In Asia, Mitragyna speciosa (commonly known as kratom) has been used in herbal medicine since at least the nineteenth century.
Kratom is a unique plant. It’s said to be used as both a stimulant and a sedative, depending on the dosage.
In the U.S., one of the most popular methods for ingestion is tea. And in this article, we’ll tell you exactly how to make kratom tea.
Benefits of Kratom Tea
Although related to the coffee plant, kratom doesn’t have any caffeine and is considered an herbal tea.
Instead, it’s rich in two key alkaloids that could offer benefits to those who make a habit of drinking kratom tea. Those compounds are Mitragynine and 7-hydroxy mitragynine.
In general, with smaller servings (1-5g), the sensation is said to be energizing. Whereas in larger servings (5-15g), it’s said that kratom promotes relaxation. The effects may vary depending on the specific strain and the amount used.
How To Make Kratom Tea
When making kratom tea, you have a few options. You can use tea powder, leaves, or use premade kratom tea bags. When brewed, the tea has a lovely amber color to it.
The powder version is the most popular by far. It’s also easy to come by and super easy to make.
Kratom Tea – No Strainer
- Start with one teaspoon of powdered kratom leaf in a vessel that can handle hot water. Use more powder if you want a sedative effect.
- Decide how much water you want to use and bring it to a boil. More water will dilute the strong bitter flavor of kratom.
- Lower heat to a simmer.
- Pour the hot water into the vessel with the kratom powder. Stir very well to eliminate any clumps.
- Kratom is bitter. You can cut the bitterness by adding honey and/or lemon.
- Allow the tea to cool a bit before drinking.
Kratom Tea – Strainer
If you want to strain your tea, the process is slightly different.
- Bring 4-6 cups of water to a low boil.
- Once boiling, lower the heat and add in your kratom powder.
- Let it simmer for 15 minutes.
- Allow the powder to settle, and pour the mixture through whatever you’re using as a strainer. A coffee filter, mesh strainer, or even cheesecloth work.
- Sweeten as desired. You can sweeten the whole batch or just per cup.
- If you don’t drink it all, leftover tea can be stored in the fridge for up to five days.
Kratom Sun Tea
- Fill your tea vessel with room temperature water.
- Add kratom powder to the water.
- Place the vessel in the sun for five hours or more.
- Stir or agitate occasionally.
- Add any additions you enjoy (sweetener, lemon, etc)
Ready To Enjoy Kratom Tea?
There you have it; how to make kratom tea. If you find you like it, making a big batch to keep on hand might be a good idea. You can experiment with sweeteners, adding lemon juice, or even milk for more of a kratom latte experience.
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