Although most people simply eat their Kratom dose, whether it be via toss n wash or Kratom Capsules, another popular method of using Kratom is Kratom Tea. This article will explain everything you need to know about Kratom Tea, including how to make it, what ingredients to add for the best flavor, and how the effects differ from the regular way of taking Kratom.
How Are The Effects Of Kratom Tea Different From Regular Kratom?
One of the most interesting aspects of tea is that it has unique effects versus Kratom Powder and Capsules. Essentially, it is much more fast acting than regular Kratom, and can also provide more powerful peak effects.
This is due to the fact that Kratom’s alkaloids are already dissolved into the tea prior to drinking it, allowing the alkaloids to quickly absorb into the bloodstream. Compare this to regular Kratom Powder, where the alkaloids are not absorbed into the blood stream until digestion occurs, which can take hours.
Overall, tea typically starts taking effect within minutes, and peak effects occur in 1 hour or less, versus regular Kratom which can take 2-3 hours to reach a peak. The only downside is that the overall duration of a tea experience is typically shorter than a regular Kratom experience, with effects waring off in only 3-4 hours versus regular Kratom which can have effects for up to 10 hours.
How To Make Kratom Tea: The Classic Method Using Kratom Powder
The most common way to make tea is via using Kratom Powder. Essentially, Kratom Powder is mixed into a pot of water, and lemon juice is added, since the citric acid helps the alkaloids to dissolve into the water. This step can be somewhat difficult, since Kratom Powder does not easily mix into water even if lemon juice is added.
Then the water is heated and consistently stirred. At this point opinions differ on how much heat should be used. Some people say that the Kratom should not be heated to the boiling point, since that could destroy the alkaloids. Other people say that it should be boiled hard, and boiling extracts the most alkaloids.
Since opinions differ on this, the best way to make tea is to first heat up the Kratom without boiling it, pour and strain out the tea, and then add more water and boil the Kratom. If you do it this way you are guaranteed to extract the maximum amount of alkaloids into your tea.
Notably, a golden coffee filter is the easiest way to strain out the tea, although cloth is also commonly used. Also, when boiling Kratom be careful not to let the pot overflow.
Making Kratom Tea With Pre-Made Tea Bags
Although the process described above for making tea is straightforward and simple, it can be a lot of work and take a lot of time. The easiest way to make tea is to buy pre-made tea bags, such as the Green Maeng Da Kratom Tea Bags from Amazing Botanicals.
If you use pre-made tea bags, simply heat up a cup of water in the microwave and then add your tea bag, and steep it for 5-10 minutes, like you would with any other type of tea bag.
This method is by far the most convenient way to make tea, since it takes only minutes and there is no mess and no fuss.
What Should I Add To My Tea To Make It Delicious?
One downside of tea is that it is extremely bitter on its own. However, that is easily rectified by adding honey, sugar, hot cocoa, cream, etc. You can experiment with different levels of sugar, cream, and cocoa to find the flavor that is best for you. Ultimately, if you add the right sweeteners, Kratom tea can be incredibly delicious!