New Arrivals All of our green, white, and black teas are 2015 and are now available in house and for bulk tea purchasing. White Tea – Silver Needles 2015 is here! Silver Needles is a classic and famous white tea from Fujian Province, consisting solely of tips. Only the freshest and best-shaped buds of early spring […]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 are […]Read More
For Here or To-Go! Check out this article from the Mail Tribune specifically about our iced teas called Chilled to a Tea. 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 […]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
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
“Our guests last night strongly recommended Dobra Tea for a light meal before visiting the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.” - Abigail’s Bed & Breakfast 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 […]Read More
Chilled to a Tea Tips from local experts that go way beyond traditional iced tea Mail Tribune By Sarah Lemon Posted Aug. 26, 2015 at 11:02 AM Scorching-hot days raise the thirst-quenching profile of iced tea. Year-round, the beverage owes its popularity to nuanced flavors, healthful properties and simple preparation. Among all tea […]Read More
Kid’s Love Dobrá Tea! The teahouse offers a fun environment with floor seating where most kids love to sit. We offer a fun kid’s tea menu below. We also accomodate large parties for birthdays or other occasions, just be sure to call ahead. “I am twelve years old. I love to drink and make […]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)