Dobra Tea (4 reviews)
Dobrá is a wonderful place to go and spend an afternoon working, with a pot of tea. I love their masala chai (unfortunately they have a limit on it, as Masala has psychotropic properties) but I love to come here with my lap top, a writing commission and spend the afternoon writing, it's cozy and feels like home.
I love love love Dobra Tea. In the past I've had problems with poor/slow service at this location, but it looks like they've worked that out the last couple of times I've come. You get a menu and little bell right away, and service is prompt, so Kudos. They brew their teas correctly (at the right temperature and length of time), which makes a huge difference to taste. If you've only had teabags or tea from coffee shops, you will definitely notice it, especially with black teas. Lately my favorite has been the Masala with honey and milk. Yum. My one request - please open a location in Boston!
An excellent meditative mixed culture atmosphere, their tea catalogue is extensive and all expertly researched. I sat just reading about their different teas for a good ten minutes before ordering. The waiters are very kind and upbeat, but never in a forced way. They just seem happy to see you and happy to be working there. As the other reviews have said they do their best to locally source their ingredients for all of their food selection and it shows. Definitely going to make this a stop more often.
This tearoom is a fantastic mix of world cultures. The tea selection and knowledge is unlike any other teahouse I have ever been to. Food is locally sourced, as much as they can. It will transport you to a inviting, relaxing, no rush atmosphere. When you are ready to leave you go to the front and pay, no one will rush you. Did I mention they have platform seating with pillows and low tables... Amazing place to enjoy fantastic tea