If you are curious about kratom tea and how to make it, but don’t know where to start from, but hope you enjoy some benefits, then, we are here to help. In this article, we will discuss the nature of kratomtea and the various methods of preparing it. You’ll also learn how kratomtea compares to the various other kinds of tea.
What is kratom tea?
A member of the coffee family, the kratom tree is native to Southeast Asia and mostly cultivated in Indonesia. Under friendly, tropical conditions, wild kratom trees can reach heights of 80 feet or taller.
When you hear people talk about kratom they are referring to kratom supplements or kratomtea products that consist of the kratom tree’s leaves. The leaves are pulled from the tree, dried, and then either crushed into smaller pieces or ground into a very fine powder.
In Southeast Asia, kratom leaves are traditionally chewed by the user, whereas in the U.S. they are more popularly used in powder or capsule form.
Although you may see mention of various kratom strains online, such as Maeng Da. or labels that refer to colors, most strain names are not indicative of actual kratomtea effects on the user.
Tips for Making Kratom Tea
Kratom tea is an easy way to enjoy a pick-me-up beverage at any time of the day. While the process of preparing tea is simple, there are a few essential things to remember when making Kratomtea to help you get the most out of your brew.
The easiest and most common method of making Kratomtea is from powder. You receive the full benefits of high-potency Kratom powder in a single cup, and a sweetener helps to mask the taste.
Materials & Ingredients (makes one cup)
Saucepan with a pouring lip
Small whisk (a Matcha whisk works well)
8 oz water
Kratom powder (your dosage)
Strainer or coffee filter
1 small lemon
Honey, sugar, agave juice, or maple syrup (optional)
Place water in the saucepan and heat until hot, but not boiling.
Squeeze the juice of the lemon into the water, then add your dose of Kratom powder.
Stir vigorously until the Kratom powder is distributed evenly. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Place a strainer or coffee filter over your cup and pour in the tea. This collects powder residue that did not dissolve.
Stir in your choice of sweetener. Drink immediately.
You can also prepare Kratom powder tea in your coffee pot. Add your dose of Kratom powder to the filter in place of coffee. Be careful not to add too much water to the pot, which may over-dilute your Kratom tea.
Honey, sugar, agave juice, or maple syrup (optional)
Heat water using the hot water kettle or saucepan, but do not allow the water to boil.
Fill the tea bag and add to the teapot with your dose of Kratom crushed leaf. If using the French press, remove the plunger and add Kratom leaves to the bottom of the jug.
Add water to the pot or press. Leave to steep for 15 minutes. The longer you leave it to steep, the stronger the flavor will be.
Remove the teabag or strain tea into a cup and stir in the apple cider vinegar and your choice of sweetener. Drink immediately.
Preparing Kratom Iced Tea
If you love sweet tea, or you dislike hot beverages, you can make and enjoy a Kratom iced tea. Sweet Kratom iced tea can mask the characteristic bitter flavor of Kratom powder to give you a pleasant and refreshing beverage perfect for sipping on a sunny day.
1 cup prepared Kratomtea
2 large slices ginger
2 teaspoons honey
½ cup orange juice
½ cup pineapple juice
Add the slices of ginger to the hot Kratom tea and leave to steep for 5 minutes.
Strain the tea into a mixing jug and stir in the honey until dissolved.
Add orange and pineapple juice to tea mixture. Leave to cool.
Add ice to a tall glass and pour over cooled tea. Serve immediately.
Preparing Kratom Sun Tea
Sun tea is an excellent way to prepare large batches of Kratom tea for storing and drinking throughout the week, or for serving at large get-togethers.
Brewing Kratom tea using UV light makes a weaker brew than tea made on the stovetop, so you may not be receiving your usual dosage.
Materials & Ingredients
One-gallon glass jug
12-15 cups of water
Kratom leaf (one measured dose per cup of water)
Add water to the one-gallon jug.
Fill the reusable teabags with crushed Kratom leaf making sure not to overfill the bags. Seal the teabags and place them in the water. Stir well.
Seal the jug and place it in a sunny location for at least one hour and no longer than 5 hours. You may need to move your jug throughout the day to ensure that it is exposed to the sun.
Remove the teabags from the jug. Reseal and place in the refrigerator for up to a week or until you are ready to drink it.
Is Kratom Tea For Sale?
While you cannot buy kratomtea as a standalone product, you can purchase kratom powder online to follow our kratom tea recipe at home. Here, you can tailor your kratom to your liking by adding ingredients that are enjoyable to you. So, while kratom is not available for purchase as a finished product, you can buy the ingredients necessary to make it on your own.
Once you’ve decided if you want to use a kratomtea bag or kratom powder, there are a few different recipes you can use to get your desired result.
Making kratom tea without a strainer
Measure out about one teaspoon of powdered kratom leaf.
Boil 2 to 4 cups of water.
It’s up to you how much to use, but more water will dilute the strong flavor.
Pour hot but not boiling water over the kratom powder in a large container with a pour spout, and stir until it is thoroughly mixed and no clumps of powder remain.
Most people like to sweeten their tea with honey. Lemon may also help with the flavor and enhance the tea.
Drink after cooling – some prefer to allow the powder to settle to the bottom before drinking.
Making kratom tea with a strainer
In a large pot, boil 4-6 cups of water.
Once you’ve reached a boil, add in your desired amount of kratom leaves or powder.
Let the mixture simmer for about 15 minutes.
Pour the contents through a coffee filter, strainer, or cheesecloth. If you’re using kratom powder, allow the powder remnants to settle to the bottom of the pot before straining. If you want to sweeten the whole batch, add sweetener or honey and stir. You can also sweeten each serving as you drink it.
Store the leftover tea in the refrigerator and enjoy it over ice or heat it up when you’re ready for your next cup.
How to make kratom sun tea
Fill a jug or pot with room temperature water.
Add your kratom powder, leaves, or tea bags into the water. We recommend using between 7-10 tea-bags or at least one bag per serving.
Place your pot in the sun for up to five hours (one hour minimum).
Occasionally stir the mixture.
If you want to infuse your kratom with lemon or another flavoring, add it to the mixture.
Serve the kratom tea over ice for a refreshing pick-me-up.
Note that with sun tea, your brew may not be as strong as it would when making the tea with hot water.
Is kratom tea stronger than kratom powder?
Most people actually brew their kratom tea from kratom powder, and kratom powder can produce many different results. The effects of kratom tea can range from relaxing to stimulating. People often wonder whether kratom tea is stronger than kratom powder, but the answer depends. That’s because the kratom tea’s strength depends entirely on how much kratom you use to prepare the tea.
Does boiling kratom kill the alkaloids?
No! This is a myth in the kratom community. Alkaloids in kratom are stable at temperatures above water’s boiling temperature. Mitragynine is the most abundant alkaloid in kratom. We performed tests on kratom tea to see how much mitragynine was present in the tea liquid after it cooled from boiling temperatures. Our conclusion was that hot water tea extractions are very effective and the mitragynine survived the high temperatures. 60-70% of the alkaloids from the raw kratom powder were transferred from the leaf to the water.
However, kratom has many different alkaloids and it’s possible that not all of them do as well as mitragynine does. Some users have reported that kratom tea offers a different experience than kratom powder mixed with water at non-boiling temperatures.