This below Kratom Tea recipe is only a recipe that I
have come up with and works for me; I am sure that if you speak to ten people,
all ten people will have different ideas as to what is best. So, I would
suggest that you start your tea dose small, and work your way up; this is the
safe and responsible thing to do whenever working with anything new. This
Kratom tea has become an important part of my life, and I want to know that I
will have the freedom to work with this amazing plant for a long time to come,
so please be responsible.
This recipe makes enough tea for eight to ten mild doses, four to six medium strength doses,
or two strong doses. Obviously, the "two strong doses" are meant only for
those who are familiar with this herbal supplement and are comfortable with the
effects. Personally, although I have made Kratom tea for some time now, I
am still in the "four to six" range of strength, since I like a little kick,
rather than being knocked over! So, the steps are as follows:
STEP 1: Take 50 grams of dried, crushed kratom leaves and put into a pot. To this add 1 liter of water.
STEP 2: Boil gently for 15 minutes.
STEP 3: Pour the tea through a strainer into a bowl and reserve the liquid. Squeeze the leaves in the strainer to get most of the liquid out.
STEP 4: Put the leaves back in the pot and add another liter of fresh water. Repeat steps 2 and 3.
STEP: 5: After the leaves have been strained a second time, they can be discarded. Put the combined liquid from both boilings back into the pot and boil until the volume is reduced to about 100 ml.
Kratom tea can be safely stored in the refrigerator for about 5 days. It is probably okay to keep it a bit longer, but it's better to play it safe and not drink it after 5 days. It can be stored for many months if you add some alcohol to it. Adding about 10% alcohol will preserve it for many months (in the refrigerator). That is 1 part 80 proof vodka (or a similar spirit) to 3 parts kratom tea.
The same general preparation method can of course be used with larger or smaller
amounts of herb by simply adjusting the volume of water used. Some people
experience mild nausea when using doses above 25 grams, so when taking larger
doses, it is best to do so on an empty stomach (i.e. wait about 3 hours after
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MORE KRATOM TEA INFO: In the ongoing battle for ultimate
popular heated beverage, the ubiquitous lattes and double-half-caff-soy-venti's have
taken a bit of a blow. Seems the American public's tastes are taking a turn
toward the less-caffeinated and easier on the stomach. After thousands of years
of prominence in Eastern cultures, teas are beginning to gain ground as an
alternative in the coffee-obsessed American times. And that is surely a good
For a drink that's played so significant a role in Asian cultures, as a staple
beverage, curative, and even symbol of status, it is no surprise that the
mythical origins of tea have achieved the status of legend. In one, Shennong,
the legendary Emporor of China and inventor of agriculture and Chinese medicine,
was drinking a nice bowl of boiling water around 2737 BC. When a few windblown
leaves from a nearby tree fell into his water, altering its taste and color,
took a sip and was pleasantly surprised. The rest is, as they say, history.
Tea is made by steeping leaves, buds, or other herbal ingredients (including
flowers, spices, and fruits) in hot water for rarely longer than a few minutes.
And although, originally, "tea" denoted four basic types (black, oolong, green,
and white), these days the term often includes herbal infusions, like chamomile
Kratom tea can reportedly be prepared in one of two ways. The first is by
grounding whole kratom leaves into a powder to then be prepared as per the
traditional method (steeping in boiling water). The second is by using kratom
extract, which will provide a far more regulated and reliable dosage. Depending
on the potency of the extract and the desired effect (smaller dosages act as a
stimulant, generally, while larger kratom dosages are more sedative), add
extract to water and bring to a boil. Then, add sugar or honey to taste, and
enjoy. The alkaloids in Kratom are not destroyed by temperatures that
boiling water generates, so you can boil for as long as you wish to get the
strength you desire.
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