Have you ever had kava? It's a drink made from the root of a plant found in the South Pacific. Some say it has relaxing effects and has been used as a natural remedy for anxiety and insomnia. If you're interested in trying kava, there are a few ways to drink it. Keep reading to learn more!
Three Ways To Make A Kava Drink
Micronized is a great kava powder that dissolves quickly and easily. Add it to your favorite beverage and stir it - it'll dissolve instantly, no grinding or straining required. And because the particles are so fine, you'll get a smooth, rich cup of kava without any grit or graininess.
If you want to enjoy a traditional kava ceremony, this isn't the powder for you - micronized kava doesn't produce the same thick, creamy head as ennobled kava does. But if you're looking for an easy way to enjoy kava's unique flavor and relaxation-inducing effects, micronized kava powder is a great choice.
Traditional Ground Kava
Here are some tips for making traditional ground kava:
- Start with fresh, mature kava roots. These can be sourced from online retailers or specialty stores.
- Cut the roots into small pieces.
- Grind them into a fine powder via a blender.
- Mix the powder with water and let it sit for 30 minutes so the active ingredients dissolve.
- Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer to remove any remaining solids.
- Serve the kava over ice or mix it with fruit juice or coconut milk for a delicious, refreshing drink.
Following these steps, you can make authentic ground kava that is perfect for enjoying on a hot summer day or sharing with friends at your next party.
Making kava the traditional way is a lengthy process that can take up to several hours. First, the kava root must be shredded or pounded into a fine powder. The powder is then placed in a strainer bag and steeped in water for 30 minutes. After the kava has been strained, it is typically consumed immediately.
However, if you’re looking for a quicker method, a blender works well. Place the kava powder and water into the blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes. The kava will have a slightly different taste when made in a blender, but it will still be just as effective. Whether you make kava the traditional way or in a blender, you’re sure to enjoy its relaxation properties.
Kava can be enjoyed in a few different ways, all of which have unique benefits. We’ve outlined the most popular methods for consuming kava and explained the pros and cons of each. Now it’s up to you to decide how you want to drink your next kava root powder or extract. However, the best way to drink kava is by following the traditional methods that have been passed down for centuries.
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