Dobrá serves up tea and tranquility By John Darling for the Tidings Posted Aug. 20, 2014 Featuring scores of exotic teas from all over the world, the new Dobra Tea house in downtown Ashland seeks to provide a haven from the busy stress of life, a place where you can sip teas that are served in […]Read More
At Dobrá Tea, we offer traditional and fresh loose-leaf teas of the highest quality. We source our teas directly from tea gardens around the world including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. We believe that regular tea drinking improves your body and mind. In turn, we hold a deep respect for drinking, serving, and […]Read More
Pu-erh teas are ancient, traditional, and in recent decades have experienced a popular resurgence among tea connoisseurs. Pu-erh teas have undergone complete oxidation and fermentation through a centuries-old process. These teas come from Xishuangbanna region in the southern-most part of the Yunnan province in China where it is believed the tea species Camellia sinensis originated. […]Read More
For Here or To-Go! What better way to celebrate the warm weather than with a Dobrá chilled tea. Our line up of cold teas includes traditional favorites like black, green, or herbal iced teas. Or, try a Dobrá original chilled beverage like the Forest Dragon or Staroborshov. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a Bubble […]Read More
Dobrá Tea is pleased to present an entirely gluten-free menu. All of our choices from both the Light Fare and Desserts sections are gluten-free. In addition, we strive to offer products that support local farmers and local food production. Why is Dobrá Tea Gluten-Free? I am the co-owner of Dobrá Tea along with my husband, and I just happen […]Read More
Tea Variety At Dobrá Tea, we source our teas directly from the tea farms around the world. Our extensive menu includes high quality loose leaf teas including the following: Green–unoxidized White–lightly oxidized Yellow–late-light oxidation Oolong–semi-oxidized Black–fully oxidized Pu-erh–oxidized, fermented and aged. Herbal–classified as tisanes and are made from plants other than Camellia sinensis Tea Lands […]Read More
Gong Fu Cha In Chinese, the words gong fu describe an activity that requires time and effort to master–a labor of love. The practice of gong fu refers to the art of doing something well, and the literal interpretation of gongfu cha means “making tea with effort.” In the world of Chinese tea, this applies […]Read More
We would love for you to LIKE US on FACEBOOK where we will routinely provide the following updates: Featured Drinks & Tea News Throughout the course of a year, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate different types of tea based on freshness, season, and availability. Stay updated about our most recent tea offerings. Music […]Read More
Dobrá Tea began in Czechoslovakia during the last few years of Communism. Due to a shortage of foreign currency, high quality teas were reserved for the government and military elite. The founders and suppliers of Dobrá began as a group of young tea lovers (“devoteas”) who began meeting to sample rare Indian, Chinese, and Japanese teas smuggled into Prague from East Germany.
After the Velvet Revolution (1989), the devotees founded their official Society of Tea Devoteas (1992) and their first Bohemian-style tearoom, Dobrá Čajovna, in Prague (1993). The Tearoom became a shelter, where like-minded individuals could gather and taste the world of tea. The company began to spread its tea concept to cities and small towns throughout the Czech Republic.
In 2003, Dobrá Tea opened its first U.S. tearoom in Burlington, VT. Dobrá has since opened additional tearooms in the United States and presently operates in Asheville & Black Mountain, NC; Portland, ME; Pittsburgh, PA; Northampton, MA, and as of Summer 2014 in ASHLAND, OR. Each Dobrá Tearoom is independently owned and operated by highly trained Devoteas who maintain the very high standard of service that the tearoom requires.
Traveling to tea growing countries annually, we have gone to great distances to source all of our teas directly from their regions of origin. Our direct relationship with tea growers allows us to ensure that our teas represent the best balance of quality, growing practices, and value.
At Dobrá Tea we create an atmosphere where you may find serenity alone or connect with friends and loved ones. Our tearoom is an eclectic mix of Bohemian, Moroccan, Middle Eastern and Asian aesthetic, offering a comfortable transporting break from the every day.
For those of us at Dobrá — tea is a way of life — and the concept of a tearoom is both ancient and modern. The tearoom gives us an opportunity to share in the very old practice of tea drinking in a meaningful space that does not discriminate. The tearoom is a focus, a center, and a space where balance is sought. It is a place that is always there to even out the impacts of external influences — cultural, social, communal, religious, international, or internal. Just as an empty tea cup welcomes each infusion, the tearoom is a vessel holding space for individual reflection or community connection.
In Service and In Tea,
Travis Peterson (owner)