Darjeeling First Flush 2015! Spring is a celebrated harvest or “flush” season for tea! Every April, we await our shipment of Darjeeling First Flush, often called “the Champagne of tea.” It has a famous floral muscat taste profile that is highly revered world-wide. This year, our supply of Darjeeling First Flush comes for the Mim […]Read More
With a beautiful Moroccan decor, the tearoom offers four types of seating: chairs, barstools, benches, or floor cushions. Located at 75 N. Main St in downtown Ashland, Dobrá Tea is 1 block off the plaza. Free parking is available for our guests on Granite Street. We are within walking distance to shopping, Lithia Park, the […]Read More
Bubble tea originated in the tea shops of Taichung city in Taiwan. This delicious cold beverage is infused with Dobrá’s fine choice of tea (matcha green, oolong, black, tulsi, or rooibos), organic milk, soy or rice milk, and contains chewy tapioca pearls. Bubble tea is popular in gaming cafés and teahouses around the world. It […]Read More
The perfect pre-theater spot! Situated a few blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in downtown Ashland, Dobrá Tea offers a unique opportunity to enjoy tea in house before the show starts. We also offer food and desserts to enhance your tea experience. While we do not take reservations, we invite you to stop in for […]Read More
Steeped Escape - Dobrá Tea of Ashland Southern Oregon Magazine – Spring 2015 Story by Lindsay Dove Dobrá Tea is Ashland’s new, uniquely authentic tearoom, yielding loose-leaf teas of over 100 kinds from around the world, served in authentic tea ware that invokes age-old tea traditions originating in countries like India, China and Nepal. 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 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)