preparing kratom tea

How To Make Kratom Tea

Kratom is a tropical tree that is indigenous to Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. Residents chop and chew, smoke, or brew the leaves for tea to help combat fatigue and improve stamina.

The two compounds found in Kratom leaves, 7-a-hydromitragyine, and mitragynine interact with receptors in the brain to restore your inner calm. Mitragynine also reacts with other receptors to promote focus and cognitive function. When taken in small amounts, Kratom users report an overall balance in their well-being.

Western countries buy Kratom for its mood balancing benefits, which help promote peace and tranquility while enabling users to cope with the stresses of everyday life. Devoted Kratom tea drinkers fill their teapots, coffee pots, or a french press with their favorite Kratom strain or even a blend of strains.

green kratom tea

Each tea drinker also has a unique method for making this bitter beverage a bit more palatable so they can reap all the benefits, whether it is more pep in their step or a sense of calmness.

Tips for Making Kratom Tea

Kratom tea is an easy way to enjoy a pick-me-up beverage at any time of the day. While the process of preparing tea is simple, there are a few essential things to remember when making Kratom tea to help you get the most out of your brew.

Use Hot, Not Boiling, Water

The active chemicals in Kratom that are responsible for inducing the beneficial health effects are known as alkaloids. While the active alkaloid compounds found in Kratom are stable at high temperatures, do not boil the Kratom powder or leaf directly in the pot, or pour boiling water from a kettle. Use water that has been boiled and cooled slightly, or heat water until just before the boiling point before adding it to the Kratom in your teacup.

Add Acid

apple cidar vinegarKratom contains alkaloids, which contain nitrogen. Although Kratom alkaloids are stable, if exposed to extremely high temperatures for long periods, the compounds can degenerate, leaving you with a less-potent brew. Add

ing an acidic ingredient such as lemon or apple cider vinegar can help to buffer the reaction that breaks down the alkaloid compounds, as well as adding a refreshing zing to your tea.

Use Sweetener

Kratom is highly beneficial for your well-being, but it has a very bitter taste. Many people find the taste unpalatable initially and use the “toss and wash” method of quickly throwing Kratom powder into the back of the throat and immediately washing it down with water. The problem with this method is that you often have to

consume several grams of Kratom, and any powder that sticks can make the bitterness linger on your palette.

When making Kratom tea, mask the flavor by adding sweeteners such as sugar, honey, or agave juice. You can also add other flavorings when steeping the tea, such as ginger, citrus zest, or cinnamon, to disguise the flavor.

Stir Thoroughly

If you are preparing Kratom tea with powder, you may find that the powder settles in clumps that can be unappetizing to drink. The key to creating a smooth tea is to stir the powder. A small whisk helps to break up lumps of powder. A Matcha tea whisk is ideal for evenly dispersing the powder particles throughout the tea.

Dilute the Taste

The more water you add when brewing your tea, the less intense the bitter flavor. However, if you want to receive the same benefits as your usual dose, ensure you drink the entire cup.

Find the Right Dose

Kratom tea can be a great way to introduce you to the benefits of Kratom However; it is essential to use the correct Kratom dose for your body to enjoy the effects. The serving for Kratom is 2.4g. Do not exceed 2 servings in 24 hours. Start slow if you are a beginner, and document how your well-being is enhanced by the Kratom.

Preparing Kratom Tea from Powder

kratom tea in hands

The easiest and most common method of making Kratom tea is from powder. You receive the full benefits of high-potency Kratom powder in a single cup, and a sweetener helps to mask the taste.

Materials & Ingredients (makes one cup)

  • Saucepan with a pouring lip
  • Small whisk (a Matcha whisk works well)
  • 8 oz water
  • Kratom powder (your dosage)
  • Strainer or coffee filter
  • 1 small lemon
  • Honey, sugar, agave juice, or maple syrup (optional)


  1. Place water in the saucepan and heat until hot, but not boiling.
  2. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into the water, then add your dose of Kratom powder.
  3. Stir vigorously until the Kratom powder is distributed evenly. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Place a strainer or coffee filter over your cup and pour in the tea. This collects powder residue that did not dissolve.
  5. Stir in your choice of sweetener. Drink immediately.

You can also prepare Kratom powder tea in your coffee pot. Add your dose of Kratom powder to the filter in place of coffee. Be careful not to add too much water to the pot, which may over-dilute your Kratom tea.

Preparing Kratom Tea from Crushed Leaf

kratom tea and ginger

For Kratom users who prefer a clear tea that does not have the texture of Kratom powder tea, preparing Kratom tea with crushed leaf offers a simple alternative.

Materials & Ingredients (makes one cup)

  • Saucepan with pouring lip or electric kettle
  • Teapot or french press
  • 8 oz Water
  • Kratom crushed leaf (your dosage)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Strainer
  • Reusable teabag (optional)
  • Honey, sugar, agave juice, or maple syrup (optional)


  1. Heat water using the hot water kettle or saucepan, but do not allow the water to boil.
  2. Fill the tea bag and add to the teapot with your dose of Kratom crushed leaf. If using the French press, remove the plunger and add Kratom leaves to the bottom of the jug.
  3. Add water to the pot or press. Leave to steep for 15 minutes. The longer you leave it to steep, the stronger the flavor will be.
  4. Remove the teabag or strain tea into a cup and stir in the apple cider vinegar and your choice of sweetener. Drink immediately.

Preparing Kratom Iced Tea

iced kratom teaIf you love sweet tea, or you dislike hot beverages, you can make and enjoy a Kratom iced tea. Sweet Kratom iced tea can mask the characteristic bitter flavor of Kratom powder to give you a pleasant and refreshing beverage perfect for sipping on a sunny day.


  • 1 cup prepared Kratom tea
  • 2 large slices ginger
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • Ice


  1. Add the slices of ginger to the hot Kratom tea and leave to steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea into a mixing jug and stir in the honey until dissolved.
  3. Add orange and pineapple juice to tea mixture. Leave to cool.
  4. Add ice to a tall glass and pour over cooled tea. Serve immediately.

Preparing Kratom Sun Tea

sun tea kratomSun tea is an excellent way to prepare large batches of Kratom tea for storing and drinking throughout the week, or for serving at large get togethers.

Brewing Kratom tea using UV light makes a weaker brew than tea made on the stovetop, so you may not be receiving your usual dosage.

Materials & Ingredients

  • One-gallon glass jug
  • 12-15 cups of water
  • Kratom leaf (one measured dose per cup of water)
  • Reusable teabags


  1. Add water to the one-gallon jug.
  2. Fill the reusable teabags with crushed Kratom leaf making sure not to overfill the bags. Seal the teabags and place them in the water. Stir well.
  3. Seal the jug and place it in a sunny location for at least one hour and no longer than 5 hours. You may need to move your jug throughout the day to ensure that it is exposed to the sun.
  4. Remove the teabags from the jug. Reseal and place in the refrigerator for up to a week or until you are ready to drink it.

Talk to a Kratom Expert

Kratom tea drinkers start their day with a cup of this energy boosting brew to help them navigate the stresses of everyday life. To learn the right strain and dosage for your needs, talk to a Kratom expert at Kats Botanicals. Our Kratom is sourced from Indonesia plantations and rigorously tested for purity and potency. We can help you discover how Kratom can support wellness and balance.

The Wrap Up

Kratom is an excellent way to enhance your well-being and support a focused and motivated lifestyle. Brewing Kratom tea releases the active compounds in Kratom to make them more biocompatible and easily absorbed by your body. Our easy recipes for Kratom tea can be enjoyed by first-time Kratom users and veteran Kratom tea drinkers.

If you’re a new Kratom user, or someone who is looking to start dosing with Kratom tea, here are some recommendations. Each of the products below will take you to what are great starting points for the newcomer.

Written By Staff

The staff writers for Kats Botanicals have been researching and writing about Kratom products for more than 5 years, and have a combined experience of over 35 years of writing in the healthcare and supplement industry. The team has a keen understanding of the topic, remain current on all FDA and industry news, and use their expertise to generate engaging and informative content to help educate consumers on Kats Botanicals’ products. Each article is fact-checked and includes sources to scientific data to ensure readers receive the most up-to-date and accurate information possible.

Reviewed By Justin Kats

Justin Kats, founder of Kats Botanicals reviews and approves all content before releasing it for posting on the Kats Botanical website. Justin has been a tireless advocate for the benefits of Kratom since 2012. As a champion for botanical therapy, Justin created a Facebook group where more than 12,000 people discuss botanicals, and Kratom. He has also assisted more than 80,000 customers since the inception of his business and works directly with a single source farmer to ensure the purity of the products he sells. He also performs rigorous lab testing because he understands what it takes to get a high-quality and safe product to market.

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