raw kahuna

raw dehydrated kava juice

12.5 servings

A premium Hawaiian SO blend of freshly cut noble roots carrying raw kava juice.

An extremely rare and unique experience. We call this beautiful selection, the“raw kahuna”. Literally the closest you can get to a fresh cup of raw kava juice, outside of hopping on a plane to the islands themselves


25g jar - $27


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This is a rare breed we received from our friends who run a generational family farm out on the islands. They got their hands on this rare hanakapi'ai varietal a couple decades ago and have been working off cuttings from the first plant ever since. The varietal is exceedingly rare, and it was said to be reserved only for the chiefs, the kahuna's. So naturally we nick-named it the kahuna and the name stuck.

On the tongue this kava (awa) is very palatable. It is a delicious fresh celery juice with a hint of mint. Effects are more on the cerebral side, heady, clean. Heavy in the anti-anxiety but light in the body. Can be used for daytime or pre-evening time but we don't recommend drinking right before bed.

This kava comes from a single plant and was processed raw with the fresh green juice squeezed from its roots.

drinkroot's single-origin instant kava series starts with a careful selection of premium harvests from one location. This may be a hand picked blend of multiple plants on the farm or all of the roots from a single reserved plant. Every amalgamated batch of roots first undergoes a strict QC analysis to ensure premium kavalactone characteristics and content to match your desired experience profile.

The proprietary blend is then carefully brewed and homogenized in a closed temperature controlled environment with warm filtered water to mimic traditional brew methods. After juice is pressed it is rapidly dehydrated so it can be immediately added to any liquid without any filtering needed!

No bark.
No fillers.
No micronized roots.
Pure kava.

Kahuna batch #101 - updated 1/11/22

island of origin: hawaii
varietal: hanakapi'ai
style: single origin/single plant
chemotype: 423651
kavalactones: 15.3%
lat/basal ratio: 50/50
batch processing: fully peeled and washed,
processed raw in warm r/o water, strained and quickly
dehydrated using proprietary method

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