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The Blog of Dobra Tea Asheville

Welcome to the blog of Dobra Tea Asheville!

Here we go deeper, sharing our passion for tea. You will find information about new teas on our menu, stories from our travels and art that we want to share.

  • Growing Tea: Zairai Tea Seeds

    December 3, 2019 by

    Growing Tea: Zairai Tea Seeds by Miles Cramer Growing Tea in WNC For the last few years, I’ve been experimenting with growing Camellia Sinensis from seed. Ever since I visited a tea field for the first time in Thailand during the spring of 2013, I have fallen in love with the plant. This seemingly simple… Read more

  • Dobra Tea Asheville Turns Nine

    November 6, 2019 by

    Dobra Tea Asheville Turns Nine By: Miles Cramer On November 21st, Dobra Tea Asheville celebrates its nine year anniversary. We are eternally grateful for our community and all the people that have supported us over the years. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you! On this anniversary, I wanted to take a moment… Read more

  • An Evening of Poetry and Tea – 10/15/19

    October 16, 2019 by

    We are happy to share with you some poems created by participants of our first installment of ‘An Evening of Poetry and Tea’. Thank you to all who participated! Poem 1 Warm and invitingThe open pourconnecting back towhat the earthoffersdelicate ridgesand steamed thoughts riseto meet the smiles of strangerstogether exploring a fall beginningof leaf gifts… Read more

  • Tea Poetry: Do We Call It Chance

    October 4, 2019 by

    Tea poetry in the Tang Dynasty helped shape the way people drank and viewed tea. The early tea sages would retreat into the country side to prepare tea. With their inspiration elevated by the tea, they would create art and write poetry. We invite you to take some time to brew a pot and get… Read more

  • Jin Jun Mei

    October 2, 2019 by

    By Miles Cramer and Augustus Rushing Jin Jun Mei is a red tea from Wuyishan in the Fujian Province of China. Deep in the Wuyi Mountains is a small village called Tongmu. This is the birthplace of Lapsang Souchong, the first red tea (what we call black tea in the west). Now, the people of… Read more

  • Fresh Ancient Tree Puerh Sourced Direct from Nannuoshan

    September 24, 2019 by

    By: Augustus Rushing Greetings tea enthusiasts, my name is Augustus Rushing — you may know me as the general manager at Dobrá Tea in West Asheville. This last spring I had the privilege of traveling to a few famous tea producing areas in China: Wuyishan in Fujian province, several tea mountains in Xishuangbanna of Yunnan… Read more

  • Sencha Michiko

    September 10, 2019 by

    By Miles Cramer We are very happy to share with you an amazing new Japanese Green Tea called Sencha Michiko! For our offerings of Japanese Teas, Dobra Tea has worked for a long time with a man by the name of Masahiro Takada. Over the years, he has become a dear friend of ours. Takadasan… Read more

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