Kindred, a Davis Square "tea & tonic cafe," is still in the works, and owner Carla DeLellis (who also owns the adjacent Johnny D's) tells Eater that it "will be ready when it's supposed to be" and progress is being made on various fronts. "Tea aficionados" Evy Chen and Kerry Inman have created Kindred's initial tea blends, which DeLellis notes have no added flavorings and are sourced from small tea farms that practice sustainability. (Chen is the owner of EvyTea, a Boston-based company that produces cold-brewed tea.) Meanwhile, almost all of the equipment is in, and Kindred has received lab approval for retail of their tonic concentrates for sodas and shrubs. (Shrubs are "drinking vinegars," which are slowly gaining in popularity in alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks alike.) Teapots are being crafted at Mudflat Studio in Somerville by Johnny D's bartender Sam Newman.
Kindred's website shares a description for two drinks that might be on the menu: tea tonic (white tea, grapefruit, mint, sparkling water, and stevia) and craft tonic (local strawberry, basil, apple cider vinegar, sparkling water, and turbinado sugar). In addition to drinks, there will be "light vegetarian meals."
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