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TOPIC: Need Input on Making Tea Stronger?

Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43878

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T4TWO wrote: Never heard of it (which means absolutely nothing). He's a dog person so he must be on the level.


I'm a dog, cat, and grandkids lover. I'm must be really on the level. :lol: :woohoo: :silly:
My Grandkids say I’m a cuckoo head. ;)
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43877

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T4TWO wrote: Yes, that is a help. I've since heard back from the vendor who assured my that my Red Borneo is from the same batch as the last Red Borneo that I ordered. Having no reason to doubt him, I guess the "problem" lies with me. It will be interesting to see if the Green Maeng Da I'm getting makes any difference. If not, I swear I'm going to use it for potting soil. :pinch:


I hope that the green works for you and you don't end up using the red for potting soil. :woohoo:
There is another forum, www.doublemherbals.com that has started a kratom swapping section. You might think of going there to try and swap it out for something else.
I don't know if anyone here has tried to do that yet. We have talked about it though. :-bd

I know that the red borneo 1oz sample from insense that I had was very good for pain but very potent in different ways at different doses. My test records show that at 2.5g for me it got rid of pain but made me mellow, which is a no no for me. It also would not allow me to sleep. So this is on my not to buy again list. :ohmy:

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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43857

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Yes, that is a help. I've since heard back from the vendor who assured my that my Red Borneo is from the same batch as the last Red Borneo that I ordered. Having no reason to doubt him, I guess the "problem" lies with me. It will be interesting to see if the Green Maeng Da I'm getting makes any difference. If not, I swear I'm going to use it for potting soil. :pinch:
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43855

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Never heard of it (which means absolutely nothing). He's a dog person so he must be on the level.
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43854

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Yes. No ice (iced tea was probably invented on Western TV by June Cleaver). I think he said they boiled it too and they started with fresh leaves which any way you cut it has to be the the ultimate. As for the sand, ok - it keeps the grinders from getting gummed up but I wonder how much sand ends up in the powder we buy (by the gram). After I make the tea I wring out the sludge in the cloth and I'm left with something that feels like firm dry mud (?!?!). So there you have a respected spokesperson and scientist saying what I suspected all along: that there are no "strains". At least that is how I understood it. Good research and thanks!
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43847

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I believe he is the owner of Urban Ice ... a kratom company!!

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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43846

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T4TWO wrote: Thank you Don, I'll check it out. So who is the guy in the video I posted above? I'm about two weeks into my second tub of Red Borneo (in succession) and all it does is make me extremely tired and moody, emotional etc. I am hoping it has everything to do with tolerance. That said, I'm expecting some green Maeng Da today or tomorrow and I sure as heck hope that will get me back on track. If not, I have a mind to stop Kratom altogether. Too bad because all was well until this last order of "red". I thought I might adjust but in the two weeks I have been taking it I have not and <strong>I am bummed</strong> to say the least. I am NOT faulting the vendor - let me make that perfectly clear. Has anyone ever tried to get a refund on their purchase? I would feel funny about doing that as I know there are no guarantees going in (that is Seinfeld's take on buying fruit at the market btw).


I did a little internet search and the guy in the film is Kelley Dunn and he is the admin on, forum.leafoffaith.com.

I also found that the "sand" referred to in the podcast is Silica sand which can be used to keep the leaf from clumping while it is being ground. I don't think it is supposed to be bad for you. I don't know much about it but maybe someone else here does.

I found it interesting how the natives made and drank the tea throughout the day for energy. I think he said they brewed it for a couple of hours before cooling and drinking it. And never drank it with ice?
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43843

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I’ll clarify. ILK requires that VENDORS have A return policy.

The individual vendor has the rights to SET THEIR PARAMETERS.

Hope this helps.
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43840

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I emailed my vendor about an hour ago - and I'm always nice. I definitely feel more than just a little bad asking for exchange/return/credit because of the nature of the product. Maybe being excessively sleepy, moody and over-emotional is a "preexisting condition". I know nothing about "Hirsuta" but it sounds like something worth looking into. Do I need to know more about the return agreement ILK has with vendors? For example, under what conditions is a return warranted and so on. I can see where this might be abused/misused and could be a real pain for vendors. Excuse the italics I lost control of the "write" mode . Thanks again.
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 1 week ago #43830

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Definitely email the vendor and be nice about it. Thanks!

Also, quitting kratom is not a bad idea FOR SHORT TERM to get the enjoyment back.

Day 4 of mostly Hirsuta and today is HIRSUTA ONLY THURSDAY as dubbed by Babel-17.

It’s really remarkable how helpful a good break can be (and not bad with regard to comfort. Hirsuta works well enough along with other botanicals we discuss here).
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