Remember when everyone was obsessed with chai lattes? How about pumpkin spice lattes? (…Oh wait, that trend refuses to die). Welp, the two have something in common: The addition of a spice blend that warms you to the core during sweater weather.
Hawaij is the latest and trendiest spice blend you should know about—only it’s actually hundreds of years old and hails from Yemen.
The cardamom-based mixture comes in two varieties, one that’s traditionally mixed into soups and stews and one that’s mixed into coffee. We’re focusing on the latter one, often a combination of cardamom, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. In other words: pumpkin spice plus earthy, toasty cardamom.