Stovetop Brew

Brewing kratom tea on the stove in a saucepan allows for the ultimate level of customization of your brew strength and flavor. A stovetop brew is also great for batch brewing, so you have enough to last for a few days.

This brew method is best for when you’re at home and have a bit of time to spare, but you can also rig up a stovetop brew with a camp stove or over a fire while on a trip!


1-2 qt saucepan

1-3 kratom tea bags

8-12oz of water per tea bag

Optional for a stronger brew: 1-2 tsp lemon juice


3-4 qt saucepan

1-3 kratom tea bags per serving

8-12oz of water per tea bag

Large jar or sealable pitcher for storing

Optional for a stronger brew: 1-2 tsp lemon juice per serving

Add lemon juice to your kratom tea to boost your brew strength.


Add water, tea bags, and lemon juice (if using) to your saucepan.


Bring water to a boil, then immediately reduce to a low simmer. To make a more concentrated kratom tea, keep saucepan uncovered while simmering. To make a less concentrated tea, cover your saucepan. Simmer for 15-25 minutes.

The longer you brew, the stronger (and slightly more bitter) your tea will be.

Kratom tea should be brewed at a low simmer for at least 15 minutes.


Remove saucepan from heat. Strain out tea bags using a spoon or mesh strainer.


Sweeten to taste and add any desired flavors or creamer – creamer is best if you don’t use any lemon juice.


Transfer to a mug or glass with ice. If batch-brewing, transfer to a heat-safe jar or other container and seal tightly. Store tea in the fridge for up to one week. Drink chilled from fridge or reheat.

*Lemon juice may cause tea to become weaker before 7 days.

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You can typically rebrew your kratom tea bags to make a slightly weaker second thermos-full of tea – the strength of this second brew will depend upon the length & strength of your initial brew.

Want to go above and beyond a basic kratom tea? Check out our recipes on the Better Brewing Blog for inspiration.


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