One of the most medicinal kavas I’ve ever come across. This kava leans heavy and kicks in slowly but the effects linger for a few hours where many kavas effects burn out quicker. The grind on this kava is fine and it has a nice fresh smell upon opening the bag. This kava truly feels like your sitting next to a warm campfire. Its gentle yet powerful… it’s the perfect night time kava.
Starting to realize I much prefer the cultivars that keep their basal and lateral roots at the natural levels (I guess that's 75/25 on average). Nevertheless this is a very high quality kava and the only reason I don't give it a 5 star is for the reason that it is only Waka. I also prefer Vanuatu kava to that of Fijian. Bula!
I took the kelai to an event where most had alcohol, and it was perfect for socializing. Also tried at home and it was equally suited for chill mode at home without couch lock.
This is my absolute favorite kava I've ever tried. I prefer kava that is very heady and not super heavy. This ticks all the boxes I want. Potent, heady, and relaxing. I've bought 2 kgs of Kelai and I will continue to buy more as long as it is available. I can't recommend this stuff enough.
That's what I love to hear! So glad you're enjoying the kelai and thank you so much for sharing that!
Great company. Zac is a solid citizen. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Kelai and Epi Island are quality products. I’ll be grabbing all my Kava from AoK in the future.
Thank you so much for the kind review Alex! So glad to hear you're loving your kava!
This kava is like a warm blanket. Not exactly a “knockout” kava as far as strength but certainly strong enough for nice effects. Smooth taste and really pleasant, long lasting relaxation. Perfect for the evening.
Very potent. My first grog with this kava I used 4 tbsp in about 20 oz of room temp water and I was thoroughly rooted. Very potent, euphoric and slightly heady for me.
After giving it a few weeks trial, this seems to intensify after regular daily doses. So much so that I've had to reduce the amount I consume, Very nice chill vibe to this purple variety with a smooth, light root flava. This one is a great one to put you in a relaxed yet focused state before starting your work day. Of course, this one is also a great variety to help unwind at the end of the day.
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.