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Donut Whole owners to open tea bar

WICHITA — Donut Whole owners Anglea Mallory and Michael Carmody are working on a new venture next to their original one at 1720 E. Douglas.

They plan to open a tea bar in April.

"We don't have anything like that here," Mallory says.

She says tea bars are all the rage across the country.

Mallory and Carmody opened the Donut Whole in early 2009.

"We've kind of hit our stride here and (are) looking to stretch out a little bit," Carmody says.

He says they'll sell "every sort of tea that we can lay our hands on."

That includes chai, boba and loose-leaf teas.

The tea bar, which hasn't been named yet, won't have retail sales.

Though the bar will be connected to the Donut Whole, it will be separate.

"It'll have its own personality," Carmody says.