Hello and thank you for allowing me to be a part of this forum! I took a 1/2 tsp. last night then 6 hours later took another 1/2 tsp.(went to the casino). Anyway I felt a small uplift and calming sensation and enjoyed my evening somewhat with the first 1/2 tsp but after a little while felt a little disoriented. Anyway after I got back from the casino, I took the other 1/2 tsp. and got TERRIBLE sweats and shivers, went to bed, (slept like a baby) but when I went to go pee my shirt was soaked with sweat. Is this normal? Will it wear off? Did I take too much or not enough? Will hydrating fix this? Any advice would be more than welcome from experienced users such as yourself. As I want to try again tonight but a little afraid and don't know how much to take. I am afraid to take a tablespoon because of how a teaspoon effected me. I purchased 50 grams from SoCal Herbal Remedies but the package says Root of Happiness on the front and back. On the label it says: Instant Kava Premium Ground Kava Root but it doesn't list what kind it is. It also has a seal on it from American Kava Association. Is this good Kava or did I get junk? I hear all of the good stories about Kava and that's what drew me to it in the first place to relieve my stress and anxiety without drinking alcohol or taking medication.