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How to Make Kratom Tea with Powder or Crushed Leaf

Kratom is a popular herb nowadays thanks to its many benefits for health and well-being. While chewing fresh kratom leaf is by far the most effective way to experience these effects— along with being the traditional way of consuming it in its native Southeast Asia— the Western world finds itself in short supply of these fresh leaves. Why? Because kratom doesn’t grow here!

The next best thing: making kratom tea with a high-quality shipped dry product. Making kratom tea also allows you to tweak flavor with certain additions if you struggle with that taste, compared to when taking kratom powder or chewing leaves.

Read on to learn how to make kratom tea with crushed leaf or powder in the best way to bring the most kratom benefits into your life.

How to make kratom tea with crushed leaf

Making kratom tea can be a simple process: just as easy as making any other type of tea with an infuser, tea ball, or homemade kratom tea bag.

 

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This approach is best if you don’t have much time and want a quick, energetic lift from a cup of hot kratom tea. However, a quick cup may not be the best way to get a concentrated beverage with the optimal level of extracted kratom alkaloids. To some, it could be considered a “waste” of kratom!

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Ingredients for a quick cup of kratom tea:

  • 10 grams of dried crushed kratom leaf
  •  500 ml (2 cups) water
  •  1 cup or mug
  • 1 tea ball or infuser (or pre-make homemade kratom tea bags)

Boil water in a pot or kettle.  Place kratom in your tea ball or infuser, and place these (or your kratom tea bags) in a cup or mug. Pour boiling water over kratom tea. Let steep for 5-10 minutes, then sip and enjoy while still hot.

Preparing kratom tea infusion (strong kratom tea):

  •  50 grams of dried kratom leaves
  • 1-liter water
  • 1 stovetop pot or pan

This method makes kratom tea stronger. Take dried kratom leaves and place them in your stovetop pot or pan. Pour water over the leaves into a pot or pan. Place pot or pan on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Next, turn it down to a medium simmer and let the infusion roil for about 15-20 minutes.

Turn off the heat when done and pour kratom tea and water through a sieve, colander, or filter into a separate container that can tolerate hot water. Make sure all kratom tea is filtered out.

Give the leaves a little squeeze with clean hands to get some of the trapped liquid out and into the rest of the hot tea (hot tip: this water will have the highest concentration of compounds!)

You’re then ready to sip and enjoy the tea. If desired, return the simmered leaves to the stovetop pot or pan, add more water, and make more tea to extract more compounds. You can add this to your first batch of tea. You can also let the tea or infusion cool and store it in the fridge for reheating and enjoying later.

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Brewing kratom tea with crushed leaf in a coffee maker

You can also learn how to prepare kratom tea with a coffee maker— it’s quick and easy. This method will extract somewhere between the concentrations of a quick cup and the stovetop infusion. Better yet, the coffee maker’s kratom leaves can be reused, though it does not make the most concentrated beverage.

Ingredients for one pot of kratom tea in a coffee maker:

  • 100 grams of crushed kratom leaf
  •  2 liters (about 8 cups) of water
  •  Coffeemaker
  •  Coffee filters

Place dried kratom leaves in your coffee filter and put them in your machine. Fill the back reservoir with water and turn on your coffeemaker, letting it run like making coffee. Pour out cups as you want them, and enjoy.

How to make kratom tea with crushed leaf using a French press

This method is the most convenient and successful at steeping an alkaloid-rich kratom tea. This is because you can let the dried kratom leaf steep directly in hot water for the most extended period— and you can reuse the leaves.

Ingredients for French press kratom:

  •  French press
  •  50 grams of kratom

Place dried kratom leaves at the bottom of a clean French press coffeemaker with the top removed. Boil water. When boiled, pour boiling water over dried leaves and fill the French press. Let steep for 10 minutes or even longer if desired. Place the French press on top of the glass body and push the plunger down as far as it goes. Pour out and enjoy cups of kratom tea.

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How to make kratom tea from powder

Dried leaves are only one way how to make kratom tea. Crushing the dried leaves into a fine powder (or purchasing a fine powder) is an even better way to optimize alkaloid-rich infusions. Because powdering herbs increases their surface area in contact with hot water, the extraction is much more efficient. You also can make a quick cup— no need for the stovetop and multiple rounds of simmering.

Preparing kratom powder tea (and drinking kratom tea as powder) will be a more intense experience, but it’s possible. However, most people consume raw kratom powder for its effects and save crushed dried leaves for tea instead.

The downside of a kratom tea recipe made from powder is that it’s difficult to strain the powder. You’ll also be consuming the powder direct in the process.

Ingredients for a quick cup of kratom tea from powder:

  • 10 grams of kratom powder
  •  500 ml (2 cups) water
  •  1 cup or mug
  • (Optional) 1 tea ball or infuser (or pre-make homemade kratom tea bags)

Boil water in a pot, teapot, or kettle.  Place kratom powder in your tea ball or infuser, and place these (or your kratom tea bags) in a cup or mug— or place kratom powder directly in your cup.

Pour boiling water over the kratom powder. Let steep for 5-10 minutes, stirring vigorously occasionally, then sip and enjoy while still hot.

How to make kratom tea from powder in a coffee maker

This method works even better for powder. You can reuse the kratom powder for more batches, too.

Ingredients for one pot of kratom powder tea in a coffee maker:

  • 100 grams of kratom powder
  •  2 liters (about 8 cups) of water
  •  Coffeemaker
  •  Coffee filters

Place kratom powder in your coffee filter and put it in your machine. Fill the back reservoir with water and turn on your coffeemaker, letting it run like making coffee. Pour out cups as you want them, and enjoy.

How to make kratom tea from powder with a French press

You can create a powerful kratom infusion with the help of a French press. Thanks to the coffeemaker’s plunger, you can also successfully separate the powder from the actual drink.

Ingredients for French press with kratom powder:

  •  French press
  • 50 grams of kratom powder

Place kratom powder at the bottom of a clean French press coffeemaker with the top removed. Boil water. When boiled, pour over the powder and fill the French press. Let steep for 10 minutes or even longer if desired. Place the French press on top of the glass body and push the plunger down as far as it goes. Pour out and enjoy cups of kratom tea.

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Tips to make your kratom tea taste good

Many herbal teas that are good for you can be very unpalatable to some. Just like other herbal teas, some unique additions to kratom tea can make it taste better. Such as:

  •  Adding a healthy sweetener
  •  Adding honey and lemon juice
  • Letting tea cool and adding it cold to juices or smoothies later

Kratom tea tastes better with flavors like mango, lemon, grapefruit, mint, raspberry, and even chocolate. Orange and pineapple juice are excellent too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make kratom tea in a microwave?

Like making hot chocolate, mix your ratio of kratom powder with water and place it in the microwave until it boils. Remove and enjoy.

How to make kratom tea with lemon?

Follow the directions for making tea in this article. Then, squeeze a fresh lemon into your tea, or add lemon juice while still hot.

Can you make kratom tea from extract?

Not exactly. You can make tea and add kratom extract (liquid, tincture, etc.) afterward.

Is it possible to make kratom tea from capsules?

In most cases, yes. You can break open the capsules to get the powder inside and then use these to make tea.

What is the best way to strain kratom tea?

Kratom leaves are easy to strain with an infuser, tea ball, colander, filter (including coffee filter), or sieve. Kratom powder can be successfully filtered out using a French press. However, the superior way is to pour it through cheesecloth to catch all the powder matter and reuse it for later.

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