How To Make Kratom Tea:
Making a kratom tea is one of the best ways to get the most out of your kratom.
Kratom is an ever popular herbal remedy that is thought to have both energizing and relaxing effects – depending on the strain you get. In its powdered form, kratom is an extremely versatile product, and can be used in many ways. One of the most soothing and enjoyable is to make it into a tea, so here is how to go about it.
Firstly we want to say, unlike many other plant based alkaloids, the alkaloids within kratom – namely Mitragynine – are stable at high temperatures. This means there is very minimal risk of losing any potency when exposed to hot water. None the less, we recommend only bringing your water to a simmer for this recipe, not a full boil.
Also, we highly recommend adding in the juice of one whole lemon into your drink. Not only does this taste great, but the acidic element of the juice will help protect kratom’s alkaloids further.
The amount of kratom you use will largely depend on the required effect. As kratom can affect everyone differently, you will have to work out the best dose for you over time. However, the following acts as a great starting point:
1 gram: A very mild effect
3 grams: A reasonable effect
5 grams: A normal dose for the average user
10 grams: A very strong effect
11+ grams: Extremely strong – only experienced users should venture here
Making a kratom tea is actually quite simple. To do it, you will need the following:
A small saucepan with pouring spout
A strainer, or coffee filter paper
Optional: honey, sugar, cinnamon, or anything else you want to flavour it with.
1. Pour 1½ cups of water into a saucepan and squeeze in the juice of your lemon.
2. Bring the water to a simmer, and then add in your pre-defined measure of kratom powder.
3. Stir it all up and allow the water to continue to simmer for a further 15 minutes.
4. Take your saucepan off its heat source.
5. Place your strainer over your mug, and slowly pour through the kratom tea. This should collect any residual powder to ensure your tea is clear and sediment free.
6. Add anything else into the tea that you want to adjust the flavour with.
Note: you can keep the powder collected in the strainer for reuse. It will create a weaker, but still useable tea. If not, you can throw it away.
There you go! If you enjoy the effects of kratom, then infusing them into a tea is a great way to dose yourself up. It is an extremely easy yet flexible way to ensure you get all the benefits of this herbal remedy, mixed with a great taste.
While we have learned a lot about kava, kratom is a similar herb with many of the same effects. Kava and kratom are often compared since they both exude feelings of relaxation, but kratom is known more for boosting energy or calming the mind while kava is more known for its intoxicating, euphoric feelings. Both grow in Southeastern Asia, and while kava comes from the root of the plant, kratom comes from the leaves and are often made into a tea referred to as kava tea or kratom tea.
Because they have different mechanisms of action, using both together has been found to offer more potent effects, particularly since both:
Here’s how the two stack up:
I hope this information is helpful to you!!!
Applesauce: Sometimes the easiest recipes are the simplest ones. Mixing kratom with the flavor of apple has been used in recipes to sweeten the taste since long before it was introduced in the Western world. The simplest way to make it completely palatable and easy to eat is by stirring the powder directly into applesauce.
1 cup applesauce
Tablespoon of cinnamon
5 grams of kratom powder
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. For a really refreshing twist, stash the bowl in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before eating to give it a really invigorating chill. Don’t forget about it in there, though, or you’ll end up with a giant kratom popsicle!
Yogurt: Here’s another great way to truly enjoy the experience of kratom, especially if you are on the go. The powder mixes well with milk products like yogurt – the powder should blend fairly effortlessly and disappear right into the yogurt. Purchase a regular plastic cup of fruit-flavored yogurt from the grocery store and stir 5 grams of kratom in with a spoon. You can eat it on the spot or pack it in your bag for later.
Coconut milk smoothie: Thick, rich coconut milk coats your stomach and your taste buds. When combined with coconut milk, kratom’s flavor will be significantly masked.
Pour 1 cup of coconut milk into a blender
Add 1 handful of almonds
Add fresh blueberries or strawberries, whatever’s in season
Try 1 scoop of flavored protein powder
Add 1 cup of crushed ice
Spoon in 5 grams of your favorite kratom strain variety
Add a spoonful of honey or raw, unrefined sugar
Blend for 1-2 minutes and enjoy!
Juicing with kratom: This plant famously mixes well with fresh juices. For many, kratom and orange juice is one of the best recipes and the number one way to take their daily dose. Add a blast of mega-health to your drink by juicing fresh fruits and vegetables. You’ll need a basic juicer. Once you’ve got one, try adding your dosage of kratom powder to this very healthy combination of freshly juiced produce:
Handful of kale or spinach
Pinch of sliced ginger (adds spice)
5-7 grams of powdered Kratom
Cinnamon Oatmeal: Kratom for breakfast? Why not! Kratom can give you an incredible invigorating boost in the morning that lasts, providing natural, non-jittery energy all day long. Many people enjoy making tea recipes with the leaf instead of drinking coffee. For fun, try blending it with your morning oatmeal.
How does one prepare a chocolate kratom milkshake?
This is the nicest way to ingest kratom that we know of. It actually tastes quite good. Chocolate milk masks the bitter taste of kratom remarkably well and its viscosity helps to keep the kratom from settling to the bottom. If you just add powdered kratom to a glass of chocolate milk, the kratom tends to float on top and resists absorbing liquid. Even with stirring, it tends to stay floating on the top and forms lumps. Ideally you want to make a smooth milkshake without lumps and without dry kratom powder floating on the top. To do that, follow these simple instructions:
AMAZING CHOCOLATE KRATOM MILKSHAKE
Use about 1 cup (8 fl. oz.) of chocolate milk per dose of kratom. Chocolate-flavored almond milk also works very well for this, and is non-dairy (we especially like the “dark chocolate” flavored almond milk produced under the brand name Silk®, because of it’s especially thick viscocity and rich flavor).
1.) Put one dose of powdered kratom into an empty glass.
2.) Add an equal volume of chocolate milk (typically, just 1-2 tablespoons).
3.) Stir until the kratom absorbs the liquid completely and forms a homogeneous paste.
4.) Add a few more tablespoons of chocolate milk and stir again until smooth and free of lumps.
5.) Add the remaining chocolate milk and stir again until well mixed.
6.) Drink until the glass is empty.
7.) Add a little more chocolate milk to the glass, stir, and drink. (This caches any kratom particles left clinging to the sides of the glass. And since it is mainly just chocolate milk, it tastes even better than the kratom milkshake.)
How does one prepare a powdered kratom PASTE for drinking?
1.) Place a single dose of powdered kratom in a small empty cup.
2.) Add just enough water to make a soft paste (roughly equal parts kratom powder to water, by volume). You will need to stir the mixture for a few minutes until the powder completely absorbs the water and you have a nicely homogenized paste.
3.) Fill a separate glass with water and set it aside. Using a spoon, scoop an easy-to-swallow spoonful of paste into your mouth, then take a big sip of water from the other glass and gulp it down. Repeat spooning, sipping, and swallowing until you have consumed the entire dose. Be careful not to gulp down too much at once, so you don’t accidentally choke on the mixture.
How does one prepare a powdered kratom SLURRY for drinking?
1.) Add powdered kratom to a glass of water (or other beverage). For a typical dose of kratom (about 7 grams), use about 1 cup (8 ounces) of water.
2.) Stir throughly (until the powder is completely suspended), then gulp it down quickly before it has a chance to settle (it is like drinking a bitter-tasting, slightly fibrous smoothy).
3.) Add more water to the glass to recover any material that stuck to the sides. About 1/2 cup of water should be sufficient, but it doesn’t hurt to use more.
4.) Stir again and drink.
5.) When you have got it all down, you can drink a little fruit juice to chase away the bitter taste. Mint-flavored chewing gum also work great for this.
How does one make kratom tea?
Following is a basic recipe for making kratom tea. This recipe makes enough tea for several doses–about 8 moderately strong doses, if using “premium quality” kratom (see “dosage guidelines” below):
1.) Take 2 ounces (56 grams) of dried, coarsley ground or crushed kratom leaves and put into a pot. To this add 1 quart (about 1 liter) of water.
2.) Boil gently for 15 minutes.
3.) Pour the tea through a strainer into a bowl and reserve the liquid.
(squeeze the leaves in the strainer to get most of the liquid out).
4.) Put the leaves back in the pot and add another liter of fresh water. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
(after the leaves have been strained a second time, they can be discarded.)
5.) Put the combined liquid from both boilings back into the pot and boil until the volume is reduced to about 1 cup (250 ml).
(The idea is to boil the tea down to a small volume so that each individual dose can be quickly swallowed.
You can boil it down to whatever concentration you are comfortable with. Be careful near the end of the process.
If it starts to become syrupy, it may spatter and/or burn.)
The tea is bitter tasting. To minimize the unpleasant taste, gulp it down quickly and then immediately chase it with a pleasant-tasting bevearge, such as fruit juice.
The same general preparation method can of course be used with larger or smaller amounts of herb by simply adjusting the volume of water used. Kratom tea can be safely stored in the refrigerator for about five days. It is probably okay to keep it a bit longer, but it’s better to play it safe and not drink it after five days. It can be stored for many months if you add some alcohol to it. Adding about 10% alcohol will preserve it for many months (in the refrigerator). That is one part 80 proof liquor (vodka, rum, or a similar spirit) to three parts kratom tea. When refrigerated, some components may precipitate out of solution and form a sediment in the bottom of the container. This sediment may contain active alkaloids so it should be redissolved before consuming the tea. This is easily done by warming the tea and stirring.
How can I powder dried leaves?
Dried leaves, whether whole, crushed, or coarsely ground, can easily be powdered by putting them in a kitchen blender or coffee grinder and processing for a few minutes at high speed. Many suppliers offer kratom that is already finely powdered.
How does one measure dosage?
The best way to measure dosage is with a scale. Since a typical dose of kratom is just a few, or several, grams, one should ideally use a scale that can measure down to a single gram and is accurate to at least 1/10th of a gram. Low-cost, highly accurate, digital scales are widely available, and purchasing one is a great investment, since they can last a lifetime and are useful for many other things besides weighing kratom. These can be obtained from Sage Wisdom Botanicals, as well as many other suppliers.
Measuring kratom by volume is less accurate than measuring by weight because the amount contained in a given volume depends on how finely ground the material is. Obviously, a teaspoon of finely powdered kratom will weigh more than a teaspoon of loosely crushed or coarsely ground leaves. That said, here are some rough guidelines. On average, 1 LEVEL teaspoon of most commercially available, finely powdered kratom will weigh about 2 grams (very finely powdered kratom may weigh closer to 2.25 grams). Since there are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon, that means that a LEVEL tablespoon of finely powdered kratom will weigh, on average, about 6 to 7 grams. That is a mid-sized dose for kratom of average potency (possibly a strong dose for high-potency kratom, or a mild dose for low-potency kratrom).
Coarsely ground leaves weigh less than finely powdered leaves (when measured by volume). A LEVEL teaspoon of typical, commercially available, coarsely ground leaves typically weighs about 0.8 grams. If the leaves are loosely crushed they will weigh less, possibly much less, depending on how finely (or coarsely) crushed they are.
What are the effects?
Kratom is a rather unique drug in that a low to moderate dose will usually (but not always) be stimulating, while a high dose is almost always quite sedating. This is apparently because the active alkaloids have both stimulant and sedative effects. Which predominates probably depends both on dosage and individual differences between users. Many people report that the effects are very similar to opiate drugs. From a pharmacological perspective this is not surprising because kratom contains alkaloids that act as opiate receptor agonists. Interestingly, although kratom has a similar mechanism of action as many opiate pain medications it does not appear to be nearly as addictive. In fact many people use kratom to overcome opiate addiction.
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