You may have seen advertisements for Kratom popping here and there on the internet and must be wondering what the new “craze” is all about. In fact, several questions may come to your mind about the herb, how to use Kratom tea, and of course – it’s safety.

Kratom comes in different forms and can be ingested through various protocols. However, brewing it for an herbal tea is the most common way to reap the benefits of Kratom.

Taking Kratom tea has always been linked with de-stressing the mind and the body. And with the added benefits of Kratom, the herbal tea can have the most soothing and calming effect.

Read on to find out further regarding the “powerful herb” and how you can utilize it to achieve the desired results. We have compiled a helpful guide which will assist you in finding more about the powerful herb and the best way to Kratom tea. Read on to learn more.

Kratom – An overview

Kratom, also known as mitragyna speciosa is a tropical evergreen plant-like tree belonging to the coffee family. Kratom originates from Southeast Asia and is popularly used as an herbal remedy by the residents of Thailand and neighboring areas for many years.

However, the use of Kratom is now gaining popularity in other parts of the world as well and more, and more users are turning towards the natural remedy for:

  • Pain reduction
  • Treating opiate addiction
  • Improving mood
  • Treating insomnia
  • Boosting immunity

Most users experience no side effects from the usage of Kratom, especially those who follow the recommended dosage guidelines. However, in some cases, minor side effects are noticed such as fatigue, constipation, and nausea which usually goes away as the body gets adjusted to the strains.

How to use Kratom?

In its native region, Kratom leaves are often chewed fresh while leaves that are dried out can also be munched on. In fact, about 70% of Thailand male is known to eat 10 – 60 leaves of Kratom as the snack per day.

However, most people prefer powdering the leaves and mixing it with water, milk, or juice as well as yogurt and applesauce to mask the taste. The powder can also be put in capsules and taken with water.

Theoretically, the Kratom powder can be smoked as well but doing so would be a bit impractical as well as dangerous because one would have to ingest a highly high dosage of Kratom to experience even the least effects of the powder.

And of course, smoking is dangerous to health and doing so regularly can weaken the lungs and create severe health consequences.

Kratom tea – the new trend

One of the best ways to achieve the desired benefits of Kratom is by using it as tea. Although, making tea might be time-consuming but drinking it hot is the most pleasurable and soothing way. And since Kratom and coffee share the same plant Rubiaceae, it comes as no surprise that they both give off similar stimulating results.

Making tea with powder or crushed leaves

Making tea with Kratom strains is easy, and you don’t require any special equipment except water, stove, strainer, and of course, a kettle or pot.

To prepare Kratom tea, only add crushed leaves (or powder) into a pot of water and allow it to boil gently for 15-20 minutes. Pour the tea into a mug and use a strainer (or even a piece of cheesecloth) to separate out the thicker sediment which can be later discarded.

The tea can be taken hot or cold. However, the tea might be too bitter for many drinkers, and it is advised to drink a pleasant tasting beverage (for example juice) right after taking the Kratom tea.

It should also be noted that the water volume and a number of the crushed leaves or Kratom powder can be adjusted according to the user’s requirements.

How much Kratom is required to make tea?

Before reading the recipe, it is necessary to know that what is the right amount of Kratom for making tea.

Usually, the internet recipes you find randomly will tell you to add it more if you need profound effects and add it less if you want low to moderate impact.

Following is the basic guideline about Kratom dosage for making tea.

  • 0.5-1 grams- mild effects
  • 2-3 grams- Low effects
  • 3-5 grams- Moderate effects
  • 5 to 10 grams – Strong effects
  • 10 grams and more- Very strong effects

This guideline is for dry powder and pills. It is not suitable if you are using Kratom extract or enhanced strains of Kratom.

These products are more potent than plain Kratom powder. Therefore they are required in fewer amounts than powder.

You should adjust the dosage to fit into your requirements. Adding a low to moderate quantity of Kratom powder in tea will give it benefits of Kratom and delicious taste. The taste becomes bitter in strong Kratom tea.

The essential guide for making Kratom tea

Kratom tea doesn’t have a specific recipe. It is just like any other herbal tea recipe that includes boiling the water and adding Kratom powder to it.

However, this article will tell you a more convenient way to make Kratom tea that is a coffee maker.

Here are the necessary steps that you need to follow:

What would you need?

  • Crushed leaves/powder of Kratom (1 ounce)
  • Coffeemaker
  • Coffee filter (only one)
  • Water (8 to 10 cups)
  • Sprucer Uppers


  • Step1

Take the water and put it into the coffee maker. This recipe makes nearly 9-10 cup of coffee; you can adjust the Kratom quantity and water quantity by yourself if you want to make 1-2 cups only.

The 10-cup is usually the standard quantity of a coffee maker. It is the maximum number of Kratom teacups that you can make in the coffee machine.

  • Step 2

Take the crushed leaves or powder of Kratom and put it into the coffee filter at the top. Fill it carefully, avoiding the spill. Be precise with handling Kratom powder.

  • Step 3

Hit the start button.

  • Step 4

Wait for it to complete the one brew.

  • Step 5

Once your Kratom completes the first session of brewing, let it settle for a couple of minutes, spruce it up. You can add lemon and honey at this stage for the extra flavor. Taste it to check the flavor and potency.

  • Step 6

If the Kratom tea is not strong enough, repeat the whole process. Make the coffee filters; filter the Kratom powder or leaves again. This second brew will make the Kratom tea even more robust.

After the first time, every brew that you will make will give you a relatively stronger effect. It is recommended that nothing more than four brews of Kratom tea in a coffee maker is safe. For moderate usage, 1-2 brews are more than enough.

  • Step 7

Pour the tea into clean cups and enjoys sipping the miraculous benefits of Kratom. You can store this tea too. It can remain fresh for 5-7 days in your refrigerator. Don’t save it for more extended periods.

Additional options

Once you complete brewing Kratom through coffee maker, you can make it taste better with optional flavoring.

Add a spoonful of honey if you don’t like the bitter taste of it. You can also add sugar or stevia before sipping it. Sprinkling cinnamon on Kratom tea will give it a distinct aroma and flavor.

If you want to use Kratom tea in hot weather, make a cold Kratom tea in the same way. Just make the tea and refrigerate it for 3-4 hours. Add ice and enjoy the goodness of Kratom.

Benefits of making Kratom tea in a coffee machine

If you are convinced on following this recipe, you are very near to the easiest way to use Kratom.

There are so many benefits of making Kratom tea in a coffee maker than making Kratom tea by traditional style.

  • Saves time; Making Kratom tea in coffee maker saves the time.
  • Saves the space: Making tea in a pot on fire involves so many kitchen utensils and area. If you start making Kratom tea on the coffee machine, it will not take any extra space or use any tools.
  • Easy to make: This recipe is so easy that a person who has never cooked in his life can also make Kratom tea.
  • Controlled effects: Making tea in coffee maker gives you an option to brew the tea again and again.
    This repeated brewing add up more Kratom alkaloid into the water. In this way, the new brew is stronger than the previous one. You can make light, moderate or strong tea as per your requirement.
  • Modern approach: It is a more modern approach to make Kratom tea in the coffee maker.
    It doesn’t involve any extra effort especially when you at work, making Kratom tea using the coffee machine is more comfortable than making it on the flame.
  • User-friendly: Using a coffee maker is easy and handy. There is no complicated mechanism of action to operate a coffee machine.
    Most of the people know how to turn the coffee maker on and how to turn it off. Making Kratom tea in it gives a very friendly user behavior.

Can the tea be preserved for future use?

Kratom tea can safely be kept in a refrigerator for up to five days after which it becomes unsafe for consumption. However, you can add a small amount (around 10%) of alcohol to the tea to preserve it for many months in the refrigerator.

Kratom tea can safely be kept in a refrigerator for up to five days after which it becomes unsafe for consumption. However, you can add a small amount (around 10%) of alcohol to the tea to preserve it for many months in the refrigerator.

How to powdered Kratom leaves?

Most online vendors sell Kratom in both – crushed leaves and powdered form. Nevertheless, if you would like to finely powder Kratom leaves, you can easily do so in a kitchen blender or coffee grinder.

How much dosage of Kratom to take for the desired effects?

Taking an accurate dose of Kratom is necessary for making herbal tea. Since each different Kratom strain has a different potency, the best way to find your “sweet spot” is to experiment the different dosage.

Here is a guideline which will help you decide the ideal dosage of Kratom according to your tolerance level.

  • For first time users, it is suggested to start at a minimal dose (approximately 1 – 3 gms)
  • Once you have been using the low dosage for some time, increase it up a notch – around 3 – 5 gms.
  • After your body has adjusted to the Kratom, try adding 5 – 7 gms of Kratom leaves to the herbal tea.
  • Those who have a high tolerance level can even use 10 Gems, or more of Kratom leaves for a very sedating herbal tea.

What are the effects of Kratom tea?

When used on an empty stomach, the effects of the tea can be experienced in 30 – 40 minutes and usually last for 5 – 6 hours. However, if there is food in the stomach, the effects of Kratom begin to show in more than 60 – 90 minutes.

According to a study conducted on the benefits of Kratom, most users utilize the powerful herb for its pain-relieving properties. Another research showed Kratom to be rich in Mitragynine which means that it provides opiate-like effects and the tea can be applied to treat opiate addiction.

Above all, Kratom tea has a sedating effect which makes it an ideal remedy for those in stressful situations. Kratom tea calms the nerves and is an instant mood enhancer.

A perfectly brewed herbal tea made out of Kratom strains an hour before bedtime is the best way to get a sound sleep.

Are there any risks involved?

Kratom – when taken as directed and not mixed with other drugs is completely safe for regular use. The greatest risk involved with Kratom is falling asleep so NEVER drive or participate in hazardous activities (such as raising ladders, using power tools) while under the influence of Kratom.

Kratom – when taken as directed and not mixed with other drugs is completely safe for regular use. The greatest risk involved with Kratom is falling asleep so NEVER drive or participate in hazardous activities (such as raising ladders, using power tools) while under the influence of Kratom.

Additionally, since there are no studies that show the effects of Kratom on the fetus or infants – we firmly advise women who are pregnant or nursing do not use Kratom without seeking medical guidance.

Other than that, Kratom is completely safe and non-habitual forming when taken responsibly.

Faisal Jamal leads the team at Restorm Scientific and believes in ethical medical marketing. He has helped many leading healthcare companies to develop a successful marketing strategy in a rapidly changing marketplace. He has a great passion for medical research and believes in providing evidence-based information on Cannabis, CBD, & Kratom.