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.