As the export market grows, kava consultant Tanuvasa Semy Siakimotu has been helping kava growers around the Pacific to meet Australia’s demands, ABC Pacific reports.
He says part of the work is getting Australians to learn about the cultural complexities of kava, while catering to their tastes.
"For us to grow this market we have to find a way to introduce kava to those consumers,"
"We really want to stay away from this terminology of 'muddy water' ... I'm sure no one likes to drink muddy water."