I am very new to kava and was convinced I was going to go through a long stretch of reverse tolerance. I usually have a pretty strong tolerance to just about everything. With this in mind I purchased a AluBall and KWK somoan kava. My first attempt I had 4 tbs in cold water and felt relaxed but not what I was hoping for. My second attempt which was today I mixed 8 tbs into warm tap water. I'm not sure how much water I used I just filled bottle to the u on aluball first wash and little less for 2nd wash. Well something clicked whether it was overcoming a short stint of rt the increase of kava powder or warm water, I am totally happy with the space in time I am occupying at this moment. If this isn't the full effect of kava I don't need to feel it's full effect this is pretty much perfect. Now I just gotta figure out to afford this stuff.