Do you like tea? How about kratom? What if I told you that you could combine the two and make an amazing drink that would help you relax and unwind after a long day? Kratom tea is a great way to enjoy the benefits of kratom, and it’s easy to make.
In this blog post, we will discuss how to make kratom tea, as well as some recipes and flavor additives that you can use to enhance the flavor.
Benefits Of Kratom Tea
Kratom tea is a great way to enjoy the benefits of kratom. Kratom is a plant that is native to Southeast Asia, and it has been used for centuries by the people who live there.
The leaves of the kratom plant are traditionally crushed and made into a powder, which can then be ingested in many different ways.
One of the most popular ways to consume kratom is by making it into a tea. When you drink kratom tea, you can expect to feel more relaxed and at ease.
Many people find that drinking kratom tea helps them to relieve stress and anxiety, and it can also help to improve your mood. Kratom tea can also give you an energy boost, so it’s perfect for drinking in the morning or afternoon.
How To Make Kratom Tea
To make kratom tea the conventional way, you will need a pot or deep pan that will hold whatever amount of liquid you hope to end up with. You’ll also need something to strain your mixture through and a pitcher to filter it into.
While you can certainly brew a single serving, many people choose to do a pitcher or jug at a time so they don’t have to repeat the process as frequently. This recipe makes 64 ounces, or four 16 ounce servings.
What You’ll Need
- Pot or pan (4 qt.)
- Maeng Da or other pure kratom powder or crushed leaf (four of your desired doses)
- Cheesecloth or fine mesh filter (grade 100 is deal)
- Citric acid powder (1/2 teaspoon)
- Pitcher (64 ounce or greater capacity)
You can use whatever type of kratom you have on hand, but we go with Maeng Da because it is consistently high in mitragynine, the predominant alkaloid (plant chemical) present in the leaf.
In terms of color, most people opt for green vein kratom because it seems to provide the best balance between relief and stimulation. If you’re looking more for relaxation, perhaps red kratom is a more appropriate option for you.
- Fill pot with 64 ounces of water and bring to just below boiling (180 degrees F or so is great)
- Add 1/2 teaspoon citric acid powder, or substitute with equivalent squeezed lemon or lemon juice
- Stir in kratom powder
- Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes
- Let steep for three hours (optional)
- Using your cheesecloth as a filter, strain the mixture into your pitcher
- Add sweetener, ginger, or other flavorings to taste
You’ll want to keep the leftover tea in the refrigerator. The citric acid added during the brewing process acts as a preservative, but we recommend consuming the batch within a week if possible.
The citric acid is not an absolute requirement, but it helps draw more of the desirable plant chemicals out into your final solution, thereby allowing you to get more out of your kratom.
For conversion purposes, 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid powder is roughly the equivalent of two tablespoons of lemon juice.
Why Temperature Matters
Again, it is important to note your temperature. The 180 degree mark is significant because mitragynine begins to degrade as temperature and acidity increases.
However, we know that it is stable for at least eight hours at a temperature of 180 degrees F and a pH of 4.5.
If you follow this recipe exactly, your tea mixture should be right at this level. You can use pH test strips to analyze your individual batches.
Once you learn how to make kratom tea, you’ll want to explore the various flavoring options that are out there. The tea on its own has a taste that considered less than pleasant by many, but certain flavors blend with or offset it fairly well.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Flavor syrup: Simply pour or pump it into your brewed tea and mix. Some of the most popular flavors include mango, caramel, peach, mocha, raspberry, and vanilla. Popular brands include Torani and DaVinci.
- Honey: Kratom naturally tastes a lot like freshly cut grass would probably taste. Honey serves as a sweetener and helps cut through the bitterness a bit. It also contains antioxidants and is sweeter than table sugar.
- Agave nectar: This is sometimes used as an alternative to honey. Multiple animal studies have shown agave to be superior to honey for weight loss and blood sugar control purposes. These findings have been replicated in at least one human study.
- Ginger: Not only does its flavor mix well with kratom, ginger has shown to provide a number of potential health benefits. Its active chemicals, which include gingerol, paradol and other terpenoids and flavonoids, have shown antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, liver nurturing, and other positive characteristics.
- Chocolate extract
- Vanilla almond milk
- Green tea
So, now you know how to make kratom tea using things that you probably already have in your kitchen (maybe minus the cheesecloth). Get creative with your additives and maybe even try combining some to create your own unique blend.
Finally, remember to use care when deciding on how to dose new batches or strains so you avoid accidentally taking too much and becoming nauseous. Sometimes less is more.