This kava is very smooth, medium pepper taste, a slight lip and mouth numbness, immediate relaxation effect while retaining a nice focus in one serving. This kava is great for drinking for relaxation and to help with sleep. Other drinkers have said this kava can lean heavy while still smooth and not overly peppery.
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About this Kava:
We sourced this 100% noble waka kava from the island of Koro in Fiji. This high quality noble Kava is selected from plants at least 5 years in age that have been organically grown on the island of Koro.
The Fijian WAKA (100% Lateral Root) Kava powder, is derived from the smaller roots that extend from the main root-stock. These roots are higher in Kavalactones.
Batch 2 CHEMOTYPE: 463251
Batch 2 TOTAL KAVALACTONE: 12.36%
Batch 2 Cultivars: Loa Kasa Leka & Loa Kasa Balavu
About the Farmer:
The kava farmers name is Alosio Naduva and his family. Alasio Sovita Naduva "Mr Nitro" plays as a winger in the Fiji national rugby sevens team. He helped the Fiji Sevens side to win their fourth World Rugby Sevens Series in the 2018-19 season. He and his family have been farming kava on a few islands in Fiji for quite some time now. Look for him on Fiji's Rugby team in the upcoming Olympics!
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. Serve in coconut shells, glasses or store in a gallon jug chilled. Shake jug before serving.
This kava is really smooth and relaxing. It is perfect for after a hard day of work and the quality is also very fresh!
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.
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!