How to Make Kratom Tea
Tea has been a traditional method of consuming kratom for at least centuries in Southeast Asia, and the practice continues today.
In Thailand and Malaysia, fresh leaves are picked from kratom trees in the morning, placed into a large pot, covered with water, and simmered for hours. The remaining tea or “juice” is poured off and served directly in drinking containers, or cooled and placed into plastic bottles or bags.
Westerners do not typically have access to fresh leaves, but crushed or dried leaf powder can also be made into tea, as with any other herb.
Brewing tea is a process that extracts alkaloids from plant material and transfers them to the water. The tea can be simmer or steeped in water for a period of time. In the case of kratom tea, many believe that added citrus will help the extraction process.
Citrus also helps add flavor to the tea. Many people complain about the bitter taste of kratom tea, but with the addition of fruit juice, herbs like cinnamon or ginger, and a sweetener like sugar or honey, kratom tea can actually have a pleasant taste.
Here is one method of brewing kratom tea using a French press. The added flavorings make the tea taste similar to hot apple cider.
Kratom Tea Recipe - The French Press Method
- 1-2 teaspoons GetKratom Bali Powdered Kratom
- Juice of one orange or ⅓ cup orange juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 12 ounces water
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Place kratom, orange juice, and cinnamon into a French press beaker
- Bring water to a boil, then pour into beaker with the tea mixture and stir
- Place lid on beaker and let steep for 30 minutes
- Push plunger down and pour into a mug. You may want to push hard at the end to squeeze remaining water from tea mixture
- Discard plant material
- Add honey to tea, stir, and enjoy!