Enjoy your Kratom! Drink tea!
There are as many ways to use Kratom as one can think of, but making a tea out of it is probably the most enjoyable of all! Imagine you get home from an exhausting day at work, prepare a nice hot cup of Kratom tea, sit down and enjoy your tea and the relaxing effects the teas alkaloids can offer you while watching the sunset! Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Well, there are a lot of benefits you can receive drinking Kratom tea:
- It is quite easy to make
- You can reduce the bitter taste by adding sugar or sweet syrups
- It is an enjoyable procedure
- It offers you great effects as the alkaloids are released into the hot water
The truth behind Kratom tea recipes is that in every recipe you just make your regular tea, the only thing that differs is that you add various flavorings to kill the bitter taste.
The recipe for preparing your regular tea:
You will need no more than your favorite powder, water, and a strainer.
- First, you boil your water as for your regular tea
- Measure the dose of the powder you are intending to use
- When the water comes to a boil add the powder you have measured and lower the heat
- Let the mixture simmer for like 10-15 minutes in low heat
- When the color begins to darken (orange o deep yellow color) that means your tea is ready
- Strain the tea through a strainer
This is the recipe that is considered a traditional, and maybe the only one to do when it comes to tea. As for flavoring, it is recommended to add lemon or lime; this will not only add flavor to your tea but also will lead to releasing more alkaloids into the tea from the powder. If the taste is way too bitter for you ye can add any syrup or just add sugar to make it sweeter.
Another great idea that users recommend doing is to create tea bags, so it will tea easier for you to use it!
Effects and doses
The effects of the Kratom tea can be regulated, as you measure how much powder you put in the tea. Nevertheless, you must take into account that drinking tea may have stronger effects that, let’s say, ingesting it with the toss and wash methods, as the tea making process creates a quite high concentration of alkaloid. For this reason, the doses must start from 2-5gr powder for beginners. For more advanced users it can be 10-12gr (the dose for long users is individual. Depending on the strain you take you can experience more sedating and pain-relieving effects (all red vein strains) or a more energetic fell (White and Green Malay strains).
The side effects of the tea may not be as strong as other methods (tinctures, fresh leaves etc) because the dose is mostly controlled by the user. Although, if the user is a beginner or has put more powder in the tea that can handle, then the side effects may be opiate-like:
- Elevated heartbeat
These are the most common side-effects and they depend mostly on the dose you use, so be wary with that!