One of the reasons why kratom is so popular is because there are different ways of taking it. People add kratom to their protein shakes, smoothies, or yogurt, follow the Toss and Wash method, and they also take kratom capsules.
But it’s also very popular to take kratom in tea form. In fact, kratom is primarily used in tea form, as this method is still number one among the majority of kratom consumers. Kratom tea is also very popular in Southeast Asia, where a lot of people also consume kratom by chewing the leaves.
Why Kratom Tea Is Popular
The reason for this is quite simple. For the vast majority of people, tea is the easiest way to take kratom. Also, kratom in tea form tastes much better. But most importantly, kratom tea retains all of its medical properties and isn’t acidic.
The Benefits of Kratom Tea
If we compare other forms of kratom, such as powder and liquid, there are some really unique benefits of consuming kratom in tea form. And the reason for this lies in its alkaloids.
Heat can act as a kratom potentiator. The alkaloids found in kratom leaves get released much easier if you expose them to heat. That’s why making kratom tea actually enhances the release of alkaloids. And when you drink the tea, it will reach your bloodstream a lot faster. Thus, the effects will be felt sooner.
Yet, you need to be careful about using too much heat as that can cause alkaloids to lose their properties. But, rest assured, we tackle this point later on when we describe the process of how to make kratom tea!
Here are the top five benefits of consuming kratom in tea form.
1. Kratom Tea Boosts Your Energy and Stimulates Your Mind and Body
Kratom tea will invigorate your body and clarify your mind. When you’re sleepy or feeling too tired for ordinary tasks and activities, have some kratom tea.
You will be surprised how quickly the effects are felt. For many users, kratom tea is a much better pick-me-up than coffee.
2. It Puts You in a Good Mood
Consuming kratom tea enables your body to release endorphins and create a feeling of joy and happiness. Your anxiety levels will drop and you will feel more relaxed and at ease.
3. It Eases Kratom Ingestion
If you’re experiencing abdominal cramps or other problems due to ingestion, kratom tea can help a lot. It serves as a natural remedy, bringing your body back to balance and restring your metabolism.
4. Kratom Tea Reduces Certain Kinds of Pain
Compared to other ways of intaking kratom (such as Toss and Wash), kratom tea is not the best solution for all kinds of pain relief. That’s because it doesn’t give you the strongest of effects.
However, it definitely does have beneficial effects, especially if you’re suffering from a slight cold, headache, or menstrual aches. Consuming kratom tea on a regular basis can definitely help your body feel a lot better.
5. Kratom Tea Improves Your Complexion
If you’re suffering from dry skin, kratom tea can aid you with that too. Consuming kratom tea will help your body balance its pH level and, as a result of this, your skin will be less dry.
Also, your skin will recuperate much faster if it’s sun-damaged. Kratom improves your circulation which, in turn, makes your complexion fresher.
How to Make Kratom Tea
Making tea from kratom is really simple and practically anyone can do it.
There’s just one problem here. In general, people tend to not invest enough time in the preparation process. That’s why many people simply put kratom in a pot with water and boil everything together. However, that is not the best approach to how to make kratom tea.
We strongly advise you not to do this, because it will most likely lessen the beneficial qualities of the alkaloids. Heat is definitely good to bring them out, but too much heat can achieve the opposite effect.
Depending on how long you keep the heat up, it probably won’t destroy them altogether, but it will definitely “numb them down”. And then, the effects of the tea you get won’t differ much from any other tea.
So, make sure to set aside some time to make kratom tea. Approximately 20-30 minutes to prepare it and some more to drink it. It will make sure you’ll get stronger effects as well as make sure your tea doesn’t taste bad.
The best way is to fill your pot with water and once the water starts boiling, let it simmer, but not boil. Then you can add kratom to it and the simmering water will allow it to release alkaloids. Here are the exact steps of the procedure:
- Fill your pot with water and let it simmer.
- Measure the amount of kratom that you are going to use with a sensitive scale.
- When the water reaches a boiling point, turn the heat down so that the water simmers.
- Add the pre-measured kratom powder and let the kratom tea simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Once the mixture turns deep yellow or dark orange, remove your pot from the heat.
- Use a strainer to separate the residue from the tea liquid.
- Add some lemon and some sweetener if you’d like so.
As you see, the whole procedure is fairly simple and easy to do. Once your kratom tea is ready, you can add a sweetener or cinnamon, to reduce the bitter taste. It will be more pleasant to drink it when flavored. There are various kratom sweeteners that you can choose from. Some, like raw honey, can also provide you with additional health benefits.
Also, before you start heating the water (or even once the tea is ready), add some lemon juice to it. This will keep the kratom alkaloids intact because of the lemon’s acidity. Lemon and other citrus fruits act as kratom potentiators, too. It’s not a necessary requirement, but it does help a lot.
Enjoy your tea and wait for about thirty minutes to feel the first effects. This is the average time kratom tea needs to kick in. Though, some strains of kratom may take a shorter or a longer time.
A lot of kratom users have said that, although kratom tea is great, it doesn’t give the best effects for reducing pain. It’s great when it comes to stimulation and relaxation, but pain relief is not what it’s best for. Of course, this may differ from person to person. Therefore, it’s best if you try and see for yourself.
Nevertheless, make sure that you know when and why you’re using kratom tea. If what you need is strong pain relief, it may not give you the best results. In that case, you may want to use a different method.
But if you want to enhance your mood and get an energy boost, kratom tea is excellent and it can easily become your method of choice.
Have you ever taken kratom tea? How do you like it? Do you have your own approach of how to make kratom tea? What effects do you experience after taking it?