WHOA. That's what I want to say first. This stuff knocked me on my butt tonight. This is one of the most potent kavas I've tried so far. I bought the micronized to have on hand for when I want something balanced but I also want it quick and easy (micronized) so I don't have to clean my AluBall (cause I'm just that lazy some nights). After 3 tablespoons, this stuff blew me out of the water. I was texting a friend at the time telling him how *electrified* I felt. I felt a body tingling, strong euphoria, and the desire to cuddle someone. Some of the sensation reminded me of cocaine or ecstacy. The immediate sensation was energetic/euphoric, but after more shells I started to feel sleepy, though it also could have just been that I was tired from a long week. I'm excited to experiment further with this special kava. My first experience was unlike any other I've had!