BULA kava fans! Hope you all enjoy watching this vid as much as we all did putting it together. As I grew up with the growing mainland U.S. kava culture over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of introducing a many people to my favorite root. It can be difficult getting into it, and I’d bet a lot of that is because some of the context is difficult to translate into the cultures where it is imported. I say this with some reservation since I admit the most kava ingrained culture I’ve ever experienced is South Florida 🙂
Kava. This stuff is great. Some have found it useful as medicine. Some drink it in place of alcohol, tobacco, or other vices they would rather avoid. There is more to it though. I want to look at what kava represents intrinsically.
I put together a this little project to really try and convey the whole package. It’s sitting back, letting those eyes hang low, and listening to the subtle sounds of lovely contentment.
The bowl, the shells, the friends, the environment all contribute good vibes to the session. Its a much more powerful feeling with others around to share it. Krunk beget krunk.
Heres the link to the mix used in this this vid, curtesy of Nick, one of the co-stars.
One last shell in Baltimore! Thanks for the hundreds of shells and Tanoa sessions, Senor Chuggs! Bula to the hula and keep Kava cool.
Buckle up, this is the strongest extract on the market! One little pea sized scoop kept my mouth numb enough for the dentist!
At the heart of Kava drinkers there is a desire and curiosity for the world. There is a respect for diversity and culture. Anthony Bourdain embodied this. We lift our shells to him.
(Photo credit: Shakas)
Just to clear up any confusion –
I have always advocated for properly labeled Kava. I believe that customers should be able to make informed decisions about what kind of Kava they buy and drink. If a customer wants Noble, they should be able to buy properly labeled Noble. If they want Tudei, the same. I wouldn’t want Noble-spiked Tudei, or vice versa.
Part of legitimizing Tudei is making a clear market for it. If there is market for Tudei, there is no incentive to “spike.” There are enough people out there trying to buy Tudei that there should be no incentive to mix it with Noble. In fact, Tudei can often be more expensive than Noble.
Bula, and enjoy this new chapter in Kava history!
Now that certain “loose ends” have been addressed, it’s time to move on to bigger and better things.
The Kavasseur website will now be focusing on reviews and fun videos. I will finish my “History of the Online Kava Community” as well. Some of those videos might trigger memories of recent frustrations, so certain people might want to avoid those.
Additionally, I am now fully supportive of Kava Forums. I hope it finds a positive way forward and I’m pleased to see it moving in a better direction. I hope it can once again become an unbiased source for crowd sourced information and Kava reviews.
Also, much more blogging from my guest author Senor Chuggs. And applications are open for others who might want to contribute!