Hello friends – finally our webmaster took a spin over his existing project that is Thunderbolt Tea’s site. The new arrivals had to be updated and since the site seems to be done in the old fashion way with manual html pages, it took quite sometime for him to give it a final note. He’s done a good job, nice graphics on front page (by the way the tea tea garden pic is taken by me:)), but somehow he made it look quite different with the additional addons destined to layout as a Spring theme.
Yes, the recent First Flush Darjeeling Teas (2009) have all been updated and some more First flushes are on their way, but will take sometime to arrive – though already tasted the samples and blocked it!
The hyper note of “severe drought conditions” could be seen everywhere specially highlighting the case of ‘First Flush Darjeeling Teas’, but the rains came just about the right time and we got our teas and is now for you to savor it! If the rains did delay then it would be defoliation rather than the new tender First Flush shoots and mass production would be at its minimum. Still, production was low and as a result there will be no ‘easy abundance’ of First Flush Darjeelings in the market. Quality is good as a true first flush should be and I am happy to have acquired the teas for our clients.
I have already tasted and it is ethereal – now its your turn. I won’t comment on any of the teas coz time is a constraint here, but one thing I can assure you is, taste anyone and you won’t regret. However, I would like to stress the fact that the best tea can taste the worst and this is because of your palate’s likes and dislikes. An astringent character is common in all which is the mark of a Darjeeling first flush tea, but this can be lowered by decreasing the steeping time. Steeping for 3 minutes gives you an ideal cup, but as said earlier, its your palate and you are the judge. Some like this pungency and others don’t. All are common with pleasant fruity and flowery notes and this is layered in a complex manner and sometimes difficult to associate the hidden characteristics and describe it in a layman’s words. Don’t take your tea “hot”, let it simmer for some secs and sip it to its glory. I personally feel that some cooling tones up the cup. However, if you like the aroma, its quite instant as soon as you are pouring the tea.
A NOTE ON THE TEA SHIPPING POLICY (updated)
If you had been buying teas from us then you must have noticed that we offered free shipping irrespective of the quantity you buy – Though we tried to maintain the preceding statement, good things don’t seem to last – the Postal Department raised the shipping cost by almost double and in fact some shippings destined to be delivered to our clients dug out the grave from our pockets. However, it was not our clients mistake, it was just the sudden change in the heightened charges levied by the Post Office.
A change was needed keeping the comforts of our clients and us too – after all I can’t do business at a loss – got a family to look after; staff, their families, their woes etc To chalk out this problem, we cracked our brains and devised a solution – The FREE SHIPPING is still on, its just that you have to do a minimum purchase of USD 49 or above. If your order totals up to the required amount you are eligible for free shipping anywhere – you just need to enter the COUPON code on checkout.
Coupon Code: FREESHP9FFTAF
You can be eligible for 3 shipping options
- a) A total purchase of USD 49-84: Will be sent by Airmail (15-30 days)
- b) A total purchase of USD 85-149: Will be sent by Speed Post (around 14-20 days)
- c) A total purchase of USD 150 and above: Will be sent by Expediated Service (one week)
How to order the teas and avail the above free shipping options
- 1) Choose your teas and add to cart one by one
- 2) Once finished adding your teas to the cart enter the coupon code for free shipping ie FREESHP9FFTAF
- 3) While checking out you will be asked to opt for the shipping method if your order is USD 49 or above as required for free shipping – Choose any of the available shipping modes (doesn’t matter which one you choose, the coupon code works out), your shipping charge will automatically be substracted from the total and will be free.
- 4) You pay!
Now that I have updated you with the necessary details and hope that you won’t be confused, go get your share now! Teas are limited and don’t ask when its gone!