I don't mind the taste of 90% of kava i drink but my gf does so flavor changing is always in the back of my mind. Anyway i was adding ginger to seltzer without kava as a digestive tonic and it dawned on me to use the strainer to my advantage when adding flavor to kava. Pureeing or grating ginger and putting it in the strainer to squeeze with the kava was easy and effective for taste and also helps with stomach stuff. I also tried putting peppermint leaves in and that had some benefit but then i went back and made a wash an hour later and after sitting moist it came out very minty and smooth. The mint bite covers the aftertaste of kava well.