I find a light meal at the end of the session kicks things up a notch as well!Strangely enough my second experience with kava was quite a milder than my first. I actually prepared with an extra TBSP (4 in total) and slightly less water (450ml). Thought I would get a more potent grog?
The mouth numbing effect was much milder aswell. I will say my head did feel slightly heavier than the first time.
Apart from the difference in dose, the only other minor thing is that I prepared it the second time with quite warm tap water. Definitely not "hot" but pretty warm. Wonder if that affected the potency? Also, I prepar d it hours earlier and put it in th fridge. Could this decrease potency?
I'll try again this evening with room temp water like the first time.
In my early days I would put about a third of a cup of root into a 1.5 litre drink bottle, half fill that with water, shake it up for a few minutes then sieve it into a bowl and drink that. It let's more of the fine particles through than a strainer bag, so can hit pretty hard. I'll occasionally do it now if I'm running low to get bang for my buck - if you can stomach it, give it a go once to see what the full effect can be?