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Hawaiian kava


Kava Enthusiast

How hawaiian kava compares to fijian, vanuatu or samoan kavas? Any principal difference among the heady or heavy subsection?

There has been no hawaiian kava available in EU but I am somewhat interested. Curiosity.


Kava Curious
It really hinges on the chemical composition of the particular kava you're looking at, more than anything else: meaning, the different KL%, FK-B%, and other constituents, as they might be stated in a COA.

Single-cultivar kava will generally have more homogenous batch-by-batch COAs in comparison to blends (this will similarly apply to the more macroscopic "chemotypes," as they're called).

Speaking broadly, though, Hawaiian 'awa is generally said to be subtler, and sometimes "smoother" in its effects.