Drink a hot beverage made by a really cool guy

Written by Adam Bryce

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Waris Ahluwalia’s House of Waris Botanicals release a timely immunity-boosting brew.

You may recognise him from such films as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Or, perhaps, as a style icon for his vintage threads.

Either way, Waris Ahluwalia is one of the coolest figures of a generation. Five years ago, the lifestyle that made him one of the most photographed men in the world, started to take its toll and he began to regularly feel tired and stressed. What to do?

Ahluwalia looked inwards to find a solution and decided upon tea. Informed by beverage blends he drank during his upbringing in India, the actor and designer, who’s collaborated with such fashion houses as A.P.C. and Kenzo, took traditional influence from Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and holistic health.

House of Waris Botanicals is the name and they opened their first bricks-and-mortar doors just one year ago in New York. Enter the pandemic and those doors shapeshifted into virtual ones with an online shop.

On offers is a beautiful botanical fusion line up including a new blend entitled Immunity One — a mix of elderberry, lemon, ginger, cordyceps mushroom and several other vegan ingredients that aid circulation, support the respiratory system and reduce inflammation.

If they make you feel half as cool as Ahluwalia is, we’re ordering in bulk.

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