Our kava from the Solomon Islands is noble and of the highest quality. These roots have grown for a minimum of 7 years, a long time to wait before harvesting a plant. Each batch is lab-tested and consistently is higher in kavalactone than Fiji and Vanuatu, and Tonga. We are not sure if it is because of the length of time it takes, or the rich volcanic soil that these plants grow in that is responsible for the quality of the Kava. A real treat.
Basal & Lateral Root
Kava roots can be divided into two main parts:
- Basal Root
- Lateral Root
This part of the root is the stump of the root, which is known to be lower in kavalactones but has a higher kavain content appreciated in the daytime. Higher in starch and is the more palatable part of the root.
These are the more delicate roots that grow from the stump. These test out higher in kavalactone levels, but because they are lower in kavain and higher in other kavalactones, they are more relaxing overall. They also have an earthy, bitter taste and a more robust aroma than the basal root. When Basal and Lateral roots are blended, it can create a more balanced experience and be more palatable.
Basal and Lateral Root Blends
- 30% Lateral root - 70% Basal Root Blend
- 50% Lateral root - 50% Basal Root Blend
If you harvest and dry a kava plant, separate the basal and lateral roots, and weigh them out individually, you will see that the weights will be divided into 30% lateral and 70% basal. This blend seems to be very popular in Kava bars throughout the day.
These kava ratios make for a strong, well-balanced Kava experience. We see this as the most common go-to blend these days and served both day and night in Kava bars.
We offer kava from 4 different regions:
- The Solomon Islands
Each region is particular, and the kava we offer is the best from every region.
Our kava root powders are lab tested and are manufactured in GMP and FDA-compliant facilities. Tests are performed on every kava batch. They conform to FDA requirements. We test for:
- Heavy metals
- and more.
All of our kava is noble.