First time I tried this I immediately reordered a couple pounds. This is a really nice kava at a quite decent price. In fact, I find it vastly underrated and inexplicably ignored. Regardless of whatever one might think or not think of RoH as a company, the fact is this is a really good kava at a decent price. But be certain: this is a heady kava. It's for people who like heady kavas. If you like Tongans, you will like this. If you hate Tongans, this might not be your thing. It does not taste or look like a Tongan, it's more of a light brown grog, sort of shiny creme caramel look to it. Like a Tongan the taste is light and pleasant but more grassy with fruity overtones. This is one of those few nice tasting kavas I would drink just as a beverage even if it had no effects. Real easy to drink if you are planning on a long sesh of 20 shells. Very sociable. I like to drink it at work. Also great for breakfast or a "first kava of the day." Some people won't like this, but if this is your kind of thing, you're going to really love this a lot.