Day: February 21, 2024

Research summary: The importance of kava to Tongan culture

Photo by Jovi Waqa on Unsplash A research study done in 2019 looked at the importance of kava in Tongan culture outside of Tonga. The researchers interviewed 12 Tongan men living in Auckland, New Zealand in a qualitative study.  The participants all started drinking kava between the ages of 17 and 20 years. Many of them admitted to not liking the taste at first, but got used to it after


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