Tips for Making Kratom Tea
How to make kratom tea
So you want to learn how to make kratom tea, but you don’t know where to begin. Whether it’s the temperature, the time, or the flavor that’s holding you back, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’ll outline resources to help you in your kratom tea journey and share some of our tried and true tips for brewing. And—as always—this is a community effort, so if you have any kratom tea recipes or suggestions, please let us know!
Start Small: How Much Is Too Much?
While it might be tempting to jump in head first, it’s important to ease into kratom tea. Assuming you’ve already spoken with your doctor, we recommend starting with 1-2 tea bags per day and seeing how you feel to determine the right amount for you.
Kratom Tea Temperature
When brewing kratom tea, the temperature of your water may play an important role. On this subject, kratom tea drinkers fall into three camps: those who think boiling water destroys kratom’s alkaloids, those who swear boiling water is necessary, and those who think boiling water works but alters the effects.
In our experience, you can use boiling water and still get the full tea benefits. That said, we think the best way to make Top Tree tea is to steep your tea bag in simmering water for 20 minutes.
The Longer, the Stronger
The longer you steep your crushed leaf, the stronger your tea will be. While you can steep our tea bags for up to 20 minutes, you can also try 10-15 minutes for a weaker tea with lighter kratom flavor.
Pro tip: you can actually re-use our crushed leaf tea bags if you do a shorter brewing time. Just cover the tea bag with water in a small container and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours for a double-brew! You may want to steep the tea bag 2-3 minutes longer the second time to get the most effect.
Making Kratom Tea in Batches
Many kratom tea drinkers like to make their tea in bigger batches for convenience. At Top Tree, our mission is to make brewing kratom leaf tea quick and easy enough that you don’t have to batch brew. But when you have a busy week, it can be a great option. Follow the same method in larger quantities and refrigerate in air-tight containers for up to 5 days.
Spice It Up
As any kratom tea drinker will tell you, the taste may take a little getting used to – especially for those who aren’t fans of herbal teas. Lucky for you, our founder’s wife hates anything that doesn’t taste like candy, so we’ve experimented with improving the flavor:
- Citrus tea: If you like citrus, try squeezing the juice of half a lemon or lime (about 2 tbsp) into your brew. Pro tip: soaking kratom in lemon juice can actually increase the amount of alkaloids absorbed.
- Sweet tea: For a sweeter tea, add a tablespoon (or 3) of honey, agave, or Stevia. This also mixes well with citrus.
- Café kratom: If you’re a Starbucks lover, try pump flavorings like you see at coffee shops. A fruity, chocolate, or caramel flavor should do the trick.
- Double up: Add a bag of your favorite tea (alongside Top Tree, of course) to mix up the flavor. Try Lemon Ginger, Peppermint, or even Pumpkin Spice—and let us know which combo you like the most!
- Chai: Mix 4-5 ounces of a chai mixture into your brew while it’s steeping to mask the bitterness of kratom tea.
- English tea: Try adding milk and sugar to your Chai (or any other recipe on this list) to sweeten it up! Okay, this might not be proper English tea, but pair it with a scone and it’s close enough.
At Top Tree, we’re constantly researching, experimenting, and learning more about crushed leaf tea and the best ways to brew it. As we gather more information, we’ll continue to share it with you here and in our newsletter, so subscribe for the latest updates.
Well, now that you’re a kratom tea expert, get brewing! And let us know in the comments – what are your best brewing tips?