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.
This kava is amazing. Love the taste, love the buzz. Will definitely be buying again.
I ordered the sample pack and tried both strains of kava. Very easy to make, definitely made me veey relaxed and felt very good. I enjoyed the mouth numbness.
Both of the kavas are top notch and the customer service is excellent. They are strong, taste great, and very pleasant!
This is absolutely now one of my favorite kavas. First off, the flavor is very different. I drink a lot of kava and this is the first waka's I've tasted that has a profile including orange blossom, pine needles, jasmine against a terpene-laden background. The effects are gentle but profound. For me, this is perfect morning, afternoon, or evening kava. After a few shells, a noticeable warm flush of relaxation passes through.the body and there is a slight headiness. Keep drinking to increase both, of course, but I've noticed that at high doses the "krunk" isn't out of control. Some kavas produce a sharp queasiness when you take them for a drive down to krunkston, but not this one! Smooth. Truly the Tesla of kavas. Highly recommended!
This kava is really smooth and relaxing. It is perfect for after a hard day of work and the quality is also very fresh!
This is the best kava I've found for an evening-want a good night's rest & feel great tomorrow Best kava I've found for an evening-want a good night's rest & feel great tomorrow.
I've got about 2 dozen different kavas to choose from at home & find this one to be the one that I go to near bedtime. I only have had one other kava that even compares.
Was more than satisfied with this kava as a nice end of day treat. It's effects were very calming. As good as the Kava was the prompt and courteous help of the owner as he upgraded me to free two day shipping during the election. This is a model that more businesses need to adopt. Bula to Kava and kind vibes!
I know you're probably accustomed to only seeing 5-star rated kavas on vendor's sites, thinking "yeah right".
This one deserves it.
The vendor has obviously taken great care in selecting the best kavas to carry, as evidenced by the fact that they only have two at the moment. I've seen so many vendors hit the market with a menu list a mile long. What this says to me is that this vendor is focused on the quality of few instead of the acquiring of many. Integrity isn't cheap, but it shines brightly.
Prep: 40g traditional prep w/ 400ml of water.
Brew: Dark, thin, less starchy. Physically easy to drink.
Effects: Balanced (high kavain), but heavy leaning (more sedative) Fijian kava. Really a pleasant chemotype for ending the day or slapping yourself to sleep with it's strength.
Overall: This is a fantastic kava. I'm definitely going to be keeping this in the ranks among some of my favorites. Keep up the excellent work, Art of Kava. So far they really have been art.
This kavas hugs you like a warm blanket, there is nothing heady about it, it's oily and strong but tastes very good. it's easy to taste the freshness of this kava. It feels like that stony, heavy behind the eyes kind of root.
An extremely pleasant and tranquil experience all around! I can easily see this being a weekend or weeknight kava, and even good with a small group of friends. The taste is very similar to most other great fijian's you can find on the market. Balanced, yet heavy leaning in its effects. Won't knock you on your butt and is certainly potent enough to enjoy if you have been a veteran kava drinker or are just starting out.
Seriously good stuff they have here!
I have been a daily kava drinker for many years and this kava stands at the top of the list in quality and freshness. The flavors are amazing and smooth for a potent waka. This could be a good introduction for anyone wanting to try kava for the first time. I highly recommend it!