What a great find. My sweetie and I seek out teahouses wherever we go. Burlington is our hometown, and we visit Dobra regularly. We only recently learned of Stone Leaf and decided to make a visit to Middlebury after returning from a hike. What a great place!
John, the proprietor, is a great guy and very knowledgeable about tea. He had just come back from a buying trip to China and spent a fair while talking to us about it. He returned with some very high quality Long Jing which we ordered and he prepared for us. Outstanding!
He has a good selection of green and oolong teas, but the black offerings are limited. The ambiance is nice and comfortable and one could easily get lost for a few hours in this lovely teahouse – which we did. Highly recommended!
I waited a long time for a tea house in Burlington. I have been a patron from day one. The tea selection is excellent and teas are prepared and presented well. I enjoy the ambiance – subdued lighting, sensual incense aromas and great music.
They also offer nice, light snacks. I often get a hummus plate with veggies or pita dahab plate with veggies, feta and olives. The locally prepared pastries are excellent, too.
The floor seating “rooms” are wonderful and offer a nice way to drift away with a friend or two. I highly recommend soothing the spirit and cultivating friendships over a cup at Dobra!