Yup. I took a long weekend to see how it was. First the taste. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting, but I probably had mud pies as a kid that tasted better. I tried mixing it with other beverages, but found that a simple chaser was the easiest. I did get a bit of numb tongue that lasted a few minutes. The first night (Wednesday) I didn't notice anything to be honest; I had three 4oz drinks made the traditional way by kneading. Also did the blender and warm water methods too. I continued throughout the weekend trying the different Kava's and mixing them. I gotta say I never really felt anything, at least not as I was expecting based on what I read. There was no "ahhhhh" moment. But over the course of the weekend of drinking I did start noticing the muscle relaxation and somewhat calming affects. I'd fall asleep on the couch, get up and go to bed and sleep. I didn't feel rested per se, but I wasn't twisting and turning all night. I just slept through the night. At the same time, my wife snores like a grizzly bear and I don't remember waking up that much from her snoring. By Saturday night the tension knots in my shoulders were gone and I haven't had one since. So, I think I got some of the affects albeit very slow, but at the same time might have to plow through the reverse tolerance. I'm going to try a different brand and some micronized over the next few weeks. If the affects aren't more noticeable It'll be hard to justify continuing with the cost of this stuff.