Krave, Carrboro and Chapel Hill’s first kava bar, opened in March 2015. It is located on Main Street in Carrboro near Open Eye Café and offers a wide range of tea and herbal drinks.
The teas and drinks that Krave serves are made out of kava, a type of plant root. Kava can be found on the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji in the South Pacific. The tea has an earthy flavor and is said to heal anxiety, pain and other ailments.
Some people suggest the tea is an alternative to alcohol.
Elizabeth Gardner, the owner of Krave and a UNC graduate, opened the kava bar on her birthday. Gardner, who is also a lawyer, said after a long day of work, drinking kava tea helps her unwind and avoid a hangover.
“It is supposed to be a very relaxing beverage, and also increases your feeling of well-being and it doesn’t alter your mind,” Gardner said.