Philly Kratom Review: What You Need to Know About Philly K. and Co.

April 04, 2020 Articles, CBD Hemp, Kratom Alkaloids, Kratom Blends, Kratom Research, Kratom Reviews, Kratom Strains, Kratom Tea, Kratom Vendors

With so many kratom vendors to choose from it might seem like quality is guaranteed. Alas, this is not always the case. There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of sellers setting up shop every single day.

Many sketchy suppliers have made it a point to use brand names similar to ones that have already been established. This is why you’d be forgiven for mistaking Earth Kratom’s Trainwreck kratom blend for that of Krave Kratom.

The same is true of company names, such as Garden of Eden Herbals and the similarly-named Eden Garden Supply. Philly Kratom is the latest example of this unfortunate phenomenon. The Philly name has generated a lot of buzz among kratom connoisseurs, but few users understand the difference between true Philly K. kratom and the questionable Philly Kratom brand.

Today I’ll tell you everything you need to know about these two businesses. I think you’ll agree that one definitely has an edge over the other.


If you look Philly Kratom up in any search engine you’ll find links to the REAL Philly K. kratom site ( and what I call the hinky Philly Kratom page (the DIY online store back-to-back.

Make no mistake, Philly K., AKA Your Leaf, Your Life is the genuine article. Your leaf your life reviews confirm this as they mention the owners, Sean Zamorano and Megan Ann Friel, and their dual commitment to excellence.

Philly K.’s online store is neatly laid out with dropdown menus, detailed payment options, terms & conditions and testimonials. Their About Us page covers the minutiae of the business, chronicling their origins and growth within the industry.

The folks behind Philly K. are honest and open about their third party laboratory testing as well as their customers’ experiences with their product. The same cannot be said of the Philly Kratom site.

By contrast, looks like it was created by a junior high kid with a fundamental understanding of web design and a complete lack of coding experience. It is anything but ergonomic and appears to serve less as an online store and more as some sort of lazy and sporadic blogging portal.

If you’ve visited, you have obviously seen the giant picture of the company’s supposed proprietor on the front page. Those who have purchased from Philly K. may be a bit confused by this photo since its subject it very obviously Sean Zamorano.

As you’ll notice straight away, the gentleman in the picture is wearing the same old-timey hipster attire (paperboy hat, frumpy bowtie and cornflower blue dress shirt) that Sean wears in his About Us photo.

Whether this is some shady seller’s shrewd attempt at hoodwinking consumers into believing that the two sites are related is anyone’s guess. After reaching out to the site for comment I received no answers.

This much is clear: even if is or was operated by Sean and Megan Ann (the owners of Philly K), the page is definitely not one worthy of your patronage. After all, its functionality is virtually non-existent, its security is dubious and its design is remedial at best.



The Philly Kratom free page only recommends three kratom strains—the Cloud Nine blend, Green Kapuas and Super Maeng Da, respectively…none of which are linked to in the recommendation. The webmaster instructs visitors to click on the banner to receive a “nice discount” at checkout, but nothing happens when you click on it.

On the other hand, Philly K’s site has much to offer the prospective customer, from their exotic strains to their specialty blends (at least one of which I hope to keep in my permanent rotation, but more on that later).

Their full catalog includes all of the following:

  • Green Aceh
  • Green Bone
  • Green Horned Leaf
  • Green Kutai
  • Green Malay
  • Green Plantation Thai
  • Green Pure
  • Philly Red Blend
  • Red Bone
  • Red Horn
  • Red Maeng Da
  • Red Thai
  • Super Red
  • White Aceh
  • White Bali
  • White Borneo
  • White Jungle
  • White Maeng Da
  • White Pure
  • White Sumatra
  • Yellow Vietnam

As many of our readers know, I’ve really fallen in love with gold and yellow vein kratom lately. Although I’m more partial to Gold Bali than Yellow Vietnam, I have to admit that Philly K’s Yellow V knocked me off my feet. It had a pleasant flavor, a bold nootropic aroma and a soothing effect on my stomach.


Their Green Horned Leaf is an enlivening tea that’s both placid and restorative. It was a tad bitter compared to what I’m used to, but its properties were well-balanced and worth every penny.

Red Thai is renowned for its quick come-on with effects typically taking hold within five to 10 minutes. The problem is, it tends to wear off much faster than other strains. Not the case with this vendor’s stuff; I was still enjoying its bold aroma more than four hours after my toss ‘n’ wash.

Last but certainly not least, White Sumatra is a rejuvenating leaf that left me emotionally engaged and ultimately replenished. Like Yellow Vietnam, it is very soothing and über-fragrant.


As I’m sure you guessed, this blend is named after the late rockstar/poet, Kurt Cobain. Don’t let that fool you, though. There’s nothing grungy about this fabulous mixture. On the contrary, it embodies the restless spirit of Cobain’s lyrics and the energy of his raw vocals while vanquishing the kind of down moods that plagued him.

Green Cobain strikes me as a curious combination of Aceh, Green Thai, Red Horn and Yellow Vietnam. At least those were the vibes this one gave off—bracing but relaxing, invigorating yet tempered, enlightening and elevating.


This vendor’s strains start at $14 for two ounces of M. speciosa powder. That’s somewhat steep for just 56 grams, but at a mere $25 for a five ounce sampler pack, you really can’t go wrong. Their Baby Sampler enables you to choose any five strains you want for a well-rounded preview of what they have in store.


Whereas a lot of the highest-rated kratom suppliers refuse to accept major credit cards, Philly K accepts credit card payments for a 3% fee. They also accept CashApp, Google Pay, money orders, Venmo, Western Union and Zelle.

This supplier values their customers’ privacy and ask for the same discretion in return. Prospective buyers are instructed to avoid commenting about kratom and told to never reference kratom when making a transaction.


The owner of Philly Kratom is forthcoming about the years he spent in prison and how kratom saved his life once he was released. His is just one of hundreds of stories of this kind. Reddit users are undoubtedly familiar with the incident of people brewing kratom while quitting hard drugs.

One popular example is QuittingTianeptine, a post created by day_six_kratom. It’s a subject that has attracted a lot of controversy, much of it due to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)’s refusal to approve kratom for medicinal use.

As an unregulated substance, kratom is legal to sell and possess in most of the U.S. However, efforts by the DEA and FDA have sought to limit the medical claims that can be made about it. In fact, the FDA has even issued a public warning, urging American citizens to avoid consumption of M. speciosa and its alkaloids—mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.

There have been many cases of consumers using Tianeptine and kratom in tandem with one another. Tianeptine sulfate has been tolerated by many at so-called therapeutic doses, but the safety and efficacy of taking these two compounds together is something which is up for debate.



Philly Kratom Reddit reactions have been overwhelmingly positive with one user calling them “great” and another celebrating their outstanding customer service. One user was particularly taken with the owner’s willingness to arrange in-person meet-ups.

Philly Kratom’s brick-and-mortar location has now opened on Castor Avenue and customers have already given them a five-star rating with Google reviews gushing about their customer support, amazing staff and excellent products.

The Philly Kratom YouTube presence is virtually unparalleled among newly-minted brands. Their channel’s videos have been viewed hundreds of times and reviews have appeared across the platform and beyond.


By all accounts, Sean and Megan Ann are wonderful folks with fresh leaf that’s been properly tested. Their kratom strains and CBD hemp flower are definitely worth checking out. Just make sure you order from their actual website instead of the page. Be safe, be smart and be well.

Bob Freville
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