Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Why Come Here? Beautiful craftsmanship, great selection of teas, good food and where else will you see a Tajik tea house in the US?
The main draw is the fact this structure was crafted in Dushanbe, Tajikstan and shipped to Boulder. It’s a beautiful building: colorful, set in a park with a water fountain in the center. The tea list is great and includes a detailed description of each tea. Regardless of whether you want to eat here, it’s worth making a stop for tea just to see it. If you do decide to eat, however, the food is an interesting mix of the Middle East and Central Asia and actually quite good.
Persian Chickpea Kufteh ** – Like a plate of meatballs, except they’re made with chickpeas. The sauce is reminiscent of a marinara sauce, but a little sweeter. You get a lot of balls so I’d recommend sharing this one.
Tajikstan Plov **(beef over rice w/ veggies) – Lots of flavor from the spices and veggies in the rice. The grilled beef has a good char flavor which makes it very tasty, if a bit dry.
Hummus Plate * – Thick and tasty hummus. The pickled onions that are served with it are a nice touch.