I did cut the paper in small size to also give it to the ladies to test by themselves to decide, and also did a test myself on a card-size piece of paper (~4x6 inches).
The paper takes well a few washes and has a good absorbancy. The colors moves quite ok, but still it get dry faster than artist quality papers I have used so far. Also it gets very buckled when wet, so any larger size has to be stretched on a board. However, it is a good choice for students and beginners, who do not afford artist quality watercolor paper.