How to Make Kratom Tea: The Complete Guide Explained

The guide to make Kratom Tea

The flexibility on how you can use Kratom is one of the best things I love about this herb. With the different methods of taking Kratom, you honestly can’t miss one that aligns with your needs and preferences. For instance, if you are in a hurry and you just want the herb in your system as soon as possible before you head to the office or class, you’ll find both toss n wash and Kratom capsules to get the job done perfectly well. Even a Kratom tincture can come through for you in this scenario. On the other hand, if you’ve got some time to spare or it’s during the weekend, and you want a more fulfilling Kratom experience, then Kratom tea is definitely your best option.

Personally, I love making Kratom tea for two main reasons. First, it’s in the whole process involved in making the tea. Some people will find it a bit too much, but weirdly enough, I find it quite interesting and satisfying as it adds something unexplainable to the whole Kratom experience. On top of that, I enjoy using Kratom tea because I have the power of brewing and flavoring it to my favorite taste. Basically, I don’t just take the tea for the sake of getting the benefits of Kratom but also to enjoy it. Just picture yourself brewing your tea on a Sunday afternoon and sitting at your backyard listening to some nature audiobooks as you enjoy the heavenly relaxation effects of a warm cup of Kratom tea! You cannot get such a wholesome experience from toss n wash or Kratom capsules.

Most Kratom tea recipes are also pretty easy and quick, so there’s no excuse why you shouldn’t have a morning cup of Kratom tea to kick start your day.

So, what’s the best recipe for making Kratom tea?

Well, there are different recipes for making Kratom tea. This is actually a good thing because it allows you to try several options and choose one that works best for you. Remember that the best Kratom tea doesn’t just have to be effective. You should also factor in stuff such as the taste, ease of use, and so on. All of these contribute to the ultimate experience.

You must also remember that no one recipe works for everyone. Just because you saw several people on a forum somewhere swearing by one recipe doesn’t mean that you should force it down your throat even when it is not working. You can still try some other methods and find one that’s pleasing to you.

That said, here are two of my favorite Kratom recipes.

Recipe 1:

This recipe is excellent for when you are making the tea for one or two people. You will require the following items:

  • Kratom powder
  • Water
  • A fine mesh strainer
  • Saucepan with a pouring spout
  • Lemon
  • Honey or cinnamon

You need to measure the Kratom powder to your desired dose. In most cases, you won’t know which dose is sufficient until after several trials. Therefore, if you don’t feel anything after your first attempt, try adding some more Kratom in your next tea before you brush off the method as useless. Remember that you also need to get the right Kratom strain depending on the effects you are looking for.


  1. Pour the water – around two or one and a half cups – into the saucepan and add the lemon juice.
  2. Heat the water until it simmers. Now, this is very important, make sure that the water does not get into a full boil. Kratom alkaloids can withstand high temperatures, but you don’t want to risk it, so just bring them to a simmer.
  3. Add the measured Kratom powder into the water and let it simmer for a few more minutes – between 10 to 20 minutes – as you stir the mixture.
  4. Switch off the heat, take the saucepan and pour the mixture to a mug through the strainer. You could also use a coffee filter paper in place of the strainer. This should separate any of the remaining Kratom residues from the tea.
  5. Finally, you can add the honey or cinnamon to the tea and stir up the mixture. These two act as flavorings, so add just enough to make the taste favorable. You could also use any other flavor you like, but make sure that it does not have a negative effect on the Kratom alkaloids or the results you’re trying to achieve.
  6. Sit back and enjoy your tea.

You don’t have to dispose of the Kratom residue after just one use. Personally, I reuse the residue at least one more time before I get rid of it. The second time using this residue does not produce as powerful results as the first, but it still makes some pretty good tea.

Recipe 2:

This recipe requires the following items:

  • Kratom powder or leaves
  • Tea bags. It could be empty or opened. You can also use a tea ball
  • Water
  • Teapot
  • Lemon slice, honey or ice


  1. Pick up the empty tea bags and stuff in the measured Kratom powder or leaves. If you are using an existing tea bag, empty the contents and stuff in your Kratom powder. If you are using a tea ball, you should preferably use loose leaves instead of the powder.
  2. As you are stuffing the Kratom leaves or powder into the tea bags, the water should be heating up in the teapot. Bring the water into a gentle boil before switching off the heat. Give it a few minutes to cool down if you feel like it’s too hot. Remember, we don’t want to destroy the alkaloids.
  3. With the water ready, you can start pouring the water through the tea bags into a thermos or mug. You don’t have to get rid of the Kratom leaves right away. In most cases, they are still powerful enough to give you one or two more strong Kratom teas.
  4. Finally, you can flavor the tea the way you want. You could use a slice of lemon, honey, or sugar cubes to spice it up. You can also add the sweeteners and store the tea in your fridge overnight and enjoy it as iced Kratom tea in the morning. It’s all up to you, really.

Kratom Tea Dosage

The amount of Kratom powder or leaves you need to use will depend on the results you are looking for. Here is an idea of what you can expect with the different doses:

  • 1 to 4 grams – Mild stimulant effects
  • 4 to 5 grams – moderate sedative effects. Could also be stimulant depending on the specific Kratom strain used
  • Above 6 grams – Strong sedative, analgesic, and euphoric effects. I’d be meticulous, taking anything more than 8 grams.

Final Thoughts

Kratom is normally bitter in taste. As you boil it, the taste will only get worse. For that reason, most people prefer using flavors such as honey, lemon, and cinnamon instead of taking the tea in its raw form. You should also know that Kratom extracts are never ideal for making Kratom tea. These lose their alkaloid content pretty fast when they are exposed to hot water, so there’s no point in using them to prepare Kratom tea.

There you have it. The above guide should help you get started with making your own soothing Kratom tea if you’ve never done it before. If you already enjoy Kratom tea once in a while, why don’t you write to us and let us know about the recipes you use? We’d really love to hear from you and learn some new tricks. Thank you in advance!

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