Pouni Ono Fresh Tonga Kava

Rated 4.82 out of 5 based on 17 customer ratings
(17 customer reviews)


Pouni Ono Kava from Tonga

Pouni Ono is an impressive example of what great kava can come out of Tonga. The unique volcanic soil of the island create a smooth and easy tasting drink. Unlike some kava varieties, this chemotype is great for daytime use. Some report an almost energetic level of happiness and calm. We are confident when we say this is one of the best Kavas on the market.

Effects: Heady

This kava is best suited for daytime use, has the least tiring effects and is a great social kava. Overall Happy & Uplifting, perfect for easing stress while still being productive on the job or for socializing with friends and family.


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We are happy to be offering our fresh Kava Root straight from Tonga.

Pouni Ono is an impressive example of what great kava can come out of Tonga. The unique volcanic soil of the island create a smooth and easy tasting drink. Unlike some kava, this variety is great for daytime use. Some report an almost energetic level of happiness and calm. We are confident when we say this is one of the best Kavas on the market.

Enjoy a Happy, Uplifting, yet Relaxed and Alert experience, a great social kava.

Chemotype 426531
Certified Noble Kava from TrueKava.com

Since this Kava Root is high in the composition of Kavain, DHK, and Methysticin it much less sedative and more energizing & euphoric compared some other types of kava root. Great for stimulating the mind and conversing with friends.

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1/2 lb, 1 lb

17 reviews for Pouni Ono Fresh Tonga Kava

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ming (verified owner)

    Great stuff – one of my favorite Kavas. Like the other posts say, this is almost an energizing strain while providing the desired relaxing effects. I’m surprised Tongan kava doesn’t get more attention.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Was 2 years in Peace Corps in Tonga in ’72-73. Will try this to see if same. Back then… no TV, one radio station. In warm evenings some kava, and sit and chat as the hours go by and trade winds rustle the coconut palm leaves. Locals strum guitar and sing. Relaxes but NOT a “go to sleep” relaxation. I don’t suggest Tongan Kava specifically for insomnia. At that time, in Tongan culture, women would help prepare kava but never drank it themselves. I never knew of or heard of addicts or really heavy users. I can’t imagine violence or crimes by anyone using it. My personal opinion is that American prisoners should be allowed to drink to drink Tongan kava. Might help them chillout while the time passes! Can’t wait to try again after 45 years!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Henry Kennedy (verified owner)

    So, Iā€™m a noob to Kava, just read about it last week. I have a high stress job as well as having anxiety and depression. I figured I would give this a go. Got the Tongan instant and the root as well. Brewed some up today, and had some shells. All I have to say is WOWWWWW!! Amazing stuff! Body relaxation, optimism, just great feels all around. I am in awe. The guys also had a few issues with their computer system, causing a double order, which they immediately reached out to me to confirm and fix my order. Super fast shipping, AMAZING Kava. Love this company, and I love Kava. Will be ordering weekly. You all rock!! Strong product, strong customer service, and they care about their clients. Thanks guys!!!!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    anthony (verified owner)

    This was my favorite kava until it disappeared awhile back. So looking forward to trying the new batch. Thanks for bringing it back.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ash H

    This is my husband’s favorite so far! The effects are strong, and allow him to reach full relaxation. He has anxiety and depression, and this keeps him healthy and away from alcohol. Thank you for such a wonderful product! It arrived quickly, in great resealable packaging.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5


    I tried a variant batch. It tasted great with the expected socoal euohoria. Miss the old price but looks like tongans everywhere have gone up in pruce.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Baker (verified owner)

    Very potent, energizing stuff that moves to relaxing in a matter of hours. Would highly recommend extremely good Tongan.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dallas Wease

    My favorite strain it 9s gently relaxing and socially energizing. I love the feel of this kava it is the perfect chemotype for me.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rich (verified owner)

    Most easy tasting with great effects. More “heady” (uniquely so) and mixes well with sunshine. My personal favorite KWK root. I don’t need very much either -one shell for very pleasant vibes. Its also quite consistent and reliable for me. I love drinking a bit and spending time outdoors – brings one more in tune with nature. Try it, you’ll see what I’m talking about!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris A

    This was my first kava from the sample pack. It has a mild, earthy taste with a gentle pepperiness. The color came out quite well in a mocha kind of brown and light scent. The mouth feel was warm and filling, with a nice tingling on the tongue. After 7 minutes, I feel quite calm and content with full mental faculties. I don’t feel my usual anxiety at the moment, and that’s a blessing. Great service and great first kava. I’m looking forward to trying the Loa Waka and Vula Waka kavas in time.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank V (verified owner)

    This Kava one of the best I have tried. Tongan Pouni Ono is great for relaxing around friends and family. Kalm with Kava great service and immediate shipping.
    I am well pleased
    Frank V

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Schmedward (verified owner)

    One of my favourite kavas. Mild taste, balanced effects, great for relaxing without it sending me to bed. Works well for me both for daytime use and for unwinding after work.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Smooth tasting kava that goes down easy. Doesn’t upset the stomach like some powders do. Nice clean head buzz and warm pleasantness with no negative sluggishness the following day. This is a winner. This is an ideal kava for those who like powder that forces a smile on their face.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicholas Cone (verified owner)

    The best kava I’ve ever tried (I’ve tried dozens). The best for being social while not completely draining your energy

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    Really liked this one and will order it again (after having just received the sample size package so far.) This kava has a very mild taste that is easy to drink and easy on the stomach, and the effects were noticeable without knocking you off your feet. Mellow, happy kava for me, and that’s good stuff.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    verticity (verified owner)

    This is one of my favorite kavas. It is great for daytime use, as it does not knock you out, but provides very pleasant euphoria and relaxation.

  17. Rated 4 out of 5


    Yep, very smooth, mild taste and not much in the way of mouth numbing. After just one shell I’m definitely feeling a sense of relaxed calmness. Definitely don’t need to melt into the sofa with this one, and nothing – so far- in the way of wooziness. Not exactly feeling energetic but then again it’s been one of those days when I don’t need to feel energetic. This is definitely a good choice for a daytime kava when anxiety begins to put the squeeze on and you want/need to be relaxed but with your mental alertness in tact. Only had a sample pack from the fine folks at kalm with kava so saving the rest of my bowl until tomorrow when I need to drive and spend a ton of money food shopping. Let’s see how relaxed I can be then!

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