Like Olympic swimmers and gremlins, tea leaves only reveal their true power after being dunked in water. Unleash hidden strength with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a Melanesian relaxation ceremonial Vanuatu Kava package for two at Vanuatu Kava Bar (a $40 total value). The package includes:
- Six 100-milliliter shots of kava in ceremonial bowl (a $22 value).
- Fruit chasers (a $5 value).
- Choice of an appetizer or french-press tea (a $5 value).
- Two coconut cups (an $8 value).<p>
Tea brewed from the roots of the kava plant, which has lubricated South Pacific ceremonies and festivals for centuries, permeates patrons with a relaxing buzz at Vanuatu Kava Bar, which will be celebrating its grand opening. After making an earthy, pleasantly bitter impression upon palates, kava numbs mouths until fruit chasers revive taste buds with sweet nectars. Patrons can ride waves of euphoria with crunchy appetizers such as chips and hummus, or warm stomachs with a choice of more than 30 teas. Sensations of clarity, weakest for novice kava-drinkers and strongest for veteran imbibers, gradually wane without inducing hangover-like aftereffects, and coconut cups go home with customers as kava-evoking keepsakes.