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Powdered Kava Review Tanna Marang Marang

Discussion in 'Global Kava Export Product Reviews' started by yiki, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. yiki

    yiki Kava Enthusiast

    First of all, the final rating reflects a mix of my personal preferences and "what this kava does". If i'd love this type of kava, i'd rate it one or two points higher. If i'd go simply for personal preferences, it would lose one or two points.

    The the taste was pretty yucky, similiar to malekula magic. Not sure if that's piney or earthy or whatnot, but very spicy and pretty bitter. I used two heaped tablespoons, as a test, but half the brew is still sitting on the counter 12 hours later. I still feel groggy and sedated.

    After drinking the grog on an empty stomach, i was greated by a steamroller ...only 5 minutes later. It felt as if i had hyperventilated or inhaled a nitrous capsule (alright not as strong)- I almost panicked and could not walk without feeling pretty dizzy and horrible in general. So i stumbled into my bedroom to lie down for a while. Fortunatly, the worst part was over after 20 minutes or so..i could walk and even take my bike for a ride. There was almost no euphoria, just a very heavy, drunken feeling. After sleeping for a long time, i'm still feeling gravity more than usual. In fact, even typing this isn't easy.

    So, if you are trying this kava, be careful doing it on an empty stomach. Better start on the lower end of the dosage range. I'm just glad i only drank half the brew.
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  2. HeadHodge

    HeadHodge Kneads Kava

    Thanks for the great review!!! (y)
  3. Global Kava Exports

    Global Kava Exports Kava Enthusiast Kava Vendor

    Wow, I actually feel this is a mild Kava. It's my go to Kava when I just want to chill and notr get too...kavaed. I'm amazed that you got such a strong effect. I'm glad you were able to deal with it though and I appreciate the honest review.
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  4. yiki

    yiki Kava Enthusiast

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  5. Global Kava Exports

    Global Kava Exports Kava Enthusiast Kava Vendor

    I still need to work out why these tests are showing Tudei, as far as I am concerned none of my Kava has any Tudei in it, none. But we have to trust that Dr. Lebot and Deleted User are doing the right process but it is yet to be perfected so lets not panic and wait and see what happens.
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  6. Global Kava Exports

    Global Kava Exports Kava Enthusiast Kava Vendor

    I've been drinking the same batch of Marang Marang though and have experienced none of the negative effects mentioned.
  7. yiki

    yiki Kava Enthusiast

    I would like to know if Adam has read my review before trying marang marang....
    I do not want to be responsible for destroying this kavas reputation...could just have been me.
    Still, i would say it would make sense to talk to VKS and the farmers to make sure there isnt any tudei in these kavas.
  8. Global Kava Exports

    Global Kava Exports Kava Enthusiast Kava Vendor

    I wouldn't worry about that yiki, I am still selling plenty of it and no complaints from any customers, plenty of them repeat buying it as well. It's fine mate.
  9. Adam

    Adam Kava Enthusiast

    No I hadn't read your review before trying it, I went into it hoping to love marang marang especially as it was a freebie so I was quite excited to try it. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy it personally. I can imagine there are plenty that would enjoy what it does but not me
  10. Adam

    Adam Kava Enthusiast

    I had now read your review, very very similar to my experience
  11. yiki

    yiki Kava Enthusiast

    Perhaps this shows how big a factor personal biochemistry is, as well as preference :=)
  12. Kojo Douglas

    Kojo Douglas Kava Enthusiast

    Now see I also find this to be a very mellow Kava. Very similar to Malekula Magic.

    The Kanolik, on the other hand, was a bit too much for. Made me feel very sick to my stomach.

    Greetings from South Sudan!
  13. Steve Mariotti

    Steve Mariotti Kavapithecus Krunkarensis Review Maestro

    Nice to see you posting again Kavasseur! I have to say you and your site were a big part of my onboarding to kava and I thank you for that!
  14. Edward

    Edward Aluballin' in the UK Kava Vendor

    I had a similar strange effect from this kava last night. It was ok at first but when I was trying to get to sleep I kept waking up with a rush to my head and a queasy feeling. Not pleasant. I have to say though that although I felt a bit sluggish this morning it didn't last long and after a few hours I felt ok so whether it is a tudei issue or just my personal reaction to this kava I don't know. There could just be a small club of us who have the same reaction to this kava.