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About Our Kava

Taste The Quality

Kava Kava is a relaxing beverage that has been enjoyed in the South Pacific Islands for over 3,000 years. Kava promotes positive mood and tames the day-to-day stresses of life while also promoting physical relaxation.

Sourcing

We source our kava kava from several suppliers in remote island nations in the south pacific including Vanuatu, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. All of our suppliers are registered with the FDA, HACCP Certified, and follow current Good Manufacturing Practices. They have been hand selected for consistently providing us with exemplary quality, clean, potent, Beverage Grade kava. Our Kava is sustainably grown without the use of chemicals, however due to the remoteness of our harvesting locations, it is not possible for official USDA organic certification. Rest assured that our product is as pure as you can get.

Science

Every product in our lineup is rigorously tested by third party independent labs and must meet extremely strict quality controls before the Ohana Kava Bar brand name is bestowed upon the product. From our raw Kava powder to our tinctures and concentrates, we test all materials for microbiological, heavy metals, pesticides, as well as Kavalactone and Flavokavain quantification. Our proprietary processing methods are second to none, resulting in consistent, high-quality products that demonstrate the very best characteristics and uphold the 3,000 year legacy of noble variety kavas.

Sustainability

All our cultivars are sustainably grown and harvested rather than wildcrafted. By not using chemical fertilizers or pesticides, our farms can continue to plant and harvest kava year after year without depleting their farms or the local environment. Furthermore, by paying up to double the fair market price for our Kava, we ensure that the region remains economically sustainable as well, which in turn affords farmers the opportunity to realize full crop yields, rather than having to prematurely harvest their kava at 2–3-year intervals.

Learn more about our standards of quality and excellence at The American Kava Association

 

KAVA FAQ

What is Kava Kava?

Kava kava is a beverage made from the roots of a tropical shrub that is cultivated throughout the Pacific Islands for its ability to promote positive wellbeing and pleasant relaxation without affecting mental clarity. It is consumed by many Pacific Island cultures including those in Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia and is known by many names including Kava Kava, Awa, Yaqona, Sakau among others.

Where does it come from?

Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Micronesia and other minor Pacific Islands.

What can I expect it to do?

Kava kava is neither intoxicating like alcohol nor stimulating like coffee. It has a 3,000 year history of use as a safe and effective way to promote a state of mental wellbeing that is accompanied by marked physical relaxation. Expect to feel relaxed, at peace, and ready to socialize.

How many should I drink?

We recommend that new people start with 1 12oz “shell” of Kava for their first experience. Kava has a reverse tolerance, meaning that the more frequently you consume it, the less that it takes to achieve the desired effects.

Can I drive after drinking Kava?

Kava may cause drowsiness and may therefore temporarily impair your ability to drive. We do not recommend anyone operate heavy machinery or drive a motor vehicle after drinking Kava.

Can I drink kava if I am drinking alcohol or taking medication?

Please familiarize yourself with our product by visiting our bookshelf to understand its risks and benefits and to make an informed decision if Kava Kava is right for you.  If you have any medical condition or are taking ANY medication, we recommend consulting your physician before drinking Kava. We do not recommend the use of Kava in individuals who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol or have a history of abusing drugs or alcohol.  We reserve the right to refuse service to individuals who we feel are intoxicated.

Liability Statement

Dear customers,

Due to the bitter taste and numbing sensations of some of our products, we recommend that you consume your beverages slowly to assess your individual sensitivity level and how your body and mind react to our traditional herbal teas.  Some of our products may cause the occasional stomach upset when consumed too quickly, in excess, or in combination with certain foods.  Additionally, certain individuals can be sensitive to some of the ingredients in the beverages served and although rare, can experience an allergic or adverse reaction.  The FDA advises of a rare but potential risk of hepatotoxicity associated with the consumption of kava products. While allergic and adverse reactions are rare, we recommend consulting with your doctor or qualified health professional BEFORE you consume any of our products to see if any product that we serve is safe and appropriate for you to consume.

Do not combine our products with drugs, alcohol, or Rx medications. We do not recommend consuming our products if you have an addictive personality or have ever had dependency issues with drugs, alcohol, or Rx Medications. Some of our products such as Indo Tea™ contain Mitragyna Speciosa, which can be addictive and cause moderate withdrawals lasting 4-7 days or more, if consumed regularly for an extended period.

If you are unfamiliar with any our products, please read our FAQ or visit our reference shelf with 20+ books and publications about the products we serve before making the choice to consume them.  We cannot provide you with medical advice since we are not doctors and therefore cannot tell you if a product is right for you, or your medical condition.  Please consult your physician before consuming our products.

By purchasing or consuming anything sold at the Ohana Kava Bar (“PRODUCTS”), you and your party acknowledge that you’ve read and agree to the full terms and conditions of sale which are made available at the point of sale and at the QR Code below, are 18+ years of age, and have consulted your physician or health care professional about the nature of the products you are consuming and they have determined that they are safe for your to consume.

Full Terms and Conditions of Sale Agreement

By purchasing or consuming anything sold at the Ohana Kava Bar (“PRODUCTS”), you and your party acknowledge that you’ve read and agree to the terms and conditions of sale, are 18+ years of age, and have consulted your physician or health care professional about the nature of the products you are consuming and that they are safe for you to consume. Furthermore, you have educated yourself as to the risks and benefits of our products and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ohana Kava Bar, its owners, officers, employees, and associates individually and collectively from and against all costs, losses, claims, demands, suits, actions, payments and judgments, including legal and attorney fees, arising from personal or bodily injuries, property damage or otherwise, however caused, brought or recovered against any of the above that may arise for any reason from or be alleged to be caused by Ohana Kava Bar.

WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

WARNING: READ CAREFULLY. THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDES A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS AND DEPRIVES YOU OF THE RIGHT TO SUE OHANA KAVA BAR AND OTHER PARTIES. BY PURCHASING OR CONSUMING ANYTHING YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. SEEK THE ADVICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF ITS EFFECT.

IN CONSIDERATION of OHANA KAVA BAR, its OWNERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES and ASSOCIATES, (collectively the “Released Parties”) allowing me to purchase or consume any of the products (referred to as “PRODUCTS”) sold by Ohana Kava Bar, I, for myself, and on behalf of my spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby agree to and make the following contractual representations pursuant to this Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement (the “Agreement”):

  1. I hereby represent that (i) I am an adult 18 years of age or older. (ii) I am in good health and in proper physical condition to consume PRODUCTS sold (iii) I am not under the influence of alcohol or any illicit, OTC, or prescription drugs which would in any way impair my ability to safely consume PRODUCTS and (iv) I agree that it is my sole responsibility to consult with my doctor or qualified health professional before I consume any PRODUCTS to see if it is safe and appropriate for me to consume. (v) Furthermore, I understand that these PRODUCTS are not safe or sober alternatives to drugs, alcohol, or any other substance and that they are not designed to assist individuals with substance abuse or addiction. (vi) Furthermore, I understand that no claims are made or implied about these PRODUCTS.
  2. I understand and acknowledge the PRODUCTS have risks associated with them including rare but serious risks which include, without limitation, the potential for adverse reactions, allergic reaction, serious bodily injury, sickness and disease, permanent disability, addiction and withdrawals, and other undefined risks and dangers which may not be readily foreseeable or are presently unknown (the “Risks”). Furthermore, these PRODUCTS may be habit forming or addictive and I understand the risk of developing an addiction to said PRODUCTS if consumed frequently and/or in high doses over time which may lead to adverse side effects such as moderate withdrawal symptoms upon abrupt discontinuation of said PRODUCTS. I understand that these Risks may be caused in whole or in part by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the PRODUCTS, or the acts, inactions, or negligence of the Released Parties. I hereby expressly assume all such Risks and responsibility for any damages, liabilities, losses, or expenses which I incur as a result of my participation in the PRODUCTS.
  3. I agree to be familiar with the ingredients in the PRODUCTS as well as the risks and benefits of the PRODUCTS that I consume and accept sole responsibility for my own conduct and actions while participating in these PRODUCTS.
  4. I hereby release, waiver, and covenant not to sue, and further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties, together with the organizers, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, hosts, venue and property owners upon which the Activities take place, law enforcement agencies and other public entities providing support for the PRODUCTS, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees and volunteers, with respect to any liability, claim(s), demand(s), cause(s) of action, damage(s), loss or expense, including court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees of any kind or nature (“Liability”) which may arise out of, result from, or relate to my participation in the PRODUCTS, including claims for Liability caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Released Parties. I further agree that if, despite this Agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, make a claim for Liability against any of the Released Parties, I will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any such Liability which any may be incurred as a result of such a claim.

I hereby warrant that I have read this Agreement carefully, understand its terms and conditions, and acknowledge that I will be giving up substantial legal rights by signing it (including the rights of the minor, my spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns), acknowledge that by purchasing or consuming PRODUCTS at this establishment that I am automatically agreeing to this Agreement freely and voluntarily, without any inducement, assurance or guarantee, and intend for my participation in the PRODUCTS to serve as confirmation of my complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement. This Agreement represents the complete understanding between the parties regarding these issues and no oral representation, statements, or inducements have been made apart from this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

PHOTOGRAPH RELEASE

I grant permission to OHANA KAVA BAR, to take photographs of me and to publish and use my photograph in any and all publications for any lawful purpose including, without limitation, publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

I hereby authorize OHANA KAVA BAR, to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute any photographs taken by them, their agents, servants and/or employees. I waive the right to inspect or approve of the finished product, including written or electronic copies of my photograph or likeness. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising out of or in any way related to the use of any photograph or other likeness of me or my image.

I hereby hold harmless, release and forever discharge OHANA KAVA BAR, from any and all claims, demands, actions and causes of action which I, my heirs, personal representatives, assigns, or any other person or persons acting on my behalf have or may have arising out of or relating to this Photograph Release (the “Release”).

By purchasing or consuming PRODUCTS, I hereby warrant that I have read this Release carefully, understand its terms and conditions, and acknowledge that I have agreed to this Release freely and voluntarily, without any inducement, assurance or guarantee and that I intend for my purchase or consumption of PRODUCTS to serve as confirmation of my complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms of this Release.