Kratom TeaWhile many people like the “toss and wash” method of kratom consumption, making it into a tea is a much more pleasant experience for many. The taste can be pretty bitter, but with the right preparation it’s comparable to an extremely potent green tea flavor.

Start by measuring out between 1 teaspoon of powdered leaf. Using an extract is not recommended, as the hot water may break down some of the alkaloids, there’s no added benefit, and it’s more expensive. Boil 2-4 cups of water. The more water you use, the less strong the flavor, but as long as you drink it all the effects will be exactly the same.

Put the kratom powder into a large cup or container with a pour lip, and pour the boiling water on top. Stir until it is thoroughly mixed. Be sure there aren’t any clumps of dry powder. I highly recommend adding sugar, artificial sweeter, or honey (honey works the best to cut the bitterness), and stir. If using artificial sweetener, 2 packets is a good starting amount. Let sit until cool (at least 15 minutes), stirring occasionally.

Once cooled, allow the powder to settle to the bottom. Pour the tea into a drinking cup, and enjoy! At this point you can add more sweetener to taste, or add water or ice cubes to dilute the flavor. As long as you drink all of the liquid, the effects will be the same.

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  1. Margie everette

    What is the best way to enhance the effects of Kratom? What is the best way to brew kratom? I’ve been making it in my coffee pot as if you would make coffee. Is that effective or does the hot water destroy the alkaloids? Does taking lemon juice with the capsules increase the effects? Does anyone know where to get any good poppy seeds anymore? The poppy seed tea used to help with my pain but then lately there is no good poppy seeds on the market because the FDA started regulating unwashed poppy seeds. Anyone know is Kratom better than poppy seed tea? I can’t do toss and wash because it makes me sick. Are the capsules just as effective as the powder? I appreciate any answers thank you

      1. Margie Everett

        Thanks Brian I’ll try that but where do you get the French press? And doesn’t the hot water destroy alkaloids I see so many different methods it’s confusing do you think the coffee pot method is a waste of time?

    1. Joseph

      Tea is the way to go…eating it doesn’t work….people that say it does are lightweights. 32 oz thermos, 1-2 heaping teaspoons kratom, fill with boiling water. I mean HOTT!! Close up, shake…..let settle for 15 minutes, pour in coffe cup… need to strain it if you let it settle. Feel effects immediatel. I’ve been taking it every day for 2 years….any other way is a waste…..ENJOY AND YOUR WELCOME. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE LARGER DOSE. IT WON’T HURT YOU.

  2. Margie Everette

    Can someone please tell me the most effective way to make Kratom tea

    1. Joseph

      Read my reply a couple comments back.

  3. Jasper stam

    I am trying 1tsp of dry leaf with boiling water poured over. I will try actually boiling it together when i dose again tonight or tomorrow. Depending how she goes I may or may not double up after that. I will save the used leaf matter to add to smoothies.

  4. Johnnie

    How is your recovery now? Also did it help with the suboxone withdrawls and how much do you recommend? Any help is appreciated.

    1. Josh

      Day 2 of kicking Suboxone with little to no withdrawals effects actually had a kratom tea at 7:30am had an nice sedated feeling for a hour or 2 and feel asleep from then til 4pm! That’s super rare for me….Will post updates of my recovery 🙂

      1. Michele.

        Josh that’s awesome. I am coming of prescription opioids and I make the tea. 2 teas per cup hot water. So I use my coffee maker and pour 4 cups of water into chamber and turn coffee pot on. Once all the water is in the pot, I turn coffee pot off and add my kratom RED Bali. In the morning 1 Red 1 green for energy. Then I stir with wooden spoon and add lemon juice. Lemon helps protect the alkaloids. Then I set my timer for 25 min to let it steep. I then put a filter in my coffee pot and pour the mixture in to filter out the sludge ( I don’t even have to turn my coffee pot on for this to work. This takes some time cause the end is full of sludge. After thats done I add sugar and drink one cup every 4 to 6 hours. Love love love it. Hope this helps give you another idea. Stay strong.

        1. Christine M Hintze

          I did 2 teaspoons for two people and then tried two teaspoons per person. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. Nothing happened. I am using the directions shown above.

          1. Dfrom Texas

            10 grams of powder in a shaker bottle w about a cup and a half of o.j. Works best …. shake it up and chug … I’ve used this method for 5ish years I take around 20 grams a day .. dose in the morning one dose for bed … sometimes a smaller dose in middle of day …

    2. Todd

      Hello all. Please be aware of any reviews that may include disturbing side effects of Kratom use such as gastritis and/or esophagitis, psychosis, etc. It’s very possible that these are strategic misinformation by Big Pharma that wants Kratom to be banned as it’s a major threat to their profits in the narcotic pain relief and psychiatric med markets! These side effects apparently do not exist outside the US!!
      If intrigued, please see this article by a scientist in Malaysia who has studied Kratom for years…..and read the 1 important comment to his article!!!

  5. Christian

    Just added 9grams of 70/30 White Maeng Da/Bali red into a coffee filter. I boiled 10 cups (about 1 coffee pot) and slowly poured the water into the coffee strainer with coffee filter. I poured an 8oz cup to sip slowly. Saving the rest of the coffee pot for tomorrow. I will keep you all updated.

    1. Mya

      Please update! I have both strains and would like like to know the combined effects.

  6. Pat

    Anyone who bakes knows what a teaspoon is. Use the teaspoon from a set of baking measuring spoons NOT
    a teaspoon from your silverware drawer. Scrape excess off the teaspoon with the back of a knife. This will give you a true measure.

    1. Scott

      where can you but it in the US

      1. Courtney

        You can buy it in WV at the local liquor stores

    2. Lady Godiva


  7. Scott Kidd

    I’m cracking up such a big argument over what a teaspoon is ha ha..
    Everyone so funny… like 1 gram either way is gonna make a difference 🙂

    1. Fcuk You

      LOL I didnt even read it yet it is probably over the amount of Kratom, as too much might wack you out. Amen to that.

    2. Nalla Pete

      And even funnier if you understand they are different types of measurements…tsp measures volume, gram measures weight, so since they are not interchangeable, it actually depends on the substance in question;
      • 1 tsp of crushed, dried leaf is lighter than powder, weighing less in grams, so powdered kratom will weigh more for the same amount.
      Technically you are all right about the conversation but they aren’t for kratom, altho they are for something 😁

      1. HWK

        Dried leaf can’t be lighter than powder, Wright is weight. Weight is an amount. You can’t say it will weigh more for the same amount, unless your specifically talking about a substance that is inside the two products, or an effect it causes. I herd the tea is harsh on your liver and it’s best to drink it with water, and take stool softener. Good luck guys, I’ve never had a heroin addiction though.

    3. AZgirl

      Started using Kratom to get off sub. I boil 8+ oz. water, squeezed and bring it to boiled. Then add about 2 tsp powder and piton simmer15-20 min and let sit. Then I feel like I’m ina science experiment. I can’t stand the criticism… so I use a small and a-coffee filter, pout through. Again again and again. Changing filters frequently. I end up with around 8 ounces of tea and there’s usually some powder grid at the bottom of the bottle that I stored in. I pour about 2 ounces into a cop they had to master water sweeten low heat it up and drink it. Are usually never consume the powder is that OK? Our leaves the same potency? it seems to be working but so messy😍

      1. Adam D

        I took my last sub last Friday I’m at 6 days. I tapered down to serious .25mg for a month. I feel almost no WD. The only thing is sleep because I dosed at night and I think the feeling of the meds under my tongue help me sleep. But I just lay there like I haven’t completed something, no pain, anxiety, or RLS. I am drinking a little Kratom I got from my mom because I’m a little fatigued in the daytime but nothing different than being sore after exercise. I HIGHLY recommend tapering to as little as you possibly can. I was on them for 2.5 yrs and I had so much fear behind stopping. Docs and people aren’t kidding when they say taper taper taper. Good luck to you!

        1. Mya

          Dude no lie, add Magnesium to your diet as high as is necessary for your age/gender. Every day. It makes the ed so much easier and sleep!!

      2. Nate

        I really don’t even know the amount I use. It’s like I use different amounts on different days, like how much I sense I need. I feel that I probably sometimes use a bit more than what people describe, but yea, different amount depending on the day. I’m in the process of kicking a Tramadol addiction. I didn’t think Kratom would help as much as it does. It’s a sort of subtle kind of help. It sneaks in some normalcy which I really appreciate.

        1. Rod

          how long were u on tramadol, and does using kratom really help? I’ve been dosing down on tram. but it’s been real hard… serious about rehab. thanks

          1. kendell clark

            Hi rod, I’d love to help you. I hope I didn’t butcher your name, I’m blind so typed what my screen reader says, or what I thought it said. I’m trying to kick a tramadol habbit, have been off for a month or so now. Kratom works man. It really, really works. Tramadol withdrawal is terrible, something I probably don’t have to tell you. My doc cut me off cold turkey, and I had no idea at all how much I’d suffer. I doubt I’d suffer more if I was waterborded. The mood swings, the rls, the insomnia, the pain that I took the tram for, wanting to rip everyone’s head off who came near me for the slightest reason, then in the next instant wanting to jump off a bridge and just end it all. I’m not exagerating either. I didn’t end up in the hospital or mental ward only because I held most of the symptoms inside. Kratom killed all of that, although it took a couple of doses before it did. If you’re serious about kicking a tram habbit kratom will help you do it. Dependin on what form of kratom you take the dosage will be slightly different. For capsules, you need a minimum of 4 capsules, 2 grams of powder, before you’ll notice an effect. This is because the parts of kratom that have opioids in them are very small compared to the rest of kratom. There are two opioids in kratom, mitragynine, and 7-hydroxy-mitragynine. Not to get technical on you but those two chemicals make up about 1 percent (for 7-hydroxy-mitragynine), and 60 percent (for mitragynine), and the rest of kratom are different chemicals, most of which I can’t spell. That’s why you have to take so much, there are only a few milligrams of one chemical and a few dozen milligrams of the other, that will help your tram withdrawal. Depending on the pain and the withdrawal, you may need to take 6, 8, or even 10 capsules before you’ll notice an effect. But if you’re new to kratom, always start small. Take 2 grams of kratom, your bottle will tell you how much kratom is in each capsule, and if you don’t notice anything in an hour, take another gram. Wait an hour, and take another, and so on. Once your withdrawal symptoms eb and your pain is gone you’ve found the dose that works for you. Stick to that dose, only going over it if you have a lot of pain or bad withdrawal. I am not a kratom expert by any means, nor am I a doctor. But this is the best advice I can give you. If your bottle of capsules or bag of powder has dosage instructions, almost none of them do, follow them instead of what I’ve said hear. Kratom is not just a plant, it is a medicine, although a natural one instead of one that’s made in a lab, and like any other medicine you need to be careful about how much you take. Kratom will not kill you if you take too much. If you do, all that will hapen is that you’ll begin to feel sick. You may even throw up. But you will never die from a kratom overdose unless you mix it with other stuff, stuff like valium or zanax, or other opiate pain meds, but kratom on it’s own will never kill you. Stilll, eep to the dose that works for you, although you can move it up a bit if your pain or wd is particularly bad, but always try to be careful, is all I’m saying. If you ever need any more help, with kratom or emotional help, don’t hesitate to email me at coffeeking ms at I’m a former addict who relapsed once, and I am determined to help others fight through what I fought through, and am still fighting through.

  8. Adrianna

    So just asking, I use powder. I have been using hot water mix it lump free, then I’ll add some cold water an take it like a shot. Am I not supposed to drink it with all the grit in it?? Am I supposed to let it sit an pour the top in a separate cup an discard the rest?

    1. Deborah

      Hi Adrianna,
      I was wondering if you ever received any reply to this question regarding not drinking the grit. I’m also curious.
      Please let me know if you can.
      Thanks ☮️

    2. Greg

      I have been drinking this tea for a little over 6 months. (might mean something, might not) Been getting Lratom tea products from the many Kratom/kava bars around here. I like the grit, doesn’t bother me feel its part of the mixture. reading articles to learn how to make the tea for myself. These places charge a bit. It gets pricy if you go every day. Prices range from 6 to 8 for a single (12 OZ) to as high as $13 for a double (16 OZ )… enjoy the effects. several of us at work enjoy splitting a growler of the stuff, changing the color often.

    3. Nate

      Depending on my day to day hardiness I either drink the grit or not. I do feel I save some powder by actually ingesting the grit. If I don’t drink it, I make a big cup, sip all the way to when it starts getting gritty, then I add more hot water, let it cool again and do the same once more. Then I rinse out the rest. The other way I actually stir after the grit settles and I quickly drink it all which then is all semi gritty. If I need a bit of a break, I just drink some plain water and continue. People just need to get over this idea that this is tea. This is medicine, and that rarely tastes good! I feel anything covering up the taste is a waste, I rather save that for a cup of real tea, if you know what I mean…

    4. Chris

      Honestly if you’re going to drink the grit you might as well just do rinse and wash. I only make tea to avoid consuming the nasty powder but normally when I dose I do a quick rinse and wash

    5. Mae

      If you can tolerate the taste & grit no problems. I put it in empty gelatin capsules because I don’t like the taste.

  9. Kay wilson

    Maybe tea isn’t best for some of you , I make and take capsules couldn’t ever get used to the taste. Taking a pill is so much easier I take 2 in am maybe 2 in the afternoon. Works great

    1. Mya

      Yes but making it in tea form allows your kratom to last longer, in my experience anyway. So I save a lot of money but have to taste that horrible stuff 😉

    2. Not real name

      Not sure if anyone else does this or I’m killing myself; but I put about 2 ounces of water in the microwave – get it hot, add about 7-8 grams of powder and let it sit for 10 minutes becoming a thick sludge. After that, I add 4-5 ounces of whole milk and a couple of squirts of herseys syrup and can swallow it down in 8 seconds – delish. In 30 minutes I’m feeling fine and usually asleep in 50. Been able to cut my ambien use in half and wish I knew of this stuff when I was going crazy doing a cold turkey stoppage of Xanax. Would have made a huge difference.

      1. Brandi Barton

        OMG I have been taking kratom on and off for over 7 years and swallowing 20-24 pills was painful but I Cannot stand the smell or the taste of Kratom. I have tried it so many different recipes different ways to make it in Tea form and was never able to get it down. Thank you so much for your post and your recipe. I now have a very pleasant way to take my kratom now. I cannot thank you enough for your recipe it is amazing. Anybody reading this I can assure you this is the best way and actually it taste good. And I will tell you I hate the taste and smell of Kratom and I will not drink milk I hate milk but this recipe was perfect.

  10. Christopher Walsh

    I’m just taking this for the first time, so how much powder should I mix?

    1. Tanya W

      The article says 1 teaspoon 😉 ♡

      1. Fcuk You

        One tea spoon is like a tease.

        1. m

          Right?! A good tablesooon. Toss n wash. Thee best. Only make tea when I have a couple extra bucks for yogi kava kava tea to put in it to mask the flavor.

    2. Susan

      I have been using capsules because I couldn’t tolerate the taste. The tea I have perfected for me is

      Measurements for your normal dosage or make two batches
      Measure on scale with a coffee filter
      Put powder in a pot
      Soak powder in real lemon juice and make sure the powder is stirred so it all gets the lemon juice
      Then let it soak for 20 min to activate the alkaloids.
      Then ad your water 2 cups per batch.
      Turn the fire on med once it gets hot turn it on a very low simmer for 20 min. I also add a normal tea bag for better flavor but I don’t leave it in to long.
      Then it’s time for straining
      I put coffee filters on canning jars with rubber bands. When they stop dripping I change the filter again. I sometimes filter them 3 times but two is enough. I add sugar when it completely finished.

    3. Kratom

      3-6 grams

  11. Michael Shayne Bailey

    Let me start by saying methadone will kill you… I was a deputy sheriff and was struck by a car and 33 surgeries later and on over 100 mg of methadone a day and almost dead twice because of it three different pain clinics I was almost bed ridden for 13 years but thanks to a wonderful wife and a heck of support system involving my sons I was able to get off methadone but that left me in constant pain and in bed all the time. Then one glorious day my son introduced me to kratom it has been a God send. Since I’ve been on kratom (for about three years now) I’ve been able to get up start lifting weights and hiking even went elk hunting last year. Kratom has given me a life that I otherwise wouldn’t of had. Thank God for kratom… and before all this happened I served in the airforce as a PJ special operations just to give you an idea of the type of person I am and wouldn’t make this up..

    1. Brian S

      Michael thank you for you story. I am in the same situation as you with Methadone. I have been on it for over 10ys for pain (never over 40mg). It worked great for me but its getting harder for me to find a doctor that understands. I have had two great doctors that I appreciate trying to help me. Well I have had to make the switch to Buprenorphine which its been four days and I have felt nothing but pain and misery. I have seriously debated switching to Kratom but was wondering how bad were the withdrawals when you made the switch? Did you have relief immediately? My fear is that the Kratom will work initially but stop work after a week or two. Anyways I’m glad it has worked for and I pray I find a solution to stop this pain.

      1. Michael R.

        I was also on methadone for pain after spinal fusion that left me in chronic pain for 20 years. I was taken off methadone primarily due to the current opioid crisis in the U.S. (Love those doctors who avoid practicing medicine for fear of DEA scrutiny) Then I discovered Kratom from a Netflix documentary “A leaf of faith” which I highly recommend. I started using Kratom powder mixed with fruit juices, but became ill due to stomach aches. Now I use tea brewing 2 – 3 g with boiling water and black tea. Incredible pain relief (Maeng Da works best)! I now follow a rotation regimen with different strains to prevent tolerance problems. THIS STUFF KILLS PAIN as well as opiate withdrawal!

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    2. A.

      There’s is actual 3.4g per tsp roughly. That is from getting a scoop of fine Kratom powder and patting it flat in there decently. Drop on a digital scale. That’s all people have to do…it doesn’t lie and it’s the same for why is this so difficult? Lol

  13. Kenema

    Don’t boil the water, let it simmer.

  14. Tony

    I make my in coffee maker with tea or coffee. I have used a soft boil with lemon and ginger. Both are fairly good. As some one said it’s cheap so try whatever you want

  15. Steven Dammann

    Here’s how to make the best Kratom tea- Get some CRUSHED LEAF kratom, not the powder, and take a standard tea scooper spoon and put about three scoops into a large French press(I use a Bodum). Pour boiling water in there and let the loose tea sit the boiling water, using the presser to shake the tea around occasionally. After eight minutes or so, you’ll see the water turn to tea. Enjoy a couple big cups of potent tea! You can even make a second serving with the same leaves, it won’t be as potent but it will be worthwhile!

    1. Ginger Lawrence

      Ok, I’m confused. Do I have to add lemon to it or is that optional? I’m going to be breaking up capsules to make the tea. I tried taking the caps but it has left me burping sulfur and a nasty stomach ache. Please help.

  16. Cole

    Does the water absorb all the stuff that cause the effects of kratom or is there still some in the sludge that’s at the bottom?

  17. John S Hildebrand Sr

    I’m brand new to K and have tried a lot of the idea’s posted here. So far, tea idea is working best.

    1. Joell

      The best way is with Oblate disks and Tomato Juice! By the disks on Amazon, dip in water, and swallow with Tomato Juice. The tomato juice works best because it is thicker than water or OJ (and has way less sugar) which makes it easier to swallow the packets or Kratom!

      1. A.

        Yeah the bags are ok if you take a cpl of grams at a time..if you take a TBL spoon as a dose…no one has time to make 8 of those

        1. Carrie

          I’m pretty sure the 5 gms in a teaspoon idea comes from granulated white sugar – but powdered kratom has different mass (density) and therefore the gram weight is not the same . Get a gram scale – only about 12 or 15 bucks on Amazon or in kitchen stores and you will be able to weigh accurately and reliably !

    2. Jeff

      There is exactly 2.5 grams of powder in one level teaspoon. Trust me on this.

      1. Stephen campbell

        This isn’t true. Aside from the fact that it’s different for different strains, you forget that there is 6 grams in a tablespoon and 1/3 of that is a teaspoon so 2 g lol

    3. Rebecca I make my tea in a cup using a single filter. I cut open a green tea bag..put in filter…pour hot ( 160* ) thru filter…

      1. Joe

        Is making a tea better than just mixing powder in with water? I have mixed in with water every time I use it…considering tea but don’t want to waste it

  18. Dukie

    How many grams of powdered tea are in a teaspoon?

    1. Rogue

      you can ask on a forum but can’t take 5 minutes to look it up and learn something so Elementary? 5, there are 5 grams in a teaspoon.

      1. There are actually about 2 to 2.3 grams per teaspoon and 6 to 6.9 grams per tablespoon. The grammage (if that’s a word) varies slightly depending on the density of the powder.

        1. Christan

          Yes!!! Thank you for putting whole Rogue in place 😂🤣

        2. Marissa

          That’s great bud thank you for knowing your shit! Good looking out! 🙂

      2. Patty

        If anyone is stupid it’s you! How dare you

      3. Dylan

        Why do you have to be a dick

      4. Pigfist

        Don’t be an asshole, this forum is for questions, dumbass

      5. Lisa

        What a total butthole to be so snarky when someone posts a comment seeking advice And then on top it off you’re a total dumbsh*t because YOU were wrong Thank God you’re not a pharmacist! 😂.

      6. Evan

        That is incorrect. There is about 2.2 grams in a teaspoon. Look it up. It’s elementary.

      7. Paul Baldwin

        Lol. You must be thinking of a Tbsp. There is 2.1-2.5g of powder in a tsp.

      8. Cyph


      9. Saffron

        Jeez you sound like fun to be around

      10. Caleb

        DYiu have to factor density you clown, read a book. Imagine being so arrogant to people, while still managing to be completely wrong.

    2. Dipping dots

      About 2 grams

    3. Tristany

      1 tsp=2.46g!

    4. Tristany

      Wow Patty! Seriously? I’m a pretty intelligent woman, graduated at the top of my high school class, went to college and excelled but I don’t have the greatest memory retention, especially for things I don’t use and consider on a daily basis! I had to look this up myself and to be honest with you, even 2.46g for a tsp is dependent upon the density of what’s being measured and whether it’s a loosely packed tsp or not. Therefore, this measurement from grams to tsps is not exact and that’s why they say that the best way to measure the weight..grams is weight! Is by using a scale. I, myself haven’t yet bought a scale so I’m going with what I have and have researched as a second best way to measure Kratom.
      You get what you give so if you want to be treated with kindness and respect, than you need to be giving others the same kindness and respect!

      1. Lisa B.

        I feel certain Party’s reply was intended for Rogue who seemed to think there are 5 grams in a teaspoon and not your very kind AND correct answer. 😉

      2. Cyph

        Thank you! Like seriously Where’s the respect nowadays

      3. Merleen Becker

        Ty u said it perfect, we r here looking for help and kindness

    5. Michaela Evans

      4 grams per teaspoon. Well 4.2 to be exact

    6. Jeff

      There are EXACTLY 2.5 grams in one level teaspoon. So if you fill a teaspoon and level it off with the edge of a knife, it will be almost exactly 2.5 grams. Trust me on this. I sell Kratom.

    7. Schmusse_katze

      It is a universal accepted fact in culinary culture that a teaspoon has 5 grams of what ever. That being said, it will also depend on the density of the substance.

  19. Frederick

    I’m pretty good when it comes to coffee my friends and family say I make the best cold brewed coffee. I wonder if I use my cold brewed setup if kratom would be good cold brewed. With coffee u get waaay less acid content and waaay more caffeine than u would hot brewing due to the hot water killing the caffeine. I’m gonna run a small batch for 13 hours and let you guys know. Mmmm mmm tasty. Cold brewed honey lemon kratom tea!!

    1. Brittany

      Frederick, please let me know how this works out for you!

      1. Frederick vanmanen

        2.25 grams my dear

      2. Frederick vanmanen

        Kartom in grapefruit juice kick ass

      3. Frederick vanmanen

        High Brittney love that name

    2. Janky

      I always put a hefty tea spoon if powder in a mug of hot coffee with cream and sugar. Tastes great

    3. Mandy

      How was it?

    4. Joell

      How did this work out for you?

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