By Zane Yoshida

Captain Cook and the History of Kava

The history of kava is a long and interesting one amidst a backdrop of the rich heritage of the Pacific islands.

Did you know that the kava plant, from which the root derives, was named by Captain Cook almost 250 years ago? Or that some of his fellow-voyagers on his Pacific trips were less than impressed with their first brushes with kava?

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