Many people enjoy the wonderful benefits of kratom tea, however, many cannot get around the taste of this bitter herb. The powder and raw forms can have a very bitter taste that can vary by strain and supplier. Some people cannot stomach the taste so making kratom tea is an excellent choice for these people.
Making kratom tea is very easy. Some people have suggested that this is the best way to consume kratom. Many like to steep the kratom with their favorite natural and artificial flavors. The benefits of tea are that the user can get all the effects of kratom while also masking the bitter taste. Apart from this, it is also a very pleasant tradition to sip on tea as opposed to the unappealing idea of swallowing several large capsules.
You should first know your tolerance to kratom. Making the tea too strong can ruin a good batch. You can essentially make the tea as strong or as weak as you desire. Your first step in making kratom tea is to acquire the materials. You can purchase bulk kratom from various vendors. You have 2 options when it comes down to purchasing the kratom plant material.
Option 1: Stem & Vein Tea
Stem and vein are very cheap and available from various kratom suppliers. The benefits of this type of kratom are cost. Most people who purchase stem and vein use it to make teas or extracts. Stem & vein or dried leaf is not as easily consumed as the powder and is typically considered an inferior and less potent product. Nonetheless, many prefer the stem & vein or dried leaf to make teas. Just remember that the stem & vein or plain dried leaf is less potent than the powder (most of the time).
Here are steps on how to make tea with Kratom Stem & Vein
- Measure the amount of product you wish to add into a pot of boiling water. The more you add the stronger the kratom tea will be. Remember that you can always add more if the preparation is too weak. For stem and vein, it is best to test and see how powerful the mix is before creating more.
- Let the preparation steep in the pot of boiling water for 10-15 minutes or more. Generally, this is long enough but some people like to steep a large pot for a good hour.
- Use a strainer to filter out the majority of the large plant matter. Then use a cheesecloth to filter out the fine grains of material.
- At this point, you can measure out your cup of tea, and then add the flavors or you can choose to heat it up and flavor again with another type of tea. How you do this is up to you. You can add in your own flavorings like citric acid and other natural flavorings.
- If you make a large batch of tea you can store in the fridge for future use. Some people like to make a batch fresh while others like the convenience of making large batches.
Option 2: Kratom Powder Tea
Making kratom powder tea is even easier and much more convenient than using the stem and vein method. The powder is easy to measure and one can find their favorite kratom strain and supplier of the bulk powder. A lot of people like to use 1 tsp. per cup of tea, however, this may be too strong or too weak so always test lower amounts first.
Making tea with kratom powder is much easier as one does not have to strain out all the bulk plant material. It is also easier to gauge how much kratom alkaloids are being added to the tea.
- Purchase your favorite bulk kratom powder. Different strains will offer different effects.
- Go to a specialty tea store (or buy online) empty tea bags. Fill these tea bags with the desired strength. Some people choose 1 tsp. per 1 cup however, you may want to go more or less depending on your experience with kratom.
- You can add in other tea bags and steep with the kratom teabag
- After 10-15 minutes your kratom has steeped, you can remove the tea bags and drink the tea as you normally would.
you can see, making kratom tea is fairly easy. You can make in various ways with different types of kratom. You can choose to make your own kratom tea blends. The biggest benefit of kratom tea is helping to mask the taste and incorporating into a pleasant ritual for many people.