Your Kava Root and Pestle

Your Kava Root and Pestle


You purchased your kava and found that the grind isn't necessarily to your liking. You may prepare your kava root by kneading it and don't feel as though those chunks will release their kavalactone goodness. 

Don't be worried, there are a few ways you can take care of this. 

First get a large bowl a a larger sieve with a handle. The bowl should look like it'll hold at least a gallon of water when you're working with about 1kg. The sieve should have small enough holes to not let the big chunks come through but not so small as to only let the finest powder through. Most grocery stores sell these in their kitchen section. 

Next you'll need a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle for your kava root chunks. A blender will also work but, one of the nicer ones that can make a flour. Blendtec is our favorite brand of these types.

From here you will use the seive to strain out the larger chunks of you kava root. You'll be left with all of those large chunks.

If this amount is much larger than about 1/10th of your bag. I recommend that you contact your supplier. The more above that amount, the more I highly recommend you do that. Let's say it's about half your bag. That's way too much and your supplier should not be sending customers root this thick unless you're specifically ordering "tea cut".

If it's about a Tenth or your order plus or minus a bit is fine, then move on to the next step.

Add your chunks of kava root & pestle to your mortar little by little. Start grinding it up using your pestle. Do this until your satisfied with your level of grind. 

You might prefer this grind to the grind you get from anywhere else because you're doing it to your specific taste. So it's a bit if a nice surprise to get a bit of this separated out every so often.

The blender or coffee grinder method is much the same. It's much much faster to get it all done. However, it can heat up too much if you're not careful and it can get too fine of a grind. Use the pulse option. Also get a long spoon to to dig out any stuck kava from the sides...when it's not on of course.

Now your full batch is ready to go. Now power needed just your kava root and pestle.








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Kelai kava

Very potent kava, tried another kava from amother vendor that dont works for me. This one works at the first time, very heady nice Quality.

Thank you Mark! So glad you're loving our kelai kava!

Kelai Kava

Very happy with the quality and consistency of your Kelai Kava. Will be ordering more in the near future. Still learning about the difference of Kava from Island locations. Very interesting.
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Chris Miller
Don't feel a thing!

Mixed 6 batches so far. Traditional method & blender with whole milk. Started with 3 heaping teaspoons upping it to 10. Will up again and hope I get some relaxation!.

Hey Chris,

First, thank you very much for your orders!

I believe I see the issue with your kava sessions based on your review. Managing anxiety is for the birds and kava helps quite a bit so I hope this info is helpful.

From what you said you've been using 3 to 10 teaspoons. You should be using tablespoons. Each tablespoon is equal to 3 teaspoons. I use 4 tablespoons for my recipe, so that's about 12 teaspoons. 5 to 6 for beginners isn't out of the question either.

Kava has reverse tolerance. Meaning you'll not feel it as much in the beginning and need to use more root. When u get used to it u need less for the same effects.

My recipe is 32 grams of Kava to 20oz or 600ml water (or other liquid mix). Blend on medium high to high in intervals for 4 minutes. Strain well. Cool. It should be pretty warm when it's done. Then drink.

This is about 4 servings of a pretty strong brew. 32g is about 4 tablespoons. So if you use 5 to 6, u should be good.

There's a guy I talked to recently that's been using 50 to 72 grams. That would floor me now but it's about what I did (50) when I started.

I very much hope this works for you! You bought some of the strongest root out there (temotu purple and kelai) and the damu has a bit of a delayed effect.


Zac H.
Art of Kava

Excellent every time

This is my favorite.. great euphoria.. I've ordered a pound twice

Temo Purple

An amazing Kava.
I've never had kava distribute so many different effects in one setting.. first it seem to come on pretty heavy and then a little sedation. Followed by great euphoria and some energy.. what an amazing Kava.. only second in my book to the Vanuatu Kelai.