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Liberian Business Man, Doughba Caranda-Martin, Expands His Tea Business In the United States and Exports Tea Products Around the World

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Liberian Owned World Class Harlem Tea Shop Heals The Community and Exports Tea Products Internationally

January 23, 2015

Doughba Caranda-Martin
Doughba Caranda-Martin is happy to help customers with his
soothing African teas at his new shop, Serengeti Teas and Spices

Serengeti Teas and Spices offers hundreds of leafy blends, many from Africa. At the forefront of African Tea Gastronomy, they continually draw from a vast collection of fine harvested teas and signature blends of related products. Integrating a myriad of these signature teas and specialty blended products into delicious brews for your enjoyment and in recipes is a precious component of they tasting service. Imparting superbly unique flavors that celebrate the taste buds, tantalizing the palate, and introducing a whole new world of sensations and flavors to gourmands and tea lovers is the experience that awaits you and your guests. The shop can also accommodate groups of for sit down breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner specialties.

Harlemites wouldn't give up their new favorite shop for all the tea in Africa. Tea is woven into every aspect of the tasting meal which is an unmistakable nuance that deliciously enhances each phase of your tasting. Each tasting is customized based on the needs of the client. They arrange tasting that can include 6 to 10 teas of various types from our collections. Serengeti Teas and Spices, at 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd. near W. 123rd St., has not only become instantly popular — it's also being credited with curing the sick.

Derek Moore and Family shopping at Seregenti Teas and Spices
Shopping with my daughters, Lisa and Michelle and their Aunt, Etta Mason at the Tea Shop
Doughba Caranda-Martin with Derek Moore and Family
Wonderful and rare opportunity to take a picture with the owner, Mr. Caranda-Martin

Shop owner Caranda Martin, a Liberian native, opened Serengeti Teas to offer hundreds of blends, many from Africa, just to name a few.

Martin, whose grandmother was a botanist, credited the antioxidents in the tea he sold Mattox for his son's quick recovery.

"Herbs are good for your body," said Martin, who formerly worked for Red Rooster owner Marcus Samuelsson. "The teas have a nutritious factor. That is our objective here."

The shop is cozy with chairs, comfy ottomans and a long wooden table for laptop tappers, a common laborer in many Manhattan neighborhoods.

"This shop is great," said Henry Mattox, 51, who claims a bubbling mix of hibiscus and rooibos, a South African red leaf, reduced his 4-year-old son's 103-degree fever in hours.

"It broke his fever," Mattox said. "I know it was because of the tea. I'm a believer in it."

Harlem native Christopher Pearson stopped by Sunday to enjoy an iced blood orange tea, which comes from Sri Lanka.

Henry Mattox
Harlem resident Henry Mattox says the tea cured his sick 4-year-old son, Jamel

"It's never been nothing like this in Harlem," he said. "It adds to what's going on in Harlem now. I like it."

Serengeti Teas and Spices, 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd. near W. 123rd St., (212) 866-7100. For info, visit www.serengetiteasandspices.com.

Henry Mattox

Source: Global Media Staff - Global Media Buzz

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