Even though kratom hasn’t been tested or approved by the FDA, the herb is still sold by kratom vendors in Southeast Asia, Europe, and some parts of the United States. For individuals seeking a completely natural, effective, and legal approach to alleviate chronic pain, kratom is the perfect solution.
Kratom are leaves that hail from the Mitragyna speciosa tree, which is native in Southeast Asia. It can be dried, crushed, or ingested in powdered form. The kratom tree is within the same botanical family line as that of a coffee tree and both belong to the family Rubiaceae.
Kratom has been utilized as a medicinal and recreational medicine for centuries with sedation, stimulation, analgesic, and euphoric feeling properties. It consists of similar alkaloids observed in chemically altered opiates, but less addictive in nature.
Kratom tea benefits everyone since it’s an all-around natural solution that works incredibly well. While there are people who benefit from the traditional ritual of repetitive boiling, dipping and stirring process of kratom tea, some appreciate the alkaline bitterness and green grass taste of kratom tea.
Preparing kratom tea is a painstaking process that needs to be accomplished in order to the beneficial properties of the leaf. You may find that making use of an older coffee percolator takes the hassle out of brewing kratom tea.
Here’s simple brew technique you can follow to make quality kratom tea.
- ½ ounce of crushed kratom leaves
- 2 liters of water (for a 2x 1-liter brewing cycles
- Lemon juice (optional)
- Stove-top percolator
- A 2-quart pitcher (for mixing both brew cycles together)
1. Add the kratom in the percolator basket and pour in 1-liter of water within the basket and into the percolator before adding the upper strainer to making the leaves damp.
2. Ensure the kratom is equally spread out in the basket after pouring.
3. Once the water starts to boil and percolate, start timing. Get the kratom to brew for 15 minutes. You can extend the brewing time to 25 minutes if needed. Keep the flame low as much as possible.
4. After the initial brew, leave the kratom in the basket (do this by using a tablespoon to press them for effective fluid extraction).
5. Pour the brew in a 2-quart container then add in another liter of clear water (or lemon water if you prefer) through the kratom filled basket.
6. Brew for the next 15 to 25 minutes.
7. You’ll observe the second brew cycle to produce a light tea color. Once brewed, discard the leaves and combine both brews in 2-quart container.
8. Leave it to cool for several minutes.
9. After the mixture has cooled, pour the kratom tea in any ice tea bottle.
10. Refrigerate the tea you’ll be using for a few days. The rest, you can leave in the freezer. Refrigerated kratom tea will last an average of about 5 days while frozen kratom tea can for as long as several months.
While this kratom tea recipe won’t completely mask its bitter flavor and aftertaste, you can add half a teaspoon of flavoring extract for every 16 ounces to sweeten the drink.