Tongan Family Reserve
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We are extremely proud to introduce our newest Kava. Tongan Family Reserve is a very special Kava indeed. We are working directly with a family in Tonga who have grown and tended their small Kava plot for generations. By working directly with the family we are able to control the lateral and basel root proportions. By purchasing Tongan Family Reserve you know you have the best in your shell. It is a Strong and Heady Kava, smooth in taste yet powerful in effect. Packed in small batches to ensure freshness, Tongan Family Reserve is Organic and harvested using sustainable methods, buy our Kava knowing you are directly supporting a small community. Sold by the half pound, we hope you enjoy our most special and exclusive Kava.
To start off, the short version: if you already know and like (or love) kava kava, you will definitely appreciate this product, and likely others from this site. I actually received a vanuatu after communicating with the owner that I was looking for something for night time, and he kindly found something appropriate for me, so this is not a good review of Tongan kava. This is seriously potent and ceremonial stuff! I've had kava for years, usually at the end of a long night to wide down, almost always brewed in a french press, or even ground up and simmered (Apparently that's a big no no!!). Always from wild/organic reputable sources, but the effects were always mild, like a strong camomile. I'm not sure kava itself is a "fit" for my body / temperament or it'd be a definite 5-starts just for product quality. I wanted to have a few bowls before reviewing. The kava from kava roots floored me the first time I had it. The recommended dose was 1/2-cup, and I had less than half that amount. Luckily I prepared a cozy mat with some blanket, candles and nice music, because within 15 minutes I was completely euphoric and in an altered state. Almost like coming up on a psychedelic but much more clear and still 100% in "this reality" (physically). Emotionally / mentally I was very energized and full of ideas for future connections and activities to share with others, things to create. Physically, standing was not something i wanted to be doing for 1–2 hours lol. Since that first night, I've had 1/4-cup (similar to the first time, but this time I was a bit anxious and restless, also), 1/8-cup (mildly calming, relaxing, nice, didn't put me to sleep nor impair me in any way), and most recently close to the 1/2-cup recommended dose (the euphoria / strength was actually less than my first 1/4-cup bowl, still powerful and euphoric, and also anxious / restless — I definitely had a bit of a hangover the following morning). I'd like to try it again with a close friend or loved one and think that would be a really lovely experience. Overall, the euphoria seemed to really pull me into my head, and moving/dancing/stretchy was not really accessible for at least an hour if not two. A different type might be more body-focused for me to try. Definitely special stuff, and if you order it I hope it suits you a bit better than it did me!
Happy with the product. Glad it is local.
Excellent Kava in taste and effect. It is strong but without nausea. It’s my new favorite. The only negative is the cost and time it takes to ship but understood since it ships from Canada.
Very feel-good kava! It was my first time making it myself and it turned out awesome! My wife added a little chocolate syrup and milk to it and really enhanced the taste!
I love this kava! It’s very heady and smooth. And strong! Just about to prep my second shell :)
This is my first time trying Kava and it didn't disappoint. I found out about it online was interested in the effects it produces. I mushed it around in a cloth for a good 15 minutes and the effects hit soon after. Great product!
The best heady kava ive ever had! Pure bliss
Absolutely love this stuff. Can't get enough.
I'm new to Kava and this was too strong. I feel this product might be more enjoyable once my body grows a tolerance. But I felt too euphoric. It almost felt like MDMA. But in a strange way. I was very emotional. Definitely did not have this reaction to other Kavas. I actually stopped drinking Kava all together after this. Very very strong stuff. Even at lower doses. Didn't like it. Super uncomfortable feeling.
Awesome effects and a rather pleasant taste!
Great customer service! First order came damaged during shipping and Paulie sent out another order free of charge!
A nice chill kava, great entry level kava for first timers.
Amazing the best experience I've ever had with kava just killed any tension or anxiety I had next time I order from here I'm getting it for sure
Loved this Kava! It's lovely to be able to order from Canada! Arrived quickly as is the perfect nightcap! Relaxes the mind, eases the body and help with deep restful sleep! Perfect!
Been using kava for years now and took the plunge to grab family reserve and might be my new favorite strain! Straight heat from this one guy's, phew!!!
I am new to Kava so it was nice to get a great product and fast service my first time out!
Wow!!! Just feeling the punch from my second shell! This is seriously strong kava :) The effects are pronounced and come on quickly. I am totally relaxed but pleasantly stimulated. The euphoria is amazing! My muscle aches and daily worries are history! I can’t wait to sample more of TheKavaRoots.com’s fine wares. Thank you for delivering a fantastic kava experience. Bula!
The Family Reserve...an all time favourite. What beautiful kava. Bula!
this Kava has a very good smell and great tastes. it is very relaxing and pleasant to drink. I received it very quickly in France
A lovely kava variety. Very potent! Im sure I could start to feel the effects as I was preparing it. An all round amazing kava!
This is a good Kava, feels really well rounded and easy to drinks during the day without getting tired/losing motivation. Feels clean
What a kava! I've been buying Kava from various vendors over the last couple of years and I am very pleased with the products that The Kava Roots has to offer. The quality is great and the kava is fresh and strong. I'll be buying another batch of the Tongan Family Reserve shortly! Thank you.
Probably the best kava I've tried so far, will continue to perchance from the kave roots. Thank you!
Excellent Kava, very heady and euphoric which is exactly what I wanted. 2 tablespoons in 2 Alu balls is perfect. So glad it ships from Canada but wish it was priced in Canadian dollars. Will be ordering more for sure!
Great stuff, very potent and very smooth feeling and clean feeling. Love it. Not quite as sleepy as I like but I will try a heavier variety next time around. Hughly reccomend. Great after work kava for me. Nothing beats coming home after a long day of working construction to some delicious potent euphoria inducing/muscle relaxing kava!
Such a brilliant company and the BEST kava out there.
Fantastic as always!
ok its been awhile I almost forgot how good this stuff is WOW anyone who likes kava for what it does to them has got to try this they wont be disappointed thanks to Paulie and the Gang at kava roots Happy customer Jerry
I've tried lots of kava, and this product is fabulous. It's processed very fine, almost microionized, so you get the benefits of that fine processing when you're preparing your kava.
I have had this a couple times, it is smooth but does not do a thing for me! I have had different kavas that totally put me in that "space"
Great Kava, very potent, amazing quality and fast shipping! A+
New definition of kava euphoria. Best kava ever
It is wonderful, peaceful, easy feeling after consuming a couple of large shells. WOW! It is a absolute treasure in the maze of kava options. Ranked number one by Kavasseur, and rightly so. I will be revisiting this gem and hope it available for years to come. Bravo!
half pound wasnt enough ordered a pound been drinking kava fifteen years plus this kava does it all for me never had better I owe this magic to watching Kavasseur now I feel like Im part of this family thanks kavaroots jerry
My experience with Tongan Family Reserve is a good one, I read a lot of reviews and I decided this one is every ones favorite. As I tried this batch I had shared with family, afterward I was told that my family members whole mouth was extremely numb. I had consumed the half pound in less than a week with no tolerance, this kava however had given me boosted effects every time I continued through the batch. Unlike some kava's that take getting used to. This kava is very forgiving, and does not make me feel many negative side effects of having too much. Thank you TheKavaRoots.com for a very special kava - Brian
This kava is about as good as it gets from a taste standpoint. It kneads very nicely, also. Within 5 minutes of my first large shell, I was feeling happy, relaxed and social. After a few shells, I was melted to my sofa and enjoying re-watching The Wire. Great stuff!!
Great product. I have only tried a couple of different kavas and this one was by far the best. The taste was good and the feeling was chill and relaxing.
EXCELLENT the kavasseur was right on
Wonderful Kava! I bought half a pound and it's the Kava, I want to drink each night. Smooth and delicious effects. Relaxing without be tiring and mindfully gentle. I feel like this Kava could bring peace on earth. I recommend it to one and all. Thank you!
It's the smoothest kava I've ever had. Delicate almost. Will definitely purchase again.
This batch is awesome as always. One of the best kavas in the world , when it's in stock I buy it.
Excellent kava. No denying that,it's some damn fine kava. Premium, elite.
Well, let me say it ........"The Worlds Best" Kava !!!!!!!!!!! It's not cheap, but worth it by far. Better than Smoke; better than Drink. I'll get more !
This is my second "batch" of Tongan Family Reserve, and good kava god, I believe this offering is even more potent than the first! Did a traditional prep with 4 tbsps to 2 cups of water, and getting three decent washes from that. It was POTENT! Felt it the next day and probably made the mistake of mixing up another shell or two and felt - I guess, my first truly krunked experience. I did not function well that day. If all that needed to be done was to sit back and relax, that would have been fine, but I had a toddler to watch! Thankfully he was into just playing with water and water balloons which I was able to handle without too much trouble! Anyway, despite probably partaking in too much, I can confirm this kava is amazing! Starts off with a definite headiness and fades into a heavy relaxation. Great tasting too, smooth on the palette, no bitterness, no pepperiness and not much in the way of mouth-numbing. I think I'm immune to that effect now. I got a little woozy, a little lightheaded but no anxiety, and as the initial heady effects mellowed, my muscles felt nice and light. This is definitely a kava to enjoy on a weekend, listening to some good music, relaxing by the pool or in the backyard, maybe with some company who like to talk - but not too much - and no kids to watch! Traditional grind as compared to Aluball definitely makes a stronger brew. Good stuff, Paulie-Paul!
great kava highly recommend
Tongan Family Reserve has a wonderful smooth effect, and is long-lasting. I am usually mellow for at least a few hours afterwards. I get a beautiful euphoric feeling, slightly floating and happy. The taste is good and goes down easily. It is my number one favorite kava. I highly recommend it.