Here’s something you don’t see every day.
A Cork city pub has had a very hipster overhaul… and you can now order a special blend of tea to soothe your soul if a pint isn’t quite what the doctor ordered.
O’Sho has moved into the old Brown Derby premises at the end of Barrack Street, bringing a fresh new interior, a supremely chill atmosphere and a stunning, purpose-built tea and coffee bar that truly sets it apart.
On the outside, keep your eyes peeled for the plants…
Named in a nod to the Indian guru, mystic and famous lover of life Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, commonly known as Osho, this is a spot that offers a calming escape from life’s ups and downs.
Old Osho would approve, in fact there’s even a few snaps of him kicking back with a vino or two on the walls.
Open from 5pm daily (lunchtime hours are due to be confirmed soon) the tea bar is stocked with a range of specially blended teas by herbalist and wellbeing expert Hayley Power.
Each tea on offer is blended to ease a modern complaint. You just pop in, plonk yourself down and zen out.
There’s a ‘Grounding’ tea to blitz stress and encourage focus and a ‘Purify’ blend with elderberry, pine and eucalyptus to clear and calm the senses.
The Moroccan Mint is ideal for the heatwave swelter and a Chamomile will help you deal with a crap boss or people who walk really slowly on Patrick Street or steal your parking space.
If Hayley is in the house during your visit she has a skill for recognising what you need before you know yourself.
If you’re lucky she’ll even provide a sound bath using Tibetan singing bowls while you sip your tailor-made blend (we did mention this is a unique experience).
With a tea-inspired cocktail menu, a very special coffee offering (more on that soon) and a tasty menu of wholefood snacks and artisan cheeses on the way, Osho is fast turning into the coolest alternative hangout in the city.
We know where we’ll be beating the heat this summer.