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
We are happy to announce 4 new food offerings at Dobra Tea ~ Locals Bowl, Avocado & Egg Toast, English Muffin w/ PBJ, and Matcha Ice Cream! Click here to see our entire food menu!Read More
Learn about tea the easy way… We made this infographic to make learning about tea quick and fun. We hope you enjoy it! Share it if you find it helpful.Read More
FRESH TEAS ARE HERE WITH MORE TO COME! Long Jing – Dragon Well 2016 Dragon Well is China’s most beloved green tea and is often called the national drink of China. The robust leaves are flat and golden-green in color with a lovely shine that comes from the traditional method of pan-frying the freshly […]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
“For a pre-show treat, stop in at Dobrá Tea, a traditional teahouse with a menu thicker than most novels, offering more than 100 hundred unique varieties of tea.” – NW Travel & Life Magazine “Our guests last night strongly recommended Dobra Tea for a light meal before visiting the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.” – Abigail’s Bed & […]Read More
At Dobrá Tea, we believe that drinking tea daily improves mind and body. It’s that simple. But what is it about tea that makes tea drinkers feel good about what they are putting in their body? What does Camellia sinensis, the beloved tea plant, really do to us when we drink it, and why […]Read More
Fresh Darjeeling First Flush from Mission Hill Tea Estate is here! Unlike most black teas, first flush (spring harvest) Darjeeling is lighter and greener in color with a smooth, slightly floral taste. Come try it and see why some call it the “Champagne of Teas.” Available in house, to go, or in bulk.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)