Rapé – Yawa-Menta
$2.13 – $64.72
From the forests of Acre comes this Yawa-Menta Rapé.
A classic grey Yawanawa combined with mint. In this particular Rapé, a high-quality Amazonian mint is used. To me, it’s a fresh and strong rapé that opens the sinuses more than usual and still gives plenty of force. A very nice balanced, bright and aromatic Rapé.
From the forests of Acre comes this Yawa-Menta Rapé. A classic grey Yawanawa combined mint. In this particular Rapé, a high-quality Amazonian mint is used. To me, it’s a fresh and strong rapé that opens the sinuses more than usual and still gives plenty of force. A very nice balanced, bright and aromatic Rapé.
The Yawanawa call their Rapé “Rume”. It contains mostly the ash of the bark of the Tsunu tree. They add the ash of the bark of the Txunú tree and a strong tobacco that resembles mapacho (Nicotiana rustica). This makes a special and very unique Rapé blend. The Amazonian tribes use the Tsunu tree bark often for healing and curing purposes. Rapé has a supportive role during ayahuasca ceremonies and often used before ayahuasca. It enhances the effects and the opening of the spirit for the ceremony. But also during intense ceremonial experiences, it eases vomiting and cleaning.
“We mostly use rumê in our sacred ceremonies with UNI (our sacred drink, more commonly known as ayahuasca). But, rumê is also taken in the afternoon, before washing. The water cleans our body and spirit; it’s our favorite part of the day”.
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Traditionally Rapé is administered through a pipe made out of bamboo or bone. The Tepi is a blowpipe that you can use to administer another person. When receiving Rapé the other blows it through both nostrils. In general, the shape of the Tepi is straight, curved or V-shaped. A different form is self-administration. For this, you use a Kuripe. The Kuripe has a V- shape and connects the mouth to the nostril. In this case, you blow the Rapé to yourself.
I sieve this Yawa-Menta Rapé and all other Rapé coming from my shop through a 120-micron high-grade stainless steel mesh. This makes an extremely fine powder. It’s labor-intensive but guarantees a consistent fineness, cleanness and optimal absorption of the Snuff. I store the rapé stock dry and in vacuum containers to prolong freshness and quality.