A tale of three Borneos
They strike me as being a new vendor that projects sincerity. From the images at their website to the cute little sample packs they sent me, I was getting a vibe of an outfit keeping it simple, but quality.
Now, I can't verify their claims yet, but they posted lab test results of the batch I received, the numbering, 101, of which suggests that this is brand new. They have pictures of their harvesting operation as well. Pretty cool!
They only have three offerings for sale, which adds to the sense of sincerity I got. White, Green, and Red, Borneo. All smelled amazingly fresh, like an herbal garden that was bordered by flowers. Nice, but not overpowering. I had to really breathe them in to get that aroma.
The potency is uniformly good with the Red being a bit of a wild card. It was fierce to the point of my being glad I only took my usual small amount for testing purposes. Not bad, just you need to go into taking it being aware of its potent level of the main two Kratom alkaloids. It could be a real boon for people that need both pain relief and a kick in the ass for energy.
The White is a classic White, energy plus a sense of being upbeat.
The Green is just flat out nice. It gets good marks across the board. I still prefer a few other strains in my collection over it for helping with a beatifically positive mood, but this Green Borneo need not apologize for anything.
All three have both real strength and real duration, and it's only in the area of that indefinable something extra that they miss out on being up there with my few personal favorites. I think that could be because their potency results in the lesser known alkaloids taking a bit of a back seat. I'm quibbling by saying that, but making distinctions is what a review is about. Bang for the buck wise these runs neck and neck with anyone.
Hopefully they'll become part of the ilk roster of approved vendors someday. Their prices are good, and if we also got the discounts we'd expect, they'd be a welcome option.
I look forward to using these samples again, and that's my way of simply saying I reviewed them favorably.
I received about a little over an ounce, total, of the three Borneos (they averaged about a little over eleven grams each). The cute little resealable bags (a sort of lamination of very nice paper) were apparently just loaded by eye. I got them as part of the offer for free samples that was made here around a week ago. I hope they do well with their business!