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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 3 days ago #52472

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Double checked my closet, and I also have two 125 gram bags of stem and vein stashed away. That's a definite incentive to whip up a big bag of all the non regular Kratom stuff. lol, I think it was a situation of there being a sale going on. I'll earmark some of the Javanica for nighttime use, as I never thought to try that. Might make some night time Chocolate Bentaguie really notable when combined with it.

Anyway, I felt I was in a good place to try again to nail down what's what with the Kratom One Bali. So far I'm having medium success. I'm glad I remembered this time to try to get a sense of its taste. I got a vibe of it being barely cured like a Gold Bali would be, or maybe just dried and not cured. For now I'm thinking of it as akin to a medium speed Maeng Da, one with enough energy to keep its strong pain relief from being overbearing. Very good inflammation relief, and some solid mood boosting with just the right amount of additional relaxing effects to suggest euphoria, but without making a big deal out of it. I hadn't been thinking that I had anything like a headache, but after taking this my head does feel better.

It's striking me as really well balanced, which is swell, but consequently that makes saying anything meaningful more of a grind. Lol, speaking of grind, it has a very good one. Short of being powdery, which I think is best for allowing its burn to fully develop over time.

I gotta admit, only taking what Tea I want so as to suit the moment, and not to satisfy my curiosity, is working out well, especially when I brought a bit more thought and planning to choosing the when and what of a Kratom serving. I'm of the dose lower/take more frequently school, which works out well for me with maintaining energy, mood, and pain relief.
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 3 days ago #52470

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Yep, meant Tea Time Botanical.. lol, B-)
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 3 days ago #52469

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Tea Time Botanicals? I've made most of my purchases of Stem and Vein from them, but I also have the S&V from Otie's, and Soflo. I was rotating them, and since I have the Red, Green, and White, Stem and Vein from Tea Time, that was quite the rotation. I finally figured that there could also be a virtue in blending everything, so I whipped up a bag of that, all five stem and veins, in addition to Tea Time's Hirsuta, and a half measure of the Javanica.

I took my own advice 40 minutes ago, and had the White Fire with that blend of Stem and Vein, Hirsuta, and Javanica. I think that's smoothed out the fierce come up of the White Fire, which is what I wanted as I'm not rushing out the door. Very nice so far. I took it on an empty stomach with some coffee with cream.

Normally a hundred milligrams of the In Sense Ultra Enhanced Fuzzy Dragon, replacing 100 milligrams of the Tea of choice, is part of that blend, but with something fast like this I don't use it.

Tea Time is fantastic quality, but not the cheapest around, and I'm looking at Fused Flora's Hirsuta now, though I still have an unopened 125 gram bag of Hirsuta, and Javanica, stashed away.
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 4 days ago #52466

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Do You get your S&V primarily from Tea Time? ( don’t know where I got tea house from lol)
Im needing to get some more for my herbal chest , TTB is one I haven’t had the honor of knowing yet .

I absolutely love Hirsuta , pure energy ! Adds nicely to kratom . I also have some javanica, more slower and laid back. some folks blend faster strains with javanica to slow it down , or to a slow leaf to make it even slower ....especially good for night time blends, and thats how I’ve used javanica most of the time .. ...for evening chilaxin mixes. Need to remind myself to get it back into the mixing factory for my ongoing experiment of achieving a zone of contentment, I’m pretty successful lol. Kratom and it’s complimentary herbs are fantastic . Truly blessed / spoiled with herbs , beautiful and wonderful!

Ok. CBD flower ( Babel’s recommendation of source ) and some Kratom One “white fire” , thought I’d try that smaller dose Babel , so far so great :) more pep, and playfulness... just wrestled with 3 my boys , 5, almost 10 and 10 1/2. So there it is , happy as a kratom leaf in Borneo ! B-) Sweet evening to y’all ! (L)
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 4 days ago #52465

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I think adding "Bones" (stem and vein) to White Fire could be interesting and I'm going to give that a try after a few days. I'm hoping they lead to a very smooth and prolonged burn, as the stem and vein should temper the initial heat that I'd otherwise expect. Though I am in the habit now of always also using Hirsuta, and a bit of Javanica, with my Stem and Vein. I premixed them together, and I'll likely do that again when the bag I have of that becomes empty.
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 4 days ago #52464

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Good call , you were spot on about Sakti red , I took my normal dose and was not excited , but had a upset stomach , cutting my dose in half , proved to be exceptional!

I’ll give your suggestion a try , or skip the s&v and just start at 3.5-4gm...... majority of the time my sweet spot is 5-5.5.... but there are “sakti” exceptions to that B-) thank you Babel ..!!..!!..
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 4 days ago #52463

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Yeah, all the other stuff it has going on could be distracting attention from the basic boost that you're looking for. It might be possible that some of the White Fire's alkaloids have a higher threshold before becoming especially noticeable, while the Mitragynine will have an effect at even a small serving size, as too could other stimulating alkaloids. If you want to play a hunch, swap out a gram or more with some Stem & Vein, and then subtract another gram just to see what's what regarding serving sizes.
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 4 days ago #52461

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Nice one Babel! I’m still up in the air on a solid opinion with the white fire, my take so far is it’s very smooth and mellow white… But I do need to play around with my dosage, taking 5.5 g might be too much to get the energy from this particular one.

Also I have similar thoughts on the Bali from Kratom one, pretty good legs on that one… Gave me a sense of warmth and just overall feeling happiness. Nice pain relief as well. Nice long burnin leaf , look forward to getting more aquatinted with this one (L)
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 4 days ago #52459

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Woof! Very nice one two punch today, featuring two potent strains, one each from two new to me vendors.

Ding, ding, Round One featured Kratom One's White Fire, my second shot at this boldly named take on an uplifting Kratom. Last time I had some it took some getting used to, it proved to be "fast" enough that I had to adjust to it. I liked that it offered a decently wide spectrum of uplifting benefits, and not just a significant boost to energy.

Today was even better, as I was prepared in advanced to have a good time with it. It was still going strong after nearly five hours and I felt like I was motivated and in a positive place. Pain relief was there, and absent any sedation, as you'd expect from a fast strain, although after five hours some tiredness wouldn't have been unusual.

So all in all, this an excellent go to strain of Tea for when I need some encouragement to get my game together. By keeping the serving size at a moderate level, jitteriness and feeling too wired isn't a factor.

Ding, ding, Round Two: My order of The Kratom Syndicate's TKS Signature Series Red Vein arrived earlier than expected, and I saw it in my mailbox as I was preparing to go out. Throwing caution to the wind, Somethingsacredgoinonhere having warned me it could be a "nighty-night" strain, I played a hunch and took it as my second serving of Tea in the day, but just 500 mg. of it.

It went to work as a beautiful transition from Kratom One's White Fire, and it counter intuitively even provided an initial boost of energy. But it is all about warm feelings, relaxation, and soothing pain relief. It was for me just a matter of benefiting from the conventional wisdom regarding Kratom serving sizes that says "The smaller the amount, the more the energy, the larger the amount, the more the pain relief".

Had I taken a bit more, or twice the amount, then I might have been thinking about a nap, instead of being active. I've got more stuff from both vendors that I want to write about, it's just that first impressions aren't necessarily easy to pin down, and isolating the effects of a particular serving requires a bit of planning.

For example, Kratom One's Bali struck me as potent with its soothing powers and ability to engender a smile on my face, but I'm hard pressed to remember how much energy I got, and if its effects lasted "just" a long time, or a very long time.
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What Kratom is working for you today? 1 month 6 days ago #52448

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Def watch out for those tamale Nan B-)

Today I started off with premium green kapuas from Benni , like full on energy / moodlift band packed some major pain relief!
Had me charging at work for a solid 4.5 hrs .
Very good leaf variety!

Next round was mixed md from TKS , very well balanced , I felt like what most “normal” ( whatever that means ) people might feel like lol. Just a happy leaf(s) with moderate pain relief ! Happy happy ! But normal happy lol

Last was Bali from Kratom One - uplifting with nice pain relief, long legs as well !! I’ll try this again as my first round of the day , but as my third , very nice ?

Love this thread (L)
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