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BLACK DAMU 450g

BLACK DAMU 450g

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KAVA PROS BLACK DAMU

Its finally arrived!! We have been hard at work preparing something very special for all.
The Black Damu by Royal Fiji Kava is another premium kava of the absolute highest quality. 

Damu is a Fijian cultivar (pronounced ndamu) that is highly sort after due to the smooth taste and heavy body effect. Its extremely hard to find and such a pleasure to drink. 

Kava Pros Black Damu has been in the ground for 6 years and its evident with the smooth flavour. 

Region of Origin: Savusavu, Vanua Levu Fiji
Flavour Profile: Smooth subtle with hints of cinnamon and caramel.
Waka/Lewena Ratio: 100 : 0
Effects: heavy, body relaxing and sedative. 
Grind: Traditionally pounded
Cultivar: Damu
Age: 6yrs 

 

strainer bag required

How to Make Kava - Traditional Method

Step 1: Add 2-3 Tablespoons to the strainer bag. 
Step 2: Fill a basin with 600-800ml water
Step 3: Knead bag in water for aprox 3-4min until water is nice and dark. 
Step 4: Drink approx 100ml at a time in one go.
Follow up with another cup every 10-15min while you do other things.
I.e. Don't sip the 100ml just drink the lot. Have the next 100ml shot about 10-15min apart.
<< BE SURE TO STIR WELL BEFORE EACH CUP>>


How to Make Kava - Shaker Bag Method

Step 1: Add 2-3 Tablespoons to the kava pros shaker bag and zip up tightly.
<<Ensure the zipper is sealed all the way to the end>>
Step 2: Fill a normal shaker bottle up with 600-800ml water
Step 3: Shake bottle for 40 seconds until liquid is nice and dark.
Step 4: Drink approx. 100ml at a time in one go.
Follow up with another 100ml cup every 10-15min while you do other things.
<<Shake well before pouring each cup>>

 

Fijian Gold Kava is perfect for relaxing after a long day. Significantly more potent than other kava but comes with an amazing flavour that won't make your eyes water. 
Quite a heavy bodied effect the Fijian Gold Kava willl give you the best sleep ever! 
Enjoy with friends or simply relax and reflect on the day. 
Mix lightly for a heady experience or a little stronger for the sedating body effect. 

Kava Features

Royal Fijian Gold is a 6yr old 100% pure waka root from Savusavu. All lewena tips have been removed (which is the majority of the weight of the root system) which accounts for the higher price. 

Fijian Gold Kava is strong with a mild taste so take it easy. You cannot taste the strength of this kava so its easy to mix more than you need. 

Super fine kava grind

 

Why Buy From The Kava Pros

With so many kava brands coming into Australia it makes it hard to choose a quality product. Not anymore!

Not Your Average Kava Vendors

At Kava Pros we ensure every single root is graded, dried and processed to perfection before sealing each bag. If not processed, packed or dried correctly kava can go bad very fast due to high moisture content especially during the Australian autumn & winter seasons. This is why we take extra care with each bag that holds the Kava Pros and Royal Fiji Kava label. 

Preparation is the Key

Kava Pros have been involved in the agro-processing industry in Fiji for over 2 decades the knowledge and experience in kava processing is second to none. We know all our farmers and also process our own product. Kava Pros regularly inspect our facilities and never deal with backyard processors or middlemen. 

Kava Pros ensures all kava is processed and packed to international standards. Although we can't divulge our secrets to processing a superior kava product, the proof is always in the pudding. 

Packaging for Freshness

In Fiji much of our drinking kava is packed in paper bags. With the tropical climate most excess moisture in the kava is absorbed by the paper leaving less room for the growth of pathogens. Unfortunately in the Aussie climate this does not happen especially in the colder months. 
Any kava drinker in Australia will tell you that kava can develop a paint-thinner-type smell quite quickly. With thousands of kilos being imported into Australia without the proper preparation or packaging there will no doubt be tonnes of bad kava for sale right now. 

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is kava?
Kava powder is derived from the root of the kava plant (Piper methysticum) and is traditionally used in Pacific Island cultures for its relaxing and calming effects.

2. How is kava powder consumed?
Kava powder is typically mixed with water to create a beverage. The traditional method involves kneading and straining the powdered root in water to extract the active compounds.

3. What does kava taste like?
Kava has a unique taste that is often described as earthy, bitter, and slightly peppery. Some people find the taste challenging, and it may take time to acquire a taste for it.

4. How long does it take for kava to take effect?
The onset of kava's effects can vary, but it is generally felt within 20-30 minutes of consumption. Effects can last a few hours depending on how much is consumed.

5. Is kava consumption safe?
When consumed in moderation, kava is considered safe for most people. However, excessive and prolonged use may cause dry skin know in Fiji as Kani-Kani. Individuals with pre-existing liver conditions should consult a healthcare professional before using kava.

6. What are the potential side effects of kava consumption?
Common side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, euphoria and mild gastrointestinal discomfort.

7. Can kava be addictive?
Kava is not considered addictive in any way shape or form. 

8. Is kava legal Australia?
Kava is legal in all states of Australia except the Northern Territory.

9. Can I drive or operate machinery after consuming kava?
It is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery, especially when you are not familiar with how kava affects you. Kava can cause drowsiness and impair coordination in some individuals. Kava cannot be detected on police breath test.

10. Can I mix kava with other substances, like alcohol?
NO! Mixing kava with alcohol or other substances is not advised, as it may amplify the sedative effects and increase the risk of adverse reactions. Always consult with a healthcare professional if you are taking medications or have concerns about potential interactions.

11. Are there any specific guidelines for kava consumption?
We recommed drinking 100-150ml shots every 10-15min. If you are just starting out I would recommend mixing approximately 1lt of water with 5-6tbspn of kava powder.
This should be consumed within 45min to 1hr. 

12. Can pregnant or breastfeeding women consume kava?
- It is advisable for pregnant or breastfeeding women to avoid kava, as its safety in these situations has not been well studied. With that said many women in the Pacific drink moderate amounts of kava during pregnancy. 

Remember, individual responses to kava can vary, and it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any specific health concerns or conditions.



KNOW YOUR KAVA 

WAKA - Lateral Root

This is the business end of the kava root where the majority of the kavalactones is held.
Its strong, hard hitting and a dark colour when mixed. If your kava looks dark in colour you can be sure it is a waka dominant powder. 

kava-root

 

Lewena - Basal Root

This is the less sedative part of the root system and located just above the waka and below the stem. Its smooth milky and plesent tasting and perfect for social occasions.

 

Kasa - Stem (Buyer Beware)

The kasa is used by dishonest sellers to bulk up the weight of thier product and it is truly an ugly part of the kava trade. Kasa should only be used for replanting. When pounded up with waka and lewena there is really no way to tell what it is you're drinking. The only way to tell is when you feel sick and hungover the next day. 

Kava pros can confirm we never use kasa or stem in any of our kava products. 

Kava Pros do not buy or trade kava less than 3 years old. Kava Pros firmly believe that kava root should be left in the ground for an absolute minimum of 3 years.
We do not encourage our farmers to harvest their crop unless its at least 3 years old.

 

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