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learn some of the best methods and tips for you to prepare your kratom

Preparation Is A Science

Search the internet and you will find countless ways people are using powdered leaf. The most popular used to be what was known as “toss and wash“, but many have found there are much better ways to use kratom. Below is a compilation of some of the best recipes you can try starting with the basics and working its way to more complicated methods of preparation. Take your time to discover your favorite method or share your favorite way in the comments below.

Wondering where to begin? This is the foundation for an endless amount of kratom preparations. Start with this classic kratom recipe and get lost in more complicated preparations as you grow your expertise.

First things first. You’re going to have to decide what strain of Kratom you’re using. If you’re in pain, you should stick to red strains. Red Vein Kali is a very popular choice. What many people don’t know is that Maeng Da is also a red strain and does a great job being a well balanced “pain” strain. A Red Indo would also do the trick as many people have found Indo strains to be a nice balance for them. Look to some of the green strains like the tried and true Bali or Green Malay if you need more of an energy boost for the day!

Kratom generally taste better with the addition of a sweetener. There are also a number of additions that are known to potentiate the effects of kratom.

Its time to measure out your kratom. Most people online will recommend that you buy a cheap scale online to get exact measurements. I second that opinion. Whenever you are using something like kratom, it is important to know how much you’re consuming. However, if you’re in a pinch, 1-2 well rounded teaspoons should be sufficient for most people.

As a rule of thumb, a teaspoon should produce around 2.5 – 3 grams of kratom. Bring approximately 2-3 cups of water to a boil and mix your kratom together. While stirring, add any sweeteners or additions you may have. Let sit for at least 20 minutes and either consume while still hot or move container to the fridge.

If you want a cold treat for the summer, allow your mixture to sit in the fridge for several hours. As the kratom sits in the bottom of your container, it will become a more solid “sludge” which will make it much easier to pour into another cup. When cooled, you will have an amazing base which you can then mix with other drinks – fruit drinks, juices, let your imagination run wild!

While kratom tea on its own has long been one of the most popular ways of taking kratom, there is another popular trend growing around finding out what pairs well with kratom. There are a number of combinations that you can use to boost your drinks potency, lower kratom tolerance, and increase overall health benefits with all natural herbs and additives found at every local corner store in the world. Below we will highlight just a few of the popular kratom tea additives, showing how you can get the most out of your kratom while creating a fragrant, delicious drink!

For our potentiator recommendations, we only suggest all natural products that may help enhance the effects or duration of kratom’s alkaloids. Someone may use potentiators to help them lower their regular kratom dose or boost kratom’s effectiveness or length of activation. Many of these potentiators are not only full of researched health benefits but many of them dramatically change the taste of your kratom tea for the better!

Note that you should be mindful of how much kratom and potentiator you are utilizing when brewing your tea. A tea with kratom that has been potentiated too much or taken too consistently may bring on negative side effects. Start small and work your way up to find what’s best for you.

Citrus juices such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit juices have been an extremely popular additive for kratom. Popular belief is that the acidity from these fruits help in extracting more of kratom’s alkaloids.

If you are looking for a tea blend that can help blend your kratom with a citrus kick, you can look into these Earl Grey Teas for the distinct bergamot orange addition.

Flavored Loose Leaf Lemon Green Teas are also a great way to bring a citrus element into your kratom tea mix.

When using these citrus additions, these teas also benefit from a vitamin C boost, which influences digestive enzymes in your body. Such enzymes are necessary for allowing the absorption of nutrients and kratom’s alkaloids. Citric acid has also been shown to help prevent the formation of kidney stones.

Regardless of your choice, citrus juices have a very distinct flavor that will change the taste of your kratom dramatically!

Ginger and kratom both have find their roots from a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia. While they reside in different botanical families, ginger is an ancient additive to teas for many reasons. Research has shown that ginger may have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and other healthful properties. Ginger contains gingerol, a natural oil that works great in alleviating some of kratom’s least desired effects, such as nausea and constipation. 

When looking for a great tea pairing with kratom, a Ginger Lemon Herbal Green Tea is the perfect addition not only for the numerous benefits but the citrus, spiced taste. 

Peppermint is a unique, acquired taste but something that shouldn’t be overlooked when making kratom tea. Native to Europe and Asia, Peppermint is an aromatic hybrid herb that is a cross between watermint and spearmint. For those who love the distinct minty pleasant smell and taste, it blends perfectly with kratom. Hibiscus is generally a great complement with mint. For an incredibly vibrant blend, you we recommend a Hibiscus Mint Herbal Tea with the addition of cranberries. The tartness of the cranberries with the light herbal hibiscus notes complement mint in a dramatic way.  

Chamomile tea is a perfect pairing with Kratom. Chamomile has been used for centuries in teas as a mild, relaxing sleep aid, treatment for fevers, colds, stomach ailments, and as an anti-inflammatory. Many people like to pair chamomile with red kratom strains because their effects are very similar. For those looking for a particular taste, you will find gentle, fruit-like notes mixed with and light, honey-like sweetness. These flavors blend will with kratom where it doesn’t fully overpower the taste of red strains but adds a silky, delicately floral herbal taste. Finding a great loose leaf Classic European Chamomile tea is the first step to creating your Chamomile tea with a soothing Red Vein kratom.

Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is an extremely versatile plant in that it can be greatly improved when paired properly. Due to the strong taste of kratom, it can be drastically improved in terms of taste and strength when paired with specific herbs, fruits, and spices. One of the most common ways to extract some of the best benefits is to find teas or infusions with some of the flavors, tastes, and health benefits you are looking for. Click the link below to learn more about this exciting world of kratom pairings.

Kratom capsules have become very popular throughout Europe and is one of the more common ways people now use kratom. Capsuled kratom, however, is not easy to find in most stores throughout Europe. Many will choose to buy empty 00 or 000 capsules and capsule their kratom for themselves. Click here for the best source for powdered leaf capsules.

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.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. gonk

    I have seen a lot of people talk about how bad it tastes, so I was nervous about trying it. The sweeteners mentioned here are incredibly helpful and make the tea taste so much better! My favorite right now is a combo of lemon juice and ginger.

    1. Tina

      Mine too!

  2. E. García

    He visto las cápsulas pero no el té.

  3. Mina

    Kratom is my favorite tea!

  4. Allen

    Thank you for providing such a detailed article! So helpful

  5. W.S.

    Does anyone alternate between capsules and tea?

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