Single Cultivar | Bir Kar Celebration | Espiritu Santo Island Kava Vanuatu
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Single Cultivar | Bir Kar Celebration | Espiritu Santo Island Kava Vanuatu

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Batch: 2 

Tasting Notes: Smooth, Potent, Balanced 

Bir Kar (Red Kava) is a single cultivar noble variety. A nice deep brown powder. The smell has little to no earth, a bit of pine and notes of nut butter. A finer powder but not micronized.

Prep: 32g to 20oz water, blended for 4 minutes, strained and consumed. During blending the kava presented as a deep brown. Upon opening the blender a nice nutty scent, a hint of earth and pine. Slight mouth numb and smooth going down. Creamy nut butter notes.

Effects began right away.  Immediate stress and anxiety relief with increased talkativeness.

Very nice muscle relaxing effects and euphoric feeling without much sedative effects. As time goes on the muscle relaxation increases and it turns a bit sedative. 

Full effects lasted about 2 and a half hours and increased quite a bit during that period. Lingering mellow effects lasted just about the rest of the day.

This is a kava to drink when you're not planning to go anywhere for awhile but have fun where you are.

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:

Bir Kar is a very rare kava not found anywhere else in the world but Espiritu Santo. The Bir Kar kava plant is difficult to grow and it is very popular at the local Nakamals. As you can imagine, the locals keep the best for themselves so a lot of it stays on the island. Farmers also reserve this kava for special events and celebrations. No doubt, not just because of the extremely potent effects, but how the effects really loosen the mood, uplifts spirits and entices conversation.

We sourced this 100% Noble lateral and basil root mix (70%/30%) kava from the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. This high quality, single cultivar, noble Kava is selected from the Bir Kar variety of kava plants at least 4 years in age, that have been grown on the island of Espiritu Santo.

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 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 2 CHEMOTYPE: 425613

Batch 2 TOTAL KAVALACTONE: 6.65% ***This KL% is correct, an incorrect one was sent in an email, please excuse that typo if you received that email!*** Please see the product image to match.

About the Farmer:

We source this kava from a middleman in Vanuatu. 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 Vanuatu (not even kidding here). 2. They make it a point to pay the farmers a fair 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  Central and Southern parts of the island. 

 Directions:

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.

Customer Reviews

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Benjamin McQueen
A truly special kava.

I have made kava from many different vendors, different islands, different cultivars. This is hands down one of the more potent and effective kavas, and it has a very smooth and approachable taste which makes it perfect for the Karuna Kava style of brewing.

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Mark
Excellent uplifinting relaxing kava

This kava is unique. It has uplifting yet very relaxing and muscle melting properties. Tjis is a pretty strong kava you don't need a lot. Very good for body aches and to unwind from the stress of the day

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Ian Schoenfuss
Great!

This stuff was really nice, would definitely recommend

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Anonymous
Pure Awesomeness

Very impressed. At first consumption and a few I began texting relatives etc. Then the music came on. Light sedation about 4-5 hours into it. Although they say it’s good for staying home I did drive to Popeyes🤣🤣 Recommend this!! I’m waiting on the second one to get here.

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Todd Kellgren
Bir Kar

I'm really enjoying this kava, as the other review noted, it's pretty balanced, but also potent. It's got a nice mood lift, as well as nice heavy effects. Puts a smile on my face and melts my anxiety away, as well as loosening my muscles and helping me sleep.

The taste of the Bir Kar is a little less appetizing than something like the koro island, but it's all kava, so it's kind of expected that it's not going to taste good.

Highly recommend this one if you're looking for something strong and balanced.

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What Our Customers Say

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My favorite kava so far

I've been a kava drinker for a decade & daily drinker for the past 3 years. I've tried most strains of the big vendors & have a few favorites.
This is my favorite kava. I went through a pound in record time & made a second, recurring order.

A truly special kava.

I have made kava from many different vendors, different islands, different cultivars. This is hands down one of the more potent and effective kavas, and it has a very smooth and approachable taste which makes it perfect for the Karuna Kava style of brewing.

Dokobana is our favorite!!

We absolutely love the Dokobana waka. It’s so smooth. The feeling is so wonderful after a couple cups. Makes us all happy. I have family get togethers and we all enjoy it. This is our go to blend.

My Order...

I'd love to rate your product. I'd love to try your product. Unfortunately it hasn't arrived yet. It's been at the USPS facility in Florida for 9 days with no delivery date. I'm not mad at y'all, but I'm pissed at USPS. If/when it arrives send me another email and I'll rate it. My first order was amazing, but I dont recall the name and I'm not at home to check. Anyways if it ever gets here I'll give some feedback...

Hey Andrew,
Well this stinks when it happens. I'm sorry you're having to deal with this. It's irritating on our end as well because it doesn't give u a good experience when you just want your kava. Thank you also for realizing that this is a USPS issue and not something we have control over.

That said, we do try to go above and beyond when this stuff does happen.

I have USPS hold music on the phone right now.

I'll file and incident report. If u do this as well its more likely to get someone to look faster for the package. They usually find it pretty quickly if it's outside the business 5 day window because they don't want to file the claim.

If they don't find it within 15 days, you or we can file a claim. That's up to you just let me know. If we file the claim, once the pmt is pending we'll resend the package. If you do it you can reorder anytime and receive the refund yourself for the entire product value plus shipping, not just the shipping.

It's pretty easy and if u need a point in the direction or any help just let me know.

In the mean time I'll chat with USPS to get this rolling. Good news is, they have always found the shipment when this happens.

Thank you for being a great customer.

Temo (solomon islands)

Just tried the temo for the first time.

It's so similar to the temo from BulaKavahouse that I suspect its from the same supplier. It's Fantastic!

Ground root has a very subtle purple hue, texture is pretty fine and powder kind of clumps together a bit.

It brews a pale brown color, lighter than most kava's I've had, and is noticeably very sticky/resinous, leaves a kind of coat on my hands after kneading, and it seems like that's a good sign.

Potency is great, only needed one bowl to really get going with a nice balanced effect, leaning heady.

Started with a great heady euphoria about 20 minutes in, accompanied by a nice light body buzz and no stimulation or anxiety.

Pretty much exactly how I remember Bula's Temo and it's been one of my favorite varieties in recent memory. It's a very good blender, I tried the Kelai recently from ArtofKava and was very impressed, and it's left me thinking that I bet the two of them together would be amazing.

taste isn't too bad, not really spicy or earthy, kind of mild taste. I usually add a little almond milk and it tastes very tolerable, unlike some other kava.

Highly recommend this one, you won't be disappointed!

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