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Kava Preparation Guide

 

HOW TO PREPARE KAVA

Note that each person requires a different amount of kava to feel and enjoy its effects. The methods below are used as a generic guide.

 

Traditional kava with a straining bag

Place 2 cups of lukewarm water into your kava bowl.

Place approximately 35 grams of kava into a straining bag.

Tightly close the straining bag, and then knead and squeeze the kava in the water for 5-10 minutes.

Once ready, kava is usually consumed in half cup sized servings and swallowed down in one or two quick gulps. Wait 10 minutes before drinking another serving.

Kava works best when it's consumed on an empty stomach. It is also a great idea to cleanse the palate with a chaser (e.g., fruits) between

 

INSTANT KAVA

Place the desired amount of kava (2 teaspoons for first time users) into 1 cup of water. Stir and drink. Add more or less kava to create your desired strength. 

 

STORAGE

Store kava in an airtight container in a cool, dry and dark place.