Washington, DC


2701 12th Street, NE

From a press release:

Calabash Tea & Tonic, Washington’s award-winning teahouse, opens its long-awaited second location in the Brookland neighborhood this Wednesday. The shop is located at 2701 12th Street NE and will have a large outdoor patio curated with medicinal plants and culinary herbs. Calabash Brookland officially opens Wednesday, June 19 from 11am-7pm.


Photo courtesy Calabash

The 900-square foot corner building is slightly larger than the original Calabash and features large bay-windows and a stunning “Mid-century meets Marakesh” design courtesy of A Muse Creative & Design. Glittery jewel-toned walls are accented by Egyptian pendant lamps and a live-edge wood bar, while seating and other accents, like custom ottomans and pillows from Turkey, are as flavorful and intricately designed as Calabash’s tea menu.

Air plants from Cultivate the City hang above the sofas and planters designed and constructed by the students of IDEA High School house edible herbs and flowers that are handpicked for drinks and other accoutrement.

Like its sister spot in Shaw — which has been voted “Best Tea” six years in a row in Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. poll — Calabash’s Brookland location features over 50 organic tea blends based on founder Dr. Sunyatta Amen’s Cuban-Jamaican great-grandmother’s time-tested formulas. Calabash also serves direct trade pour-over coffees, vegetarian vittles, and kombucha. Calabash Brookland will eventually introduce weekend brunch, superfood lattes, CBD shots, scheduled programming, and more.


Photo courtesy Calabash

This location does double-duty, as it allows Calabash to expand its rapidly growing wholesale business, which includes Baked & Wired, WeWork D.C., Cove, and Culture Coffee, among others. The new jobs created in Brookland allow Calabash to continue its commitment to hiring single mothers, veterans and returning citizens.

Amen, a fifth-generation master herbalist and naturopathic physician, says, “We’re excited to bring our brand of natural living and community to northeast and make even more friends out of our neighbors.”

Calabash Brookland opens to the public Wednesday, June 19 with the following hours: Wednesday-Friday from 11am-7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6pm. Calabash Brookland will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Calabash Tea & Tonic has two Washington D.C. locations. One in the city’s historic Shaw neighborhood at 1847 7th Street NW and the other in the Brookland neighborhood at 2701 12th Street NE.”

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