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Kratom Tea

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Kratom is a plant from Southeast Asia that has opioid mimicking properties. It is currently legal in most states, though that is subject to change at the whim of the FDA. It is commonly sold in powder or pill form. Red strains tend to be more relaxing and soothing, and are useful for chronic pain. Green strains to be more euphoric and energizing.

The most popular methods of consumption are toss and wash, where the powder is mixed with water and then consumed as quickly as possible, or by making tea. The tea method is strongly recommended, toss and wash is extremely unpleasant in terms of taste and its effects on the digestive tract.

Making kratom tea is fairly straightforward. Purchase a cheap drip coffeemaker, and use it only for making kratom tea. Put in a filter, and put in about 3 to 4 heaping tablespoons of kratom in the filter. Brew as you would normal coffee. After the first batch has finished brewing, refill the carafe and brew a second batch with the same kratom. Discard the used kratom afterwards as it will lose potency after the second or third brew cycle. Chill in the fridge before serving.

Kratom has a bitter flavor, to make it more palatable it is recommended to add some type of sweetener, sugar-free kool-aid, and sugar-free Crystal light are good options. Adding an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice or apple juice to the tea will enhance its potency, as will a pinch of citric acid. Magnesium citrate also enhances potency. Adding a modest amount of gin or vodka also makes it stronger.
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That’s quite interesting. I’ve heard you mention kratom gin before and intend to infuse a batch.
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I wouldn't recommend adding the powder to the gin. The best way to go about it is to brew a pitcher of tea, then add the gin either to the chilled pitcher or to the glass. Kratom powder is very gritty and does not dissolve well in water or alcohol. Adding powder directly to gin or taking it directly will bind up your digestive tract.
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I was going to drip and recirculate through a coffee filter. I’ll try water first, though I prefer to use ethanol as a solvent when possible. Call it Drunkard bias.
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Interesting, I have never tried that before. Let me know how it goes.
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I may pick some of this up over the weekend. Feeling like a different buzz is in order lately.
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Stendhal wrote:
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:36 pm
. Brew as you would normal coffee. After the first batch has finished brewing, refill the carafe and brew a second batch with the same kratom.
Could you just run the tea through the coffee maker again instead of doing 2 batches? you know doubling the strength of the tea? Also is this for a 12 cup coffee maker? I would guess only 1 table spoon if you were going to use one of those filter funnels over a single cup set ups.
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That is an option, if you go that route make sure to strain the kratom. If you run the same batch of tea through the coffee machine twice it tends to get sediment at the bottom.
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Tldr, can`t you just make me one next time I`m around
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What is the time frame from drinking the tea till it hits you? Wondering if I can brew some up at work at the end of the night and still drive home.
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It usually takes about half an hour or less to hit you.
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oettinger wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:57 pm
Tldr, can`t you just make me one next time I`m around
I will be sure to make yours with extra vodka
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