We were so excited to find a new vegan restaurant has opened in yaletown called Zend conscious lounge. It is a 100% vegan restaurant and they don’t serve alcohol but they have designed their own drink called Zend. It is a blend of Rhodiola, Yerba Mate, Kava, Holy Basil, & Ashwaganda. It is served in small portions, with a very intense taste, definitely something new and unique, it makes your mouth go numb, which is the kava working. Kava originates from the south pacific. They traditionally grind the root and make a ceremonial drink that is well known for its relaxing qualities, we tried kava when we were in Fiji, and it was not very tasty so we were intrigued to see how it would taste blended with all these other ingredients.