Friday, September 23, 2016

Luna Kava - Fijian Waka

Pardon the F#*!k Trump t-shirt, but it’s directly related to the necessity of a Kava this strong.
And, boy, is it strong.
This Kava comes from the island of Kadavu in Fiji, where we have been seeing  a lot of new heavy hitters come to light over the past year or so. This is a Waka Kava, meaning that it comes from the roots of the plant, and not the stump (Lawena). It is darker – almost mocha – in color than many Fijian Kavas that are available, but has a pretty smooth texture and flavor even if you knead it strong.
2016 will probably go down as the year that it rained Fijian Waka in the Kava community. I, for one, am very happy with this development as someone who has always loved Fijian Kavas. Over the past decade, we have seen a steady shift from Vanuatu as the main source of Kava to Fiji, and to some extent Hawaii and Tonga.
This is my favorite Kava that Luna Kava is currently selling, and it really gives them a major role to play in the marketplace. I couldn’t recommend this Kava enough!
Strength (Head) – 9.75/10
Strength (Body) – 9.25/10
Flavor – 9/10
Strength – Very strong/Weekend Kava
Luna Kava Fijian Waka – 9.3/10

Friday, June 3, 2016

Rare Tongan Kava - 100% Lateral Root Waka

As a mid-week surprise here is a video of some really good (and rare) Tongan Kava.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Kavafied - Fijian Dried Root Hairs

Kavafied is one of the few Kava vendors that will send you dried Kava Roots hairs for a modest amount of coin. For $35, you get a pound of Kava Root Hairs. At first, my reaction to this big bag of roots and corm was "what the hell do I do with this?" I had heard whispers of putting it in a blender and making a powder that could be kneaded. But then I just popped a cigarette-sized root in my mouth and "got it." Chewing Kava is totally different than drinking Kava. I might even blaspheme and say that it is more intense, more satisfying, and possibly even more efficient. The strength, flavor, and benefits hit you all at once as you masticate this wonderful medicine. I think I've found a new favorite way to consume Kava.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Luna Kava Luna Blend

See the video for this review here

Headiness – 8.5/10
Body – 8.75/10
Taste – 8.5/10
Strength – Medium-strength, strong medium, nighttime Kava
Best for – general use, de-stressing, pain relief
Luna Kava Luna Blend – 8.59/10