Beverage kava and Its History 

The Beverage Kava And Its History

Yaqona is the non-alcoholic beverage prepared by mixing with water the pulverized root of the plant botanically known as Piper methysticum. This beverage has a long history of use as a refreshing beverage and as a ceremonial drink. Although the origins of the beverage use of yaqona are not precisely known: Historians place its use in the Tonga Islands in the South pacific as far back as 1140 B.C. Captain James Cook wrote the first report of its use as a beverage by a western explorer in 1768. In the…

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