The sudden closure of a popular Glasgow tea room has left regulars shocked and 'gutted'. 

Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, based in the West End of the city, announced today that they will be closing their doors on Monday, July 31. 

The tea room, which was set up back in 2000, has been known for serving over 80 teas from all over the world, as well as food.

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Tchai-Ovna House of Tea shared the closure news earlier today on Facebook, writing: "Tchai-Ovna will be closing on July 31, 202.

"We feel privileged to have contributed something special to the amazing community of Glasgow, as well as to have been supported and loved by so many people through the years.

"Those of you who know us understand that Tchai-Ovna has been our way of life since it was founded in the year 2000. We are indescribably saddened by the decision we have had to make, but at the same time excited about the prospects of the life after.

"Our passion for teas has not diminished and you will still be able to buy your wonderful, ethically sourced Tchai-Ovna teas online and in other retailers, cafes and at pop-up stalls around Scotland and beyond.

"We will be hosting a Tchai-Ovna Farewell Festival (July 1 to July 31) which will feature some great music and events spanning the history and eclecticism of Tchai-Ovna; celebrate with us the wonderful creative community which has formed countless rings around us."

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The closure has sparked upset among regulars, who shared their sadness on the tea room's post. 

One person wrote: "Noooooooooooooooooooo! Oh folks, absolutely gutted."

While another commented: "So sad to read this. Tchai Ovna is one of the best things about Glasgow. So rare to have an alcohol-free zone with such amazing vibes. Will be really sorry to see it go."

You can visit the Tchai-Ovna House of Tea website HERE