The 1st time that she has ever had kava, ever. Anyways, I prepared about 5tbsps of Melo Melo assuming that the reverse tolerance would prevent her from feeling much of anything so I better start her off with a normal dose. I blended 5tbsps of Melo Melo with 2 cups of water and told her to close her eyes and chug it. Her mouth went completely numb ("more than at the dentist") and within a couple minutes she was completely relaxed, which she described as sedated. That being said, she was quite talkative and was able to perform normal tasks without impairment (typing, walking, etc). She started to say after a few more minutes, "My whole face is numb" and I'm thinking "Wow, that's awesome!!!!!" but it wasn't pleasant for someone not accustomed to the sensation but she still felt very relaxed. About an hour and a half to two hours later she went into the bedroom and just started playing Elvis' "Can't Help Falling In Love" on repeat. By now, I've heard it probably 30 times. (I still have some work on my computer I need to do and I need to eat, I didn't abandon her, she just "needed to go to sleep") 2.5 hours after the kava she is out cold, she didn't even wake up when I had to pry around to pause Elvis It appears that there was no reverse tolerance other than the fact she didn't seem to feel the initial Kavain bit. Anyone else ever hear of this or experience it themself? It completely caught me off guard, but in a good way for her at least BTW, Melo Melo is underrated. Yes, it's not super potent like Nambawan, but I think that with tweaking the amount I could get a very similar effect to Nambawan. For me, (and obviously her) it wasn't a typical kavain rich heady sort of kava but more of a heady and relaxing kava.