Tasting Notes: Leans Heavy - Euphoric - Body
A nice dark brown powder and a nutty, almost peanut or peanut butter smell. When prepared, the liquid is lighter than the color. There's very little earthiness, so it it was very easy to drink. The mouth numb was negligible. The mouth feel was very smooth and creamy.
I thought this kava was absolutely fantastic and a bit stronger than the last batch.
The effects were almost instant. An instant sense of anxiety relief, stress relief, relaxation and calm. Shortly after, the effects progressed to the head, but not overly so, then to the body. It had a nice muscle relaxation effect about an hour in.
The effects lasted about 3 hours and the calming effects lasted through the rest of the day.
This batch is very similar to batch 1 but feels slightly stronger. A little goes a long way.
These are our tasting notes. 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:
Temo Purple kava is grown by small family farms in the Temotu Province in the Solomon Islands also known as Santa Cruz. The Temotu province is a group of islands clustered in the south east region of the archipelago and just north of Port Orly Vanuatu.
The main kava producing provinces in the Solomon Islands are Temotu and Isabel. Temotu is known for producing the strongest and heaviest of the 3 varieties available, which we call Temo. They just call it Temotu Purple.
Kava production in Solomon is growing as the demand for kava worldwide grows. Their national goal which is lead by local business leaders is of "quality not quantity". The product standard culture here has started off very high and it will only continue down that path, making Solomon Islands kava one of the highest quality small family production kava on the market. There are farmer co-operative that brings in kava from remote islands, whos purpose is to provide an added layer of quality assurance and learning for farmers in the supply chain. By purchasing this kava, you are not only directly contributing to this growing market segment, but to the families in the remote islands of Temotu.
We sourced this 100% Noble lateral and basil root mix (70%/30%) kava from the Province of Temotu also known as Santa Cruz. This high quality, single cultivar, noble Kava is selected from the Temo Purple variety of kava plants at least 5 years in age. Temotu Purple kava has been purposefully cultivated to both concentrate the kavain and increasing the desirable effects. It is one of 3 main varieties offered in the Solomon Islands.
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, chip 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 3 CHEMOTYPE: tbd
Batch 3 TOTAL KAVALACTONE: tbd
About the Farmer:
We source this kava from a Farmers Co-Operative in the Solomon Islands. 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 the Solomon Islands (not even kidding here). 2. They make it a point to pay the farmers a fair local 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 the island cluster Province of Temotu also known s Santa Cruz.
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.
I love this kava. Having said this, I found at the bottom of the bag, mixed with the kava, about a dozen small different sizes white stuff, shaped like eggs. There not eggs. They are filled with kava. What are these?
Hey Chris! Thanks for reaching out and answering our reply with pics to this for more info. This kava is packed in bricks and when it's blended it has to be broken up. Sometimes those stay in clumps or balls. When you make your kava tho they'll mix like normal. Apologies for the confusion and super glad they're not eggs haha!
Works wonder for melting the stress of an anxiety ridden workday. Highly recommend!
I had been buying kava from my local kava bar . They sell it in bulk . I brewed up some of this Temo purple and I'm really impressed . Drank much less than usual and just felt better overall . Nice body buzz , so relaxed and no anxiety . Love it ! It feels good knowing the farmers are partners , treated with respect and making some $ . They sent a mesh bag as well for free . There's nowhere else I would purchase kava . Thank ya'll for caring and doing such a good job !
Hey Soo! Thank you very much! I'm so glad our kava is working well for u. Our farmers from temotu are awesome! They dig everything up, pile it on a boat and spend hours getting to honiara. Great group of people and whatever we buy makes a big impact in their community.
Thank you again!
Very good product. We enjoy the quality.
Temo Purple definitely one of my all time favorites. The anxiety relief I get from this root is outstanding. Always perfect for an evening after I get off work. Z and his crew certainly do a great job of sourcing high quaily root.
The Purp!!! Haha thank you so much Chase!