Click The Video To Watch Me Unbox An Order Of Bali Hippo From Happy Hippo Herbals
Bali Hippo is a slow strain of kratom sold by Happy Hippo Herbals. It’s touted by them as their “top shelf” or high-end version of Bali kratom. Bali kratom is grown mainly in Thailand and Malaysia and is probably the most common form of kratom that is sold worldwide.
It had been a couple of months since I last used Bali Hippo. My supply had run out and I had not ordered more because I had many other strains that I was testing. I remember having enjoyed it and when it went on sale last week for fifty percent off I immediately placed an order for four ounces.
I placed the order on a Friday and the kratom arrived the following Monday. As usual, I was happy with how fast the kratom arrived.
This time the mailman placed the envelope in the large shipment mailbox in my community mailbox instead of stuffing it into my mailbox. The envelope was in good shape, as you can see in the video. In my previous video about unboxing an order of Happy Hippo II kratom you can see that the envelope is bent almost in half and the edges are ragged.
The kratom is shipped in sturdy ziplock bags which is great given the rough handling that the shipment sometimes receives. I’ve never had a bag of kratom tear open during delivery.
Bali Hippo Review
I decided to test the Bali Hippo the next day and compare my results with the last time I had used it. I carry a small Moleskine notebook with me at all times and I use this to keep track of the results of kratom that I take.
Here is what I wrote for Top Shelf Bali when I last used it four months ago:
I use a ten-point scale to rate different effects of kratom. A rating of 1 is terrible and a rating of 10 is terrific. A rating of five means that I feel neutral about that category.
I didn’t remember whether Top Shelf Bali was a fast, slow, or moderate strain. I didn’t bother to check the description when I ordered it on the website. So when I used it again this week for the first time in several months I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than expecting that I would like it since I remembered liking it before.
Here are my notes on the Bali Hippo from this week:
I used 2.5 grams of Bali Hippo at five in the morning on an empty stomach. I always burn my first dose of kratom in the morning on an empty stomach. I began feeling the effects about fifty minutes after using it, which is normal for me. Some people feel the effects as soon as twenty minutes after using kratom and sometimes that happens with me, too.
I noticed that my sense of optimism was noticeably higher than usual, so I marked that as an 8. My energy level was also higher than usual, so I rated that a 7. I also felt a bit more sociable than usual so I rated that a 6, just above the neutral rating of 5. The results are very similar now to what I experienced four months ago with this strain.
I noted that this is more of an “introspective” strain. Since the notes in my journal are usually for myself I feel that I should explain what I mean by calling it an “introspective” strain. I mean that I felt calm and still and very contemplative. I felt that I could sit still and think deeply about things. Slower strains tend to have this effect on me.
Since I didn’t remember if it was a slow, moderate, or fast strain I made this note so that I can remember the next time that I take it what effects it provides. This way I can make sure I’m taking kratom with effects that are specific to what I’m doing on a given day. I’ve since checked Happy Hippo’s website and it is indeed classified as a slow strain.
I also made a note asking myself whether the phenibut I had taken the previous day might still be contributing some lingering effects. I’ll have to compare the next time I use Bali Hippo and see if my results are different. (By the way, Happy Hippo Herbals sells excellent phenibut, too. You can read my review of phenibut here.)
The Verdict On Top Shelf Bali Kratom
Overall, I really liked Bali Hippo. It didn’t make me sleepy, which can sometimes happen with slow strains. It provided a good mix of pleasant and slightly energetic effects.
I personally don’t plan to use it on days that I will be doing a lot of physical activity. This will be a good strain to use on Saturdays or Sundays or when I want to relax.
I normally prefer fast strains over slow and moderate strains. In spite of that, I heartily recommend Bali Hippo if you’re looking for a good-quality slow to moderate strain.
I give Bali Hippo 4 out of 5 stars
If you also prefer fast strains and moderate strains, Bali Hippo should go in your permanent kratom rotation even though it’s a slow strain.
It is really that good.