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Manna Tea & Kava Bar is a traditional Kava bar in Sarasota, Florida serving both kava and kratom tea, along with a handful of other herbal and exotic teas, coffee and kombucha.

Manna Tea Kava Bar is located at 1192 Whitfield Ave, Sarasota, Florida and is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 1am. They are closed every Monday.

Note: Sarasota County banned Kratom, however Manna Tea Kava Bar in Sarasota is actually in Manatee County; lucky you!

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3.1 out of 5.0
Atmosphere/Vibe 1.0
Price 2.0
Customer service 1.0
Quality of Product 2.0
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    Walt
    December 24, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    Owner was awful. Will never go back or will support this business again after 5 years.

    I brought my elderly father to try kava for the first time and to show him a kava bar that is close to his house so he could get some kratom drinks to help with his back pain.

    As we were getting our drinks and I saw a promotional banner text being used by the bar that should not be used to promote kratom. It was a small blurb talking about how red vein kratom helps with pain management. Which under FDA regulation, you are not allowed to do as a kratom provider/ vendor/ bartender as you are making medical claims of a product not endorsed or regulated by the FDA. This issue could have been resolved by just removing the two lines or texts or even just ignoring my words and going about her day like we never spoke. But….. No that was not the case.

    When the owner came to talk to me. First thing she said was “who am I to be questioning her marketing”. (I have 15 years in the kratom industry.) And that is ok for her to make these claims as she is not providing medical advice and she is just a users. Also, that it is appropriate because Mac Haddow (current spokes person of the American Kratom Association) (the guy my best friend /business partner voted in to be the spokes person of the organization) says it is ok to do.

    I said “well you may remember who I am as the former owner gave me kratom trees (that he reached out to me to donate).” She then remembered me and called me by my name. Retorting that I basically stole the trees because they were given without her permission. And that I owed her free cuttings.

    Realizing that nothing positive was going to come out of continuing the conversation. I took my $30 in purchased goods and my fathers $20 in purchased goods and left the bar. While being shouted at as we left.

    This isn’t the fist time I have had a negative experience with this person as she has been rude every single time I have been in her business. My brother (who has also visited the place without me) has said similar things about her. I have never liked her but always wanted to be nice as I didn’t take it too personally and could just be a miss understanding. After 5 years of visiting this place, never expecting anything for free, paying for my way, and looking to actively support the bar by bringing new patrons. I will never go back to that place and they are black listed in my book.

    On further note, the bar tender was really nice and helpful and even told us about a drag night that he was hosting and was excited to host. And was just trying to be helpful. I do not blame him for anything that happened.

    From the FDA’s own website:
    https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/fda-and-kratom

    https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-issues-warnings-companies-selling-illegal-unapproved-kratom-drug-products-marketed-opioid

    “Kratom is not appropriate for use as a dietary conventional supplement. FDA has concluded from available information, including scientific data, that kratom is a new dietary ingredient for which there is inadequate information to provide reasonable assurance that such ingredient does not present a significant or unreasonable risk of illness or injury and, therefore, dietary supplements that are or contain kratom are adulterated under section 402(f)(1)(B) of the FD&C Act. Further, FDA has determined that kratom, when added to food, is an unsafe food additive within the meaning of section 409; food containing an unsafe food additive, such as kratom, is adulterated under section 402(a)(2)(C)(i). Based on these determinations by FDA, kratom is not lawfully marketed as a dietary supplement and cannot be lawfully added to conventional foods.

    Example used by the FDA in their article:
    ““Kratom is used for energy, to increase attention/focus, to relax, and also to treat pain and addiction. Here is just some of what our customers have used kratom to treat . . . Chronic Pain, Migraines, Opiate Addiction, ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Arthritis, Insomnia and much more!”

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    • Kava German
      Owner
      January 22, 2024 at 5:10 pm

      Dang, sorry to hear about your experience there.

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    Snuffaluffagus
    July 15, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    This place is an absolute shit hole – why on earth anyone steps foot in this place is beyond me

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    Aaron Hastey
    February 6, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Good place to relax and catch up on some reading.

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    William
    February 1, 2023 at 12:48 am

    The kava was alright, but the prices were a bit too steep for what you got. I don’t

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    Larry Daulong
    April 30, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Fire dancing was great! Very relaxing; sitting outside in an Adirondaack Chair, drinking a Kava and watching fire dancing! Pleasant crowd.

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  • Monday 10:00 AM - 01:00 AM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 01:00 AM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 01:00 AM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 01:00 AM
  • Friday 10:00 AM - 01:00 AM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 01:00 AM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 01:00 AM

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