Only $5 for 5 months

Something new is brewing in downtown Morganton in the form of the Speakeasy Kava bar.

The tearoom/bar, which opened on July 31, is located at 100 Stoney Place and serves a variety of products in a laid back atmosphere, said owner Spencer Smallwood in an email to The News Herald.

“We offer a relaxed environment to enjoy a variety of teas, kratom, CBD products and, of course, kava,” Smallwood said. “We offer a venue that doesn’t focus around alcohol, giving Morganton a different and not-so-adult option in downtown. We will host music and many other event options.”

According to WebMD, “kava is a beverage or extract that is made from Piper methysticum, a plant native to the western Pacific islands.