Kratom is used primarily to help you relax and destress. The compounds found in kratom also interact with your body to improve your focus and brain function, and many kratom users find that they feel an overall sense of balance and well-being. Kratom can also be a stimulant in low doses, offering the alertness of caffeine without the jitters.
Kratom has a strong, earthy flavor. When taken the right way, it can be not only a beneficial experience but also an enjoyable one.
Ways to Take Kratom
There are several options when considering how to ingest kratom. The most common are:
The “Toss and Wash” Method
The most simple method consists of ingesting a spoonful of kratom powder or kratome capsules and then immediately drinking a large glass of water to wash it down.
Mixing With Food
Another option is to add kratom to your meal. Popular ways to consume kratom powder include adding to yogurt, smoothies, ice cream, and applesauce.
Brewing kratom into tea offers an effective and enjoyable way to take kratom powder. While the taste can be bitter, when prepared correctly, it’s comparable to a green tea flavor.
Getting the Most From Your Kratom Tea
Preparing your Kratom as tea is convenient and effective. Additionally, many people find it a more pleasant method of consumption than the typical “toss and wash” kratom method. Here are a few tips for maximizing the effects of your kratom tea.
Use powdered kratom
It is important to note that only powdered kratom should be used to make tea. Avoid using kratom extracts, because the tea’s hot water may break down the alkaloids, minimizing the kratom’s effects.
For a more pleasurable tea experience, be sure there aren’t any clumps of dry powder.
Any amount of water is fine
Use more water to dilute the flavor. If you drink all of the tea, the amount of water used will not impact the effects of the kratom. The longer it steeps, the stronger the effect (and flavor): Let it steep for at least 15 minutes, but preferably 20 or 30 minutes, until all of the kratom has settled at the bottom.
Not only does this enhance the flavor, but the acidic fruit will also keep the alkaloid content of the kratom consistent.
Don’t boil the kratom
Make sure your water is hot, but not boiling, before mixing it with the kratom powder. While the alkaloids in Kratom are stable at high temperatures, the effects will be more potent if you use water that has been boiled but cooled slightly, instead of adding the kratom powder to the water while it is boiling.
Kratom Tea Recipe
- 1 cup of water, or to taste
- 2 teaspoons of kratom powder, or desired dosage
- 1 small lemon
- Sugar, agave, honey or sweetener to taste
- Boil water in a kettle or on the stovetop.
- Squeeze the juice of a lemon into the water once boiled.
- Add the kratom powder to hot water and stir until evenly distributed.
- Let it steep for at least 15 minutes.
- Add sweetener to taste and additional water to dilute the flavor, as needed.
- Drink immediately.
Kratom can help you feel energized and get rid of anxiety. Kratom tea can be enjoyed at any time of the day as an easy, pick-me-up beverage.
Preparing kratom tea is simple, but there are a few things you can do to ensure you are maximizing the benefits of kratom powder.