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Powdered Kava Review Squanch Kava - Fiji Waka

KavaKitty

Meaow
So, I'd tried Yogi tea and some paste from Kona Kava in the past, and they had zero effect on my anxiety, the main reason I looked into this gentle root in the first place. I'd given up hope, honestly, of finding a botanical solution. Then I found this forum, after ordering some of Ozia's candies, and my first order was Squanch Fiji Waka.

I've suffered a slight bit of RT, but I definitely still felt effects from this powder on my first go-round. I used 4 tablespoons of root powder to one cup of hot tap water. Put it in my blender, ran on the "grate" setting for 2 minutes. Let sit for 1 minute, then ran again for another 2 minutes. Poured the resulting mixture into my strainer (an old pillowcase that I'd cut up, made of a flannel/jersey material) and squeezed the hell out of that bad boy. I chilled the grog for a few hours, then consumed it, in 4 ounce shells, 20 minutes apart.

I immediately felt my mouth and throat go numb, and my ears were ringing. After about 3 minutes, I started to feel the physical effects: my head was light, and I had some muscle relaxation. This is definitely a "heady" Kava, as I didn't feel at all sedated, but my anxiety was alleviated just enough that I could focus on work and get through a meeting without having to run to the loo and vomit. I was surprised, honestly, at how strongly I felt the effects since, as I said, this was really my first rodeo with "real," noble kava.

Joe from @Squanch72 schooled me in the whole "second wash" thing, so the next time, I tried that (rather than ditching the pulp, which is what I did the first time). The second wash was, obviously, weaker than the first. However, despite the fact that I had agitated the hell out of it in the blender the first time, I still got noticeable effects, in the same vein as the first but more subtle. No ear-ringing, but the same numbness in the mouth and throat, and some muscle relaxing. Also, great anxiety relief.

This is a wonderful daytime kava, especially for those who want anxyolitic (sp?) effects without heavy sedation. I got a great head, I was totally focused on the tasks at hand, and, as a bonus, the muscles in my back were relaxed just enough that it didn't feel like Big Foot was squeezing my spine.

I'd give it five stars, but I can't figure out how to do that. If @Kapmcrunk would be so kind as to tell me how to do the review with the stars and the ratings for heady, heavy, etc., I would be hugely grateful. In any case, I highly recommend this kava, both for noobs like myself and for anyone looking for a wonderful daytime kava. Aside from the fact that the product itself is amazeballs, Joe is ALSO amazeballs. I bombarded him with questions and he took the time to answer all of them thoroughly and accurately; he's also super fast with shipping (I ordered on Friday, my order arrived Monday morning).
 
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Krunʞy

Chillin @ 40g
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I can't even figure out how to do it the regular way, hahaha.
Just edit, (if you want) then double click on any of the shell images up there and it creates a half shell, also the slider bar towards the bottom (taste), can be moved either left or right depending on what you think..

Sorry I meant bitter/not bitter (taste)
 
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KavaKitty

Meaow
Just edit, (if you want) then double click on any of the shell images up there and it creates a half shell, also the slider bar towards the bottom (taste), can be moved either left or right depending on what you think (heady/heavy)
Oy vey, that's easy enough, thank you. Off I go to edit.
 

KavaKitty

Meaow
Just edit, (if you want) then double click on any of the shell images up there and it creates a half shell, also the slider bar towards the bottom (taste), can be moved either left or right depending on what you think..

Sorry I meant bitter/not bitter (taste)
Nope. No shells. Wtf?
 

KavaKitty

Meaow
Are you doing something different than when you created the review? All you should have to do is edit the OP
I clicked edit on the OP and it's not giving me the shell options. So if @Kapmcrunk could just take the info I sent him and edit it for me, I'd be much obliged. I'd fiddle around with it some more but I have a ton of work and I had a migraine yesterday afternoon, so I got nothing done. This porn ain't gonna write itself.
 
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