I get asked a lot of questions about kratom tea from people who have tired of the toss and wash method. I can’t say I blame them as there are few kratom-related things as unpleasant as getting clumps of kratom powder stuck to the roof of your mouth or having it catch in the back of your throat.
Brewing yourself some fine kratom tea is the best way to enjoy everything that the Mitragyna speciosa (read: kratom) leaf has to offer. It’s also the easiest way to remedy the problem of kratom leaf’s naturally bitter taste.
Today I’m gonna walk you through how to make a fast and easy kratom tea at home. We’ll discuss some of the main questions and concerns people have, and I’ll try to debunk any rumors that you may have heard about kratom tea.
The following is everything you need to know about brewing kratom tea. Let’s jump into it!
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This is by far the most commonly asked question among noobs to the noot game. It’s also a rather good one as experienced users will give you any number of answers to it, but most of them would be wrong.
Many users allow their kratom tea to steep for only 10-15 minutes which is an insufficient amount of time to let the kratom leaf’s properties strain. Remember, you’re after kratom’s alkaloids here, so you want to practice some patience so that you yield the optimal results.
Most seasoned kratomites will tell you that a window of 20-25 minutes is the ideal amount of time to let your kratom tea simmer before drinking the resulting mix.
I’ve had many friends come to me, complaining that their kratom tea had no effect on them and this was invariably the consequence of them boiling their kratom leaf. Boiling kratom causes kratom’s alkaloids to dissolve.
Instead of boiling, you want to simmer your kratom tea, but be sure to avoid a rapid simmer as this will result in intense heat and bubbling which will defeat the purpose. What you want to do is set your tea to a slow to medium simmer by introducing a low flame with little to no activity in your pot.
Another question I get from people who are only used to boiling tea and coffee is, “How do I know when the water is simmering?”
It’s simple: Once the water has reached the right temperature, tiny bubbles approximately the size of raindrops will break through the surface of your water every second or two. If these bubbles begin to rise, it’s time to lower the heat and introduce your kratom. Voila! You’re good to go!
If you’re unsure as to whether or not your water has begun simmering, you can use a thermometer to check the temperature. Water begins to boil at 212 degrees, but water actually simmers at just 195 degrees Fahrenheit.
When you see your water approaching this temp, you can turn your pilot down and add your kratom powder.
Here is everything you’ll need to brew yourself a delicious cup of kratom tea. I think you’ll agree that it’s much tastier and easier to get down than the toss and wash.
If you follow these steps you’ll produce the perfect glass of kratom tea:
Start by heating your water until it comes to a simmer. Once tiny bubbles have formed, add the desired grams of kratom powder or kratom leaf (personally, I recommend crushed leaf, but this is optional). Use a digital scale or measuring cup to measure out your kratom.
Once your kratom leaf has been added, let your kratom tea simmer for 20-25 minutes. When the clock’s run out, you can dip your teabags into the mixture to kick things up a notch.
Add your tablespoon of honey (to make the proverbial medicine go down), allowing the mixture to simmer for another two to five minutes.
Remove from flame and let stand until cooled. From here, you’ll use your sieve to strain your kratom leaf. The remaining liquid is what you will be drinking. Add your juice for extra flavor.
Stir and enjoy.
The remnants in your sieve can be used to brew another cup of kratom tea or discarded once you’ve removed your mixture from the flame.
The experience of drinking tea is infinitely more soothing than any other method. Some skeptics may balk at this notion, but the proof is in the pudding…or the pot, as it were. Those who have enjoyed kratom tea know how relaxing it can be.
When combined with the natural sleep aid chamomile which tends to induce an anxiolytic effect akin to kratom, it’s no wonder that people prefer kratom tea to other methods of preparation.
There is also the taste and smell factor since kratom is notorious for its bitter taste and overwhelming aroma. By brewing kratom with teabags and adding additional natural ingredients, you end up with a more pleasing product that goes down like a charm.
Kratom tea has been known to improve mood, increase sexual arousal, suppress appetite, relax muscles and assist in insomnia relief. At certain doses, it may also be mildly stimulating. As with other kratom preparations, kratom may induce an intense state of euphoria.
There really is no finer way to enjoy kratom leaf than to brew it in the form of kratom tea. It delivers all of the purported benefits of kratom powder without triggering one’s gag reflex or leaving a terrible taste in your mouth.
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