Kratom Methods Of Preparation

There are a few popular methods of using powdered leaf, but the most common are with capsules or tablets, “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:

Kratom Capsules and Tablets

Kratom capsules have become one of the most common ways people now use kratom. You can find pre-capsuled kratom in almost any head shop in the US while some choose to buy empty 00 or 000 capsules and capsule their kratom for themselves. 

It’s important to note that 00 capsules are much better suited for kratom extract (due to the necessary dosage concentration of approximately 1/2 a gram to 1 gram. 

000 capsules are better suited for regular kratom powdered leaf. The increased size allows them to hold up to 1 gram of leaf per capsule, minimizing the amount needed for a regular dose. 

Kratom Capsules

Toss and Wash

“Toss and wash” is basically just spooning the powder directly into your mouth and washing it down with a liquid. Kratom is known as a diuretic and is associated with dehydration. It is important when using this method that you hydrate. This could be with your favorite sports drink or you can just stick with water. The word hydrate comes from the Greek word for water, so its hard to find a better hydrating beverage. 

This is commonly known as the most “difficult” method but is the quickest in a pinch and arguably gives some of the strongest effects.

The downside to this method is that 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. 

Mixing Kratom With Food

Kratom can also easily 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 Preparation

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.)
Kratom Tea Potentiators

In simple terms, a potentiator is an additive used to enhance the effects or duration of kratom’s alkaloids. People use potentiators to lower one’s kratom dose and/or make kratom more effective over longer periods of time. Many of these potentiators are full of additional health benefits and will forever change the way you make your own kratom tea. There are a countless number of kratom tea combinations that you can use to boost your drinks potency, lower kratom tolerance, and increase overall health benefits. 

Coffee and Kratom

The Mitragyna Speciosa, or better known as Kratom, is a close relative in the Rubiaceae family tocoffee, a plant species that millions of people around the globe consume daily. People around the globe use coffee for a variety of reasons, and like Kratom, not all coffee drinkers fit one particular profile. What we can find however, is overlapping uses, similarities and benefits between the two closely related plants. For instance, both Coffee and Kratom users report consuming to obtain an energy boost, facilitate social interactions, aiding physical performance/stamina, improving focus and enhancing one’s mood. But why are some coffee drinkers substituting their morning routine for Kratom, and others finding that combining the two works as a perfect blend?

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336 thoughts on “Methods Of Preparation”

  1. I scoop a big Spoonful,(Powder Form) tilt my head back & slowly pour it on the back of my tounge & Slam it back with Chocolate milk.. the taste doesn’t last long & it goes Rite down..

  2. Thanks for the info on how to prepare kratom. My sister is thinking of using kratom because it should help her with her health condition. I’ll share this article with her as she shops for kratom capsules.

  3. I use green malay on occasion I use about 1/2 teaspoon I put in my mouth swish and swallow with iced tea after I take a drink of tea I shake my head and then swallow usually it goes down fairly well once in a great while I breath right after I put powder in my mouth and cough a bit but usually swish and swallow with iced tea works for me

  4. I’m an “old guy”. I’ve been mixing only about a half teaspoon of powder into about 8 oz of grapefruit juice. Must stir very well and repeatedly to make sure the powder is fully blended. Effects are quite remarkable actually….especially a palpable feeling of “well-being”, anti-depressant type effect, and definitely a reduction in all bodily aches and pains. However, it is possible that kratom is the cause of some extended stomach problems, including incessant gurgling and “roiling”….because when I stop kratom for a few days my stomach calms down back to “normal”. Also, kratom, in my experience, may be causing wakefulness at night. Cheers!

    1. Hi, I am an occasional kratom user, who suffers from an IBS condition called SIBO. For me, the grapefruit juice would be the main suspect for stomach problems, as it contains fructose and other FODMAPs which aggravate my gut. Grapefruit also reduces the amount of enzymes that your body uses to metabolize the active alkaloids of kratom. So the juice is probably boosting the effect and duration of the kratom (although some people speculate that the kratom alkaloids need to be metabolized into a more active form for the best effect).

      1. Hey Steve…I have gut issue’s myself…everybody but NASA is working on listing numerous diagnosis’s. (Barret’s esophagus, IBS, Gerd, etc.) I do use the grapefruit juice as a potentiator and it works great…no gut problems from it. I’m sure you’ve heard this before but every body is different. Just have keep learning and playing around with it to get what works for you dialed in. One thing have learned is that my health is in my hands. Just because one doctor says take these or this is your problem, isn’t the final answer or solution. I continue to research and ask people with medical background and people having similar experiences. I don’t mean go on the internet ask a question and shizam, there’s your answer. Way too much misinformation or numerous other detrimental things all happening out there. Anyway brother I just thought I’d share my story because I can really relate to people with gut problems. Most of what I said if not all you are probably aware of. I appreciate you sharing what you’ve learned about grapefruit juice.

        Be Well,


  5. Does anyone know if red dragon is stronger than red Bali that’s what I was told and I thought the Bali was supposed to be one of the strongest any info would help thanks

    1. I was recently told the red dragon was stronger. However, I was also told that our bodies get used to them so to switch it up now and then works great 👍

  6. Hi I’m new to kratom I was wondering if mixing the powder with tang instant orange drink 2 teaspoons Kratom to 2-4 teaspoons Tang mix with add 1-2 cups cold water, Then drink all. Would that dilute or weaken the kratom in any way?

    1. just toss and wash it. Chase it with orange juice or apple cider. Milk if you don’t like the citrusy flavor of the juices. Milk def does not mask the flavor as well as OJ or cider though

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