There are a few popular methods of using powdered leaf, but the most common are “toss and wash“, mixing with food, and preparation as a tea. The following is a guide to help users discover their favorite way to enjoy kratom:


“Toss and wash” is basically just spooning the powder into your mouth and washing it down with a liquid.
This is the most “difficult” method but likely gives the strongest effects. The powder is incredibly dry and will stick to your mouth and throat, causing many to gag or cough “blow” the dry powder out of their mouth. If using this method of consumption, it is best to spoon small amounts at a time.


 Kratom can also be mixed into a food.

ice cream and coffee prepOur favorites recipes include mixing with apple sauce or ice cream!

Other good suggestions include mixing with chocolate almond milk or chocolate protein powder.

Keep in mind that kratom has a strong flavor and may not mix well in certain foods. Also, you will not reduce the efficacy of kratom if you take it with small amounts of food or any of our recommended recipes.

User Food Recipes (If you have a favorite recipe, feel free to send it to us to post!)

  • Reddit User nicolio8699:
    1/2 c vanilla yogurt (I used light & fit, but Greek would most likely be better because of its thicker consistency)
    1/4 c. lemon juice
    1 TBSP of powdered bali


Kratom tea
Kratom tea

 Lastly, preparation as a tea is convenient and effective. 
It is important to note that only powdered leaf should be used to make tea. Extracts should not be used.

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.

User Tea Recipes (If you have a favorite recipe, feel free to send it to us to post!)


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 spearmint teabag
  • 1 chamomile teabag
  • 2 teaspoons kratom
  • sugar, honey or artificial sweetener to taste
  • 1 teapot (I use something like this)

Double/triple/etc. the quantities to make a bigger batch.


  1. Boil water in a kettle.
  2. Put both teabags and kratom in the teapot and pour boiling water over top.
  3. Let it steep for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Remove teabags.
  5. Put teapot in fridge and let it sit overnight. Kratom will settle to the bottom.
  6. In the morning, slowly pour the tea into a glass. Be sure to stop pouring once you notice the plant matter is about to come out of the spout. There will be a layer of kratom sludge left in the teapot—just dump it down the sink.
  7. Sweeten tea and drink! (I like to use two packets of Sweet’N Low.)



This Post Has 233 Comments

  1. Laura

    I am not sure why this method is not mentioned, but the easiest way is just buying empty capsules and filling them yourself with a capsule machine ($20). I have one that will fill 50 capsules size 00 which fits about .5 grams in each cap. This is a convenient way to measure out and adjust the appropriate dose. The tea and mixing it with food is such a pain and tastes terrible.

  2. Alternate Methods

    My goto method has been this:

    Mason jar, filled with V8. Mix in desired amount, put the lid on, shake the crap out of it, and drink it down. It has the right thickness that you barely notice the powdered leaf, and it also suspends properly throughout so you don’t end up with a mass of powder at the bottom.

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  4. Giles Earle

    Kratom is easier to brew in a Moka Pot which was designed for making coffee. This sort of thing: Pour it into a cup with a couple of ice cubes, chug it down followed by something to take the nasty taste away.

    To relieve pain less is more – use as little as you can to be normal and able to work. There’s a sweet spot. Too much will make you uncomfortable or sleepy. Start with about 5 grams, just one teaspoonful.

    There’s nothing better for chronic pain – or I’ve yet to find it.


  5. Jarid

    I’ve found after years of experimentation that most people are effected completely differently by different dosages and Pain killing effect seems different between people and strain as well.
    For me my favorite is three teaspoons of Bali mixed in with two teaspoons of maeng da.

  6. Mike Vankleeck

    Uei but be careful it can be very very strong but worth all money very little goes a very long way but be careful the price is too good to be true compared to the rest on the Internet it probably is

  7. Buy Kratom

    Good recipe. One of my personal favorites is kratom + coffee or kratom + energy drink.

  8. RC

    @Ron – I found that Maeng Da is good for pain.

  9. Ron

    Which strain is best for killing pain?

    1. slank

      Hey Ron, I find the red veins are best for pain killing. I have used red sumatra and red thai successfully, and I’m sure other red veins can help. Combining strains is good too! Good luck.

    2. Brenn Phillips

      Ron, try white vein borneo. Its harder to find but knocks out pain and gives energy!

    3. jennnifer

      Red strain is the beat the white is more energy

      1. Carol-Ann Cowen

        Hi Jennifer!
        Do you know…Does the white strain give you more energy than the green strains?

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