Very clean tasting, mild flavor with a familiar cashew undertone. Very relaxing, I'm in the process of moving and it relaxed my mind enough to not stress about it. The body effect is not heavy, but was enough that my normally tense shoulders loosened up, quelled a light headache. I'd say this would be great for watching a movie with friends, or gathering around a fire and just talking. Didn't leave me sleepy, but did leave me very relaxed for up to an hour and a half, during which my arms and legs felt loose enough that I didn't particularly want to get things done as much as lounge around. I'd definitely order again. The value is more than decent, too. I'm surprised there aren't more reviews of this kava or vendor.