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About Dr. Sunyetta Amen
Tea-EO and Head Witch in Charge, Sunyatta AmenBorn 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 wellness and indigenous 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 and Essence.