Platinum Botanicals has been referred to as an exclusive purveyor of fine herbs, but just how exclusive are we talking? Well, as it turns out it may be more exclusive than you think. When you visit their e-commerce site you are unlikely to find the kratom that you’re looking for.
So, what’s the deal with this well-known vendor and just how do you snatch up some of their fine speciosa for yourself? Read on to find out everything you need to know.
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Located in Mesa, AZ, Platinum Botanicals was first founded by Mike Taft in 2016. Mr. Taft is a passionate advocate for ongoing kratom legality and an active presence on social media. This vendor has thousands of followers across platforms like Facebook.
They are well-regarded in the kratom community with users posting frequently about their expedient shipping and exceptional strains…but you’d never know it from their homepage which doesn’t feature a single reference to the Mitragyna speciosa tree or its leaves.
Much like SoCal and similar brands before them, these cats have wisely decided to hide their “thang” from the general public. You won’t find anything if you type in search terms like “speciosa,” “mitra” or “thom.”
If you want to discuss an order you’ll have to reach out and inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can contact Mike directly on FB. Their customer support staff are gregarious and knowledgeable. They’ll walk you through their wide variety of strains.
If we were to go on the evidence available at their online store, it would seem that they are merely a botanical shop for things like Cat’s Claw, Kava, Shilajit and Wild Lettuce. But if you do some digging, particularly via related forums or their Facebook profile and you’ll find that they stock an array of distinctive strains.
Their catalog includes all of the following:
Kratom capsules and extracts are also offered as are full kilos and ½ kilos. Platinum Maeng Da kratom is insanely popular and with good reason—Maeng Da is arguably the strongest strain on the market, second only, perhaps, to Sumatra leaf. Another bestseller is their Platinum Botanicals Trainwreck Kratom. I think the name speaks for itself. ; )
All of their powders are vacuum-sealed in safe and secure plastic pouches that are compact and easy to conceal/store.
This is what really makes this supplier stand out among the competition. They smoke them when it comes to the price. You can score a kilo for just 80 bucks and mix and match with 250 grams of each strain of your choosing.
$50 gets you a ½ kilogram with the option of a split. For those who burn their “thom” sparingly, you can pick up an ounce for a mere five dollars or purchase a $25 sampler (six ounces in total) if you want to try out a few of their powders to get a feel for what they’ve got.
This is extremely noteworthy since the industry standard price for a kilo tends to hover somewhere around $120-135 with many shady proprietors selling them at smoke shops for upwards of $250 a piece.
Those who prefer capsules can pick up a 1,000 count of ½ gram caps for just $70 or get their hands on 2,000 of the suckers for $120.
This seller gives you a wealth of options for how your package gets to you. You can pick 1st Class USPS shipping, Priority Mail or FedEx Express. Prices vary depending on what you opt for and certain orders may not be eligible for an upgrade.
Customer support is top notch with this vendor. They respond to emails promptly and maintain a regular presence on Facebook. Drop ’em a line and you’ll get an answer straight away.
If you contact Mike on social you’ll get a warm greeting from a genuinely nice dude who knows his stuff. He’ll walk you through pricing including shipping costs and get your tea out to you in a timely manner.
Customers can pay by personal check, e-check, money order or Western Union wire transfer. Those paying by e-check must do so via Green.money. To pay by check you can email them a photo of your personal check and await processing.
Consumer feedback has been roundly positive with one devoted user writing, “Platinum botanicals has consistently proven to be the best in the business as far as product quality, prompt helpful communication with customers, super fast shipping and unbeatable prices.
“Have been a faithful customer for a couple years and have never been let down a single time. Best in the business and I recommend to everyone!”
Another follower of theirs on FB said, “Mike Taft is super professional and knowledgeable. Extremely fast with shipping. He is the go to guy. Outstanding product. I will never try another vendor. My Loyalty lies with Platinum Botanicals.”
Yet another individual marveled at their turnaround time, writing, “Shipping was very fast (ordered on Saturday and received on Monday). I tried the Green Vietnam and was very impressed…a good all around feeling.I have a very high tolerance and this did the trick.”
Everyone around here knows that I’m kratom crazy for Green Malay. Not only did I enjoy Platinum Botanicals’ Green Malay but it had much more longevity than I anticipated. After burning 4 grams I was astounded by how long the aroma stuck around.
Between this and their Red Indo, I’m definitely sold on these guys and will be ordering again in the future. Mike reminds me why I got into the kratom industry in the first place. He’s an honest, generous and passionate soul who cares about his customers and wants to give them the very best.
Those who want to do business with a real class act should stop by the Platinum Facebook profile and see what they’re all about. You’re bound to find the burn that you’ve been hoping for. Be safe, be smart and be well.
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