Dougha Caranda Martin's passion for teas, coffees and herbs started young, when he was seven years old, during a walk in his grandmother's farm garden. Raised in Liberia, he learned the sights, smells and tastes of local herbs and plants from his Muma on their family's farm. An artist by training, Dougha is a perfectionist for design in both architecture and cuisine -- a trait that comes through before you even step through Serengeti's doors. The sister shop of West Harlem's Serengeti Teas & Spices, Serengeti Kitchen is focused on sourcing teas, coffee and herbs from East and West Africa, as well as introducing you to authentic and complex African flavors.

Photo credit: The New York Times

Photo credit: The New York Times

INFORMATION

22 E. 125th Street (b/t Fifth & Madison)

212-866-7100

Sundays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

www.serengetiteasandspices.com

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