The Silk Road Spices Tea House is a family owned and operated restaurant by Mirfayz and his family. The House was established in 2004 in the center of old Bukhara. The Tea house has been providing Bukhara with the variety of wonderful, relaxing and delicious teas, traditional dinners prepared from herbs and spices and special occasion affairs since 2005. Renovated in 2009 by the family, the Tea House boasts antique features in a unique heritage setting. The Tea House mission is to enhance customers’ experiences through an exclusive blend of timeless quality and excellence in tea, food and products.
Tea House capacity: 60 seats
Opening Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 8:00pm
Location: Silk Road Spices Tea House is conveniently located just off the Second Cupola “Telpak Furushon”, just a stone’s throw away from the Minoret of Mirarab Madrasah.
Address: 5 Halim Ibodov Street, Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
Spice master, Mirfayz Ubaydov, who owns and operates the premier spice shop and the Silk Road Tea House restaurant in the old city of Bukhara, is following in the footsteps of his ancestors. The family of Ubaydov has been involved in the spice trade for more than 600 years. Not only does he custom blend the different herbs and spices, he will also give you ideas on how to make your food tastier and healthier.
Ubaydov’s spice shop is located in the center of old Bukhara, at the Second Cupola.
In previous times, wholesalers used to bring spices to the spice shop from Saudia Arabia, Iran and India, traveling by way of the Great Silk Road.
During the 70 years in which Uzbekistan was occupied by the Russian Communists, no one was allowed to have a private business. In 1932, Stalin’s repressive measures stopped Ubaydov’s grandfather from continuing involvement in the spice trade. It was not until 1970 that Ibodullo Ubaydov, the father of the present owner, was permitted to once again be involved in the spice trade.
In 1980, Ibodullo re-established the family business, and managed to teach his son Mirfayz the logistics of running the business.
In 1986, after Ibodullo passed away, Mirfayz inherited the spice shop in Bukhara.
Mirfayz also deals with a variety of antiques: silken caftans, jewelery, and hand made carpets (Turkmen, Afghan, Caucasian and many other kinds) as part of his business.
More information you could get on Silk Road Spices Tea House Website.