Very Strong Kava

Here is a method I have developed, which seems to work quite alright. occasionally it can be overpowering, so drink it slowly over some time (1 cup / 20 minutes or more)

6 2/3 tbsp kava (6.67)
2 cups warm water 140 or so... i boil it and let it cool for a bit (5 minutes)
1 cup milk

Blend on highest setting (in a blender) for 5 minutes. At this point, the beverage should look very dark, like coffee with cream. Dump this into secondary container(s). Then put a cloth paint strainer (unused for paint *wink*) over the blender pitcher. Pour the kava mix back into the blender-pitcher through the strainer, and let it cool for a bit. Squeeze the strainer dry, and save the used kava root (if you care to). You can get these paint strainers at Home Depot for maybe 60-80 cents / strainer. Very inexpensive, and is best straining method I've used so far.

Now you have some fairly strong kava sitting in your blender-pitcher. At this point I usually add a lot of chocolate syrup and some sugar (about 3-6 tbsp) for palatability. Blend again for ~30 seconds, until it is very dark and well mixed. Then transfer it to another container if you need to, and let it cool in the fridge overnight. (Letting it cool works best for me in terms of effect. I have no idea why this is the case...anyone know?)

Next morning, you will have a good deal of strong kava (about 3 cups of liquid). Drink it slow, like I said. This will definitely bring on effects that I can only describe as extremely relaxing. If drunk too quickly, it can be rather overwhelming to say the least, so please be careful. This should be about 1.7 or 1.8 grams of kavalactones (maybe less, as I think less than 50% of kavalactones can be yielded in one pass off of raw the case that it is 36% yield you get more like 1.2-1.3 grams). This is just under the amount of kava used in an entire day/evening. (I think that was 2-3 grams.)

Anyway, I'd like to make sure this isn't too much for a person to have. I intuit it is not, but as I have said, there have been times when I've felt completely overpowered (for maybe 10-20 minutes) about an hour or so after drinking this concoction. After that, though, I can say the rest of the experience is very nice. Any comments on the safety/practicality of this approach will be appreciated. In any event, use caution and common sense, and don't necessarily start with the amount I've used. Take care...Big Kap

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