Kratom tea is perhaps the most widely used way to experience this unique plant’s effects, and it is certainly one of the most simple ways to ingest it. There are numerous reasons that people will take kratom, and some of the kratom tea benefits are more widely documented than others. I only heard about this stuff in recent months, and decided to do some more research, and then figured I may as well post what I found out along the way, in case someone else was curious down the road.
This page is a resource that I’ve put together in order to compile a lot of the different information about kratom that’s out there, from research studies, articles in popular magazines, opinion pieces, and even some warnings and things you need to be careful about before you buy Kratom tea online at all. I’ve done my best to include good sources for all of the information here, but this page isn’t meant to be an endorsement or to tell you what to do one way or the other. Having said that, make sure you’re following all of your local laws, since this stuff is banned in a few countries, including Thailand, Lithuania, Romania, Vietnam, and several others. There’s also a small handful of states where Kratom isn’t allowed (Indiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Vermont, Arkansas and Alabama, according to the American Kratom Associated, have banned it.)
There are some incredibly powerful testimonials out there, and then there are those who are more critical, the goal here is just to pass along the information so that you can make up your own mind, since you’re obviously curious about it, just like I was, so here’s what I’ve found out in my research…
What is Kratom Tea?
Here’s a definition of Kratom which was originally posted on the website of the American Kratom Association:
“Kratom is a natural botanical native to tropical Southeast Asia that is part of the coffee family. It’s also known by its scientific name, Mitragyna speciosa. The people of Southeast Asia have used Kratom leaves as a herbal supplement and traditional remedy for hundreds of years. When taken in appropriate amounts, Kratom can provide increased energy, minor pain relief and many find relief from a variety of other mental and physical ailments. Today, people in the U.S. are consuming Kratom, as they do other herbal supplements and traditional remedies.” (source)
They also mention some things that it is NOT, in order to clear up some misconceptions: They say it’s not a drug, it’s not habit-forming, it’s not an opiate, it’s not a synthetic substance. Rather it’s a natural, herbal supplement that falls into the same ballpark as coffee or tea.
Kratom Tea Effects
I mentioned earlier that people use it for a variety of different things, here’s a rundown of some of the more common effects that people seek out from this drink:
- As a sedative in folk medicine at low doses,
- To help with anxiety or stress relief
- To boost energy levels, focus, and productivity,
- Other forms of pain management,
- Lowering blood pressure,
- Boosting metabolism,
- To help with opiate addiction and withdrawal symptoms
These are the most common reasons that people drink kratom, and the most commonly-claimed health benefits. It’s important to understand that there are different degrees when it comes to these types of things. For instance, tea helps many people with energy and focus because it has caffeine and l-theanine, but some of the other health benefits of tea can be more dubious like people claiming that green tea will cure your cancer and so on. Kratom is no exception, there are certain things that it helps with because you feel it right away, and there are other health claims that should be taken with more of a grain of salt. In any case, if you’re ill, this is no replacement for medical attention, a proper diet, and so on.
How to Make Kratom Tea Recipe
It’s really easy to make. If you’ve made other types of tea, you more or less know what you’ve got to do here, it’s really not rocket science. You should take caution to start on the lower end of the amount you use the first few times that you make Kratom tea, because not everybody reacts the same, and it could end up hitting you harder than you expect if you overdo it.
Depending on whether your tea is powdered or in leaves, you’ll want to either let it steep in simmering water for 30 minutes for leaves and about 10 minutes if it’s powder.
Where to find Kratom Tea for sale
If you’ve done your research, understand what to expect, and are curious to give this tea a try, you can buy kratom tea from a number of places. It’s the type of thing where you want to ensure you’re getting it from a reputable source if you decide to try it since it’s not approved to be sold with the intention of it being ingested in certain countries. So, stick to popular and reputable brands. Also, make sure it’s allowed where you live, you don’t want to get in trouble.
There are two popular products associated with this tea, it comes in powder form and also in bags. You’ll need to prepare each one slightly differently, but they’re essentially the same thing at the end of the day, so it’s a matter of preference. The powder is quicker to prepare, and you’re actually ingesting the whole thing, so it should be somewhat more potent, kind of like how matcha tea powder compares to green tea leaves.
Kratom powder tea
In powder form, you need less per volume to achieve the same effects of Kratom, especially since you’re ingesting the entirety of what you put in your cup, as opposed to steeping the leaves and then removing them.
Kratom tea bags
This is probably the simplest way to use Kratom, and one of the most popular as well. Generally speaking, if you steep it for less time, it won’t be quite as potent. It’s always a good idea to start with less, to see how your body reacts, and then to go from there.