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Platinum Lewena 450g

Platinum Lewena 450g

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Royal Fiji Platinum Lewena

Without a doubt our favourite kava of all time. We make this ourselves in Fiji from a single cultivar 6yr old "Kasa Loa" root. Some call it Loa Waka but it's actually called Kasa Loa, describing the black stem of the kava plant.

Smells like cookies and cream and tastes as smooth as kava should. 

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Region of Origin: Savusavu, Vanua Levu Fiji
Flavour Profile: Smooth creamy with hints of vanilla and caramel.
Waka/Lewena Ratio: 0 : 100
Effects: heady, euphoric, uplifting. 
Grind: Fine Grind
Cultivar: Kasa Loa Balavu
Age: 6yrs

Platinum Lewena is grown for 6yrs and removed from the waka root so its the strongest most potent lewena you will find. 
Super fine grind will give you the most bang for your buck and there are no unusable particles in the bag.
Only 1-2 tablespoons per 600ml water. Due to the grind of this kava you are able to use significantly less for the exact same mix strength.
Perfectly dried so there is no need to vacuum pack this product. It will come with a 2yr expiry date. 

The Platinum Lewena Kava is not just any lewena, it is removed right from the waka root so its not made from the stump. Platinum lewena is 6yr matured root and unlike anything you've tried before.

For an uplifting mood changing delicious kava drink look no further. Platinum Lewena is comes in a super fine grind so you get the most out of every granule of kava in the bag. Zero wastage means you can use less kava for the same effect. 

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Best Kava Use

Royal Fiji Kava Platinum Lewena is best used during the day and for social occasions. 
This kava will not put you straight to sleep and will give you an uplifted calm that is unlike any other kava on the market.

Perfectly used with the Kava Pros Shaker Pro Kava Bag.

What you can expect:
Royal Fiji Platinum Lewena is not a heavy kava and is considered more of a heady product and its an absolute pleasure to drink. 
Great uplifting feeling and a perfect refreshing drink for the daytime or to enjoy with good company.

kava moistureAlthough we cannot tell you the exact moisture content as its a trade secret.
We carefully monitor moisture to ensure every bag is exactly the same. 
This is why we have a 2 year expiry date on the product.

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Why Buy From the Pros?

 Kava Pros have been involved in the agro-processing industry in Fiji for over 2 decades the knowledge and experience in kava is second to none. Kava Pros has built relationships with our farmers to cooperate and increase the quality and maturity of our kava so we only bring you the best. Kava Pros regularly inspect their facilities to ensure food safety compliance is met. 

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, its evident after opening the first bag.

Packaging for Freshness

All our kava is dried & packed so it stays fresh for longer. 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, particularly in winter if the kava is not dried properly the moisture in the powder can develop mould. 
Any kava drinker in Australia will tell you that kava can develop a mouldy smell and I will know it as soon as you open the bag. 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. 

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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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