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It was approximately 50,000 years ago when humans began living in the regions of the world known as New Guinea and Australia. It was soon after that these same humans progressed to the Southern Pacific Islands. Most historians seem to agree that kava, which is made from the Piper Methysticum plant, was first cultivated on the Vanuatu islands roughly 3,000 years ago. Although, some argue that it’s use may have begun in Fiji or New Guinea instead. Regardless, it’s popularity soon grew exponentially.
Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea
Yogi Kava Stress Relief Tea is one of the most widely distributed kava teas on the global market. It’s found everywhere from grocery stores, to health food stores, to ethnic markets, on an international scale.
These flavors mesh together really well and produce a slightly-sweet earthy tea which seems to effectively mask the bitter flavor of the kava. Sometimes people who are new to drinking kava can find the flavor a little off-putting, so the addition of the herbs and flavorings can help to level out the flavor of this product.
Unfortunately, although I do like the tea, the effects of the kava in this tea are not very pronounced. Although you can definitely feel it a little bit, it pales in comparison to a true kava preparation.
The tea is comprised of kava root extract (78mg per teabag), and contains an herbal mixture of carob, sarsaparilla bark, ginger root, stevia, and cardamom. They also add organic toasted brown rice, licorice flavoring, hazelnut flavoring, and cinnamon bark flavoring, which results in an excellent taste.
I may purchase this product again, simply because I like it, but if I were looking to a true kava effect, I would probably purchase a brand such as Dua Na Bilo or Wakacon Fijian Kava.