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Kratom Iced Tea Soda: Recipe and Guide

Bags of Kratom Next to Iced Tea Soda

Kratom iced tea soda. Madness? Or Genius?

There are some in the kratom community who will try to warn you off of such a daring combination. Some may even tell you to never mix kratom and carbonated beverages.

To those naysayers, I say, “Bah! You know not of which you speak, because this kratom iced tea I’m sipping on is heaven.” In my book, it’s the most enjoyable and refreshing way to enjoy the benefits of kratom, by both masking the bitter taste and adding an effervescent twist that delights the palate.

So, what’s the secret to brewing up an effervescent batch of kratom iced tea soda? Here’s what you need to know.

Why Others Will Tell You to Avoid Kratom and Carbonation

One word: foam.

Coco covered this topic fairly thoroughly in a previous blog, and I’ll refer you there rather than reinvent the wheel.

But to review:

  • Kratom is hydrophobic, so it doesn’t dissolve in water.
  • When you try to mix kratom powder and water (or other liquids), you’ll get some major clumpage.
  • Add carbonation to the mix? Well, you’re going to get foam, bloating, discomfort, and an all-around bad time.

All of this to say: under normal conditions, it’s a bad idea to combine kratom powder with any sort of carbonated beverage. While true, this advice comes from people who tend to use the toss and wash method, who “parachute” kratom, or who otherwise allow raw kratom powder to be exposed directly to the carbonation.

Notice the language there: the problem comes from combining kratom powder with carbonation. With a little ingenuity, we may just be able to get around the foamy mess issue once and for all…

The Secret: Infuse the Kratom in Water, Then Dump the Excess Powder

To solve the problem and unlock the effervescent delights that kratom iced tea soda has to offer, we’re gonna be using a simple trick I’ve written about in a couple of other articles.

We’re going to make a kratom-infused tea, strain out the remaining plant matter, and then add carbonation to turn the brew into a delightful, delicious kratom soda.

Because this method removes the excess plant matter, we eliminate the possibility of clumpage and, in turn, completely remove the possibility of excess foamage and bloat.

So without further ado, here’s our Two Part Guide to Kratom Iced Tea!

How To Make Kratom Iced Tea

Again, we’re gonna be dividing this recipe into two simple parts.

  • In the first, we’ll make a simple kratom-infused tea and ditch all of the remaining kratom powder.
  • In the second, we’ll mix that kratom tea with soda water, then sweeten and flavor to taste.

Step One: Making Simple Kratom-Infused Tea

To make sure that your finished kratom iced tea soda doesn’t foam, we need to get rid of the kratom powder. But if we want the tea to have the benefits of kratom, then we need to extract the kratom alkaloids. Here’s how.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 or 3 cups of water
  • ½ of a large, fresh lemon, or 2 – 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice (you may use another acid, but lemon juice was chosen for flavor)
  • Your preferred strain of kratom powder
  • Something to strain the finished tea, such as a tea strainer or a coffee filter

What To Do:

  1. Add the water to a saucepan, bring it just to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Squeeze the half lemon into the simmering water, or add the 2 – 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice.
  3. Ensure that the water is simmering and not boiling.
  4. Then, add your intended dose of kratom powder.
  5. Keep the tea mixture simmering for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring regularly.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat source, then carefully strain the tea to remove the kratom sediment.
  7. Allow the kratom-infused tea to cool.

Step Two: Creating Kratom Iced Tea Soda

The hard part is over, and now all that’s left to do is to jazz-up our kratom-infused tea with a bit of bubbly, some sweetener, and perhaps a dash of flavor!

What You’ll Need:

  • Kratom-infused tea that we made in the previous step
  • Soda water (optionally, and delightfully, choose a flavored soda water that will complement the citrus or other acid used in Step One; I’m a big fan of Hi-Biscus LaCroix)
  • Simple syrup (purchased or easily DIY’d)

What To Do:

  1. Mix two parts soda water to one part kratom-infused tea.
  2. Add simple syrup to taste.
  3. Gently but thoroughly stir.
  4. Serve immediately over ice and enjoy.

Kratom Iced Tea Soda, Final Thoughts

In my book, this kratom iced tea soda recipe may just be the most refreshing way to enjoy your regular kratom dose.

While others may caution you away from combining kratom and carbonation, this recipe shows that a bit of ingenuity goes a long way. By first infusing kratom alkaloids into a traditional tea recipe, we’re able to avoid all the pitfalls caused by kratom powder in soda.

This is just one of many ways to enjoy the world’s best kratom, and we’re always interested in hearing about your favorites! Let us know what you think about this recipe, or about your other favorites, down below!