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Waka Kava – What is the first thing people think of when you say “kava”…. Its FIJI of course. The next words you will normally here people say is “Bula” or “Kava”.
With so many different types of kava on the market, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. That’s why we created Waka Premium Fiji Kava—to provide you with a high-quality kava experience that you won’t soon forget.
What is Waka Kava?
Waka kava is made from the lateral roots of the kava plant called (piper methysticum), which grows in Fiji. Of all the kava varieties that are available to Fijians, “Waka” is the most prized. Waka kava powder is made up of ONLY the lateral roots of the kava plant. These lateral roots are heavy in kava lactones and give a very heavy body effect. It is distinct in its dark colour as it is made only from the lateral roots. If you see kava advertised as “waka” but it is creamy, off white or similar it is not true waka fiji kava.
Check the video below to see the difference between Waka Kava and normal kava:
Why do people like our Waka Premium so much?
Well, it certainly isn’t for the taste! Waka Kava is always very strong and bitter to taste. The test of the quality of the waka is whether it tastes dirty or not. Our Waka Premium range is washed and then cleaned using a soaking process then it is sprayed with a high-pressure hose to remove all the dirt. It is then driedin commercial dehydrators to maximise the kava lactone retention as opposed to traditional sun drying.
We then import the dried powder and pack it in HACCAP certified conditions. The end result is a strong heavy effect Waka kava. It brings a heavy body effect and is bitter but not dirty to taste. We believe it is one of the purest Waka kava products on the market.
If you really want to maximise your brew we can highly recommend also purchasing one of our specialised kava straining bags. Their fine micron screen allows even our fine grade kava powder to be used in them.
Shells for Boards
We are all about giving back to the Pacific community, so we have developed the Shells for Boards Program. When you buy kava from Australia Kava Shop, we donate a dollar for every kilo sold to our charity partners, the Vanuatu Surfing Association! click here for more.