in its 5th generation by the Prakash family, also known as the� Chaiwala family� (tea planters). Originally started by a Scottish tea company in 1859, the Prakash family has now been cultivating magnificent teas for over a century.

Bret and I had the pleasure to meet Husna Prakash at the 2009 World Tea Expo and were fascinated by the idea to work directly with a tea grower. Normally, this is reserved for the big tea importers with huge order quantities. As a family business, the Glenburn Estate is very interested in supporting other small and growing companies which gives us the opportunity to import some of our teas directly from the country of origin.

Tea PickerWorking with the Prakash family means that our customers will be able to get premium Darjeeling and Assam teas within weeks of their harvest.

It also means that some of the money spent on tea purchases at Souvia� will directly benefit the community of Glenburn. The Prakash family has established a �Worker�s Trust� which supports the local elementary school where children receive an education while their parents are working in the fields. For school children moving on to higher level education, there is a scholarship available and the estate is proud that six scholarship students from last year ranked in the top three positions in their class.

It is wonderful to know that your purchase of Glenburn tea not only provides you with a beautiful tea experience, but helps others in the process.