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How To Make Kratom Tea

Kratom tea is a refreshing, delectable way to consume kratom – and a favoured alternative to the often dreadful “toss-and-wash” method that involves simply swallowing raw kratom plant matter with water.

Best of all, drinking kratom in tea form allows users to overcome some of the unpleasant repercussions associated with raw kratom consumption.

For starters, brewing kratom tea with lemon and sweetener helps to improve the flavour as well as reduce bitterness. And, once brewed, properly straining the kratom sediment from the tea actually lowers the risk of stomach discomfort and distress commonly associated with the infamous toss-and-wash method.

In this post, we’ll give you a quick run-down on how to make a batch of kratom tea for yourself with a recipe shared by kratom community member NerdsTakeOnTheWorld, or DrewTurner.

Let’s get started!


What You’ll Need

Kratom tea isn’t just delicious – it’s also relatively easy to make! Before you get started though, you’ll want to ensure that you have the following.


The Essentials

Most readers will already have most of these ingredients and components at-home. If you’re missing anything, be sure to make a note of it and plan ahead-of-time!

  • 2.5-5 grams kratom crushed leaves or powder (any strain)

  • 3 tbsp Freshly squeezed or bottled lemon/lime juice (not lemonade or limeade)

  • 3 cups water

  • Filtering system (nut milk bag, fine mesh tea filter)

  • Large-sized pitcher or bottle

  • Kettle or medium-to-large stovetop pot


For Flavour (Optional But Recommended)

These ingredients primarily serve to make the kratom tea taste better, and therefore can be customized/excluded as you see fit. Feel free to get creative later on, but for your first batch of tea, we’d strongly recommend not deviating too far from the following:

  • Sweetener – Honey (pasteurized or unpasteurized), sugar, etc. to taste

  • Ginger – 1/2 cup Freshly grated or 1-2 tbsps powdered


The Process

Brewing kratom tea isn’t a quick process – all-in-all, you can expect it to take about an hour. Hopefully, though, you’ll find that the results are well-worth the time investment!


Step One: Getting Started

  • Add your fresh kratom powder or crushed leaves of choice to either your stovetop pot or kettle.

  • Pour in your 3 tablespoons of lemon/lime juice.

  • Swish around the contents of the pot/kettle to allow them to mix.

  • Now, you’ll want to give the kratom mixture some time to “soak” and absorb the lemon/lime juice. Set the pot/kettle aside and set a timer for 20 minutes.


Step Two: Flavour & Steep

  • Once the twenty minutes are up and you’ve allowed the kratom mixture enough time to soak adequately, it’s time to start brewing!

  • Add 3 cups of water to the pot/kettle. Cover.

  • Using your stove’s low-to-medium heat setting, bring the kratom mixture to a light simmer over the next 20 minutes. Be sure to periodically check the pot/kettle to prevent your tea mixture from boiling.


Step Three: Filter & Finish Up

  • Now that you’ve let your kratom tea brew for 20 minutes, it’s nearly time to wrap things up!

  • Turn off your stove or remove your pot/kettle from your stove’s heating element.

  • Using a fine-mesh strainer or nut milk bag, set up your pitcher so that you can safely pour the contents of your kratom tea into it without allowing any kratom sediment to pass through. If you’re in a pinch and don’t have a strainer/filtration device, you can use coffee filters to accomplish this, although this method is slower and therefore, not recommended.

  • Slowly pour your freshly-brewed kratom tea into the pitcher.

  • Once the filtration process has concluded, the tea should have a gold/bronze colour. If the tea appears murky or green/brown, additional filtration may be necessary to remove any remaining kratom sediment.

  • Serve your kratom tea hot or allow it to cool in your refrigerator if you intend to enjoy it later!


Wrapping Up

That’s it! If you decide to give this recipe a shot, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.

Wondering what type of kratom will work best for you? Check out our other blog posts below for more information.





Works Cited

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