Kratom Review: Green Bali Kratom (Top-Shelf Bali)

In this article we review of the Green Vein Bali Kratom Strain (also known as Top-Shelf Bali), providing you with insight into its benefits, effects, and our personal experiences associated with this type of kratom.

Featured Image of Puddles the Hippo character representing the Happy Hippo Product Green Bali Kratom Powder (Top-Shelf Bali)
May 04, 2021
3 min read

Hi There Friend!

Top-shelf quality doesn't always require a ladder to reach.

Particularly, if you are a Monkey or happen to know Puddles.

(Monkey Sound: Ou Ou Ah Ah)

Happy Hippo's Green Vein Bali Kratom (Top-Shelf Bali) is truly Top Shelf, as one of our very first customers coined it in April of 2013.

We'll tell you why.

Green Bali Kratom - Happy Hippo's Original Happy (Slow) Leaf

Top-Shelf Bali is one of three Kratom Strains that laid the foundation for Happy Hippo Herbals' birth.

Time: Long-time friends of Hippo have drawn consistent benefit from this Green vein Leaf for the past six years.

Possible Green Bali kratom benefits: Happy Feelings or Sense of Well-being, Anti-Illogical Thoughts, Subdued Mental and Physical Discomforts

Reflection: Puddles is getting Old(er). Discomfort-Free days and an overall sense of Happiness have contributed to a fleeting sense of time.

Background for Best Understanding: Green Bali (Top-Shelf Bali) Kratom

Circa 2013: Puddles decreed a three-category spectrum from the start. The starting line was drawn after years of experience with Kratom and its versatile offerings.

Original Slow Strain = Green Bali (Top Shelf Bali)
Original Moderate Strain = Green Indo (Happy Hippo 1)
Original Fast Strain = Green Maeng Da (Hyper Hippo)

We saw a need for there to be a roadmap for Kratom Connoisseurs and Newbies alike.

If you consider yourself a Kratom Newbie, Puddles designed a Kratom Starter Pack just for you.

Some claim that Kratom Powder is no different from one strain to the next, all benefits and side-effects (good and bad) remain the same.

Puddles oftentimes wonders if these Talking Heads have actually experienced different varieties of Kratom for themselves?

Even doing something as simple as adjusting your Serving Size can cause a kratom strain to exhibit different effects than it previously had shown.

If you change over to an entirely different type of kratom it's reasonable to expect the new strain will offer a unique experience of its own.

Reasonable Expectation: Green Bali Kratom (Top-Shelf Bali) is a superior resource for Happiness/Discomfort-Management than both Green Indo (Happy Hippo I), and Green Maeng Da (Hyper Hippo).

Bali Kratom Effects - 4 Different Types of Bali Kratom For Sale Online

Truth: The most similar choice to Green Bali (Top-Shelf Bali) will be another Bali strain that is simply another vein color.

Vein Colors available in nature for Bali kratom range from Red Vein, Green Vein, Yellow, and White Vein.

Using kratom for energy is not the strong suit for the Slower speed Kratom Strains, whether it's a Bali kratom leaf or otherwise. Though, if your serving size is on the low end of what you would deem as your Sweet Spot you can experience a subtle increase in Energy with Bali Kratom. Most Hippos have found that the Yellow Bali is slightly more stimulating than Green Bali & Green Bali is slightly more stimulating than Red Bali.

There is always a give-and-take relationship between Energy and Happy when it comes to kratom effects.

Bali Kratom of any vein color, always falls closer to the Happy end of the spectrum.

Yellow Vein Bali (Royal Golden) is very similar to Green Bali Kratom (Top-Shelf Bali), but slightly Faster.

Red Vein Bali (Red Dragon Bali) is very similar to Green Bali Kratom (Top-Shelf Bali), but slightly Slower.

Super Happy & Helpful Slow Leaf Chart

Infographic Image depicting the Happy Hippo Herbals Kratom Strain Chart - Pointing out how all of the kratom strains are organized their kratom effects

If a Leaf is Faster than another Leaf, it will be better for Energy (so it will be slightly worse for Happy/Discomfort-Management).

Likewise -

If a Leaf is Slower than another Leaf, it will be better for Happiness/Discomfort-Management (so it will be slightly worse for Energy).

Neither Fast (energy/enthusiasm) or Slow (happy/relief) is considered better.

It's all about what YOU are looking for!

What You Can Expect from Our Green Vein Bali (Top-Shelf Bali)

Why is Happy Hippo's Green Vein Bali Better Than Other Bali Kratom Online?


Peace of Mind.

Green Bali is not meant to be an energetic or Fast Leaf.

It probably won't make you clean up your room or do dishes.

Green Bali Kratom is strictly a relaxing option.

Bali Kratom is the most common kratom strain on the market and is often the first variety Newbies try.

Unfortunately - the majority of Bali kratom on the market is very cheap and ALMOST ALWAYS milled from immature Kratom trees.

Sadly, this leads Newbies to believe that Bali Kratom doesn't work for them.

(or that Kratom isn't the wondrous plant that we all know it can be)

Our Green Bali (Top-Shelf Bali), like ALL of our other kratom strains, is milled from mature trees with well-developed, potent alkaloids.

It's night and day compared to the cheap, grainy Smoke shop Kratom that most Newbies first encounter.

For veteran enthusiasts, Green Bali Kratom Powder is often the base of their Fast-Slow blends; Green Maeng Da (Hyper Hippo) + Green Bali (Top-Shelf Bali).

Closing Thoughts

Green Bali (Top-Shelf Bali) Kratom started off as our singular choice for a Slow (Happy) Kratom Strain. It's now surrounded by 11 other great choices.

An abundance of high-quality options can be a great thing. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and very often it is this way for Newbies. If you're hesitant on which Slow Strain(s) to choose, we can confidently assess our Green Bali as being a stellar choice based on its representation being a standard amongst Veteran Kratom Connoisseurs.

We do not preach here at Hippo, but if there is one thing we come close to being preachy on it would be this -

Just Get Started, Your Personal Intuition Knows You Best

While this composition of thoughts is dedicated to our Green Vein Bali (Top-Shelf Bali), you cannot go wrong with any of our Bali kratom strains.

If you picked your favorite color you'd still off to a great start. As time goes by, you will narrow your list of favorite strains down and we are willing to bet a Bali or two will remain.

- Check out our Original Happy Strain - aka Green Vein Bali Kratom Powder (Top-Shelf Bali).

Your Original Happy Friend,

Top-Shelf Puddles Hippo

Please note that all comments are reviewed and must be approved before being published.

Article Comments

Puddles Hippo

In short: [b][i]Try More Slow Strains[/i][/b]

Recent Hippo Community Feedback has indicated that each of the following are resonating well:

Cozy Chocolate Hippo
Magic Hippo
Smiley Red Horned Hippo
Mellow Yellow Hippo

You can reference each of those recommendations, [url=“”]here[/url]. (nerd)

Mike C

hey! ?

similar to white horned rhino ?, white bali ? hits the same except its mod-fast and always hits our sweet spots :P

(&my friends) ended up calling it “white panda” ?(esp the girls they think its a cute name) b/c the packaging from the one company is all white with bamboo branches around it[/b]

cant wait for ‘white panda ?’ to come around! ;) use that name, or take a poll, i bet it wins!
- mike c ?

fact: white bali has 25+ alkaloids in it & low levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine making it very stimulating yet “Happy” at the same time[/i][/b]
Puddles Hippo

Hey Ken,

Appreciate the comment. We edited it, just a tad, so we could post it here for viewership and dialogue.
(Here at Hippo we refrain from anything that comes close to being a Medical-Claim)

Thank you for understanding, as this ensures the longevity of our Happy Hippo Family!

To address your question: [b]We figured it was best to take a look at your Order History.[/b]

It looks like your main go-to strain has been Red Hot Hippo. This is a red-vein strain but it is [i]Fast[/i].
You happened to grab a package of Red Dragon Bali Hippo with your order this past week —> This Leaf will be more of what you’re looking for, if your main priority is help with Discomfort.

As mentioned in the thoughts above (The actual Blog Post), Red Dragon Bali Hippo is going to be very similar to Top Shelf Bali but you can reasonably expect that it will be superior for help with Discomfort.

Mike C

whoops sorry try this link for [url=“”]Red Dragon Bali[/url]

Mike C

Hey :-)

“Discomfort-relief” mainly comes from high contents of the alkaloid 7-hydroxymitragynine found in mitra leaf, and red vein bali has one of the highest, so [url=“http://”]Red Dragon Bali (Bali Elite Red)[/url] would provide the best “Discomfort-relief”, but it’s somewhat personal preference and depends on dosage, but i hope that feedback helps~! :-)

- mike c