Luna Kava – Fijian Waka


Pardon the F#*!k Trump t-shirt, but it’s directly related to the necessity of a Kava this strong.

And, boy, is it strong.

This Kava comes from the island of Kadavu in Fiji, where we have been seeing  a lot of new heavy hitters come to light over the past year or so. This is a Waka Kava, meaning that it comes from the roots of the plant, and not the stump (Lawena). It is darker – almost mocha – in color than many Fijian Kavas that are available, but has a pretty smooth texture and flavor even if you knead it strong.

2016 will probably go down as the year that it rained Fijian Waka in the Kava community. I, for one, am very happy with this development as someone who has always loved Fijian Kavas. Over the past decade, we have seen a steady shift from Vanuatu as the main source of Kava to Fiji, and to some extent Hawaii and Tonga.

This is my favorite Kava that Luna Kava is currently selling, and it really gives them a major role to play in the marketplace. I couldn’t recommend this Kava enough!

Strength (Head) – 9.75/10

Strength (Body) – 9.25/10

Flavor – 9/10

Strength – Very strong/Weekend Kava

Luna Kava Fijian Waka – 9.3/10


Kava Time – Savusavu Waka

Kava Time Savusavu is a Kava that really comes out of left field. A new vendor, a new style of packaging, and a great result. From the time it is ground in Fiji to the time you open the package at home, the Kava has not touched air. Therefore, it has a farm-fresh smell and taste and goes down like almond milk.


What really stands out about this Kava is its potency and balance. It is both heady and relaxing. It satisfies your mental state as well as any relief you are looking for in your limbs. Having been a Kavasseur of Fijian Kavas for many years, I immediately recognized the Savusavu flavor but was blown away by the potency of this Waka. One thing to be aware of is that this is not the best Kava as a sleep aid. It is a great social Kava, and will likely give you the gift of the gab. You will feel very relaxed, but sociable. Like most Wakas, it puts you in a great mood, but not necessarily the mood for sleep.

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Taste – 10/10
Mind – 9.75/10
Body – 9/10
Strength – Strong/Very Strong

Kava Time Savusavu Waka – 9.583/10