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Gold Leaf Botanicals Vendor Experience 2 weeks 17 hours ago #33132

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Recently I decided to try a new vendor after my usual vendor was out of stock. I had done some googling, and I came across GoldLeafBotanicals.net from a few recommendations of others I found online. I later learned that Gold Leaf is also owned by the same person who owns InSense Botanicals, with the main difference being that Gold Leaf caters to wild-harvested leaf, while InSense deals with farmed leaf.

To preface the strain review, I want to say that customer service was absolutely top-notch across the board. I was able to get in touch easily with the owner whenever I needed to, and has consistently made himself available whenever necessary. He also included samples for each of my orders.

My first order was a sampler pack of various reds since I was stocked up on greens, but also decided to try the Green Riau since I had heard good things about it. I currently dose 5g of HS red/green blends every day to great effect, and trying new vendors tends to be very hit and miss for me. I received noticeable effects from every single strain I tried from this vendor, which I will list below with a brief description of my perceived effects. This is usually rare for me. In trying new vendors, I tend to receive a few bunks strains, but I ended up finishing each sampler I had ordered. This prompted me to order larger packs of two of my favorite reds, the Hulu and Ketapang. I received each order the 3rd day after placing it, but my mail generally takes an extra day to get to me since I'm located in the country.

Red Hulu - 8/10 A slow, potent red. Shares many qualities to the Ketapang, though this one is slower. My night-time dose of reds include Hulu and Ketapang mixed, and it is awesome everytime.

Red Ketapang - 9/10 This is my favorite red I received, because it is seemingly the most potent in the pain-killing aspect. It is still on the slower side, but doesn't slow me down quite as much as the Hulu by itself.

Red Dragon Blend - 6/10 My least favorite strain, however, I do believe the potency of the Hulu and Ketapang may have taken away from this strain for me. I had to dose slightly higher with this blend, but it consistently worked well for me.

Red MD - 7.5/10 This leaf came a bit darker than the other reds, so I was expecting a slower red (isn't always true, but I still make this association) but I was definitely wrong. This is one of the faster reds I have tried, with decent painkilling effects. I put this one into the morning and lunch-time rotation with my greens, generally. It has a distinct mood-lift and stimulation, with a nice pain-killing effect slightly less potent than the Hulu, but the stimulation makes it feel more euphoric if one were to dose each individually, comparatively.

Green Riau - 8.5/10 Absolutely on par with my favorite HS greens. I'm glad I gave this one a shot. Strong stimulated euphoria, my favorite mix being Red Ketapang and Green Riau 1:1.

Red Elephant - 7/10 This strain didn't pack quite the punch of the Hulu or Ketapang, but is a good red to balance out my greens throughout the day.

Overall I'm extremely happy with the product and service. I think I'm going to order for their plantation sister site InSense next time, and I'll place a review for that as well. You can expect more reviews from me everytime I place an order. I've been a lurker googling the best strains and vendors for years, and sometimes I'm not able to find recent reviews on the vendors that catch my eye. Hopefully I can finally give back for all of the information I've gleaned from the rest of you :-bd
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Gold Leaf Botanicals Vendor Experience 2 weeks 17 hours ago #33133

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Welcome to the best kratom forum ever, Kvothe.

EDIT: I misunderstood your post.

But for the sake of others reading it the way I did initially, I’ll leave this comment: The owner of In Sense is also the owner of Gold Leaf Botanicals. Not this website.

Great introductory review. Thanks for posting your thoughts so far.

There is an APPROVED VENDOR LIST provided for your reference here. The vendors on that list are not the least expensive. But they have proven their safe product handling as well as other details such as secure processing of funds, and these vendors go the extra mile$ to try to keep kratom legal for everyone.

Check out FIND A VENDOR / RATE A VENDOR for reviews of approved and unapproved vendors and PLEASE LOOK AROUND because some unapproved vendors are being discussed in other threads regarding ripping people off.
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Gold Leaf Botanicals Vendor Experience 2 weeks 16 hours ago #33135

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Thank you for the warm welcome :) I'll reread the original post and see if I can re-word my phrasing then, I type faster than my brain works sometimes.

I'll definitely be taking a look at the vendor list, thanks for the info. I think it's fun trying new strains, so I'll make a few sample orders with other vendors on the list. Hopefully my info can help others; I always feel overwhelmed looking for new strains that would be effective for me as strains/vendors come and go, and the fluctuating quality throughout the year.

One question for all of you: Has anyone noticed a general upswing in quality as of late, from every vendor? The quality seemed to dip for a bit a few months back, IME at least.
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Gold Leaf Botanicals Vendor Experience 2 weeks 13 hours ago #33141

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Your wording was not an issue. My comprehension comes and goes with no notice, HAHAHAHA

You’ll enjoy this site. I’m also a constant sampler! I enjoy it also.

No worries on your intro post.
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Gold Leaf Botanicals Vendor Experience 2 weeks 7 hours ago #33152

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Welcome kvothe.... and thank you for your honest words, thats what many people around here need!

Thanx for your comments about our quality AND about our customer service.
We try to treat everyone as a friend, and each person has unique questions and we try to do our best to put those questions at ease, as much as we can...legally.
That is why we also have messenger integrated into our website, to be available, most of the time, to Help answer questions about our site and our product.

Shoot..... too often there’s no one around to ask, which can be frustrating, we tried to help alleviate that discomfort. If we cant get to the message immediately, which does happen periodically, we try to get back to anyone that has a question as soon as we can
Again, thank you for your honesty, we look forward to seeing you in the future.

One thing many dont realize is that theres so many different types, that what may not work well for one person may be ideal for another, we are all different!

We just got ANOTHER shipment in, so we are fully stocked back up at both sites!

www.insensebotanicals.com
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www.goldleafbotanicals.net

Thanks for being a part of today’s solution!

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Gold Leaf Botanicals Vendor Experience 1 week 4 days ago #33242

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Welcome to ILK Kvothe.:-h Very Nice Review. I Love how every person has their own Unique way of writing Reviews. Each person put his or her own Signature on their Reviews.
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If anybody has any Questions about Kratom please private message me or make a Post & I will be glad to answer as soon as I can usually within 24 hours if not sooner. I'm usually on really late at night Between Midnight & 5am.

Gold Leaf Botanicals Vendor Experience 1 week 3 days ago #33258

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Thanks max, pleasure to make your acquaintance

Hopefully my way of writing the review was helpful. A bit too wordy but all of my posts end up that way haha.. I'm placing a few sample orders this coming Monday so expect more reviews from me soon!
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