Making Kava the traditional way is a chore, and is a huge barrier to encouraging new users to try Kava tea. The process is difficult, messy, and truly not fun. However, a very clever invention by the folks at Kavafied has greatly simplified the process of Kava tea preparation. Clearly inspired by tea infusers, the Aluball system [Amazon Link] uses a sizable stainless steel mesh ball, placed inside of a protein shake-like container, to make a great Kava quickly, easily, and with virtually no mess! In this article, I do an Aluball review, look at the pros and cons, and make my recommendation.
The word “alu” is Tongan for “to go”, and is totally appropriate for this easy to use Kava making system. This design is a huge help to those who prefer to use traditional non-micronized Kava root for their tea, but who also hate the process of making Kava the traditional way. It is a breath of fresh air to the Kava market, and will likely open the doors for many new users to experience the benefits Kava has to offer.