Super Green Malay Kratom
So, what actually is Super Green Malay (SGM) Kratom? In this article, we’ll explore Super Green Malay in great detail as well as kratom strains in general.
What is Super Green Malay Kratom?
As the name would suggest, Super Green Malay Kratom is a “super” form of Green Malay Kratom. Native to many regions in Southeast Asia, Green Vein kratom is among the most popular choices for kratom consumers worldwide.
Green Malay Kratom itself is native to (you guessed it) Malaysia, and is also one of the more popular “strains” of Green Vein Kratom for kratom enthusiasts. Farmers cultivate Green Malay in a unique way as well. They use a “shifting” method, wherein they remove the stems (which reportedly contain lower alkaloid content) before processing their final product. This can lead to a more potent blend.
“Super” Green Malay Kratom owes its superior status mainly to the size of the kratom leaf harvested by kratom farmers. In fact, Super Green Malay kratom is often referred to as “elephant kratom” due to the large elephant-ear-like leaf.
Farmers choose to collect only the largest leaves to produce this strain due to their maturity and elevated alkaloid content. More specifically, some vendors allege that Super Green Malay generally contains a higher concentration of 7-hydroxymitragynine (one of kratom’s main alkaloids) than a typical Green Malay strain. As always, you should only buy kratom from a reputable vendor who lab-tests their kratom to validate the true alkaloid profile of the strain.
This also adds to the superior title of Super Green Malay, though marketing could be a significant factor for the grandiose name.
What Do We Think of This Strain?
In general, kratom enthusiasts report Super Green Malay to be a pleasant, albeit stronger, hybrid between a white and red vein kratom strain.
While we’re on the subject, we should address the notorious fable of kratom strains. When you hear the term “kratom strain”, your mind may wander to an ad that you’ve seen for an exotic and unique kratom flavor that you’ve never previously heard of.
Kratom is made from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree that grows throughout Southeast Asia. Early on, some people believed that the color of the veins running through each leaf were representative of the alkaloids it contained and effects it would have when ingested. The common thought surrounding kratom is that white vein strains of kratom have certain energizing qualities, while reds are generally thought of as a relaxing bedtime strain. Greens are thought of as an intermediate between white and red strains.
This phenomenon is a common marketing ploy for many kratom vendors, and is not necessarily true. For starters, kratom vein stems really don’t vary in color to such a distinctive degree. For instance, you may see a bit of red on newer kratom growth but this is not some unique “red vein” kratom bush. What you are actually buying when you select a new strain is not some novel form of kratom. Rather, each strain is sourced from kratom leaves at varying stages of maturity and processing.
As for different “strains” of kratom producing different effects, this can be relatively easily explained as well. While effects can vary to a slight degree due to alkaloid content, the main determining factor in getting different effects when taking kratom is undoubtedly serving size.
How to Brew Kratom Tea With Super Green Malay Kratom
So, now that you’ve got some basics on kratom strains, maybe you’re contemplating a cup of Super Green Malay. Well, we’ve got the recipe for making your first cup of SGM an enjoyable brewing experience. This is the Better Brewing Blog, after all!
For starters, we recommend using kratom tea bags. There are many advantages to this (see our previous post here), but for now we’ll say it’s for ease, taste, and simplicity.
To brew an enjoyable cup of traditional SGM kratom, you’ll need just a few ingredients.
Kratom Brewing Ingredients:
- SGM kratom tea bag of your choosing
- A thermos
- Lemon (or lime) juice
- Boiling water
To start, begin by placing your kratom tea bag (or two…or three) at the bottom of your thermos. Then, add in a few squeezes of your lemon (or lime) juice. The acidity of the the lemon juice is essential to the brew. The acidity helps with extraction of kratom’s active alkaloids from the leaves of your kratom, thus releasing them into your tea.
Now that you’ve got your main ingredients in order, it’s time to heat up some water. Once the water is boiling, add it to your thermos. Finally, let the tea bags steep in the mixture for 20 minutes. Hot water is acceptable, but opting for boiling water will help to ensure that your brew will continue to steep for the full 20 minutes, resulting in a strong and effective kratom tea.
That’s it! You’ve now made an effective and traditional kratom tea with Super Green Malay. Pour and Enjoy!
Pro tip: If your’e using multiple tea bags for your brew, you can actually reuse your kratom tea bags for another (albeit weaker) round of brewing. Simply repeat the process above, but expect a slightly weaker brew.
For full kratom brewing instructions and tips, check out our 2022 complete kratom brewing guide!
What Are the Effects of Super Green Malay?
This will be a relatively short section, as effects of kratom (in any strain) can vary from vendor to vendor. Furthermore, there is debate as to which alkaloids in kratom produce a certain tangible effect.
We reiterate, the only true way to ensure a strain’s potency and potential alkaloids contained within is to have it lab-tested by a reputable source.
Rather than speculate on Super Green Malay’s potential “effects,” we’ll instead revisit what a typical SGM strain should look like. For starters, Super Green Malay is in fact a green vein strain. Typically, green vein strains are the least processed of the three main kratom veins (Green, White, Red). This is due to the fact that green vein strains do not need to go through all of the extra processing needed to achieve a white or red strain of kratom.
As for effects, one should expect a true green strain of kratom to be an intermediate of a white and red vein kratom. Generally speaking, white vein strains are energizing, while red vein strains are more suitable for a nightcap brew. Super Green Malay should produce effects similar to a typical Green Malay, although it is reportedly more potent.
Truthfully, there is no one ironclad process that vendors use to achieve their respective strains. With different sources for kratom and various processing methods, strains can vary considerably. This is why we stress the importance of making sure that you purchase your kratom from a reputable vendor that utilizes proper lab testing.
If you’re a bit overwhelmed by the fact that kratom strains come from the same Mitragyna speciosa plant, we have more literature detailing the process of creating strains.
Check out Kratom Strains 101: Picking the Right Tea here.
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Super Green Malay Summary
- Super Green Malay is a kratom strain native to Malaysia. The strain gets its name from the large mature kratom leaves used to produce the strain.
- Different “strains” of kratom do not come from unique or novel kratom plants. Rather, strains of kratom are achieved mainly via different processing methods. Various drying and blending methods are employed by vendors in order to achieve the desired final “strain.”
- Serving size and alkaloid makeup are the major determining factors of your strain’s potency and effects. This is true regardless of what color “vein” of kratom you purchase. Always check for recommendations of proper serving instructions from a reputable vendor or source. Accordingly, buy from a vendor who has their kratom tested in a lab for quality and consistency.
- Brew using tea bags! We get that this is more of a personal preference. However, we recommend checking out kratom tea bags and seeing for yourself just how many benefits there are to this method of kratom consumption. You’ll thank us later!
That’s it for this topic! We hope this post was informative, and appreciate you allowing us to elaborate on some of the finer points of kratom strains and brewing, If you have any questions regarding Super Green Malay or kratom in general, feel free to contact us here!
In other Top Tree news, we are proud to announce the release of several new blends! All of our new blends (as always) are independently lab tested for quality and safety.
From new flavors of Maeng Da, to our delicious new Borneo Berry Blast, you are sure to find a blend of kratom that will suit your tastes. In addition, we also have kratom kettles, carafes, and thermoses available to satisfy all of your brewing needs.
Thanks for supporting us here at Top Tree and as always…Cheers to better brewing!