Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hawaiian Kava Center - Hiwa Kava

If you have ever wanted a great-tasting Kava that you can share with your friends and talk deep into the night over, look no further.

Due to amazing and creative presentation, unparalleled freshness, superior taste, and a high-quality, long-lasting Kava "buzz," this easily ranks as one of the best Kavas I have ever found on the internet. Hawaiian Kava Center ships their Kava in vacuum-sealed bags that look like they would sooner contain espresso beans than Kava. Rather ironically, "Hiwa" Kava produces a clean, stimulating Kava high that mimics what an anti-anxiety coffee might feel like. This Kava doesn't make you feel even remotely tired - just blissfully happy and grateful. In other words, the presentation matches the product quite accurately. 
 
I mixed about 2 cups of Kava/9 cups of water with six friends of mine about one hour before and then again one hour after a nice meal. Of course, the first batch hit the best - we drank it on empty stomachs. The initial surprise with Hiwa is the taste - this stuff just tastes, well, magical. Clean, fresh, potent, numbing, complex, smooth. All of those words could be defined by the taste of this Kava. It has no bitterness to it, just a smooth, creamy texture and an almost buttery finish. It has a pretty strong anesthetic effect followed by an almost immediate draining of stress from your muscles, mind, limbs, and soul. The flavor and the effects dance together quite well. It is one of those really lovely Kavas where its hard to separate the components apart from each other. The mind mirrors the body and the body mirrors the mind. Yeah, I know that sounds a bit like contrived beatnik poetry, but it can't be said any other way.

This is only the second Hawaiian Kava I have tried, the other being Kona Kava. This blows Kona Kava away. Hawaiian Kava Center is extremely professional, quick to ship, and non-gimmicky. A 16 oz. bag goes quite a long way, and the powder is finely ground - which seems to preserve the freshness and the kavalactones. Though the website may come across as simple and to-the-point, don't let that discourage you from buying and trying this stuff. This is now my number one recommended Kava, with very high rankings in all respects.

Flavor - 9.5/10
Effect (Mind) - 10/10
Effect (Body) -10/10
Strength - Medium-Strong

Hawaiian Kava Center's "Hiwa" Kava - 9.8/10

17 comments:

  1. I'm going to be getting some, the question is, should I order now, or wait till my current kava supply dwindles...

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  2. lol, I can't find it on their website, do you have the link? Thanks.

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  3. Apparently, they ran out. I must have got the last of the Hiwa!

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  4. Looks like waiting until it dwindles is a good strategy then.. Lol

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  5. what's more, they said it wont be for awhile...

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  6. Hi, can you say how much this cost? I follow your reviews avidly and my stone kava stock is dwindling. P.s Greetings from rainy Ireland!

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  7. I think it cost me about $35.00 per pound plus shipping. Sure it's a lot more to Ireland, sorry!

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  8. Shipping to the UK Ireland is $12, which is extremely good compared to the $35 to ship from NakamalAtHome. Lets hope its as good as Wow.

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  9. I cant wait to get my hands of this stuff!!

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  10. I had a bad experience with this firm's products: I took some of their Kava and had a bad reaction - I woke up with an extremely swollen face and throat (it actually looked like I had been in a fight.) When I asked them to investigate the cause of the reaction (a possible contamination in the process?) and also refund the money for the Kava, they simply ignored me. As I promised I would do, I have instead chosen to warn the community about the possible risks of using this firm's products, based on my own experiences.

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  11. I would also be interested in whether anybody else has had similar experiences with this type of Kava.

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  12. I have never had an experience like that. I have never even heard of anyone having an experience like that. However, there is the possibility that you are allergic to Kava.

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  13. you should review their tuday, it seemed like rite of passage grade and even psychedelic

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  14. I have never had an allergic reaction to Kava and this is coming from a girl who had 2 allergic reactions to drinking diluted Apple Cider Vinegar and applying it topically as well. Long live Kava powder!

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  16. Does HKC remove their Maka from the micronized kava like GHK?

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