How to Prepare Kratom Tea: A Guide for Beginners
Did you know that the is indigenous to Southeast Asia? Mainly, it’s found in New Guinea, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
There are many ways to take Kratom. The manual laborers in certain regions would chop off leaves and chew them to combat fatigue.
In Thailand, locals use Kratom leaves to treat medical conditions. The main active ingredients in Kratom are mitragynine and 7-hydroximitra-gynine. These ingredients have anti-inflammatory effects and can relieve pain and stress.
Nowadays, people ingest kratom in the form of tea. Read on to learn more about the benefits of Kratom tea and how to prepare it at home:
Benefits of Kratom Tea
Why drink kratom? Why is it gaining traction in the US now? Some people use Kratom tea to treat the following:
- Relief for anxiety
- Mood elevation
- High blood pressure/hypertension
- Opiate Withdrawal
It’s also a recommended drink to deal with pain. It may also aid with cognition enhancement and to improve focus.
Tips For Brewing Kratom Tea
Kratom tea can be a refreshing beverage served at any time of the day. Of course, you need to brew it properly to get the most out of it. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your cup of Kratom tea.
Don’t Use Boiling Water
Kratom contains active chemicals that are the main constituents for its benefits. Active alkaloid compounds are generally stable at high temperatures. Avoid pouring boiling water when preparing Kratom tea.
If you pour boiling water onto other Kratom products (not the original leaves), you may strip the product of its alkaloid contents. The alkaloids may also mix with the hot water and you will receive none of the benefits. When preparing Kratom tea, use moderately hot water.
You may use boiling water that cooled down slightly or you can heat the water and stop right before it starts to boil.
The alkaloids in Kratom also have nitrogen. While Kratom is stable at high temperatures, exposing them for long periods may cause the compounds to degenerate. Your Kratom tea may end up less potent and you won’t get any of the benefits.
Try adding a lemon or apple cider vinegar to your Kratom brew. These acidic ingredients may help to buffer the reaction that breaks down the alkaloid content. These ingredients can also serve as a refreshing addition to your brew.
Kratom, while offering many benefits, can be a bitter tea blend. Some people use the toss and wash method, where you ingest powder and wash it down with water immediately. Sometimes, however, the Kratom powder can stick and you will still taste the bitterness after.
You can add sweeteners like sugar, honey, or agave juice when making Kratom tea. You may also add ginger, cinnamon, or citrus zest while steeping Kratom tea.
Remember, while preparing Kratom tea, stir thoroughly. Sometimes, Kratom powder will settle into clumps. We recommend that you use a small whisk or a matcha whisk to disperse the powder throughout your tea.
Use the Right Dosage
Kratom tea may give you many benefits, but ensure to only follow the right dosage. The typical serving for Kratom is 2.4g. If you’re new to using Kratom, start slow.
Document the effects before taking more. Remember not to exceed two servings in 24 hours. When preparing Kratom tea, you can add more water to dilute the flavor. To gain the same benefits as your original dose, drink the entire cup.
How to Prepare Powdered Kratom Tea
There are many ways how to take Kratom. Powdered Kratom tea is the easiest and most common method of preparing. You can learn more about Mitragyna Speciosa here.
To make a cup of Kratom tea from powder, you will need the following:
- Matcha whisk or any small whisk
- 8 oz water
- Your dosage of Kratom powder
- Coffee filler or strainer
- Choice of sweetener
Once you have everything ready, it’s time to brew. Begin by following these steps:
- Heat your water. Make sure it’s not boiling.
- Squeeze lemon juice into your water.
- Add your Kratom dosage.
- Stir with a whisk until the powder is evenly distributed. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Place your coffee filter or strainer over your cup then pour the contents in.
Add your choice of sweetener then drink immediately! It’s always better to keep the drink warm instead of drinking it after it cools down.
How to Prepare Kratom Tea From Crushed Leaves
Do you want to enjoy natural Kratom? You’ll need to make it from its leaves. Gather the following materials:
- Saucepan or kettle
- French press or teapot
- 8 oz water
- Your dosage of Kratom
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Your choice of sweetener
- Reusable teabag (this is optional)
Got everything? Start brewing by following these steps:
- Heat your water in the saucepan or kettle. Do not allow the water to boil.
- Fill the tea bag with your dose of Kratom and add it to your teapot. If you’re using a French press, add the crushed leaves to the bottom of the jug.
- Pour water into the pot or press. Allow steeping for 15 minutes. The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavor.
You can then remove the tea bag or strain your tea in a cup. Add apple cider vinegar and sweetener and stir. You’re then ready to drink!
How to Prepare Kratom Iced Tea
Wait! Although hot Kratom tea is the recommended method, you can enjoy it iced. Start by getting the following ingredients:
- One cup of prepared Kratom tea
- 2 slices of ginger
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
Ready with the ingredients? Follow these steps to start brewing:
- Add ginger slices to your prepared Kratom tea. Leave to steep for 5 minutes.
- Strain the tea in a mixing jug. Add and stir honey until dissolved.
- Add orange juice and pineapple juice to the brew.
Once cooled, add ice to a tall glass and pour over the cooled tea. Enjoy this sweet and refreshing drink on a summer day!
How to Prepare Kratom Tea: A Guide for Beginners
Now you know how to prepare Kratom tea! Kratom can give you many benefits with the right dosage. Simply follow these steps here to enjoy your drink.
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