For anyone new to Kratom, the following tea preparation has found its way onto many of the most popular entheogen websites on the internet. While this method is definitely more palatable than other preparations I have tried in the past, I am certain that it is not only wasteful, but simply ineffective. A simple water extraction, as outlined below, simply fails to extract all of the active alkaloids from the Kratom leaf, leaving the best parts of the Kratom leaf in the trash bin. Please, if you are new to Kratom, do not waste your time or money, but most importantly, avoid the potential nausea that will likely accompany this concoction.
I am not suggesting this concoction is inherently nauseating, but since the resulting tea is so dilute, I have found that many people will imbibe up to 3x as much Kratom to reach the desired effect. Unfortunitly, this typically results in nausea, and a complete forfeiture of any redeemable qualities.
Also, as a side note, for anyone new to Kratom or currently using this concoction, please do yourself a favor and check out the soy milk preparation detailed here–not only does it taste decent, but it is an extremely fast and VERY effective preparation.
Anyway, here it is: How NOT to make Kratom Tea:
1. Take 50 grams of dried, crushed kratom leaves and place into a pot, add 1 liter of water.
2. Boil for 15 minutes.
3. Pour the tea through a strainer, and reserve the liquid in a bowl. Alternatively, use a coffee press to achieve the same results.
4. Put the leaves back in the pot, add another liter of fresh water, repeat steps 2 and 3. The Kratom leaf can now be discarded.
5. Place the combined liquid into the pot again and boil until the volume is reduced to roughly 100 ml.
Generally, the resulting tea can be stored in the fridge for 5 days. However, adding about 10% alcohol will preserve it for months (such as one part 80% Vodka).
Dosage may vary from 1/10 to 1/2 of the prepared tea, depending on tolerance. But again, please keep in mind, many people, including myself; find this concoction far more nauseating than many, if not all other tea preparations.
Well, again, I do not recommend using this method. However, if anyone has had success with this recipe, or has a better version, please let me know.