How to Make Kratom Tea: A Short Step-By-Step Guide
Traditional tea is undeniably a popular beverage around the globe. However, herbal tea is also proving to be a great alternative to traditional tea. From moringa to matcha tea, people enjoy the taste and aroma of these herbal beverages. Kratom tea is also one of the herbal teas that are growing immensely popular. But it can be tricky to make. In this article, we’ll discuss how to make kratom tea.
How to Make Kratom Tea Using Kratom Powder
To make kratom tea, you need to gather the right supplies and ingredients. Some must-haves are kratom powder, honey/other sweetener, and lemon.
The next step is the preparation of tea.
For this, take a glass of water and boil it. Then add kratom powder to the boiling water, give it a good mix, and let it dissolve. After 10 minutes, strain the remaining tea. Add lemon juice to the tea as this helps with the extraction of alkaloids in kratom powder.
Now it’s time to enhance the flavor of tea. For this, you can use a sweetener of your choice such as honey, stevia, maple syrup, etc.
How to Make Tea Using Kratom Leaves
Prepare the Leaves
Wash the kratom leaves and dry them. You can directly use the leaves or crush them using mortar and pestle.
Make the Tea
Now boil the water and drop the kratom leaves into it. Turn the flame low and let it set for 10 minutes.
If you don’t want to boil the kratom leaves, you can simply add them to hot water and let it simmer. Also, don’t forget to add a lemon for better alkaloid extraction.
Strain and Sweeten
Now strain the remaining liquid and add a sweetener of your choice.
Other Methods to Make Kratom Tea
Kratom Tea Bags
Kratom tea bags are easily available in the market and are possibly the easiest way to make tea.
Tea bags contain a precisely measured quantity of kratom. All you have to do is put them into a kettle or cup containing hot boiling water.
After a few minutes, remove the tea bags and add lemon juice to it. Your instant tea is ready.
Iced Kratom Tea
Not a fan of hot beverages? You can instead make iced kratom tea. Simply prepare the tea by any of the methods mentioned above, cool it down, and add ice cubes to it.
Sun Tea Method
This is another way of making kratom tea that uses the sun instead of direct stove heat. This method can be used to make large batches.
To make sun tea, take a container filled with water, add kratom (preferably tea bags) to it, and leave it exposed to sun rays.
After 4 hours, take the container away from the sun and pour the tea into cups.
Aeropress Kratom Tea
Here is how you can make kratom tea using Aeropress:
- Boil water in a vessel.
- Set up the Aeropress by pushing a plunger into the brewing chamber (½ inch).
- Put the kratom leaves in the brewer chamber and pour the boiling water onto the leaves.
- Let it stay for a few minutes depending on how strong you prefer it.
- Place it into its stand and press the plunger until it sits at the bottom.
Your concentrated tea is ready.
Q: How to Enhance the Flavor of Kratom Tea?
Ans: There are many ways to enhance the flavor of kratom tea. Some of these include:
- Sweetening by using something like honey, maple syrup, stevia, etc.
- Adding ginger or mint for a herbal taste.
- Using cinnamon and cloves for taste enhancement.
- Adding sugar and milk to it is just like traditional black tea.
Q: What is the Best Time to Drink Kratom Tea?
Ans: The best time to drink kratom tea also varies from strain to strain. For instance, red kratom tea is suitable during nighttime. Similarly, people prefer green strains for midday activities and white strains as a coffee replacement.
Q: How Many Times Should I Drink Kratom Tea?
Ans: Generally, you can take 2 cups of kratom tea during the day without worrying about the side effects. However, it all depends on how strong you want your tea to be and your purpose for drinking it.