It doesn't have the kratom taste, to me. It tastes almost like an Apple flavor...very faint but it's there. Then the euphoria is gentle...slow and in waves like a whisper if you will.. you can be lying there and then puff! Happy feeling! whereas maeng da is in your face. I guess ymmv but this is how it's going for me. Also it's done a lot to help the pain quicker...the pain stays away longer.
Really glad I have it another chance!