Making Kratom Tea

This a fairly popular method both in south east Asia and elsewhere in the world. Many like the taste and find it find it easier to consume than kratom powder.

The following method will make enough tea for 2 medium strength doses. As mentioned elsewhere, different strains and even batches of kratom can have different strengths, this is only a guideline.

Standard Method:

  1. Put 15 grams of dried, crushed kratom leaves (or powder) into a sauce pot or large suitable pan. Now add 500ml of water.
  2. Boil gently for about 15 minutes. (Vigorous boiling will result in a more bitter tasting brew).
  3. Empty the contents of the pan through strainer and into a bowl, squeeze out any liquid left in the plant matter. Put the liquid to one side and hang on to the leaves as well.
  4. Put the plant matter from the strainer back into the pan and add another 500ml of water. Repeat steps 2 & 3 - After you have repeated that process you can discard the leaves/powder or eat them if you don't want to waste any kratom.
  5. Put the liquid from both bowls back into a pan and boil until the volume is about 100ml or so. Enough for two servings.

Express Method:

This is a faster way of making kratom tea. It makes enough for just one medium strength dose.

  1. Put roughly 7 grams of dried, crushed kratom leaves (or powder) into a saucepan. Now add 600ml of water.
  2. Boil gently for about 15 minutes or until you have about 1 mugs worth.
  3. Empty the contents of the pan into a mug and allow to cool.
  4. Stir the plant matter resting at the bottom of the mug. Drink.
  5. Don't waste the kratom mush at the bottom, mix it with some juice or water and try to consume the remainder.

Too bitter?
If you can't stand the taste of kratom then it is advised that you boil the tea down to a smaller volume and drink it very quickly, then chase it with some fruit juice to mask the bitterness. Some people like to brew it along with a regular tea bag, others add sugar or honey. You can add anything you can think of to alter taste, just don't dilate the liquid too much.

Storage
Kratom tea should be fine stored in the fridge for about 5 days. You can also freeze it and store it for longer periods. Mixing with a bit of a fairly strong alcohol (such as vodka) will allow you to store it for an extended period of time. Mix it at a ratio of about 70% tea, 30% alcohol.