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

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

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Batch: 5


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 5 CHEMOTYPE: tbd


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. 


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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Steven Gutierrez
First Week

The first couple of nights, I didn't feel much and wasn't too sure about all the hype. However, I decided to continue trying it out. After a few days, I conducted some research and discovered that it exhibits a phenomenon called 'Reverse Tolerance,' where over time, less substance is needed to experience greater effects. Around day 5 and 6, I started noticing a significant difference. Last night, on day 7, it was exactly as everyone describes it. I have already ordered more, and it should arrive in a couple of days. Looking forward to see what’s next!

Steven! Thank you so much for that feedback. This info will be invaluable for future customers. Im so glad you made it past the RT and are enjoying it.
Please feel free to reach out anytime if you have any questions.

Jake Nichols
Good product

If your your looking for a light relaxant this is perfect, very subtle and is great for inducing sleep. The first hour is euphoric with a heavyness in the head, and slowly dispates into tiredness

Best sleep quality

This kava was the best for sleeping quality and insomnia, It has a good body relaxing with some happiness, I highly recommend this especial kava to my friends and they started ordering from the website.

No Anxiety!!

If every kava you try gives u anxiety then try this one!! I’m super sensitive to getting anxiety, so every strain i’ve tried from any store would make me anxious. I was only able to do about a pinch’s worth in ~10 oz worth of water. This one tho…. *chefs kiss* no anxiety (it’s possible that at the very beginning of getting this strain i got a little bit but ~for sure~ my body got used to it after a bit. I can’t remember tho if i did or not, at the beginning, so if it does, give it time!) I do a teaspoon of this one for each mug’s worth, it’s my “sweet spot” imo. Since i have a lot of leftover strains that are too strong, i will put a pinch in at night (for some reason kava hits better at night for me, and is less likely to give me anxiety too. But it could just be that i like the nighttime and, therefore, in a better headspace maybe? Not sure) I’ve tried other bir kars from other stores and i get anxiety from those too, unfortunately, but not as bad. So I recommend u try this exact one if ur really really sensitive like me. (PS- I ~wasn’t~ paid or discounted anything to say this in case ur wondering!! I just wanna help my anxious peeps!)

Yaay!! Soo happy you're loving this one ❤️ bula!

Potent and rich

The Bir Kar is a relatively heady, spicy-tasting doozy. A depthy wave of warmth with an invigorating edge. Near immediate onset and a long glow.