Many people do not like the ‘toss-and-wash’ method of taking kratom, myself included. It is not near as effective with food in the stomach and is more likely to cause nausea. This is why I choose to make kratom tea with kratom powder. This article is meant to detail my method on how to make kratom tea with powder.
What You’ll Need
First things first, you’re going to need a couple of things to make kratom tea, being the following:
- Teaspoon or Tablespoon
- Coffee Cup
- Circular Disposable Coffee Filters
- Lemons or Limes (Alternatively, Lemon or Lime Juice)
- Pot (Preferably a Sauce Pan)
Step One: Prepare the Water
Step one is to use your coffee cup and add one and a half of those cups to the pot/sauce pan. For every cup of water you add, add another half cup. This will leave you with one cup after some of it evaporates.
Step Two: Prepare the Kratom
You’re going to want to make a sort of tea bag to hold the kratom in. First, take the desired amount of kratom (2 teaspoons to a tablespoon of Barrett Botanicals’ kratom is average), and dump it in the center of one of the disposable coffee filters. Next, you’re going to want to fold it in half. Then, tuck the corners in, and roll the top down. Staple it. If done right you will have made a tea bag out of the kratom powder.
Step Three: Put the Kratom on the Stove
You’re going to want to put the water on the stove at this point. Put it on mid-heat, setting ‘6’ on most stoves. Put the tea bag you made in step two into the water, and squirt some lemon or lime juice into the mix – just a few good squirts. The acidity from the lemon/lime juice will help extract the alkaloids from the plant matter. Put a ladle on top of the tea bag to submerge it. Set a timer for 35 minutes.
Step Four: Watch the Stove
Every 5-10 minutes, go check on the kratom and make sure the bag is submerged. You may also flip it around and stir it if you please.
Step Five: Drain the Bag
Just like with regular tea, once the timer has gone off, pour out the tea into the cup, and press against the tea bag full of kratom powder with the ladle or a spoon to squeeze the last bit out.
Step Six: Sweeten the Tea Up (Optional)
Kratom tea is very bitter, so I like to add cane sugar syrup or honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg to my kratom tea, then let it cool down either naturally or with ice, then holding my nose and just chugging it.