How to Make Large Batch Kratom Tea
Today we’re going to discuss everything you need to know to make large batch kratom tea like the pros. We typically focus on small batches of kratom tea, ie. brewing in a tea thermos, so we’re excited to discuss some tips for making large batches of kratom tea that can be enjoyed over the course of a few days.
In addition to cover the basics for brewing kratom in large batches, we’ll review a couple situations where this is the ideal brew method. As you’ll learn, large batch kratom tea is actually the most traditional approach to kratom tea.
And we’ll end up by introducing you to some of our new kratom teaware designed to simply batch brewing! So whether you’re looking for a way to enjoy kratom tea without having to brew every day, or want a method that is great for when you have friends over, this is the post for you!
How to Brew Large Batch Kratom Tea
Before we get into advanced aspects of batch brewing, let’s review the basics. First things first, how many kratom tea bags should you use?
We consider “large batch” kratom tea as a brew made with around one full pouch of kratom tea bags. That’s 14 three-gram tea bags, or about 1.5 ounces of crushed leaf kratom.
A single-serving kratom tea is made with between 1 and 4 tea bags. So using a full 14 tea bag pouch will result in 4 to 7 people worth of kratom tea. Using this as the benchmark, you can adjust the tea bag quantity to fit your unique situation.
After deciding how many tea bags to use, the next step is getting your equipment together. The big benefit of our tea bags is that it keeps you from needing to do strain the final tea! (And if you’ve never tried straining micronized kratom powder, it’s an absolute nightmare.)
Kratom Tea Recipe
So, in short, you only need a few items: a large pot for brewing the tea, one lemon, a stovetop, kratom tea bags, and 1 to 3 hours. The beautiful thing about large batch kratom tea is that the brew process is unbelievably easy.
How to brew large batch kratom tea. (1) Add your kratom tea bags to the large pot. (2) Pour the juice from one lemon over the tea bags. (3) Fill the pot ¾ full of water. (4) Bring the water to a rolling boil on the stovetop. (5) Once the water is boiling, lower the heat to low. (6) Cover the pot and let it brew for 1 to 3 hours.
The final step is removing the tea bags, sweeten the tea with honey or sugar, and enjoy! And don’t forget to repeat process with the same tea bags for a second, slightly weaker pot of kratom tea!
Top Tree Herbs Kratom Tea Tips
As we’ve been experimenting with batch brewing the past few months, we have a couple pro-tips to help you get started. Here are a few common issues that can come up when you’re brewing kratom tea, as well as the corresponding solution.
How to Strain Kratom Tea
What if your tea bag(s) break? We’ve learned that you tea bags can expand and break if the pot is covered on high heat. If this happens to you, simply lower the heat, and remove the lid for a few minutes. This will prevent the tea bags from breaking.
If you don’t notice the issue early enough to prevent breakage, don’t worry – there’s another easy fix for dealing with crushed leaf in your tea! Step one is finish brewing your tea. After it’s done, let the kratom tea rest for 30 minutes, during which time the loose-leaf particles will settle at the bottom of the pot.
Once the kratom has settled to the bottom, carefully pour the tea into a new container. From there, stop pouring when you reach the kratom leaf. This is a super easy method for removing the kratom leaf without needing to find a strainer. You can, of course, always use a strainer, but it’s not necessary if you’re careful.
How to Store Kratom Tea?
Once you master kratom tea batch brewing, the next question is how to store the tea. The short answer is to store the tea in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
We recommend consuming your tea within the first three days, but that’s a matter of freshness, not quality or safety.
We’ve been asked a number of times if stored tea will lose strength, and the short answer is no. Your tea won’t get weaker over the course of a few days.
We’re planning on doing a fresh tea storage study in the coming months to verify what we’ve learned through personal experience. So stay tuned for a more data-driven answer soon.
If you’re going to store the tea for longer than 5 days, we recommend freezing your tea. Frozen kratom tea will be good when thawed for a few weeks, so this is a great long-term storage option. And if you’re a real pro, you can freeze the tea in an ice tray and use the frozen kratom ice cubes with your next iced kratom tea!
Now that we’ve covered everything you need to know to start batch brewing kratom tea at home, let’s talk about situations where this approach to brewing is especially useful.
Origin of Large Batch Kratom Tea
As people have been brewing kratom tea for hundreds of years, we’re sure there were lots of people who brewed single-serving kratom tea every day. But when you look at the historical record around kratom tea, it’s almost always discussed as a group activity.
We think this is a really interesting difference to how most US consumers use kratom. In the US, individual kratom consumers buy and use kratom without much social fanfare. It’s a private practice, rarely discussed in a group setting. The one big exception is kava bars, but that’s the exception not the rule.
When you look at traditional kratom use in Southeast Asia, the opposite is true. They typically brew fresh kratom leaves in large batches that are shared among workers or friends. Considering the wellness benefits of spending time with friends and family, we love the communal approach to kratom tea.
As many people are unwilling to try kratom due to the overwhelming amount of anti-kratom propaganda out there today, we know this is easier said than done. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying, so let’s review a few ways you can turn your daily kratom tea ritual into a social event.
How to Make Kratom Tea for Two
Whether you’re brewing for yourself and a friend, or a whole dinner party, the principles behind batch brewing kratom for groups is the same. It’s about making kratom tea appealing to friends who haven’t tried kratom before. Friends who are likely to be a little hesitant at first.
Step one is introducing people to kratom correctly. You could dive into the controversies and conspiracies about why kratom isn’t bigger than coffee. But it’s better to start by sharing your positive experience with them. If you tell them your personal kratom without mentioning the FDA’s stance, they’ll often be willing to give it a try.
We all know googling kratom is the worst way to get accurate information about kratom if you only have a few minutes. There’s so much misinformation about kratom on large, often on popular trusted sites, that you’ll end up talking more about kratom laws than the actual benefits of enjoying kratom tea. Plus it’s hard to pull off explaining that the FDA is not only wrong about kratom, but that they’re also helping lead recent campaigns to ban kratom in the US.
This might sound like an odd point. But we’ve introduced hundreds of people to kratom tea (including state regulators) with great results. The only times we couldn’t overcome their hesitation where instances when someone did a cursory google review before giving it a try.
How to Brew Tea for Beginners
Assuming you’re able to get some friends together who are down to brew some tea, the next step is to focus on taste. As a daily (or frequent) kratom tea brewer, you’re going to be accustomed to kratom’s natural earthy, bitter flavor. The same can’t be said for newbies.
For kratom tea beginners, the leaf’s bitter flavor can be a deal breaker. Most people don’t remember their first experience with coffee or black tea. Or any of the other beverages that get better over time, once you’ve acclimated to a unique flavor profile.
According to one of our co-founders, Sam Weber, who recently returned from a family trip where he brewed large batches of kratom tea for the group every night, “the key is to add a little extra sweetener! I didn’t have honey on hand, so I used sugar instead and people loved it.”
Another pro-tip is to pay special attention to the time of year. As a daily drinker, you might not mind a hot cup of kratom tea on a summer day. But the uninitiated likely won’t. Most of us think regionally and seasonally, so if it’s the summer – we recommend going with an iced kratom tea for the group.
Sam’s Recipe: 1 full pouch (14 tea bags) of Flavor Infused Raw Leaf kratom tea bags into a large pot of water with the juice from 1 lemon. Start by bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Once the water has settled down, cover the pot, and set a timer for 1 to 3 hours.
When you’re about ¾ through the steep, it’s time to sweeten things up! Add honey or sugar to the pot and slowly stir the tea until the sugar dissolves. From there, turn off the heat, cover the tea, and let it cool and steep for 30 more minutes.
Once your tea has cooled to a drinkable temperature, it’s ready to serve! In the summer, we love to pour the tea over ice. And in winter months, nothing beats a hot kratom tea with friends.
When to Make Large Batch Kratom Tea
The last topic we wanted to discuss today is when should you make large batch kratom tea? We’ve alluded to a few situations throughout this post, but let’s make the suggestions explicit.
Batch brewing for yourself! If you’re anything like us, some mornings you don’t have 20 minutes to brew before work. If this is a common occurrence, we highly recommend brewing a large batch of kratom tea at the beginning on the week.
Batch brewing for friends or family! If you’ve never tried introducing other to kratom tea, it’s easy to forget that the entire process can seem complicated to non-tea drinkers. We’ve found that the best way to overcome this objection is to show them how easy kratom tea can be when you brew with tea bags.
The second benefit of batch brewing for friends is that you can make sure the tea is tasty and strong. When someone’s first experience with kratom is a delicious tea that boosts their mood and energizes their evening, most of the anti-kratom propaganda melts away. They’ll realize kratom is a wellness-promoting herb that is massively misrepresented in the media.
Batch brewing for travel! Do you have a long road trip or are headed to a music festival? If yes, pre-brewing a large pot of kratom tea will ensure you don’t have to revert to kratom powder! And considering I’m writing this post in a car while sipping on a tasty lemon kratom tea, I can confirm this is an awesome use case.
Brewing the strongest kratom tea possible! We’re all about experimenting with kratom until you find the perfect serving size for you. For long-time kratom consumers, or consumers who need larger serving sizes, large batch kratom is the perfect way to take your tea to the next level.
The only word of caution here is to be mindful of how much kratom you’re actually consuming. You could develop an unhealthy relationship with kratom if you get in the habit on consuming super strong kratom tea throughout the day, every day.
There are reasons why some people use higher servings, but for the average recreational kratom consumer, it’s wise to follow the “less is more” approach to kratom. Which essentially means that most people have better experience with kratom when they reduce their serving size, not increase it.
Well, there you have it, everything you need to know about brewing large batches of kratom tea! We covered how to make large batch kratom tea. We discussed common issues and how to avoid them. And we ended by looking at the traditional use of kratom in Southeast Asia for clues to how to brew large batch kratom tea today.
The goal is always to help you master simple, effective, delicious kratom tea. The more we’ve experimented with batch brewing, the more we’ve understood about why batch brewing is so popular abroad.
So next time you’ll be at home for a few hours, we hope you’ll consider trying to brew a large pot of kratom tea. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy and convenient it is to pre-make kratom for the week. If you do, we’d love to know how it goes! Share any tips or tricks in the comments so we can all learn together.
Until next time, cheers to better brewing!