Making a great cup of Kratom Tea.

Almost everyone’s made a cup or pot of tea, sounds easy, right? Well with Kratom Tea, doesn’t exactly involve tea bags… yet. (More to come on tea bags)

A group of enthusiastic kratom connoisseurs scoured the web and collected a few of the most popular ways of brewing kratom tea, then tested out the methods. Below are the results that they sent us.

Method #1 Making Kratom Tea

  • put 5-10 grams of powdered leaves in a small amount of hot water and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes.
  • add black or herbal tea and sugar or honey

Results from our connoisseurs:

  • Didn’t know how much water to use, but used 1 cup. The powder just floated at the top, some stirring eventually mixed in, but sank to the bottom.
  • Found it was very weak, don’t think I got anything from it.
  • I added green tea, didn’t really get any effect from the kratom. Was horrible to drink cause I’d get a mouthful of soggy powder towards the bottom.

Method #2 The Kratom Tea Recipe

1 gram: Very mild effect
3 grams: Moderate effect
5 grams: Potent effect for most users
10 grams: Strong effect
15+ grams: Very strong effect – best for experienced users

Instructions For Brewing Your Tea

  1. Need a pot or kettle, any basic strainer (even cheesecloth will work), kratom powder, water, and a stove.
  2. Bring about a cup and a half of water in a standard kettle or any deep pot to a soft boil.
  3. Add pre-measured kratom powder directly into boiling water.
  4. Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Check the color of your brew. When it turns yellow or deep orange, remove the pot/kettle from the heat.
  6. Hold a strainer over your mug and pour the liquid directly in.
  7. Discard the matter collected by the strainer (or save for a future, weaker brew).

Results from our connoisseurs:

  • Only had a mesh noodle strainer, didn’t work well, powder went through. Tried again with a coffee filter, but it plugged up. Had to squeeze it out once it was cool enough.
  • After 15 minutes there was only about a ½ cup of tea. Most the kratom was stuck to the side of the pot. Hindsight should have watched over it.
  • Couldn’t tell color wile it was brewing
  • Was extremely bitter, indescribable taste. Don’t think honey helped much.
  • Didn’t notice much effect from the kratom

Method #3 Uncle R’s Kratom Tea Recipe

Using a small saucepan over medium heat, bring just a touch over 1 cup (a full coffee cup) of water and one dose (10g or less) of kratom to a very light boil – just over a simmer. Boil for 15 minutes.

Tilt the pot 45 degrees for about 15 seconds – this will gather the material in a clump which makes pouring easier. Then pour it slowly through either a metal coffee filter (for powder) or a wire strainer (for ground leaf), using a spoon to block the solids from the drippings, and then also to squeeze most of the liquids from the kratom.

Results from our connoisseurs:

  • Reusable metal mesh coffee filter was a great idea. Worked well
  • Made about a ½ cut of kratom tea which was pretty nasty
  • Was quite mild for kratom effects.


New method for making Kratom tea by our fabulous kratom connoisseurs.

After cross discussion of the results, collectively the connoisseurs created a new method for making Kratom Tea.

  1. You need a medium size pot, (8” x 2”), wooden spoon, reusable metal mesh coffee strainer, kratom powder, water and a heat source.
  2. Using the cup that you are going to drink your tea, add 3 ½ cupfulls of water to the pot.
  3. Bring pot to a boil, once boiling reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Use 2x the normal amount of kratom ie you normally take 5g, add 10g.
  5. Let simmer for about 20-30 minutes, occasionally stirring, scraping the kratom off the sides.
  6. Once boiled down to about 1 cup, remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Place the strainer over the cup and slowly pour the tea into the cup.
  8. Add honey to lighten the flavor.

Additional thoughts and experiments.

  • Add lemon juice to the water prior to adding the kratom. Does make a bit more bitter but seems more potent.
  • Add turmeric to the tea. Also added herbal tea to the mix to make it a more tolerable flavor.
  • Simmer down to about ½ cup, can put into expresso or shot glasses, quick kratom shots.
  • Stevia works well for a sweetener.

New – Disposable Kratom Tea Bags

Our connoisseurs’s are currently testing fillable disposable kratom tea bags, results of which will be released soon!

Note: The information on this page was provided to Canadian Botanicals by a group of kratom connoisseurs. Canadian Botanicals does not condone the consumption of kratom in any way, shape or form. Purchase of kratom from this website for the purpose of consumption is in violation of our Terms of Service.