How to make Kratom tea.
A tasty and relatively simple way of taking kratom is by making tea of it:
- put 5-10 grams of powdered leaves in a small amount of hot water and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes.
- add black or herbal tea and sugar or honey.
Following is a basic recipe for making stronger Kratom tea. This recipe makes enough tea for several doses or about 8 moderately strong doses
- Take 56 grams of Kratom powder and put into a pot. To this add about 1L of water
- Boil gently for 15 minutes.
- Pour the tea through a strainer into a bowl and reserve the liquid... squeeze the powder in the strainer to get most of the liquid out.
- Put the powder back in the pot and add another litre of fresh water. Repeat steps 2 & 3.
(after the powder has been strained a second time, it can be discarded.)
- Put the combined liquid from both boils back into the pot and boil until the volume is reduced to about 1 cup (250 ml).
(The idea is to boil the tea down to a small volume so that each individual dose can be quickly swallowed.
You can boil it down to whatever concentration you are comfortable with. Be careful near the end of the process.
If it starts to become syrupy, it may spatter and/or burn.)
The tea is bitter tasting. To minimize the unpleasant taste, gulp it down quickly and then immediately chase it with a pleasant-tasting beverage, such as fruit juice. Or add honey or another natural sweetner.
The same general preparation method can of course be used with larger or smaller amounts of herb by simply adjusting the volume of water used.
Kratom tea can be safely stored in the refrigerator for about five days. It is probably okay to keep it a bit longer, but it’s better to play it safe and not drink it after five days. It can be stored for many months if you add some alcohol to it.
Adding about 10% alcohol will preserve it for many months (in the refrigerator). That is one part 80 proof liquor (vodka, rum, or a similar spirit) to three parts Kratom tea. When refrigerated, some components may precipitate out of solution and form a sediment in the bottom of the container. This sediment may contain active alkaloids so it should be redissolved before consuming the tea. This is easily done by warming the tea and stirring.