Cha Bar is the first of its kind urban contemporary space that created a rage in Kolkata in year 2000, turning tea from a dry page in history to a lifestyle drink! Backed by generations of Apeejay Surrendra group’s experience in tea plantation business, Cha Bar was created as an integral part of the iconic Oxford Bookstore in Park Street, Kolkata.
Expanded pan India integrated into Oxford Bookstores and customers loved the experience of being able to browse at leisure, leafing through the books of their choice, over a cup of tea from the wide selection available at the Cha Bar or simply unwinding with friends sipping the rejuvenating beverage, iced or piping hot!
Whether one prefers a rich, full-bodied, strong flavour, or a light fragrant taste, the Cha Bar offers a wide and enviable choice. Cha Bar believes that there is indeed nothing quite like a good cup of tea so every cup of blend we serve has journeyed, be it from the dhabas in India or from across the Globe from other cultures. Today, Cha Bar offers this experience at Oxford Bookstores in Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi. From the Flowering Teas, Organic Teas, Herbal Teas, Diet Teas, Fruit Teas, to an exclusive range of Darjeeling, Nilgiri, Sikkim and Oolong, complimented by the best in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, Russian, Sri Lankan, South African and Thai Teas – make up more than 150 varieties on offer.
Exotic and cultural blends like the Moroccan Mint, South African Rooibos, Decaf Teas, Green Teas and Ayurvedic Teas with healing powers is part of the Menu. Special category of ‘Chai Hindustani’ and the Cutting Cha has been reinvented here at Cha Bar. In April 2007 Cha Bar first brought Bollywood Masala Mix Cha, Truck Drivers 100 Mile Ki Cha, Katakali, Formosa Oolong, Yellow Tea, Emerald Green, Vervain Blue, Jasmine Pearl, Chinese Lapsang Souchoung, Verbena Tea, Licorice Tea, Fruit Melange, and Japanese Genmaicha to its Menu. Ala Carte savouries such as fresh wholesome salads like the Mediterranean salad, classic Caesar salads with a choice of dressings that are perfect for a nutritious meal. Scrumptious finger foods like muddled nachos, chilli cheese toasties, keema samosas, onion pakoras, sev tikki pav are the ideal appetizers to share with friends and family.
The stylish and relaxing ambience of Cha Bar can make hours go by browsing through our huge collection of books while one is spoilt for choice with an assortment of Teas blended and prepared with precision, and after exhaustive research, with personalized and informed service. The tradition of tea-serving across different continents is followed . The natural colors of all material generate a serene, placid, refreshing and a comforting environment. Tea-Pot wall, a unique feature of the environmental graphics, displays the different traditional tea-pots from across the world.
Oxford Bookstores and WWF-India’s Conservation Partnership aims towards raising funds, raising public consciousness and sharing responsibility towards conservation of the endangered Great Asian One-Horned Rhino in India’s North Eastern state of Assam. Oxford Bookstores’ enrols customers of Cha Bar in this cause. Every time a customer orders a tea of Oxford Bookstores’ sister company Apeejay Tea’s Assam Plantations, a contribution is set aside, and the donation matched by Oxford Bookstores to fund the WWF India’s Great Asian One-Horned Rhino conservation project.