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By Katie Byard Akron Beacon Journal

Originally Posted Wednesday, 10 March 2021 via Akron Beacon Journal

Photo: Mike Cardew, Akron Beacon Journal

This tiny shop was born of the pandemic and love of tea.

Jeewaka Costa opened the Mani-Kitchen Tea Shop 2Health 4Life, offering 120 varieties of its own brand of loose tea — last fall at 978 Kenmore Boulevard in Akron’s Kenmore neighborhood.

The shop offers a dizzying array of tea types and flavors — from the traditional English Breakfast to Lemon Meringue herbal tea to Toasted Hazelnut Crunch black tea.

There are more than a dozen flavored green teas, including Lavender Clouds Over Ohio.

The shop also sells custom made glass tea cups and tea pots with the ManiKitchen logo on them, as well as spoon tea infusers and other tea ware.

The shop does not offer prepared tea.