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Americans are well acquainted with beer, but that can of Budweiser you’re drinking right now probably doesn’t have its traditional uses—or legends.  But there is an archipelago, called Tonga, in the South Pacific with a traditional drink called kava—it means “bitter” in the Tongan language, named after the taste—with its own ceremonies and origin legends.  This is because Tongans have been using this plant for thousands of years, and its use permeates

The traditional Polynesian drink known as kava is thought to have originated either in Papua New Guinea or the Vanuatu archipelago over three thousand years ago.  But today, many other Polynesian cultures have taken root. Now it is consumed all over the South Pacific and the island of Fiji is no exception. As the Polynesian islands have started implementing kava into their culture, they have developed their own unique culture around the

Have you ever wondered where that shell of kava in your hand originally came from? There is one small island in the South Pacific with a unique culture that can rightfully claim kava as its own: Vanuatu.  Where Is Vanuatu? East of Australia sits an archipelago of islands that boasts the greatest number of kava strains. This tiny nation is culturally and linguistically diverse, where, in addition to English, French, and the national