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Instant Kava Tea - How is it Different Than Micronized Kava?

What is the difference between instant kava tea and micronized kava? Kava tea has grown in popularity partly due to the increase in kava bars in the USA. While traditionally preparing kava is the ideal way to consume kava, some people don't have the time to prepare kava this way, and there exists a simpler and quicker way of enjoying kava known as instant kava. Please note that we offer special services to micronize any raw root powders we have. Please contact us for this special request. Our equipment requires that we process a minimum of 5kg at a time.

What is Instant Kava Tea?

Instant kava differs from micronized kava root, and it is important to know the differences as a buyer. Micronized kava is the whole kava root ground up to the finest powder. Instant kava starts out the traditional way by making a huge batch of kava tea using simply cold water. The liquid is filtered and dehydrated. Once dry, it is pulverized into a micron-sized powder. This makes for a more concentrated product since the kava root fibers have been removed.

Instant Micronized vs. Micronized Kava

Instant is different from micronized kava in a few ways.
  1. More than just powdered root: It's a type of water extract, a dehydrated kava tea, while micronized is simply the raw root ground into a fine powder.
  2. More bioavailable: The kavalactones are more readily available for absorption.
  3. Care: It takes hours of care to make, while micronized can be made in minutes.
  4. Higher value: Considering the time and concentration of alkaloids in the final product, it will be more expensive than micronized kava.
  5. Feeling bloated?: Instant is easier to digest.
  6. Scarce: It is very rare, and there is a limited supply on the market compared to micronized kava, especially the instant green.

What is Instant Kava - Solomon Island?

It is one of our most popular instant Kava powders made from 30% Lateral roots and 70% Basal roots originating from the Solomon Islands. We are one of the few lucky ones to supply this. Kava bars will often keep this specially-crafted ingredient on hand for special or busy nights.

What is Instant Kava - Premium Vanuatu?

This has the same profile as the traditional kava from Vanuatu but with the root fibers removed. It is made with 30% lateral roots and 70% basal roots. Vanuatu is known for some of the highest quality kava on the planet. An excellent choice for any kava drink formulation.

What is Instant Green Kava?

This powder is made from fresh, green kava and is slightly different from other instants. It is made from 50% basal root and 50% lateral root from Vanuatu. It is made from fresh roots instead of dehydrated or sundried roots, giving it an extra touch of authenticity.

What Are The Advantages?

  1. Closer to tradition: As far as extracts go, instant kava comes the closest to traditional kava preparations without all the work.
  2. Simple: You only need water. It has already been mixed with water, pounded and filtered, and dehydrated and only needs water to be added again. Coconut water, juice, and other liquids can also be used.
  3. Kava Smoothies - Kava Shakes: This fine powder is often a secret ingredient added to kava smoothies and kava shakes. It's a simple and quick method of adding kava to drink mixes.
  4. Kava Shots: It is often used as one of the kava ingredients in kava liquid concentrates and kava shots

What Are The Disadvantages?

  1. Lack of Solubility: While it blends well into Kava smoothies and shakes because those are thick, it will not completely dissolve in water, coconut water, or juice. Since it is a mixture of kavalactones, starch, and some cellulose, it will mostly suspend in light liquids. It will need to be shaken to mix properly.
  2. Price: You pay for what you get. Instant kava takes time, care, and a larger quantity of raw material to create the final product.

Kava Recipes Using Instant Micronized

When working with kava, unless making a kava extract, it should not be mixed with alcohol or be added to any alcoholic drink. Kava should be enjoyed on its own. There are many ways to use instant kava. Make sure to check out the recipe section, where you'll find simple to creative and tasty recipes.

Kava Iced Tea

While kava is usually enjoyed at room temperature, it can also be enjoyed on ice.

Kava Shots

Many people have issues with the time it takes to prepare a traditional shell of kava. Others have issues with the taste of kava. Kava shots are probably your best solution.

Kava Drink

A responsible kava drink should not have any alcohol in it.

Kava Shakes

Many have said that kava will blend really well with ice cream-based shakes, most likely because of the use of emulsifiers in ice cream.

Kava Smoothies

There is a big trend of people drinking smoothies for nutrients and vitamins, kava can be added as a supplement.

Kava Mango Lassi

Kava will mix well with yogurt-based smoothies and will add a touch of the islands to the classic lassi. This is one of the kava recipes that you can find in our Kava Recipe Pro section.

Kava Chai

Chai has a very pleasant and strong aroma, and kava will easily blend with this spice blend. This is another simple kava recipe that you can find in our Kava Recipe Pro section.

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