Artofkava has hit it out of the park with this most recent cultivar. A nice nutty flavor with notes of pepper, the powder smelled of green tea and very fresh.
Dominative in Kawain and Dihydrokawain reaching around 6% total it provides a largely stimulative effect for me. Effects begin immediately with a feeling of calming and all the stress melting away. Stimulative and anxiolytic effects merged for about 1hr post ingestion, dominated experience wise by Yangonin and Kawain. Post 1hr, Mesthysticin and Dihydromethysticin make themselves known giving a nice sedation and anastetic like effect to finish it off. Following main effects which lasted 1:30-2hr, a calmness persisted for an additional 4-6 hours.
Out of ten, Purple Temotu by Artofkava receives....
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
If you're looking for a euphoric kava buzz that's not too heavy, and not stimulating, but also good for anxiety? The Kelai is near perfection
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
I took quite a break from kava for some time but when I returned and drank a few cups of this kava, it placed a smile on my face. It was very easy to strain and was also a relaxing experience. I am happy that there are more kava choices on this website now too. Keep up the awesome work!
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.
This one is very enjoyable. It isn't for getting crunked, but a great one for a mood lift,as a great way to start a session....
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.
Very impressed, wonderful taste and feel. Strong mouth numbing before a light sense of euphoria and sedation, but you won't lose motor control. I've enjoyed it every time, although the preparation is something to get used to.
Glad youre loving the kadavu! Yeah the prep process is a bit to get used to for sure. You can also make a large batch and freeze it in ice cube trays. They hold 16oz so its great for portioning and the effects dont degrade while frozen.
Mild taste and mild, smooth effect. Leaned towards heady but left me tired after a few hours. Good effect all around though not as potent as others I’ve had.
Hey Scott! Thanks for the review! Glad you liked the Dokobana! Yah, the intention of bringing this one on was to have a more mild kava than the more potent ones on the roster.
I bought the Dokobana Waka. Taste great (for kava lol). It has nice mellow effects, good for mood and relaxing without making you sleepy.
The effects are pretty top notch and the taste is smooth. I would describe this as balanced but leaning more towards heavy. It starts out a bit uplifting and then is much more relaxing after an hour or so. It's also one of the more interesting kavas i've tasted with a nice smooth smoky flavor. I think this would be my second favorite kava in the current lineup, and I would order it again if it became available regularly.
I had to wait for reverse tolerance to go away, but man did it hit me today!! I picked this up for a alternative to anxiety and stress. Feels like a warm blanket on me, pretty heavy with 4 tbsp. For first time with kava I really enjoy it!
This kava definitely makes you feel good and more at ease without making you feel like knocking out. I really enjoyed it.
Smooth and not starch heavy so its kneading pretty clean for me but still produces a nice milky bowl. Mellow taste and low nausea from 6 shells on an empty stomach. Effects are balanced as can be for me, begins to linger after shell 2 and i find my sessions with this prolonged because of that. Not to shabby.
I'm very pleased with my new kava find. Great customer service too! Going to reorder more for sure. Hopefully it's still in stock. 2 giant heaping teaspoons and a good squeeze and I am good to go.
Shipped and arrived within two days, great stuff mouth numb and then off to the clouds. Bula
Tried this with my friend and it was a lovely, positive experience. Completely relaxed our muscles and helped with our anxious thoughts.
Excellent customer service and good communication from the owner.