Kratom tea is one of the best ways to consume kratom. Kratom is designed to support overall wellness and help you lead a healthy and happy lifestyle. While some prefer to use a “toss and wash” method, the bitter taste can become cumbersome for others. This is why it is recommended that you mix your kratom powder into a tea to take away the bitter taste. Before you begin taking any type of herb it is always best to check with your general practitioners.
In this guide, we will discuss various methods of making kratom tea.
How To Make Kratom Tea
Brewing your own kratom tea at home is fairly easy. There are three common techniques that are used to make tea: the boiling pot technique, the teapot technique, and the sun tea technique. Here, we will list the steps you need for each technique to ensure you have a great kratom tea experience, regardless of how you brew.
The Boiling Pot Method
This method is best for brewing large batches of kratom tea at once. If you’re planning on having guests over, this could be a hit! Otherwise, store the rest of your kratom tea in jars for easy access later on.
To make kratom tea properly with the boiling pot method, you’ll want to have the following items:
- A pot, medium or large
- Water (4 to 6 cups)
- Kratom leaves or powder
- A strainer or cheesecloth
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, follow these steps:
- Put the water into your clean pot and bring it to a boil on your stove.
- Once the water begins to boil, lower the heat and add the number of kratom leaves or powder you intend to use.
- Allow this mixture to simmer for 10 to 20 minutes, mixing periodically to avoid clumps.
- After simmering for 10 to 20 minutes, strain the contents into a large container. For those using powder, let the material settle at the bottom of your pot to avoid pouring it into the jar or jug you intend to store your kratom tea in.
- Allow the tea to cool or enjoy it warm! Be sure to store any leftover tea in your fridge for future use.
Making your kratom tea in large batches with the boiling pot method can be great if you’re planning on sharing with friends. Another plus side to batch-cooking your kratom tea is that the next time you go to drink it, it’ll be ready to go and waiting for you in your refrigerator.
The Teapot Technique
If you want to make kratom tea, but don’t want to have to worry about an involved process, the teapot technique may be for you.
Here’s what you need:
- A teapot
- Teabags (empty or opened) or a tea ball
- Kratom leaves or powder
Follow these steps:
- Take your empty teabag or tea ball and fill it with the number of kratom leaves or powder you intend to use.
- Boil water in your teapot.
- Put your teabag/tea ball into your teapot directly or pour the boiling water into a mug or thermos and let the tea steep.
- Let cool for at least one minute before consuming.
The length of time you leave your tea steeping can vary depending on your preferences for the strength and taste.
The Sun Tea Method
Do you have lots of time on your hands? Another way to make kratom tea at home in large quantities is by using the sun tea method.
What you’ll need:
- A jug or container (1 gallon)
- Water (approximately 1 gallon)
- Kratom leaf
- Teabags or tea balls (optional)
The next part is pretty easy:
- Pour cool water into your jug or container until it is filled.
- Put the desired amount of kratom leaves into the jar, either loosely or contained within teabags or tea balls. (Tip: Use anywhere from seven to ten teabags to get a more potent tea!)
- Find a spot that gets a lot of sun.
- Place your container in that area and let the tea steep for one to five hours.
Find Kratom That Works for You
Before you can make your lovely kratom tea, find a strain of kratom that is best for you. There are tons of options out there, so do some digging and find a strain that fits your lifestyle and needs! You may want to test out two or three different strains to get a feel for how kratom sits with you. Once you understand your kratom preferences, you might even want to try your hand at creating your own kratom blend to further customize your experience.
Relish Your Kratom Experience
There are a ton of unique and creative ways to take kratom, but at the end of the day, it’s all up to the user’s preferences. Some people find kratom’s flavor to be disgusting if they take it directly or in tea form, and may benefit from adding sweetener (honey or sugar, for example) to the concoction. Another option may be steeping your kratom tea and black tea at the same time to mask kratom’s bitterness. Educating yourself on kratom’s history and its varieties can prove beneficial and help you find the kratom that is best for you! Just be sure you always consult your general practitioner before buying any new substance.
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Disclaimer: kratom is not used to treat, cure, or mitigate any disease, illness, ailment, and/or condition. Please see FDA import alert 54-15. We make no representations as to intended use or suitability for use.