Tasting Notes: Balanced
Prep: 32g kava in 20ounces of water. Blend for 4 minutes in blender, strain and drink.
The smell of the powder is nutty and clean with a hint of pepper. Nice medium grind and a good color. Cup color looks like milk chocolate hot cocoa. The kava was very smooth. Slight mouth numb and almost no pepper. Feeling: immediate response. Light face numb. Relaxed feeling but not intoxicated. Functional but like you are covered by a warm blanket. Good social kava. Effect lasted about 2 hours. It provides the smoothness, quality and effects we are looking for to complement our selection.
About this Kava:
We sourced this 100% Noble single cultivar waka kava from Natewa Bay in Fiji. This high quality noble Kava is selected from plants at least 5 years in age that have been organically grown.
The Fijian WAKA (100% Lateral Root) Kava powder, is derived from the smaller roots that extend from the main root-stock. These roots are higher in Kavalactones.
Batch 1 CHEMOTYPE: 425361
Batch 1 TOTAL KAVALACTONE: 6.73%
About the Farmer:
Our kava farmers are the Narayan family. They own a sprawling kava plantation in Natewa bay that consists of 3 separate farms on the Wainimata Mountains. They traverse a jungle by truck over 2000ft in elevation to the first farm to harvest fresh kava. Their other two locations are not available by vehicle so they have to go on foot 30 minutes to each location with wheel barrows to bring what they need back to the truck at the first farm. This is a very labor intensive project they have taken on , but the Narayan family is intent on being some of the first Fijians to consistently provide single cultivar kavas.
Made as single serving: 50g in 20oz water. Blended for 4 min, strained.
Made by the gallon: 100 to 130g. 1 gallon of room temperature water in a large bowl, bucket or a traditional tanoa bowl. Add water to the vessel. Add kava to a nut bag or cheese cloth and dip the bag into the water. Massage for about 15 to 20 minutes or until you've reached your desired potency. This will yield a much weaker kava for the purpose of sharing multiple cups with friends in longer sessions. Serve in coconut shells, glasses or store in a gallon jug chilled. Shake jug before serving.
Note: Add 20% of the gallon of water or 4oz in your single serving of 20oz as coconut milk for a tastier end result.