We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$3 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Late Night
View all details
features, about

Menu

Green Tea
Green teas are un-oxidized. Chinese green teas are gently pan fried in a heated wok to stop the oxidation process. The pan frying helps w/ the shaping of the leaves, as they twist & curl, the leaves eventually dry during this process & are ready for tasting. Many chinese greens are sweet, nutty & have suttle tastes & aromas. Flavors & appearance of the leaves are quite different based on which province in china the tea is cultivated.
White Tea
White tea is lightly oxidized. Harvested leaves are placed in the sun to wither on rounded bamboo plates. Withering process eventually dries the fresh leaves which are then hand sorted for stalks & impurities. It is cultivated throughout china, but originated in fujian, china there are now many varieties of white tea, & it is also being produced in india & sri lanka. The flavor of white tea can be very sweet, earthy & smooth on the pallet. It is best prepared in a porcelain teapot or a gaiwan. Because of the light oxidation, white tea is very high in antioxidants & can be a choice tea for relaxation & wellness.
Yellow Tea
Yellow tea is light & lately oxidized. Harvested leaves are quickly heated to denature their enzymes, then placed in a humidified controlled room, which leads to gradual, late oxidation. It is cultivated in the province of fujian in the wuyi shan mountains. The term "yellow tea" has two meanings in china. It can refer to thismethod of processing, or to label a a carefully selected tea that a province used to send as a tribute to the emperor. Yellow was the emperor's color.
Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is semi-oxidized. The processing of oolong tea ranges from 15%-70% oxidation. Fresh leaves may be roasted over an open fire, tumble dried in a drum layer to bring out floral qualities or baked in bamboo baskets to offer a more toasted & sweet flavor. Oolong is the most popular type of teas served in typical chinese & taiwanese restaurants. It has a milkier taste compared to green tea, though not as rich as most black teas. Oolongs are known for their floral, sweet aromas & traditionally served gong fu style. This allows tasters to prepare a generous amount of leaves in a small amount of water to taste the strengths of the tea. Oolongs are best prepared in yixing, purple sand clay teapots from china or in a fine porcelain gaiwan.
Black Tea
Black tea is fully oxidized. Fresh, harvested leaves are gently rolled by machine & placed on large flat screens to wither. This takes away about 60& of the plants moisture. A deep enzymatic oxidation of the freed polyphenols starts to take place once the withered tea leaves are placed on flat tables to fully oxidize. The tea is finally dried quickly at high heat.
Pu-Er Tea
Pu-er teas come from the xishuangbanna region in the yunnan province of china. Some of the secrets about their production dobra tea has uncovered during several journeys we made to the yunnan province. Sheng, "uncooked" pu-er teas are plucked & placed to wither in the sun. This process is also known as mao-cha. The withered tea is spread across bamboo mats where it eventually dries itself after a few hours. The tea is finally steamed again to be pressed into a variety of bricks, nests & suns.
In addition to decaf black tea blends, we offer the following caffeine-free alternatives...
Rooibos
Organic & fair trade redbush an herb gathered for centuries in the cape area of south africa by the khoisan people, & first harvested by western imperialists at the beginning of the 20th century, this beloved, highly health promoting tea has a rich body & fills the mouth like a black tea, but is an herbal & is naturally caffeine free. In fact, it is cultivated & processed in the same way as tea, though it is an herbal tisane. Tiny red-brown needles w/ a sweet, earthy & slightly fruity flavor produce a brick-red infusion in the cup.
$4.25
Rooibos Masala
For a totally herbal chai experience, try our blend of rooibos tea w/ our masala spice of cardamon, ginger, white pepper, anise & cloves. Served w/ warm milk & honey.
$5.25
Rooibos Cinnamon
Just a touch of cinnamon is needed to create an inspiring, cheering & stimulating herbal experience.
$3.75
CHINESE GREEN TEAS​
Dian Lu Eshan
Remembering the tea king a remarkable, fresh green china tea produced in the famous tea province of yunnan. No other tea is comparable to this sparkling, pale green infusion which offers unique & inimitable delights of taste & aroma. It is cultivated at high altitude, w/ long, silver, downy-tipped leaves firmly rolled lengthwise. This tea promotes health, & has a mild, euphoric effect.
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $5.75 per ounce
Huang Shan Mao Feng
Downy tips from the yellow mountains chinese green tea from the province of anhui. Representative of tea production in these exquisite mountains, this green tea has a mild, pleasing flavor. Drink when one wishes to be inconspicuous. One of the five most famous of chinese teas available on our menu at dobrá tea. (The others follow).
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $5.75 per ounce
Long Jing Tiger Spring
Dragonwell a flat, firm leaf, light to sage green in color, is the mark of a quality long jing. This classic green tea has a super-fine taste, slightly nutty tones & classic, green aroma even after several infusions. This famous tea from the chinese province of zhejiang is named after the tiger spring, the source of the best water for its infusions, & became the object of a tea pilgrimage in the tiyun mountains. Long jing "tiger spring" is exclusively hand processed in large metal bowls. The spring harvest from march to april produces a tea of extraordinary excellence. Connoisseurs regard this tea as one of the very finest green china teas. We were shocked to see that around the tiger spring the chinese drink it from empty instant coffee glass jars! A small amount of leaves is thrown in the jar & hot water is added throughout the day. The tea is suitable for business meetings or conversations w/ close friends.
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $5.00 per ounce
Bi Luo Chun "Tai Hu"
Blue-green​ spirals of spring from tai lake this genuine tea original is produced by hand in very small quantities in the chinese province of jiangsu. Jiangsu is on the gentle slopes of dong shan, which lie on the peninsula engulfed by lake tai. These tea bushes grow amongst peach, apricot & plum trees. The trees bloom at the time of the tea harvest, giving the tea its special taste. The minuscule leaves are dark green to silver in color, shaped like tiny rolled spirals. The infusion is transparent green, w/ a fresh, mildly herbal taste that is slightly astringent.
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $5.75 per ounce
Liu'an Guapian
Watermelon seeds liu'an guapian has an unusually fresh, grassy taste. Its leaf quality is equally unusual: deep green, very flat, large leaves from the dabie mountains of western anhui. Liu'An guapian appealed to us, however, because of its truly refreshing quality & so earned its place on our menu as another ambassador from the middle kingdom. A thirst quencher!
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $4.50 per ounce
Putuo Fo Cha
The buddha's tea from the island of putuo a very special, small harvest, putuo fo cha is a light, flowery green tea. The two-and-a-half thousand year old tradition of cultivating gourmet tea on the putuo island guarantees that this particular tea, grown in the gardens of the buddhist monastery & processed only by hand, will always be of superior quality.
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $10.00 per ounce
Mao Jian
Five mountains & two pools this distinguished green tea is found in china's anhui province, in a region known as "5 mountains & 2 pools. " We are proud to offer this unique & different green tea to our customers. Its leaves are small & uniform, distinguished by silvery tips. Both its aroma & flavor are surprisingly rich for a green tea, almost closer in feel to a blue-green oolong - it's smooth, almost creamy texture woven w/ its delicious flowered, vegetal taste make it a truly pleasant & beloved tea.
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $4.50 per ounce
Tian Mu Long Zhu
Dragon eyes pearls of the dragon from the tian mu mountains is an extra-fine, high quality green tea made from selected fresh tea tips, w/ a flowery taste, the aroma of a mountain breeze, & above all, a unique appearance. A smooth sweetness covers the mouth & lifts one's mood. The tea is hand-processed by chinese tea pickers into little balls resembling pearls, which unfold charmingly in the pitcher after infusion.
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $5.00 per ounce
Simao Long Zhu
Dragon pearls hand rolled green tea from the province of yunnan in southern china. This tea offers a smooth, slightly smokey infusion on the first attempt. After the leaves are soft & unfold, similar qualities of green, uncooked pu-er tea arise! Suitable for an afternoon when the sidewalks outside are frozen.
Pitcher $5.50
Pitcher $4.50
Loose leaf $5.00 per ounce
Zhu Cha
Pearl tea commonly known outside of china as gunpowder, zhu cha has a slightly astringent, mildly smoky aroma & flavor, a taste it acquires while being dried in metal pans that are shaken w/ a circular motion over a fire. It is a tea for everyday drinking & a suitable complement to food. It is typically processed into small, tightly rolled balls.
Pitcher $3.00
Loose leaf $3.00 per ounce
JAPANESE GREEN TEAS​
Matcha Kyoto
Matcha is a first class type of powdered, extra-fine ground tea & is used for what is known as the japanese tea ceremony during which the tea is whisked w/ a bamboo rod called a chasen, in an original bowl called a chawan. Quality matcha is always a pea-green, extra-fine powder w/ a distinctive, grassy aroma. The foamy infusion is fresh & deep green w/ an unforgettable, very intense taste. We recommend that it be enjoyed after dessert or a japanese sweet, but never on an empty stomach. As we would be embarrassed to see customers bow during service, we do not perform the full tea ceremony.
Bowl $4.25
Loose leaf $13.00-16.00 per ounce
Gyokuro Kyoto
An excellent, very distinguished japanese green tea. Its delicious taste & fresh grassy scent of spring offer a touch of heaven in your cup. This tea is one of the most valued products of the nippon islands. It is picked by hand in specially shaded fields & guarantees a rare experience, enhanced by an original method of preparation. Dark green, flat, subtle leaves of uniform size give a fresh aroma & a gourmet taste. Gyokuro tea is much prized for the characteristically strong taste that is especially pronounced when it is carefully brewed in miniature infusion bowls. It is usual to make three infusions from the same leaves, allowing the superior quality of this tea to be fully enjoyed.
Pitcher $6.75
Mug $5.75
Loose leaf $17.00 per ounce / 2.5 oz packet
Organic Gyokyro Nagatani
From the mystical tea lands in uji, this certified organic tea is hand processed in small batches during the spring & summer months. Weeding of the tea bushes & composting is all done by hand in mr. nagatani's tea garden. He has chosen to use fish cakes as a method of composting. This gives this shade grown variety an unseen, deep fishy flavor, thick & oceanic!
Pitcher $7.25
Mug $6.25
Loose leaf $20.00 per ounce / 2.5 oz packet
Tama-Ryokucha Kyoto
This​ tea is produced in the kyushu island area. It is a first class type of green tea, & is appropriate for festive occasions. A tiny, dark green leaf, evenly rolled makes a light green infusion. Its cup results in a rich brew, traditional, delicate grassy flavor but w/ a bread-like sustenance & fullness, even after several brews.
Pitcher $5.25
Mug $4.50
Loose leaf $14.00 per ounce / 2.5 oz packet
Sencha Kyoto
This type of japanese green tea is currently the most typical tea on the japanese market. It requires painstaking processing to obtain dark green, flat leaves of uniform size, w/ a fresh, grassy aroma & a delicate taste. It also gives many crisp infusions w/ a distinctly cleansing feeling & is a good tea for a quiet get-together w/ close friends.
Pitcher $5.25
Mug $4.50
Loose leaf $14.00 per ounce / 2.5 oz packet
Yamacha
The latest addition to our tea offer! Recently discovered on our spring tea travels to japan in may 2009. this high mountain grown sencha tea is cultivated in the region of hamamatzou. Nearby are waterfalls, hot springs, & lush gardens & tea farmers, processing tea in the most old fashioned manner. Yamacha offers a fine, smooth taste w/ more sparkle to the classic taste of sencha.
Pitcher $6.00
Mug $5.00
Loose leaf $17.00 per ounce / 2.5 oz packet
Bancha Kyoto
A common type of green japanese tea, intended for everyday drinking. A small, flat, light green leaf w/ yellow tints, it is smooth & easy to drink, w/ the characteristic freshness of japanese greens.
Pitcher $4.75
Mug $3.75
Loose leaf $10.00 per ounce / 2.5 oz packet
Kukicha Kyoto
A tea made from leaves & stalks. This type of tea is often a by-product of hojicha, but our variety is made from the same bushes & leaves used for gyokuro, giving its earthy flavor the finesse & freshness of gyokuro. Light green leafstalks yield a full but delicate grassy aroma. It gives a rich brew even after several infusions, & causes a notable lift.
Pitcher $4.75
Mug $3.75
Loose leaf $12.00 per ounce / 2.5 oz packet
Genmaicha Kyoto
A unique japanese delicacy, this is a green tea mixed w/ roasted rice. The combination gives it a seductive aroma & unusual taste, reminiscent of pine & grains. In translation the name means "unpolished rice. " Suitable as an after lunch drink, when you need to warm up or even for lunch.
Pitcher $5.50
Mug $4.75
Loose leaf $11.00 per ounce / 2.5 oz packet
Genmaicha Matcha
The latest twist on the famous roasted rice tea! This thick & roasted infusion offers the same full flavor of genmaicha w/ a boost of energy & vibrancy of green.
Pitcher $5.50
Mug $4.75
Loose leaf $4.25 per ounce
VIERNAMES GREEM TEAS​
Ché Xanh
A remarkable vietnamese green tea, whose leaves are picked w/ extraordinary care. A vegetal infusion w/ hints of both chinese & japanese greens due to processing. This tea is gently steamed, then pan-fried to stop oxidation. It will awaken a drifting mind, & is excellent hot or chilled.
Pitcher $4.25
Mug $3.50
Loose leaf $3.75 per ounce
KOREAN GREEN TEAS​
Nok Cha
A seasonal variety of green tea from the jirishan mountain range on the southern korean coast. This light infusion conceals an unseen taste "on the boundary" between chinese & japanese teas. The leaves are gently steamed & then pan-fried to complete the drying process, offering a savory, oceanic flavor.
Pitcher $5.50
Mug $4.75
Loose leaf $20.00 for 2 ounces
Reviews (203)
Filter reviews
202 results
Traveler rating
144
45
8
2
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
144
45
8
2
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hummus great tea love tea bubble tea sit on the floor unusual teas tea place gluten free rooibos downtown bean vegan servers
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed March 14, 2020

I have really enjoyed my visits to Dobra Tea. It is my go to place to meet girlfriends. Wonderful assortment of teas and the quality is perfect.

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed January 25, 2020

We took our son for his birthday since he loves all things tea. Everything we tried was excellent, mine especially! I had the Lapsang Souchong Hot Chocolate... OH MY. SOOOO good. If you like anything smoky, like a nice campfire or a good pipe whilst...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed January 4, 2020

There are many teahouses in US. This one is quite unique and worth a visit and more. Just go and RELAX! Worth it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed November 6, 2019

They have an extensive menu of a wide variety of different teas from all over the world. A visit here seems almost like a vacation. Attentive service and some lovely snacks on the menu as well.

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed October 24, 2019

Dobra was a great tea spot to unwind after a day of walking and beer drinking. You are asked to take off your shoes, sit on the floor, and unwind with a large pot of tea. Dobra provides an extremely detailed menu of teas, and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

Really chill place with really excellent tea and vegan pastry options. I recommend! Has cozy seating. Fresh, made to order tea. So many iced, hot caffeinated and herbal options.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed October 15, 2019

Very relaxing environment and intimate setting. The few teas we tried were delicious and the staff were kind and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed August 19, 2019

very low-key calm place to get some tea, pastries or other goodies. definitely not a whole meal type of place but good for a snack or afternoon tea. there is seating where you could sit in chairs in a lighter room or on the floor...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

it is a quiet peaceful comfortable with pages of unusual teas. they have a tea master who mixes the many teas. servered at perfect temperature and wonderful snacks. sat read and sipped while waiting for daughter shopping. never rushed to order, drink or finish up...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed July 16, 2019

Three of us went for afternoon tea and we were pleasantly surprised. Lovely iced teas of various kinds, delicious lima bean hummus. I would definitely return.

Date of visit: July 2019
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Windsor Boutique Hotel
466 reviews
.11 miles away
AC Hotel Asheville Downtown
295 reviews
.15 miles away
Haywood Park Hotel
964 reviews
.16 miles away
Kimpton Hotel Arras
154 reviews
.18 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe
260 reviews
.12 miles away
Roman's
399 reviews
.11 miles away
Zambra
1,183 reviews
.12 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Asheville Gem Mine
8 reviews
.06 miles away
Center for Craft
31 reviews
.06 miles away
Moogseum
9 reviews
.07 miles away
Asheville Symphony Orchestra
5 reviews
.10 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dobra Tea staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing