what is Kava?
Kava is a small shrub found in the pacific islands that has been used in social rituals, religious ceremonies, and for medicinal purposes for generations. Kavain and yangoni are the two active ingredients in kava, allowing for psychological and physiological relaxation after consumption. Kava has been known to induce a sense of calm and euphoria, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension.
The root and stems of the kava plant are made into a non-alcoholic, psychoactive beverage. Some of its medicinal benefits may include: relief for anxiety, sleep problems, PMS symptoms, stress, and muscle tension.
Like coffee, kava is considered by many to be a nootropic – a substance that benefits cognitive function and has neuroprotective properties. (Kalm With Kava) However, it’s not a stimulant and unlike coffee is considered to be non-addictive. Its effect is often described as creating a sense of happiness or well-being (similar to coffee and alcohol in small amounts) paired with deep relaxation and clarity of mind.
how can I try it?
Here at Pause... we brew only the finest quality Noble Kava exported directly from the islands of Vanuatu. We make our kava in-house and in small batches daily to ensure freshness and consistency of product. Traditionally, Kava is served in shells and taken as a shot! We serve our kava in 4oz portions (single, double, or triple) in a tea cup or copper cup. Kava has a reverse tolerance so you may need to drink several shells the first time before you feel its effects. If you would like to try Kava, stop by Pause...and one of our knowledgable kavatenders will assist you!