Tasting Notes: Leans Heavy and Sedating- Body
A nice dark brown powder and a nutty, almost peanut or peanut butter smell. When prepared, the liquid is lighter than the color. There's very little earthiness, so it it was very easy to drink. The mouth numb was negligible. The mouth feel was very smooth and creamy.
I thought this kava was absolutely fantastic.
The effects took about 20 minutes to kick in. When it did it was a slow rise which lasted about 4 hours. This Feo kava started off with a nice light headiness, lead into a body relaxation heaviness. Last it rode out as a light sedation.
These are our tasting notes. Everyone's tolerance is different. Because of reverse tolerance, I may have a faster, lasting experience. We can have different experiences! Please let us know how it worked for you. So if it hasn't worked for you yet, try it again. If you have any questions at all, please reach out on our Instagram or Facebook page.
About this Kava:
Our Feo kava is grown by small family farms in the Santa Isabel province in the Solomon Islands. Santa Ysabel or Isabel province is a group of islands clustered in the north west region of the archipelago.
The main kava producing provinces in the Solomon Islands are Temotu and Isabel. Feo is the heaviest of the 2 main exported kavas from Solomon.
Kava production in Solomon is growing as the demand for kava worldwide grows. Their national goal which is lead by local business leaders is of "quality not quantity". The product standard culture here has started off very high and it will only continue down that path, making Solomon Islands kava one of the highest quality small family production kava on the market. There are farmer co-operative that brings in kava from remote islands, whos purpose is to provide an added layer of quality assurance and learning for farmers in the supply chain. By purchasing this kava, you are not only directly contributing to this growing market segment, but to the families in the remote islands of Temotu.
We sourced this 100% Noble lateral and basil root mix (50%/50%) kava from the Province of Isabel. This high quality, single cultivar, noble Kava is selected from the Feo variety of kava plants at least 5 years in age. Feo kava has been purposefully cultivated to both concentrate the kavain and increasing the desirable effects. It is one of 3 main varieties offered in the Solomon Islands.
Noble Lateral Root Kava powder, is derived from the smaller roots that extend from the main root-stock. These roots are higher in Kavalactones.
The basil root, chip or stump is the root ball base of the kava plant peeled and cut into chips before pounding. This typically has a different chemotype than the lateral roots, is milder in kavalactons and more creamy in texture.
Batch 1 CHEMOTYPE: 243165
Batch 1 TOTAL KAVALACTONE: 13.6%
About the Farmer:
We source this kava from a Farmers Co-Operative in the Solomon Islands. Middlemen Are vital to the supply chain in all of the South Pacific Islands. Many times the best quality kava comes from a community deep in the jungle or on an island that takes 12 hours to get to. These middlemen create relationships with these farmers. The farming communities our vendor sources from tend to not have very much technology at all and live a very different life than we do. Most or all of the income they receive in the year comes from the sale of this kava. We connected with this specific middleman because they have 1. Cultivated relationships with people that provide the absolute best quality kava available in the Solomon Islands (not even kidding here). 2. They make it a point to pay the farmers a fair local price for their kava. Undercutting people doing hard work for a great product is just not in their playbook and we want to be a part of that team. We hope you do too!
Our vendor selects the best kava from farmers in the island cluster Province of Temotu also known s Santa Cruz.
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.
Santa Isabel Feo Kava | Single Cultivar | Solomon Islands