(Durham, N.C.) – A couple heavily steeped in tea culture, Morgan and Wael are bringing unique teas and cultures to Durham.
The couple’s business, Jeddah’s Tea, features teas found all over the world and are organic and fair-trade. It will be the latest pop-up experience for Durham’s American Tobacco Campus in April.
We featured Jeddah’s Tea earlier this year, writing: “Husband-and-wife team Wael and Morgan plan to combine their passions for tea, social activism, and community and aim to create a space where all people can come together over a great cup of tea. They love and appreciate the many roles a cup of tea can play the reconciler, the peacekeeper, the comforter, the storyteller and the sage.”
Jeddah’s Tea is affectionately named after Wael’s maternal grandmother who sold traditional tea blends at her storefront in Hargeisa, Somaliland. It is her legacy that Morgan and Wael hope to honor by offering teas from cultures, growers and countries seldom acknowledged in the American tea market, in hopes of using their medium to spark intercultural curiosity.
They showcase loose-leaf teas, iced teas and tea ‘mocktails’ as well as pastries and desserts from groups like East Durham Pie Co. and coffee from Black and White Coffee Roasters.
Morgan and Wael are set to open their tearoom this Summer at 123 Market Street in Downtown Durham. Stay up-to-date by following them on Instagram @jeddahstea.
Dates and Times:
- April 5-26
- Mon.-Fri. 7am-3pm, special events TBA
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