Andrew Snavely, owner of Dobra Tea, at the downtown location with a cup of their CBD hemp latte simmered in coconut or cow milk with local honey.(Photo: Matt Burkhartt/[email protected])Buy Photo
ASHEVILLE — The CBD latte at Dobra Tea tastes better than it smells: of dried leaves and hay and something on the bitter end of herbaceous. But, blended with honey and milk, it has a pleasant taste, at once earthy and sweet.
Though the taste is a bonus, the real draw in this caffeine-free latte is the CBD, or cannabidiol, oil. The CBD served in the lattes is derived from Oregon-grown hemp, decocted from the flowers and leaves with hot dairy or coconut milk.
“CBD is a miracle herb,” said Andrew Snavely, the owner of Dobra Tea. Snavely’s downtown tearoom is an oasis of calm on Lexington Avenue, where new age music lilts from the speakers and some guests remove their shoes and sit on cushions to sip tea. “I consider it the fountain of youth.”