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Tea + Extract = Happy
Kava
by Gringo Jim
Citation:   Gringo Jim. "Tea + Extract = Happy: An Experience with Kava (exp75063)". Erowid.org. Jul 11, 2019. erowid.org/exp/75063

 
DOSE:
  oral Kava (tea)
    oral Skullcap (tea)
  10 - 15 drops oral Kava (extract)

BODY WEIGHT: 180 lb


Been testing with kava kava root and its extract. Found a really cool mixture of kava root tea then I add about 10 to 15 drops of kava root extract, letting it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Much more powerful then either the extract or tea on its own.

Expenses: Found the tea and extract at a health food shop. Tea cost about $4 for 20 bags and the bottle of extract $8, guessing it'll yield around 30 doses. The tea has other herbs including skullcap, so that adds things to the mix.
The tea has other herbs including skullcap, so that adds things to the mix.


Preparation: Standard boil water over tea bag, I let steep and cool down for a few moments then add 10 to 15 drops of extract, let steep for 5 minutes or more.

Taste: Has a medicine flavor to it, numbs the mouth and tongue area. A hint of sweetness, goes down very easy.

Effects: Takes about 10 minutes before the effects start to kick in, muscles start to relax, all anxiety dissipates, floating sensation takes place. Lasts for 2 or more hours. Best way to describe the 'buzz' is what it feels like coming down after heavy pot high. Feels like I'm at one with everything, sort of meditative.

Notes: I heed the warning about overdoing kava because it may cause liver damage and other health risks.

Scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high): Would give this a 3, ok so it's not an all out buzz, more of a general feeling good mood but very interesting. Really enjoy making a mug of brew and listen to some really good music.

Best of all, this is completely legal!

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 75063
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jul 11, 2019Views: 1,010
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