Really awful plastic smell coming from KALM with KAVA 16 oz bags I bought some Loa Waka instant from them for the holidays because I knew I would not be able to prepare kava on vacation. I thought the instant was great kava! So I ordered the 16 oz bags. I always smell kava when I open the bag. The smell was very bad. Extremely strong plastic smell. The smell is so bad that even after straining and pouring the liquid into the cup, there is still a strong plastic smell coming from the cup. This is extremely disappointing because I like this kava very much. Also, now I have four 16 oz bags with plastic smelling kava in them . I am not exaggerating to say the kava taste like plastic, and I am the kind of person that can gulp down anything.