As you may already know, there are many ways of consuming Mitragyna Speciosa. Raw leaf, capsules, extracts, fine powder, resin and tincture are some of the formulations in which this herb is enjoyed. Many people like the “toss and wash” method of consuming kratom, but making kratom into a tea seems to be more pleasant for some. Kratom tea is considered more soothing and better tasting than some of the above-mentioned formulations.
Benefits of Kratom Tea
Kratom is known for its many medicinal benefits. The herb has been used for thousands of years by Southeast Asian cultures where it’s ground into powder, chewed as raw leaves and incorporated into ceremonial teas. It has since been discovered that heating kratom releases the potent alkaloids faster compared to simply chewing the leaves.
The best part is, unlike with other herbs, boiling kratom won’t damage its psychoactive alkaloids. This is the same reason many kratom extracts derived by heating are some of the most potent forms of kratom available.
Kratom tea enthusiasts report that the tea is the most effective way of consumption. Apart from the quick onset of effects, users report a steady and well-balanced flow of effects. The tea is said to offer enhanced performance when it comes to treating symptoms such as muscle tension, chronic pain, depression, erectile dysfunction and mood swings, among others. As with many other forms of kratom, the tea produces feelings of wakefulness, increased energy, euphoria, sedation and/or stimulation depending on the dosage.
How to Make Kratom Tea
Kratom tea is made by simply boiling fresh or dried kratom leaves in a pot of water. The powder form can also be used. As the mixture is boiled, the alkaloids are released into the water to form a semi-thick green or deep orange beverage. The mixture is then strained and the remaining matter is tossed away, leaving a kratom beverage that can be enjoyed as tea.
From this quick overview, we can see that making kratom tea isn’t that difficult, but there are a few specific details you need to know. Kratom tea preparation typically takes about 30 minutes, so it is definitely more time-consuming than other methods. Once the brew is complete, you can store it in a freezer for up to a week without losing its potency.
Making kratom tea is more like making any other type of tea. First, you need to collect all the materials before you get started. The amount of kratom used will depend on the desired effects you want to achieve. Here are the general recommendations for dosage:
|Moderate||5 grams||stimulant or sedative-like|
|Strong||10 grams||more sedative/euphoric|
|Very Strong||15+ grams||very sedative/euphoric|
Keep in mind that if you’re using a kratom extract or concentrated powder made from resin, you will likely need a smaller amount. Additionally, some kratom strains are more potent than others, so always consult the packaging for dosage recommendations and adjust accordingly.
Step by step instructions
1. You will need the Kratom powder (of course), water, a kettle and a basic strainer.
2. Softly boil about a cup and a half of water in a pot or any standard kettle.
3. Add an appropriate amount of kratom leaf or powder into the boiling water.
4. Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes.
5. Observe the color of the brew and remove the kettle when it turns deep orange or yellow.
6. Strain the liquid over a mug.
7. Toss the remaining matter collected over the strainer.
You can repeat the process several times depending on how strong you want your tea. Generally, the tea will become more potent the more times it is cooked, but a single brew usually does the trick just fine. You can flavor your Kratom tea by adding a spoonful of sugar, honey, stevia or cinnamon. Also feel free to throw in a bag of your favorite tea to enhance the taste.
As you’ve seen, brewing tea is one of the most convenient ways of consuming kratom. For those who can’t handle the bare taste of raw powder, this can be a tasty and soothing way to enjoy the benefits of the herb. If you find the above process of preparing kratom tea to be somewhat tedious, you can always opt to buy kratom tea bags, which are more convenient to work with.
Until next time,