Kratom Tea Preparation Instructions

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.

229 thoughts on “Kratom Tea Preparation Instructions”

  1. Cold turkeying 180mg methadone, 1 week in and I literally am too weak from not eating for a week to go make a cup of kratom tea… Guess I’ll get up and do it now. Doesn’t seem to make anything better though, maybe a little less cold and sweaty but much the same otherwise.

    1. Maybe you need to use a little more. I’d go little by little upping the amount powder so get right strength. Everyone is different and depending on use. Since yours is opiate dependency you may need more. I myself can not relate but know MANY people that used this to try help with this and are amazed. It works great for my mild pain relief and sluggishness. But like other comments say you can over use and become overly dependent. I hope my comment helps you. I know it’s been awhile since you posted

  2. I have found the microwave to be my best friend. I mix about 10 to 18 grams depending on strain, then 6 or so squirts of lemon juice then add a bit of grapefruit juice. When you shake, there is so much air, but put in the microwave just to warm/heat, and don’t boil. All air is gone, and it’s super concentrated. I have noticed a significant difference to just shaking and waiting. I also have not found the microwave to harm the alkaloids based from personal results.

    1. Your way works great! Microwave is definitely best. Strained it and it was good. Thanks for the advice!

  3. I use 1/2 tablespoon of white meang da. Use spring globe mixer in shaker cup. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Microwave on high for 30 seconds only. Let stand overnight so that powder settles to the bottom. Use a Melitta pour over filter holder to strain out the powder. Mix with honey, sugar, to taste or just drink straight it doesn’t matter. Tastes like a different strain of coffee. Takes almost a full hour to feel full affects. Mild euphoria and reduced pain

  4. Uhh, pro tip – do not use boiling water (Use hot water, but no bubbling/boiling water) at all. EVER. Boiling water will kill all of the alkaloids very quickly, making it nothing more than bitter tasting, non-beneficial, tea. Be sure that if you must boil water, do NOT add the kratom until it has completely stopped bubbling, and is still hot, but like I said, not hot enough to boil! This is super important!

  5. I’ve tried making kratom tea (strained) 50 different ways & not a single one has ANY effect. I’m convinced this plant has to be boiled for like 2 hours to release the active alkaloids or something because even when I use massive amounts of powder, lemon juice & varying temperatures/times, it produces no effect unless I leave the sludge in. And the sludge gives me gastritis/esophagitis.

    When I say “massive amounts,” I’m talking several ounces of kratom to make one batch of tea. And it does nothing. Meanwhile, one plastic spoonful of the powder in some cold water lasts all day & has moderate opiate-like effects. I’m convinced people are getting placebo effects from this strained tea.

    1. this isn’t an answer to all your problems but try capping it! Fixes the throat problem for me at least. 000 caps are cheap and it’s a decent way to regulate dose

    2. Hi Bummbed…i have gastritis as well and your right That sludge or big amounts I mean dark green in color. Only works and I have to drink it 3 times a day. Way to much. 12 oz cups.idk what to do im making way to much tea. While I take the full powder taw I’m good. May be it’s our stomachs? Damage? Or to much stomach acid? Weird…

  6. I’ve left comments on some other websites, so some of you may have seen them there. Got some very nice answers but also some of the worst answers I’ve ever seen. I’m fighting the urge to go back on the tramadol. Not prescribed tramadol either, but from anonamousPharmacyRUs, at extortionist pricing. Not because kratom doesn’t work, becase it does, but because of the amount of capsules I have to take. I can’t stomach the powder. Doesn’t make me sick, but it’s like tea with a very bitter element to it. Have made tea and like otheres hear, just tea with no effects whatsoever. Kratom powder is cheaper than capsules but capsules are easier for me to take. Local smoke shop prices are better than online prices and don’t suffer from the headaches of credit card processers disappearing. Plus, the lady that owns it will buy particular strains or large amounts of capsules if you ask her to. My issue with kratom is that I want a consistent dose that I don’t have to vary depending on the pain. If I can find that, my capsules will last an entire month with just one purchase. 300 capsules should last me an entire month. Instead, I had to purchase a bottle of 250 capsules last week to make the 50 or so caps I had left last me until next month, when I plan to buy a thousand red maeng da capsules. That I can’t go through in a month even if I took 30 a day, which I haven’t done, yet. Most I’ve ever taken is 8 capsules at a time. I would also like to take kratom just once a day. If possible. That will also help to stretch the caps. But my pain doesn’t cooperate. I’ve never been on methadone, and after reading some of the comments hear, will never be. Tram was my demon. Aweful stuff. Should never have been put on the market. I wish kratom came in pills or chewables, but that’s mostly a convenience thing. The capsules have a taste of their own, although not a bad one. Kind of vinagery. Have noticed no difference between capsules and powder as far as effects go. No withdrawal from kratom when stopping except a mild, gee I’d love some kratom. I don’t consider that withdrawal although it’s possible it is. And whoever keeps saying kratom is a drug, you’re absolutely right. So is coffee. So is coca cola, most teas, and a lot of other substances you consume on a daily basis. Your point? If it’s a choice between taking kratom, which I can buy legally and with no lectures accusations from anyone or taking tramadol, in order to get I have to either pay ridiculous prices from pharmacies I’d rather not know anything about, hopint the D E A doesn’t come knocking on my door each order, or begging my unsympothetic doctor who has said numerous times that I wouldn’t hurt if I just lost weight, I am not kidding, or try tylenol it works great, I’ll pick kratom. I did relapse. Once. I don’t deny it. I won’t relapse again. See my above comment if you’re interested. Tramadol made me feel psychotic. I wanted to murder people. Then cry into my coke until I died from the depression. Ended up in the E R twice due to tramadol, once because I felt so exhausted I couldn’t function, would’ve killed for 8 hours of uninterrupted, no itching or rls sleep, and once because the 200mg pills I was ordering from god knows what country and then halving to get my 100mg dose, caused a ceisure. Mom called 9 1 1 and I woke up halfway to the hospital with no idea where I was or how I got there. That, along with my horrible overdraw counts and the one lone I took out to get tramadol, was finally enough to convince me enough was enough.

    1. I dont know if this is the best method but I bring a few cups of water to a boil then bring down to a low simmer. I add a little lemon juice and about a tablespoon of kratom and let it simmer for about 50 minutes. Then I strain with a bandana into a container. Mixed results but sometimes it’s just as effective as Toss n Wash or stronger

    2. Tea is the way to go…no doubt….consuming capsules or tossing it is waisting it. I have 32 oz thermos, i put 2 heaping teaspoons in, boiling water in, and close it up……shake it, 15 minutes later it settled, pour a glass……the effects are IMMEDIATE….No f#&king around. Period…onl y way to go….If you don’t feel any effects, you’re doing it wrong or your kratom sucks.

    3. You need to make your own capsules Kratom. Look up DIY capsule Kratom.

      I use Powder and have for over 10+ years. You can also use oblete disks (rice disks) to parachute it, almost like wrapping paper towel around your dose and swallowing it down but the main difference is the rice paper is edible and dissolves so it’s way better.

      Powder is east for me to take and i mix it in lots of water, the more water you drink the better because Kratom dehydrates you.

      Kratom only forms dependancy not addiction so i wouldn’t recommend drugs like Tramadol that recruit beta arrestin that can kill you from respiratory depression or form horrible addictions.

  7. Finally, someone after my own heart. Tramadol. Weakest of the effective opioids with some nasty anti depressive action. Great when you’re on it, but when it runs out … hold on. I’ve been on kratom capsules for about two years or so. Went back to tramadol once about six months ago because of one pill versus multiple capsules, but went back to kratom, hopefully permanently, about a month ago. The grey market prices for tramadol have gotten ridiculous. I take anywhere from 4 500mg capsules, minimum, to 6, on moderate pain days, to 8, on bad pain days, and I even took 10 once on an excruciating day. No withdrawals whatsoever. I did decide to torture myself slightly and wait until the wd’s started for tram before taking kratom. Symptoms went away. Took it for scoliosis pain. Kratom’s pain killing effects are a lot stronger than any dose of tram ever was. It also helps my mood, which can be volotile while going through tram withdrawals. I also started vaping in order to help curb the pain, this was while I was back on the tram, and want to quit that. Nicotine is just as bad as tram as far as withdrawal goes, although if I’m being honest, it’s not the same symptoms, just a low level, gee, if I only had some vape juice … Does anyone know if kratom affects nicotinic receptors? If not, is there a natural substance I can take to get off of that? Yes nicotine is legal and I can buy it at my smoke shop, but the vape machines you use to puff the stuff are expensive, fragile, prone to failure and not easy to use unless you can see. Oh filling them isn’t a problem, but when they malfunction … anyway, enough rambling from me. I invite anyone struggling with tramadol who wants help, not rehab but just help sticking to kratom, including myself, to email me or comment hear. I’m not a troll, although my comments are long. Email me at coffeeking ms at gmail if you want to, no pressure. I’ve never been to drug rehab, never will, and will quit this crap on my own terms. I wish tramadol had never been approved. It’s a very weak opiate, with a nasty combination of serotonin and adrenaline inhibition. All three of those together produce some truly frightening withdrawal symptoms. I took it to kill pain. Nothing more. No high, no buzz, no, oh my god that feels good. Just absence of pain. And I paid for it, literally, when my prescribed meds ran out.

  8. 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. 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. 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.

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