Founder: Rowida Assalimy
Why we love her: Kishr is probably the oldest, most healthful drink you’ve never heard of — it has been drunk in Yemen for over 1,000 years. Assalimy was kind enough to bring her generations-old family recipe for Kishr tea to Chicago just in time for autumn. We’ll be drinking plenty of this warming, aromatic concoction as temperatures drop.
Products: Kishr, a tea made from the dried coffee cherry (the fruit that surrounds the coffee bean) and a blend of cardamom, cinnamon and ginger that’s reminiscent of chai, but with a strong cinnamon kick.