A Brief History
In 1996, the founder of what is now Kava King Products Inc. visited the Island of Tonga. What he found was a groovy little drink that the islanders made called kava. It was a muddy brown liquid that tasted very bitter and had a gritty texture. He wasn’t impressed until a few minutes afterward, when his mouth went numb and he experienced a most pleasant feeling of calm. The worries of an unsuccessful business trip seemed to wash away with the outgoing tide. He thought about all of his friends that could really use a drink like this and then he thought of all the stressed out masses back in the States and decided this was definitely something worth looking into. After researching the legalities of importing and selling kava, Kava King Products was born on March 24, 1997.
The first product out of the R&D labs of Kava King was a traditional kava which needed to be filtered, but with a natural banana-vanilla flavor added to soften the punch of this earthy elixir. As we perfected the art of mixing batches, staying with the traditional method of steeping in water and filtering the ground root, we knew there must be a way to improve on this method. In 2001 we developed and patented a Kava Micronization System© which successfully eliminated the mess and reduced preparation time!
Kava King’s instant drink mixes are made from 100% ground kava root from the South Pacific Islands, keeping the plant’s built-in safeguards, synergies and the vital active ingredients; the kavalactones. For many, kava helps calm nerves, relax muscles, lift spirits and promote sociability. Kava brings natural relaxation that helps ease stress – no need for alcohol or sedatives. Kava King Products help deliver a pleasant peaceful feeling almost instantly. We currently offer our vegan certified kava kava in six flavor varieties: Vanuatu Blend, Berry Blend, Cocoa Blend, Vanilla Shake, Berry Shake, and Cappuccino Shake.
There are many brands of kava on the market today, but only Kava King has the patented process of micronization. This process creates a much finer grind than traditionally prepared kava, making our kava more convenient and user-friendly because no filtering is required. Our process eliminates the waste of kavalactones that remain in the filter and root fiber, consequently increasing the drink’s effectiveness.
Kava King is dedicated to providing 100% Natural Kava products. We import kava in root form only and analyze every shipment before processing. We have built a solid relationship with farmers in Vanuatu assuring a steady supply of clean mature kava root.