What I would do with this Mahakea is soak it in warm water for about half an hour (NOT boiling) and then put that bad boy in a high speed blender for about 5 minutes or so. maybe even strain off the liquid and blend it twice & then squueeeeeze out your 'Awa. I saw this post hoping to see Mahakea back on hawaiiankavacenter's site but only saw tuday & that confounded spray product.
Agree with odsy1i. Soak it in warm water, or even over night. Then grind it in as little water as possible without burning out a motor to make a thick paste. Then fill strainer bag and rinse with warm water. Chunky kava works well if you've got the right hardware.
That looks to me like someone filtered out the finer stuff and sold you the leftovers. Ive seen kava like that before sold in a local health shop. It was ridiculously overpriced too. Whats the verdict, did you have any luck with it?