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Recent KWK Loa Waka

Discussion in 'Kalm With Kava' started by ThePiper, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. ThePiper

    ThePiper Kava Enthusiast

    Anyone had this lately? The batches from two years or so ago were crazy potent.
  2. Kavashua

    Kavashua Mmmm Kava

    It’s been a few months so I can’t say I’ve had the latest batch but most recent was about 4 months ago and it wasn’t like it was 2 years ago. Still very good just not as impressive as previous batches
  3. the_wilderness

    the_wilderness Kava Enthusiast

    I'm not getting the same effects, and taking 4x the quantity I was a couple years ago.
    However, I got all sorts of brain chemistry stuff (read: post-benzos) going on, so I'm assuming it's that. Let us know how you go if you order?
  4. Firedog

    Firedog Member

    Had some about a month ago pretty good strength around the 5tbls range.
  5. Kavashua

    Kavashua Mmmm Kava

    Just opened a bag and it’s low in punch. Taste is a bit different than I remember, it’s actually quite mild tasting. The effects are subtle but still pleasant feeling. Still a good kava but not as powerful as it was in the past
  6. muddywaters

    muddywaters Kava Enthusiast

    I have had any loa lately but I've been using Borogu and it's definitely not as potent as the last bag I had, I even waited till kava has completely left my system and tried again multiple weeks. Not as strong of a taste and less mouth numbing. Finer ground it too like usual so the amount of good stuff in there was the same. It's ok but I really hope the trend won't continue.
  7. yiki

    yiki Kava Enthusiast

    Yes, it is so, so weak, it basically made me give up on kava. I doubt i will reorder any kava if prices at that potency level stay so sky high. Sorry, its just not justifiable.
    Before, 3 heaped tablespoons would be enough for a good crunk, now that is almost impossible or only achievable fasting the whole day.
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  8. muddywaters

    muddywaters Kava Enthusiast

    Tried even kneading and getting more sediment out of it till it was like mud, still same thing. Something is definitely up cause the only other explanation I have is that I've somehow developed a tolerance. I hopped on the train a little late, I think I've been drinking for 8-9 months now? Either way it was after kava prices apparently sky rocketed. I've experienced what it can do with many bags though same amounts I always used, same layer of goodness every time that settles to the bottom, so some are still good but you gotta get lucky I guess with a piece of that root that was really loaded with kavalactones. It's become like gambling and my peace of mind can't afford that. I'm probably gonna put it down for a while and come back later to see if anything improves in the market. I'd hate to entirely give it up, I love kava but this is just unacceptable.
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  9. SelfBiasResistor

    SelfBiasResistor Persist for Resistance!

    The overall trend in the market has been going down for a couple of years now so I'm not sure if waiting it out and coming back is the best strategy. I've gotten better results just sticking with a few vendors that consistently put out the higher quality products rather than going with the hype or based on old reviews that reflect quality of products from the past.
  10. herp_derpula

    herp_derpula New Member

    I'm a first time user looking to buy some kava that is as you all have said, the right quality.

    KWK was obviously one of the first vendors I came across and now after doing research I see you all have some concerns.

    This is from only 1-2 months ago, but is it still valid? Can you recommend a few current vendors that retain the same quality?
  11. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    Not attempting to dispute anyone's words, but I've been buying kalm with kava (Borongoru specifically) in 10 lb increments for the last year or so, and while some batches are weaker than others, the borongoru has trended up in terms of strength over the last year. In terms of physical quality of the product, you won't go wrong with KWK. Strength and quality are two characteristics that may or may not be mutually exclusive depending on the consumer and the kava. I've had strong kavas (totally noble) that I absolutely cannot stand. I've also had weak kavas (also still speaking within the "noble sphere") that I loved and would buy over and over.

    When it all boils down, if first starting off with kava, it's best to get sample packs from vendors to see which one sings your song.
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  12. TheKavaFlow

    TheKavaFlow Kava Enthusiast Kava Podcaster

    I just had a new batch of Boronguru a few days back and it was really strong. Their Pouni Ono was really good, too.
  13. herp_derpula

    herp_derpula New Member

    Thank you both! I ended up ordering some of the samples from KWK to see if Kava would be something I was interested in aside from the green powdered plant. I certainly do agree it looks to be of high quality and the packaging is fantastic.
  14. AlohaAimee

    AlohaAimee Member

    Pouni Ono is excellent. One of my favorite kavas so far. I really enjoy KWK's offerings that I've tried so far. I keep their medium grind and micronized on hand at all times.
  15. SelfBiasResistor

    SelfBiasResistor Persist for Resistance!

    What other product (recent batch) would you (or @Kapmcrunk) compare the current Borongoru to? It's been a few years since I've felt it to be really strong. I wonder if @Kalm with Kava can say what the lateral root to stump ratio is in the current blend? I would love for this to be a daily drinker but I've tried it so many times and needed to blend it with something stronger that I gave up on it.
  16. Kapmcrunk

    Kapmcrunk The Kaptain of Crunk KavaForums Founder

    I just yesterday opened the most recent batch that I received last week. Let me get another couple of days of the new grind under my belt and I'll let you know about this batch. From last night's prep it looked a bit more coarse than the last batch, but based on what I've had in the past, that may or may not indicate strength.
  17. TheKavaFlow

    TheKavaFlow Kava Enthusiast Kava Podcaster

    This might be heresy saying such things around these parts, but I've actually been in a bit of a kava slump the past 6 months or so. I haven't been drinking much these days aside from a few random batches of kava that have been really terrible. All I know is that it did the trick, and I'm certainly not a lightweight when it comes to feeling effects. If you get some, definitely report back on how you find it.
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  18. Kodiak

    Kodiak Member

    Is this an industry wide trend? Did the world run out of laterals?
  19. Kava4All

    Kava4All Member

    Too much loa waka makes me go cross eyed gotta be careful
  20. aviavieu

    aviavieu Member

    How the latest parties fall out

    It is still very weak. Is it still a strong Kava? And only for a moment were the parties weak?

    How in Borongor's confrontation?
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2018