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What is Kratom Tea Good For? The Why and How of Kratom Tea

What is Kratom Tea Good For

Kratom is one of the most versatile botanicals on the market, and there are just as many ways to take kratom as there are reasons to take it. Taking kratom tea may be the most popular method — but what is kratom tea good for? What makes it unique when compared to the toss and wash or other methods?

In short, kratom tea is a fast-acting, easy-to-dose, highly customizable way to take kratom. It can make your dose taste better, can enhance its effects, and can be enjoyed virtually anywhere without raising any eyebrows.

In this article, we go further in-depth on all things kratom tea, giving new users — and those thinking of making a switch — a definitive answer to the question, “what is kratom tea good for?”

What Is Kratom Tea?

It’s a basic question, but one worth addressing: what is kratom tea?

At its most basic level, kratom tea is a beverage made with water and loose leaf or powdered kratom. No surprises there: it’s essentially the same as any other tea, but using kratom instead of traditional tea leaves.

And just like with traditional tea, you typically don’t want to leave the raw plant matter in the beverage. Instead, you extract the kratom’s alkaloids and flavor compounds, suspending them in water. (That’ll be relevant in our “ease of preparation” discussion below).

Kratom Tea Will Maintain the Effects of Your Favorite Strain

Let’s be clear: taking kratom as a tea won’t fundamentally change the experience that you have with kratom. Teas made with your favorite red kratom strain will still tend to be more calming and soothing; those made with white vein kratom will tend to be very energizing; those made with green vein kratom will offer a nice balance of effects.

That said, kratom tea can slightly alter the strain’s base effects — which is a feat that virtually no other ingestion method can offer!

That’s because you can combine a basic kratom tea (there’s a recipe for a great one below) with your favorite traditional tea bags. Using a caffeinated black tea with a red leaf extract could round out the calming effects with a gentle, uplifting boost, for instance!

This ability to alter the kratom’s effects is a nice benefit that virtually no other dosing method can offer, and it’s one great thing that kratom tea is good for.

Choosing a Way To Take Kratom: The Key Factors

Again, there are many different ways to take kratom, and each offers its own pros and cons. Generally speaking, however, most users will choose their method based on some combination of these factors:

  • How quickly will the effects kick in with this method?
  • How easy is the method to use?
  • How easy is a dose to prepare with this method?
  • How easy is it to measure dosage with the method?
  • How does the method affect my dose’s taste?

And in the vast majority of these criteria, kratom tea is an excellent choice. Let’s take a look at each to get a better glimpse of what kratom tea is good for.

Fast Onset of Effects

Compared to most methods, you’ll quickly feel your kratom tea dose. Because the kratom alkaloids are already extracted and suspended in easy-to-digest liquid, your body can absorb them lickity-split and start getting all the benefits almost immediately. Other methods require digesting plant material, breaking down capsules, or otherwise metabolizing the dose, but kratom tea is good to go right away.

Very Easy to Use

No matter where you are, pouring and drinking a cup of kratom tea is extremely easy. And what’s more, drinking tea is such a common practice that virtually no one will think twice about you pulling out a kratom tea bag to brew at work, school, or virtually anywhere else.

Of course, you do have to actually brew the kratom tea, which can take a bit more work than other methods, such as capsules. And that leads us to…

Prep Is As Simple As You Make It

Brewing kratom tea is more involved than popping a kratom capsule, but most methods of brewing tea are still pretty darn straightforward. Your tried and true method for traditional tea bags will still work fine, but you may benefit from a slightly more involved process (such as the one at the end of this article).

Brewing kratom tea will take a little work, but it’s easy to do in a batch, put in a thermos, and take with you, piping hot, for easy use throughout the day!

Doses Are As Simple to Measure As Ever

When brewing your tea, you choose the amount of kratom powder you use. Once the brew is done, the alkaloids from that dose will be evenly divided throughout the entire batch of tea, so you can easily take the portion of your dose that you want!

That works just as well whether you’re brewing a single cup or a multi-serving kettle: just divide the total dose by the number of servings you’ve made, and that’s the dose you’ll get from your cuppa.

Kratom Tea Tastes Great

For me (and for many users), this is the real selling point of kratom tea. You can combine your basic kratom tea with any number of traditional tea bags, honey, lemon, or whatever you like to produce a delicious, custom brew that beautifully covers kratom’s… earthy flavor.

Basic Kratom Tea Recipe

This kratom tea recipe is a little more involved than simply adding a kratom tea bag to hot water — but it’s still a quick, easy brew.

What’s more, this basic tea has a very mild flavor (perfect for mixing), keeps well in a thermos or fridge for later use, and makes the absolute most out of the alkaloids in your dose.

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 we chose lemon juice 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 half of the 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.