if you travel around fiji there is no chance that you don’t get to try kava because it playes a huge roll in the culture in fiji.

kava is a plant, it comes from the root of the yaqona bush. the root is ground up and then strained with water into a large wooden
communal bowl.

in the culture here it is a symbol to bring two groups of people together, everyone sits around the kava bowl.

when fijian people offer you kava it’s important to drink the whole cup in one go. it’s better for you to drink it fast as well because the taste is not delicious at all. trust me!

it tastes like mud.

before you receive the kava you should clap once, then drink it and after it clap three more times.

the effects of kava are mild: after one or two cups your face gets numb and if you drink a large amount of it, it will make you feel relaxed and sleepy.

personally, i don’t enjoy drinking kava because i don’t like the taste and the effect of it but i really like the idea behind it.

it’s a nice tradition to bring people together.