The seed for SiTea was planted 2 doors from the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY in 1976. As the counter help at Pyramid, her parent's herbal shop & juice bar, Sunyatta trained
alongside master herbalists learning the medicinal value of teas & spices. Since being able to peek over the shop counter, she has served NYC residents alongside entertainment luminaries. Sunyatta accompanied her family on spice buying trips, all the while dreaming of a shop featuring the fabrics & decor of these exotic destinations.