Those of us that use kratom regularly may be able to agree that it has big benefits, but that isn’t the only thing that we can agree upon. Most of us will also agree that kratom tea simply doesn’t taste that great! Sure, you can get it down, but who wants to drink something regularly that just isn’t good?
While you could think of this problem as a simple fact of using kratom, we like to be more creative about things around here at Phytoextractum. As a sort of inspiration, we’re gearing up today to share with your our top five methods for making kratom tea taste better than ever before.
If you have any other great suggestions for how to improve the tea’s flavor, be sure to let us know!
Making Kratom Tea
While it’s important to learn how to flavor your kratom tea in new and interesting ways, it is also important for you to learn how to make kratom tea the right way! Kratom tea needs to taste as good as possible when you get started so that there is a chance to make it taste even better.
This is a bare-bones guide on how to make some great kratom tea:
- 1. Start with a liter of water.
- 2. Bring the water to a full boil in the pot.
- 3. Lower the heat, and let the water come off of the boil for at least three minutes.
- 4. Put the kratom powder or leaves in a mesh strainer.
- 5. Add to the water.
- 6. Let the kratom simmer in the water for about 20 minutes.
- 7. Remove the mesh strainer or use the cheesecloth to get the powder out of the leftover kratom tea.
Once finished, kratom tea can be consumed hot, cold, or even after it has been refrigerated for up to five days. This means that you can make a bigger batch of kratom once or twice a week so that you don’t have to make it every single time you want to drink your kratom tea.
How To Make Kratom Tea Taste Better
Now that you know all of the basics of how to make kratom tea, it is time to learn how to make kratom tea taste better! There are a lot of different solutions that you can use, but these are the five different ways that we prefer to improve the flavor of our kratom tea.
Add Flavored Tea Bags
When you’re brewing kratom tea, taking a minute to brew up another flavor of tea as well can be the key to making your kratom tea taste better! Combining the earthiness of kratom tea with a sweet, fruity tea can make it taste incredible. You can even mix up multiple different kinds of tea in the batch so that you can have your own special concoction.
There are many flavors of tea that go well with the taste of kratom:
- • Green tea
- • Citrus tea
- • Raspberry tea
- • Vanilla tea
- • Chai tea
- • Any fruit tea
- • Sweet tea
- • Spice teas
- • Tea lemonades
- • … and much more!
The possibilities are as limitless as your tea cabinet, so get creative and try out different combinations to figure out what will taste the best. Once you choose a tea, choose twice as many tea bags as you usually use and then brew it up. This will help to make a concentrated enough flavor to compete with the flavor of the kratom tea.
Mix With Milk
When many people drink coffee or a traditional tea, they like to add milk and sweetener to it so that it fits with their favorite taste profiles. For kratom tea, you can do the same thing!
Many sweetened milk products, such as vanilla creamer, can be added to kratom tea to help cut into the bitterness and add a bit of sweetness to the final drink. Adding milk makes everything taste just a little bit better than the usual earthiness that kratom tea offers.
There are many types of milk that you can add to kratom tea to try to balance out the flavor:
- • Dairy creamers (they come in lots of flavors!)
- • Soy milk (flavored or plain, but we prefer vanilla)
- • Oat milk (vanilla is best)
- • Straight milk (not as flavored, but good for those who don’t want to add more sugar)
Many kratom lovers have found that using almond milk as an easy addition to kratom tea. Not only is it delicious, but it also has a lot of alkaloids which makes it work well with the standard chemical composition of kratom tea.
Mix With Citrus
Adding citrus to kratom tea is a great way to cut through the earthy flavor of kratom. Many find the richness to be way too heavy to easily drink, so cutting through that is a key part of improving the flavor of kratom.
In particular, we love to add honey, sugar, and lemon to kratom tea in order to make it more palatable. Of course, those aren’t the only things that you can add to tea to make it better.
We love adding lemon for a few reasons:
- • Citric acid helps to balance out alkaline content to help it be more efficient.
- • Citric acid also helps to keep kratom tea stored in your refrigerator last for even longer.
If you aren’t a big fan of lemons, you could also use other fruits like orange or grapefruit instead. If you want to mix kratom powder into a full glass of citrus juice, you can do that as well. There are a lot of different ways to incorporate citrus flavor into your tea, so experiment a little bit.
Add Flavored Syrups
Have you ever gotten a flavored coffee or latte before? To make the latte taste that way, flavored syrups are used. These syrups come in lots of different flavors such as sweet and fruity flavors. Those flavors, in particular, can help to make kratom tea taste much better.
This is a simple solution, but it is one that works for some people! Adding honey, sugar, or another sweetener to your kratom tea will immediately help to cut through the rich, dark flavor of the kratom. We recommend starting with one teaspoon of your favorite sweetener for each mug of kratom tea, but you can add more until the balance is just right.