Each island in the South Pacific Ocean has its own special connection to kava, from kava ceremonies to the unique kava variety grown there. Samoan kava is notably special because it is grown in incredibly small quantities. This scarcity often makes it difficult to acquire commercially. But we’ve partnered with kava farmers in Samoa to harvest a variety that is just like its island: one-of-a-kind. We love to share our passion for the Pacific Islands and their kavas, so explore the joys of Samoa and their kava with us—bula!
Kava in Samoa
Samoa, named the “Cradle of Polynesia”, is located in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean, just a short jaunt away from Tonga and Fiji. It consists of nine islands, some of which are uninhabited. Samoa is, overall, very rocky, as they were formed by volcanic activity over millions of years. Samoa’s rich volcanic soils support a range of lush vegetation, including kava.
As we mentioned before, kava from Samoa is very special because of the limited amount. Samoan “ava” kava comes from islands where kava production is sparse or select kava varieties are only grown in small quantities. This can make it tricky to access commercially, so few get to experience Samoan kava, its fantastic taste, and its singular relaxation effects.
Kava Ceremony Samoa
Samoan kava, or ava, has been integral to the island’s culture for centuries. Ava ceremonies in Samoa were (and still are) solemn rituals conducted for ceremonial, religious, and formal events. Before the ceremony, the drink was prepared in a kava bowl or tanoa, a highly-decorated wooden bowl. Then the kava was served in a special cup made out of half a coconut shell. The highest-ranking person in the kava ceremony would get to drink the kava first, then it was passed throughout the group in descending order based on rank.
Samoa Ava Kava Effects
With Samoan kava, you really get the best of both worlds with relaxation effects. We describe our Samoan kava blend of “balanced” and “heady” effects. “Heady” kavas have more mental effects, meaning they can help boost your mood or make you feel euphoric. “Balanced” kavas are true to their name because they offer balanced mental and physical relaxation. This combination of effects makes our Samoa Ava an uplifting, happiness-inducing kava with little to no sedation. It’s the perfect example of a very upbeat kava with all-around, positive mind, social, and body effects. Kava community members have reported the following effects after drinking our Samoa Ava:
- Mood boost
- Mellowed emotions
- Mental calm
- Increased sociability
- Gentle physical relaxation
- Eased stress
- Lowered anxiety
Reasons to Try Samoa Ava Kava
- It’s one of the best-tasting kavas we’ve come across.
- To try a rare kava that isn’t widely offered outside of Samoa.
- To enjoy an uplifting relaxation experience without sedation effects.
- To boost your mood throughout the day and during social events.
Try Samoan Kava Today
Ready to experience this rare kava for yourself? Try our Samoa Ava blend now! We buy our Samoan kava from the island of Savaii, where it is grown and only harvested when we place an order for shipment. The root is then washed, dried, and ground for shipping, making it some of the freshest dried kava root available outside of the Pacific Islands. At Kalm with Kava, you can not only buy kava from Samoa but also from Tonga, Fiji, and Vanuatu. Shop our premium range of Noble kavas and start relaxing the island way today!