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CALABASH, a multi-award-winning wellness brand, reconnects modern people with ancient holistic medicine. We invite you to join us in communi-tea online or hang out with us at our Calabash Brookland location. Come as you are. We are all tribe. 


Our Tea-EO & Head Witch in Charge, Sunyatta Amen 

Born to Cuban, Syrian-Jamaican and Native American parents who owned health food stores in Harlem, Sunyatta Amen has always been interested in using food and beverage to help other heal. Now, she has used her years of research to start Calabash, the highly-acclaimed tea bar based in Washington, D.C. 

For more than three decades, the culture behind cuisine has been Sunyatta's passion and she has been a highly sought-after authority on indigenous healing and foodways.

Her eponymous radio show ran Pacifica Networks for 16 years and has since transitioned to TV host and is a frequent correspondent for the Karen Hunter Show, NPR, MSNBC, CNN, Pacifica, ABC, and The Smithsonian Channel. She has been spotlighted by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Discovery Channel, Thrillist, Eater, Marie Claire, Essence.