Kratom has been making its expansion into western culture rapidly, and you’ve most likely encountered a lot of Kratom-based products, as well as various methods of consumption, from the simple toss and wash to making a traditional Kratom tea.
Well, what you might not have known is that some Authentic Kratom tea is probably the safest and most effective way to consume Kratom, and that’s why we’ve put together a 10-step guide on how you should go about making your fresh cup of Kratom tea.
You Need to Know What Kratom Tea Is
Kratom has an incredibly long history in the part of the world where it originates from – Southeast Asia. Farmers have used it as a stimulant to get through long days in the field for centuries now. Even though they have been known to pick and chew on Kratom leaves, the more traditional way to enjoy its potential benefits is to brew it into tea.
And What Are Its Effects
A lot of research still needs to be conducted on this exotic plant to prove that it has all the properties that it is praised for. However, people have been using it regardless of that, and according to them, Kratom acts as a stimulant, where it raises your energy levels but still keeps a cool and collected mind.
What Strains Should You Use
There are many different Kratom strains out there, which can all be used to make some tea. But, depending on the strain, the tea changes, not the taste. That will remain pretty much the same, but certain strains have been tied to specific properties they allegedly possess. Such a strain would be Maeng Da kratom, which is supposed to help with pain relief.
Should You Make Your Tea From Leaves or Powder?
Tea made from the Kratom leaf is supposed to be more potent and have a stronger taste. However, Kratom leaves are tough to come by anywhere outside of the area where the plant actually grows. That’s why in the west, we’ve steered towards the use of Kratom powder, which is essentially just dried and ground leaves, so the only real difference is the one mentioned above.
Where Should You Get Your Kratom Powder
You should always buy any Kratom products only from trusted and well-established vendors. There’s not much more to expand on there, Kratom on its own is supposed to be perfectly safe, but you do want to know that what you are buying is what is advertised, so make sure to inform yourself first before buying.
What’s the Correct Dosage for a Cup of Tea
The correct dosage for you might not be the same as for the next person, but it will always be in the range of 1-5 grams. That’s the limit above which Kratom has been said to have some sedative effects, which aren’t really what you want from a stimulative cup of tea. To find out what the right dosage for you is, start with 1 gram, and work your way up until you feel comfortable with the effects.
What Method of Cooking You Should Use
You can simply brew it just like you would any other tea, add the powder to hot water, let it sit, drink it. However, another process has been gaining popularity, which is brewing your tea in a slow cooker. This essentially allows you to add ingredients to it and mix the tastes, but more on that in a moment.
Can You Add Something to the Tea to Improve the Taste?
You can add other ingredients to your Kratom tea, as without any additions, the taste would not be described as very pleasant. The most common way to go around this is to add some lemon juice and a bit of ginger powder. If you still need a sweet little something, adding honey to this mixture is a great idea.
The Proper Cooking Etiquette
If you are brewing the tea traditionally, let it sit for 10-15 minutes after it’s ready, just to let the tastes mix and settle in. If you’re making it in a slow cooker, you should let it brew for a good long while, up to 2-3 hours.
Some Additional Kratom Tea Recipes
If you want to experiment with your tea further, you could add a couple more ingredients to the mixture, like a mint leaf, maple syrup, or camellia leaves. To get your perfect mix, you’ll have to try different combinations until you find the perfect one.
Now you have all the necessary information to brew your very first cup of Kratom tea, so get the water heating and get ready to relax with a nice warm cup of this exotic beverage.