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Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

1770 13th St. Boulder, CO 80302 | Boulder | 303-442-4993

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Perhaps you've heard about the years-long political struggle to get the City of Boulder to accept the Dushanbe Teahouse after it had already been sent there in boxes -- eight years during which the mayor of Dushanbe died without seeing his dream of an exchange fulfilled. Perhaps you know that over the years, the food at Dushanbe has been variable -- sometimes terrific, sometimes so-so. But you absolutely can't argue with the amazing list of teas it serves, teas with names like White Jasmine Moon and Paradise Green, good-for-you teas like Tender Tummy and Feel Better Brew, concoctions that your waitperson will serve with such warmhearted concern that you know she deeply and personally cares about your well-being. Sit on the patio, listen to the snowmelt-swollen creek rush by, sip and meditate on international understanding.

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  • Cuisine(s): Brunch, Coffeehouse, Health, International, Vegetarian
  • Hours: Daily 8am-9pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, check
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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