KAVA AND YOU
Drinking kava – what can it do for you?
An Introduction to Kava Benefits
Our well-publicised mantra for this amazing herb is:
“The world’s a better place when you drink kava!”
Are we passionate about our kava? You bet we are!
Our firmly-held belief is that you are very likely to end up feeling the same way about it. Our reason for saying this is based not just on our own experiences, but also those of thousands of your fellow Australians who have gravitated to this social tonic.
In fact, it wouldn’t be unfair to suggest that there is presently a silent but growing societal revolution taking place in Australia and other parts of the Western world. As the link here explains, it’s sometimes referred to as being “sober curious“.
Kava and You – So, what is the attraction of kava?
The answer to this is multi-faceted. Let’s look at what the drinking of kava might mean to you.
First up – do you sometimes wish that you could ease up on your reliance on alcohol to have a good time?
I mean, a glass of vintage red wine, a beer or whatever is your alcoholic preference can be really enjoyable. True?
BUT – personally I hate the hangovers that often come with drinking booze and I certainly don’t like its capacity to change someone’s personality when they’re drunk (usually for the worse – aggressive, loud, even abusive, etc.).
This is just one example of drinking kava winning out over the consumption of alcohol. All because kava is a mood enhancer (euphoric, calming) without the accompanying hangovers or addictive traits.
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As you may well be experiencing yourself, at times life can be stressful. “Do this”, “don’t do that”, “I need it now”, “go here”, “go there”, “listen to me”, blah, blah, blah. Pressure, pressure, pressure!
Sometimes, all you might want is a bit of “me time” – often hard to get. However, when you do manage to get away from it all, what’s the best way to capitalise on your free moments? KAVA!
Drinking kava at such times can truly help you to reclaim your serenity (and sanity). It can give you the capacity to drown out the ‘white noise’ around you, collect your thoughts and instil that level of calmness you really want – and no doubt need. Try it – it’s good for the soul!
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Finally, how can you help ease anxiety, reduce your stress levels and get a good night’s sleep? Well, drinking kava is definitely worth a try!
It’s a well-documented fact that Pacific Islanders have been growing and consuming kava for 1000’s of years and if you’ve ever been to places like Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga, surely you will have noticed how happy they are. That’s due to a number of things and cultural mores and traditions have a lot to do with it.
Pacific Islanders are often asked – “Why do you drink kava?” The reality is that it’s really important to their culture. It is the way they connect and interact when they drink kava that is really good for mental health. In fact, the drinking of kava is well-recognised by them as a great social tonic.
The bottom line is that kava is well known for its ability to enhance focus and concentration, improve digestion, boost immunity and improve skin health.
Kava Varieties Available
There are many varieties of kava available in Australia, and you can find them all at Buy Kava Australia. The noble variety strains such as Borogu, Melo Melo and Kelai are the most popular and well-known strains of kava that come from Vanuatu. This type of kava has a milder taste than other varieties, making it ideal for those who haven’t tried kava before or who don’t like strong flavors.
The newest addition to our range of Vanuatu kava products is our Vanuatu Natural Blend. I must say – this is my personal favourite. It’s so smooth and creamy but boy, does it give you a sweet buzz!
Then there’s our Fiji Harmony Kava. Many of our customers are wellness advocates and as this particular blend offers a perfectly balanced serenity factor, this has become their ‘go-to’ kava.
However, for those who enjoy a heavy kava, you can’t go past the King of Fiji Kava – Waka Kava.
Notwithstanding the great features of the Vanuatu Kava and Fiji Kava range, you should also check out one of the most popular premium kavas we have from Tonga. Tongan Kava at its finest!
When you buy Tongan kava, you want the best – yes? Well then, this is the one – Moana Premium Kava from the Tongan island of Vauva’u. Wonderfully creamy and smooth, it will certainly delight the senses with its high-level heady potency.
Noble kavas are typically used for ceremonial purposes because they’re easier on your stomach than other types of kavas. They’re grown organically in Tonga,Vanuatu and Fiji by small-lot farmers who follow traditional methods to ensure their product meets high standards for quality control.
You can buy your noble strains online through us here at Buy Kava Australia!
Kava and You – Kava Recipes for You to Try
In the past, kava was used in many different ways. It can be prepared as a tea or mixed with other ingredients to make it more palatable. You can also buy kava powder which you can mix into juices or smoothies for an instant boost of energy.
There are many kava recipes available for making cocktails and smoothies that include kava powder and Instant Kava powder as an ingredient. Whilst there are also some great ideas for making your own kava cocktails and smoothies, my personal favourite is the Kava Mango Cocktail (when mangoes are in season).
Try them at your next social occasion with friends. They’re a real treat!
Certification and Packaging
The Kava you buy from Buy Kava Australia is fully certificated in its country of origin and upon arrival in Australia. Additionally, it’s packaged in accord with the strict HACCP conditions as per Australian Government Regulations. Therefore, you can be assured that the Kava that you buy from us online is safe and legal to purchase, with all the correct paperwork in place.
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How to Make Kava
Kava is a traditional Polynesian drink made from the root of the kava plant, Piper methysticum. For centuries, it’s been used as an important part of social and cultural ceremonies in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and other Pacific islands.
Kava can be made in many different ways but there are two main methods: modern or traditional. The traditional method involves crushing dried roots with stones or wooden mallets before adding water (or coconut milk) and straining through a cloth bag called a ‘ti’ or ‘iti’. This process produces a cloudy liquid that many prefer to drink straight away because it contains less sediment than the filtered version produced by modern methods which involve grinding up dried roots into powder form before mixing them with cold water then filtering out any remaining debris using cheesecloth or muslin cloths held over sieves lined with fine metal mesh filters such as tea strainers. Our “How to Prepare Kava” blog post covers every aspect of successfully preparing your kava drink.
Of course, no discussion would be complete without pointing out some of the key benefits of preparing and drinking Instant Kava:
- It’s quick and easy to make – simply put into a shaker or glass then stir and drink! Takes about 10 seconds to prepare!
- You only need a half teaspoon per serve
- Great for traveling – take it with you anywhere!
- Made from pure green kava juice – not just micronised powder!
As the popularity of kava grows, so does the number of people who want to try it. If you’re new to Kava and don’t know how to use it properly, here are some tips for getting started:
- Don’t drink too much. While there is no maximum amount of kava that should be consumed at once, it’s best not to drink more than one or two shells (cups) per day. Drinking too much can cause nausea and vomiting as well as dizziness in some individuals.
- Don’t mix Kava with alcohol or other drugs. Quality kava should be consumed as a stand-alone drink for maximum benefit.
- When drinking kava, as per the traditional rules of the nakamals in Vanuatu, kava is best taken in quiet surroundings with low lighting.
Ordering Kava from Buy Kava Australia is a simple process. Here’s how:
- Select the type of Kava you want to order here, then click “add to cart”
- Choose whether you would like your order delivered by standard or Express Post (NOTE: All orders over $199.50 are automatically sent by FREE Express Post delivery anyway)
- Checkout with your payment method of choice, which includes Visa/MasterCard and PayPal
Our kava is competitively priced. So, you don’t have to break the bank each time you buy some. Whether it’s for yourself, your friends or family members, surely they could use some relaxation too! And don’t worry if you live in a remote area. We deliver locally to every part of Australia (except the N.T.) and we’ll make sure that it arrives on time – EVERY TIME. That way, no-one has to suffer from stress or anxiety while waiting for their delivery.
Q: What are the different types of Kava?
A: There are many varieties of kava, and each one has its own unique characteristics. The most common types are Noble and Tudei. We do NOT recommend the latter due to the likelihood of getting a hangover and feeling “off” for a day or two after drinking it.
Q: How do I know which type is right for me?
A: Whether you’re a seasoned drinker of if you’re new to drinking kava, we always recommend trying a Noble variety. So, if you’ve tried other kinds of Kava before with no issues, then go ahead and try one from this list!
If you’re looking to buy kava in Australia online, then Buy Kava Australia is the perfect choice. If you want to enjoy premium kava, the best of the best kava, well here you can choose between Tongan Kava, Vanuatu Kava, Fiji Kava and of course – our famous and popular Instant Kava!
We have a wide range of products and accessories that will suit your needs. You can also be assured that our quality and certification of products is second-to-none, which means that you’ll get what you pay for when buying from us! Our promise is that only the best kava will do!
If you would like more information about the benefits of Kava or recipes on how best to use it, check out our kava blog section where we have plenty of helpful articles on these topics!