Starter Kit (Traditional Kava + Strainer)

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Starter Kit (Traditional Kava + Strainer)

39.99

125g of our famous Pacific Elixir kava with a fine strainer bag. A perfect option for beginners and a good gift idea. 

Our Pacific Elixir kava is a balanced/heady blend of some of the finest cultivars of Oceania. It’s is specially formulated to capture the essence of the very best kava experience. As such, it is an impressively potent and mentally refreshing kava that promotes a state of peaceful calmness and pleasant relaxation without being overly sedating. This wonderful kava is perfect both as a relaxing tonic at the end of a busy, stressful day and as a companion to joyful weekend sessions with friends. It’s a also a great kava for a tranquil, pleasurable contemplation and/or creative thinking. 

This kit comes with a brand new strainer bag. Traditional kava must be strained prior to consumption and using the right type of strainer can make a big difference to the quality of your kava experience. This is possibly the best kava strainer bag on the market. We've experimented with heaps of different strainers and we are confident that this food grade nylon filter bag is simply perfect: tough, durable, re-usable, easy to wash and convenient. 

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How to use the kit: 

Traditional method: Insert a desired amount of kava inside the bag. We recommend using apx 35g (apx 1/3 of a cup) of powder to 2 cups (apx 600-700ml) of water, but everyone has their own personal preference when it comes to dosage and water to root ratio.  Place the strainer containing the kava powder into an empty bowl. Next, pour warm water directly into the bag with the kava (make sure the powder stays inside!). Let this sit in the bowl for a few minutes to loosen the tougher fibres. Twist the top of your kava strainer closed and gently press out all the excess air. Begin kneading the powder that’s inside the bag in the water. Alternate kneading the bag in the bowl and twisting it to strain all the water out. After a few minutes your water should turn brown/grey and should start feelign a bit oily. Knead for a few more minutes (10 minutes in total) and then squeeze the bag to remove all water from the root particles while not letting any actual root into your ready beverage.

Blender method: Place the desired amount of kava into your blender. Add warm (not hot) water at 1:15-20 ratio (1 gram of kava powder to 15-20ml of water depending on your preference). Blend on high for  3-5 minutes. You may add a teaspoon of coconut oil which might help to extract fat soluble kavalactones. Once you finish blending it, pour the mixture into your strainer bag and strain/squeeze the kava into a clean bowl.  Wait until it cools down or add a couple of ice cubes and enjoy.

More detailed preparation instructions, tips and suggestions can be found here