Thats a good question. I don't know the cultivar of this kava but I know that it is the same variety that the family farms have been growing for generations.Pre-Review
Taste: It's got medium pungent flavor. @Kojo Douglas you know how much I love the unique flavor, lol. It'll take a few more days for me to get a good grasp on it, as I drink it so fast I barely taste it.
Potency: So far, it's good. It's potent. The standard 40g batch was plenty strong. Day one with a kava isn't enough for me to say "yay or nay" but I'm leaning more "yay" with this one.
Knead: It's like kneading a bag of clay. A usual sign of "knock you down" kava.
Notes: Little bit of holdover in the morning from last night, but that's not a complaint. I enjoy that. Sediment levels were a bit high with this kava. I had some in the bowl that was really dark upon settling. I swished the kava around for a second and left the bulk of the dark sediment. Still extremely potent.
@bestfijikava.com Do you happen to know the cultivar on this kava?
Thanks. I can't wait till people experience our new and improved website which will be launching in just a few months. Its going to include many features for the customer and some new strains.I've been doing this AAA Vanuatu on and off for almost a decade and its pretty great! Thanks for offering this at such a low price! The taste is very strong, but I actually like the spicy, grassy notes that are typical with Vanuatu. This has always tested noble with the acetone test for me too.
I usually boil the Kava first and hit it with a blender. Even with a thicker boiled shell the sediment sinks fast and the grog cleares up good after straining. I boil the grounds a second time and really pulverize them in the blender. Even the second grounds produce a pretty potent shell.
I personally think its a great daily kava for the price. Also I want to add that I appreciate the fast shipping and reliability though out a 10 year period!
Wow. Is kava supposed to dry skin short-term?!Day 2 and my skin isn't any drier than normal, nor do I feel lethargic.
I drink kava daily. Some kavas have more of a drying effect and you can usually feel them right at the start, especially if you drink kava regularly. A kava with an exceptional ability to cause the dryness can usually be felt right away or after a few days of consumption.Wow. Is kava supposed to dry skin short-term?!