Freshly brewed Fijian Kava for a Bula ceremony in Fiji.

Make your own kava at home with this recipe


Today we are going to teach you how to make kava at home from scratch to enjoy with friends anytime you want. Kava is one of the most popular herbal medicines in the world today. It has a long history of use in Pacific Island cultures, and it’s also enjoyed by many people in North America and Europe. If you’ve never tried kava before, or if you’re looking for new ways to enjoy your favorite herbal drink, this guide will show you how easy it is to make kava at home! If you want to learn more about kava you can read the wiki here and if you want to know more about the safety and effectiveness of kava here is a study about that. Of course if you would like to brew kava at home you will probably be interested to know we sell premium organic Fijian kava

Kava leaf in the jungle of Fiji

Add the kava root powder to a glass container.

Now we are going to teach you how to make kava at home in your kitchen. First step is to add the kava root powder to a glass container. Add enough kava root powder so that when you look inside, you see it covering most of the bottom of the jar. Don’t worry about adding too much—you can always add more later if needed.

Use a glass container because it allows you to see how much kava powder is in there and how much liquid has been added, which makes measuring out portions easier in Step 3. After all, nobody wants to accidentally drink too much or drink too little!

Use a glass container with a lid so that you can store your kava once it’s made (and keep it fresh) until ready for consumption.

Pour warm water over the Kava Root Powder.

The next step is to pour warm water over the kava root powder. Use a measuring cup to measure out the exact amount of water needed, and then add enough extra to cover your kava root powder. The best temperature for making Kava is around 120 degrees Fahrenheit—hot but not boiling. In addition, you can use a small bowl or cup and mix everything together until it’s fully dissolved and smooth.

A scoop of stoneground fresh Fijian kava ready to be steeped into a shell of kava

Soak the kava in water for 15 minutes to two hours.

Soak the kava in water for 15 minutes to two hours.

  • Use 1 tablespoon of freshly ground kava root per cup of water.
  • Place the kava root into a glass bowl, and add enough water to cover it completely. Let this sit for 15-20 minutes

Strain the kava with a clean strainer into another bowl or glass.

Next you’ll want to strain most of the undissolved kava grit out of your kava before its ready to drink. First pour the mixture through a fine cheesecloth into another container. Then If you want maximum potency you will want to squeeze the remaining water from the kava in the cheesecloth into your container. After that your kava is ready to enjoy!

Sweeten your drink if you want it to be tastier, or add milk

If you want to sweeten your kava, add honey or sugar. You can also add other natural sweeteners like stevia.

If you’re looking for something more exotic, try adding some spices like cloves or ginger.


You now know how to make kava, but there are many more things you can do to make it a great experience for yourself. You can add sweeteners like honey or sugar, drink milk or juice instead of water, and even mix different flavors together for better tasting kava!

A freshly steeped bowl of Fijian Kava ready to be drank

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