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Buy Vanuatu Kava at Australia Kava Shop! Vanuatu is the ancestral home of kava. It is understood that Lapita people (the original settlers of Vanuatu) first started growing kava in a domestic capacity 3,000 years ago. The Lapita people’s descendants then brought kava with them to the rest of the South Pacific.
Check out our Vanuatu Kava Range below:
Vanuatu Natural – A Premium Blend of the best noble kava varieties from the Northern Islands of Vanuatu. A fantastic step into kava for first time users as it encapsulates the best qualities; mild to taste, nice euphoric heady effects and a relaxing edge that will make the end of the day beer or wine seem like a thing of the past.
Kelai Kava – From Epi Island. The boutique kava cultivar is on par with the heady qualities of Melo Melo. Found only on Epi Island and a few of the surrounding Shepherd Islands, it is a small yield kava as well. Much like Melo Melo, it was kept in house until a decade ago. A lucky US kava importer visited Epi Island. He fell in love with Kelai and placed an order for some. Since then, Kelai has quickly grown to be the main kava variety grow on Epi and we can now source it in Australia.
Melo Melo Kava – From PENAMA. Straight from Pentecost Island in Vanuatu. We now stock the world-famous Melo Melo. Melo Melo is the king of the heady kava cultivars. For years it was kept in house because of its small yield. However, demand for it is so high now that the kava farmers on Pentecost Island are growing it regularly for export. That’s a win for Australia kava aficionados!
Borogu Kava – From PENAMA, SHEFA and SANMA provinces in Vanuatu. Borogu is easily the most popular of Vanuatu kava types within Vanuatu. This is because of its quicker yield time and size. Its simple, kava growers get more bang for their buck, so they grow lots of Borogu. Its also a fantastic all round kava. Most kava types land in either the Heady or the Heavy camp. Borogu is an excellent balance of both. It gives a nice euphoric buzz coupled with a relaxing body effect.
Kava is deeply entrenched in Vanuatu society. It is used as a social tonic as well in cultural ceremonies such as weddings, births and reconciliation ceremonies. Moreover it would be considered to be in poor taste not to have kava available during these important occasions.
Vanuatu has more varieties of kava than anywhere in the world. Vanuatu also has the highest amount of kava lactones in their noble kava varieties. Although it’s a bold claim, many believe that Vanuatu kava is the strongest. However, this does depend on which variety of Vanuatu kava is being referred to. Australia Kava Shop endeavours to only import the strongest kava varieties available.
Vanuatu has been on the cutting edge of the development of value-added kava products. Various forms of instant kava have all originated from Vanuatu. A variety of aqueous extract used in food and beverage products have also been developed.
Australia Kava Shop stocks only the best noble variety kava types from Vanuatu. Additionally, our Vanuatu kava is microbial tested prior to import as well as being tested for confirmation of noble variety. You can see all our testing for each import HERE. If you buy Vanuatu kava from Australia Kava Shop, we guarantee that you will not be buying 2 day* kava.