Thursday, August 10, 2017

And now back to our regularly scheduled program...

With all of the controversy about Kava alliances, farm sizes, Noble vrs. Tudei opinions, and Forums at full "insanity mode" I have made the choice to pull away from all the noise and get back to doing Kava reviews. I will still share Kava news on this website, including advances in Kava as a medicine, but I am going to steer clear of any and all conversations about controversies in the Kava "community."

Kava root is safe. That's the important thing. Whether you are drinking Noble Kava or Tudei Kava, you will be fine. Do different Kavas have different levels of flavokavain B? Yes. Are Kavas with slightly higher levels of flavokavain b dangerous? No. All Kavas have flavokavain B in it. The only risk is when Kava isn't properly processed or stored, if it is mixed with aerial parts of the plant, or if it is mixed with foreign substances.
We all have our favorite cultivars, but the reality is that Kava-growing countries buy Kava from smallholder farmers and "batches" of Kava are often mixed with different stuff. Some vendors get small batches from particular family farmers that have good consistency. But most Kava is aggregated and blended. That is simply how agriculture works in the developing world, and nothing is going to change that.

Bula! And peace in the Kava world...


And here are some of my favorite Kava products, click to purchase :) :


Monday, May 15, 2017

Kavasseur Visits the Nak in Boca Raton, FL

From the 28 - 30 April, I had the privilege of visiting "the Nak" in Boca Raton, FL. "The Nak" is the official bar of Nakamal at Home, one of the premier vendors of Kava in the United States and the world. "The Nak" is the first Kava bar in the continental United States, and is packed to the gills every night with Kava drinkers. For three days straight, I drank Kava at the Nak from morning until night. I also had a chance to venture out and check out some of the other Kava bars in South Florida. By far, the Nak is the best Kava bar in Florida, and the United States.

All in all, I drank about 70 shells of Kava over the mellowest weekend I have ever experienced. While visiting "the Nak," I interviewed other Kavasseurs and tried to document what this amazing Kava bar is like.

Buy Kavafied Strainers and the AluBall here!
A life long favorite of Kavasseur! :

Nakamal at Home - Wow! (2017)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Squanch Kava - Fijian Waka

Squanch Kava’s Fijian Waka – 9.25/10
Make sure you’re prepared with an AluBall Kava maker!

Bula Kava House - Nambawan

I made mine in an AluBall, which you can get from Kavafied:

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Kalm with Kava - Vula Waka

I kept drinking Vula Waka throughout the evening, getting into my third session around 9 PM. Vula Waka has a building presence in that it seems to accumulate in your muscles and really steer you towards a restful sleep. In other words, over the space of about five hours I went from a limb-numbing sedation to a more heady heaviness that gave some weight to my eyelids and eventually walked me towards my mattress. In this sense, it reminds me a lot of a Borongoru in its relaxing completeness – it’s ability to medicinally relax and provoke a deep and wholesome slumber. Another great thing about this Kava is that a little bit goes a long, long way. I consider a 4-5 tablespoon session that gets you from a body buzz to a heady sedation to be quite potent. On top of that, the “session”-like quality of this Kava is nice in that it takes you through different phases. 1-2 shells works to relax the body and calm the muscles, while 3-5 shells takes you to a headier space. It’s nice to have a Kava where you can control for the kind of effect you want.
Kalm with Kava’s Vula Waka – 9.6/10
Strength – Starts medium strength, builds to very strong within a short period
Also, check out Kalm with Kava’s Borongoru for a more “let’s get to sleep” variety: