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Respecting the Roots

Kava, although around for thousands of years in the Pacific Islands is fairly new to North America and Europe. I believe its important to reflect on the true historical perspective of Kava in the places in which it is actually grown. In doing so we can reflect on its traditional place within community and culture. Kava has always had a place of importance in the Pacific Islands,and until the influence of Missonaries and colonialism it existed throughout the islands of the pacific. In some places it was banned by the invaders and on other islands encouraged. In the places where it was encouraged many saw Kava as a preferable alternative to the disruptive qualities of Alcohol. A recent example of...

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Tongan Choice Kava review by Kila Kila

Preparation Details:2 tbsps root to 8oz room temp water. Ordered this kava on the basis of @Kavasseur's glowing video review. I need kava that is nicely balanced but hits the anxiety without too much headiness or sedation. Strangely nene keeps me awake all night, moi has me climbing the walls and as good as makahea is, it doesn't do a lot anxiety-wise. I've found a few I do like, Kavafied's Eu'a being my current favorite (my favorites change and that's okay with me, although not with my budget). However, this tongan choice medium grind also hits the anxiety spot and leaves me feeling safe, grounded and at ease (good job I have some, my Eu'a is gone and its out...

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