BEST KAVA TEA RECIPE: INTRO
One of my favorite types of herbal tea is Kava Tea. Most loyal HTH readers have seen that some of my other posts make reference to kava tea, but for those of you looking for a brush up on this particular type of tea, or those of you who are new to it altogether, make sure to take a look at my Kava Tea Ultimate Guide! Once you are up to speed, its time to learn about the best kava tea recipe! Let’s get started!
Best Kava Tea Recipe – Risks
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BEST KAVA TEA RECIPE: GUIDE
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This HTH post will walk you through all of the important steps to make the finest cup of kava tea. Of course, in order to make it, you’ll want to start with the best kava tea recipe, which you’ll find below. We’ve organized this post to include the basics of kava tea before moving into a listing of the ingredients necessary to make the finest cup. Next, we’ve included step by step instructions that can be easily followed and reduce the risk of an errant mixture. After that, we include a link to one of our favorite finds of kava root or kava powder (one of the critical agreements in this recipe). Finally, we’ve included a brief write up detailing our own experience with this particular recipe. Ready to get started?
Best Kava Tea Recipe – The Basics
Remember, the key to making a good cup of kava tea, or any herbal tea for that matter, is to become educated on the basics! If you are unfamiliar, I recommend reading my Kava Tea Facts. That HTH article is devoted to helping you become knowledgeable about this relaxing herbal beverage.
The next step might be obvious to some of you, but it is often overlooked. You’ll want to acquire the highest quality kava roots or kava powder. Doing so will help ensure that you achieve the desired effects of this tea. Remember, as with many types of commodities, there is a huge difference in the different types and brands of kava tea. Trust me, this is NOT an area to try to save a few bucks! We encourage you to do our own research and become educated on all of the kava availabilities on the market. Of course, if you want to skip that step and let the HTH writers do the heavy lifting for you, we understand. That is why we have included a link to one of our absolute favorite types of kava root on the market!
The Best Kava Tea Recipe
If you’ve taken our advice above and have purchased some high quality kava root ground powder or root pieces, you are ready to get started! Remember, like other types of tea, Kava can be very fine, so you’ll want to use an herbal teapot that comes with an infuser. For those of you who do not have an infuser, you can use a straining bag to help you remove some of the larger root pieces that might otherwise get into your tea. Doing so makes consuming kava tea much more enjoyable.
Even though undoubtedly the best kava tea recipe that we’ve come across over the years, there can still be a semi bitter text that might irritate those HTH readers who have a sensitivity to flavor. This is why we have included the addition of cinnamon and sugar into our recipe! Lastly, remember that this recipe can be consumed piping hot or chilled on ice. We love its versatility!
Ingredients (2 servings)
- Water (16 oz.)
- Ground Kava Root (6 tablespoons)
- Sugar (2 tablespoons)
- Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
- Ground Cinnamon (1 tablespoon)
- Begin by pouring water into your herbal teapot. You’ll want to place the teapot on your range at a medium heat allowing it to come to a low boil.
- Next, reduce the heat to low.
- Now is the time to add the ingredients, including kava root powder (or ground kava root), vanilla extract, sugar, and ground cinnamon into your infuser. Remember that the cinnamon and sugar are optional, depending on your preference!
- Allow the ingredients to simmer for around 10 minutes (Tip: the longer you simmer, the stronger the resulting tea).
- Now is the time to carefully remove the teapot from the heat and turn off your range. We let the teapot cool for about 5 minutes (keeps us from burning ourselves!).
- After cooling, you can pour the kava tea into teacups and even add extra sugar if desired. Be sure to stir as sugar is added to allow it to dissolve uniformly.
- That’s it! You have followed the instructions for the best kava tea recipe and you are ready to serve and enjoy!
Best Kava Tea Recipe: Buy the Best Kava Root
We’ve made kava tea with a number of different types of kava root or kava powder at this point. The brand shown above has yielded a better tasting, higher quality, and more effective kava tea time and time again. It has earned our loyalty and we are happy to share it with this herbal tea community. The manufacturer promises that its formula includes lateral and Crown Root only and that they never use the stems or leaves in any of their products. While we continue to monitor the kava market, this brand appears to be the best of the best at present! Be sure to let us know what you think!
Best Kava Tea Recipe – My Experience
I was intrigued by the idea of the “relaxation” and “stress relieving” benefits of kava tea. I knew that I wanted to find the best kava tea recipe if I was going to give it a shot! I purchased some kava root tea, fired up my infuser, and followed the directions. The first thing I noticed was that the kava tea did have a slightly bitter taste (that is why my second try included the cinnamon and sugar idea that I’ve included above). Notwithstanding the the slight bitterness, the tea went down smoothly. I would add that it is quite filing, and that you do not need (nor want) to drink more than one cup. About 15 minutes after I began consumption I did notice that I felt more relaxed and in what I would describe as a more generally uplifted and positive state of mind!
BEST KAVA TEA RECIPE: CONCLUSION
I hope that this HTH article about the best kava tea recipe has encouraged you to try kava tea to see if it will become a staple in your herbal tea routine! For years I have experienced off and on struggles with being able to “turn my mind” off while attempting to fall asleep. I have noticed that more and more I have turned to kava tea part of the answer to this problem – with life changing results! Be sure to write in to HTH to share your own experience with kava tea. We’d also love to learn of any recipes that you have come across and any other tips and tricks you might know of!
Best Kava Tea Recipe: Comments
What do you think about our kava tea recipe? Have you encountered any tips or tricks to make the brewing process easier? What about additions (other than cinnamon or sugar) that help cut down on the semi-bitterness of the kava root? We’d love for you to share your feedback with the rest of this herbal tea community by posting in the comments below!
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