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“Great music, light meals, and fine tea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dobra Tea

Dobra Tea
120 Broadway Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
18283578530
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Gainesville, Florida
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“Great music, light meals, and fine tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This evening we were privileged to listen to a performance on the tea house patio by West African musician Arouna Diarra who sings while playing the n'gona and balafone. He was ably accompanied by Patrick Fitzsimons on guitar. A light meal of hummus with warm pita bread and veggies along with a substantial quinoa tabbouleh accompanied by a delicious iced chai relaxed us and prepared us for the musical performance. During a break in the music we ordered an almond amaretto teacake and a pot of hot Himalayan Darjeeling tea with milk to round out the evening experience. The design of the facility, the unhurried service, and the presence of a rich mixture of people of various ages, lifestyles, and interests made us comfortably at ease in our surroundings. As evening deepened, the experience was further enriched by an amazing sky that complemented with dramatic lighting the aural enjoyment from the music. We are here in Black Mountain for only a few weeks, but would gladly become regulars at Dobra Tea if we lived nearby. It is a great place to get quiet and really appreciate being alive.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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18 restaurant reviews
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“I could go there everyday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The atmosphere and tea are just incredible. They have lost of gluten free options and there are weekly events. If you find yourself in Black Mountain, be sure to make this a stop on your adventure. It is well worth it.

Visited July 2014
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Graham, North Carolina
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“Quiet Tea House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful varieties of tea offered in a quiet setting with good service. We love the Touareg so much we came twice and bought some to take home and drink. It has free wi-fi and a relaxing atmosphere.

Visited June 2014
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Largo, Florida
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“Peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Staff was very knowledgeable, helpful. The place is beautiful, peaceful and the staff would let you sit all day if you wanted to. The variety of teas is amazing! And the very healthy, although quite yummy treats were delectable. Don't miss this place while in Black Mountain.

Visited June 2014
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black mountain nc
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“Peaceful tea house in the mountains”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Once inside you are in a relaxing, calming place with the Japanese tea house feel. Huge selection of teas, wonderful desserts, and light savory selections. Granddaughter loves to sit in the raised platform on cushions and eat a brownie!

Visited April 2014
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