Kava OR ‘Kava Kava’ is a crop native to the Pacific Islands. This evergreen shrub usually grows on hillsides or low-lying mountains. It’s cultivated in Hawaii, Micronesia, Fiji, Vanuata, The Samoas, and Tonga. It’s latin name, Piper Methysticum, literally means “Intoxicating Pepper”.
Kava is a ceremonial plant is indigenous to the south pacific, and derives its name from the tongan/samoan language—meaning bitter.
Kava has brought together people from all over the world.
Kava is now more widely consumed and appreciated in north America, and is accessible through specialty bars, such as island vibes kava bar, where it is prepared and served by trained root slingers to provide the best outcome.