What is Kratom Tea Good For?

One of the most popular ways to consume Kratom powder is by making Kratom Herbal Tea. In this article, we talk about why people use Kratom Tea and which strains are best for the effect you’re looking for.
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September 09, 2022
5 min read

Kratom is an herbal botanical that has been used as a natural remedy for centuries. It comes from the alkaloid-rich leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree that thrives in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. 

Kratom alkaloids yield countless health benefits for the mind and body if used properly. Different Kratom strains offer benefits depending on the alkaloid content. The alkaloid content per strain varies by the region is was grown and the vein color of the leaf. 

Fun Fact: Mitragyna Speciosa belongs to the same family of plants as coffee; Rubiaceae! Despite the relation, Kratom does not contain any caffeine. 

Traditionally, Kratom leaves were chewed raw. Some natives of Southeast Asia still consume it that way. However, in the United States, Kratom is most commonly found in powder form. You can also find it available in Kratom capsules, and various forms of Kratom extracts

One of the most popular ways to consume Kratom powder is by making Kratom Herbal Tea. In this article, we are going to talk about why people use Kratom Tea and which strains are best for the effect you’re looking for.

What is Kratom Tea?

Kratom Tea is a an herbal tea beverage that is usually made from Kratom powder or loose-leaf Kratom. You can make it in a multitude of ways, ranging from simple techniques that take 30 seconds or less to other recipes that require a longer steeping time.

What is Kratom Tea Good For?

People use Kratom Tea for many reasons. Kratom benefits vary between each vein color and origin, so the effects you experience ultimately rely on the strain’s alkaloid profile. 

To make it easier, we divided Kratom benefits into 3 main categories, also known as “Kratom Speeds”

  • Fast Speed Kratom = Energy and Motivation
  • Moderate Speed Kratom = Balanced between Energy and Relaxation
  • Slow Speed Kratom = Relaxation and Discomfort Relief

  • Here is a full list of Kratom benefits:

  • Energy and Motivation

  • Many people use Kratom to help boost their natural energy levels! Some Kratom strains offer stimulating effects to the mind and body. If you struggle with staying awake or simply lack motivation to get work done or go to the gym, try using a Fast Kratom strain.

    Kratom Strains for Energy and Motivation:

  • Mental Focus

  • Some Kratom strains stimulate the mind in a unique way that increases focus and concentration. Are you a college student needing to study for an exam? Or perhaps you procrastinated writing a research paper that’s due on Monday. Sometimes a little mental boost is all you need to get the job done. 

    Kratom Strains for Mental Focus:

  • Pro Social Attitude

  • Some Kratom strains are great for helping provide confidence in social situations. Ease feelings of ‘butterflies’ while also encouraging an upbeat, talkative, pro-social attitude.

    Kratom Strains for a Pro Social Attitude: 

  • Improved Mood

  • Many Kratom strains may help to improve your overall mood, helping you feel happy and fulfilled even when you’re having a stressful day. Not a morning person? Don’t worry. Here are are some Kratom strains that may help those grumpy feelings fade away. 

    Kratom Strains for Improved Mood: 

  • Relaxation 

  • On the opposite end of the spectrum, some Kratom strains provide feelings of calmness and relaxation. These strains are great for chilling out after a long day at work, post-workout recovery, or something laid-back like snuggling up at home to watch a movie with family. 

    Kratom Strains for Relaxation:

  • Restful Sleep

  • Some Kratom strains bring “relaxation” to a whole new level by making you feel drowsy and sleepy. These strains are great for someone who struggles falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the entire night. 

    Kratom Strains for Restful Sleep:

  • Discomfort Relief 

  • Lastly, and arguably the most vital benefit from Kratom, is the discomfort relieving properties. Some Kratom strains may help to relieve aches, soreness, cramps, etc. 

    Kratom Strains for Discomfort Relief:

    Photographic image depicting a top-down view of a coffee mug filled to the brim with warm kratom tea. Sitting next to the mug, is a glass ramekin filled with Green Maeng Da kratom powder, and a 1 Gram little pink measuring scoop.

    How To Make Kratom Tea

    Our preferred method of making Kratom Tea is quite simple. Instead of steeping the Kratom powder, we just mix it directly in warm water and drink it down quickly.  

    What You’ll Need: 

    • Kratom Powder 
    • A small cup 
    • Measuring Scoop - a teaspoon works fine! 
    • Stirring stick or whisk
    • Hot and Cold Water
    • Juice (if preferred) 

    How we prepare Kratom Tea at Happy Hippo:

    1. Prepare your serving size! Most users take anywhere between 1-5 grams in a single serving. For Newbies, we recommend starting off with 1 gram (½ Teaspoon) to evaluate effects.

    2. Thoroughly mix the Kratom Powder in a small amount of WARM water. Warm water is key. Cold water causes the powder to clump together.

    3. Continue to mix until mostly dissolved.

    4. Once fully combined, add a dash of cool water or fruit juice. Juice is recommended if you don’t like the natural, bitter taste of Kratom. (You can use the juice as a chaser, too!)

    5. Enjoy! Drink it down quickly, like you’re taking a shot of alcohol. By consuming your full serving all at once, the effects will be more prominent. 

    If you want to learn more about the different ways you can prepare Kratom Tea, please check out this article. 

    How To Make Kratom Tea Taste Better

    It’s easy and there are so many ways to do it! 

    Ways to make Kratom Tea taste better:

    How Does Kratom Tea Compare to Kava Tea?

    Kava (Piper Methystyicum) is a succulent plant that has properties similar to Kratom. Instead of “alkaloids”, the active compounds in Kava that are responsible for the effects are called Kavalactones

    The dried Kava root is made into Kava Tea and consumed as a ceremonial beverage across the world. Both botanicals are considered safe to use in moderate amounts.

    Kratom Tea can provide both energy and relaxation depending on the specific Kratom strain used, but Kava does not provide energizing effects. It’s mostly used to relax, chill out, unwind, and relieve physical discomfort.

    Get a more detailed comparison of Kratom vs Kava here

    How Long Does Kratom Tea Stay in Your System?

    The duration of Kratom effects is mostly dependent on the serving size. However, the half-life of Kratom is thought to be about 24 hours. 

    This means that if you take a single gram, within 24 hours half of it will exited your system. In another 24 hours, you will be down to 0.25 grams from the original dose. Following this logic, it would take about a full week for the entire gram to be reduced to a trace amount. 

    Where to Buy Kratom Tea

    At Happy Hippo, we have everything you need to make the best Kratom Tea ever. 

    Our HUGE variety of high-quality Kratom powder features over 20 different strains. All of our Kratom strains are lab-tested, pre-sterilized, and packaged in a GMP-compliant facility with immense care and attention to detail. 

    Plus, our Happy staff is dedicated to Kratom education. We spend countless hours testing strains so that we can provide genuine insight and detailed personal experience with each and every Kratom strain we offer. 

    If you ever have any questions, or would like to try some FREE Kratom samples from Happy Hippo… Feel free to contact us at: help@happyhippo.com 

    Our amazing customer service team is patient, knowledgeable, and second to none! Your happiness is 100% guaranteed! 

    Happy Hippo = Best. Kratom. Ever.

    • Harvested from fully mature Kratom trees
    • Tested for heavy metals, salmonella, and e.coli 
    • Kratom powder is pre-sterilized at 170 degrees
    • High-quality Kratom powder doesn’t contain any additives or inferior botanical fillers 
    • All products are packaged in a certified GMP-compliant facility
    • We specialize in high-quality Kratom products, but we also offer other superb alternative botanicals 
    • Crazy fast shipping (Customers say we’re faster than Amazon!)
    • Happiest customer service 

    Disclaimer: Kratom remains unregulated by the FDA, the authors of this text would like you to note that although this article contains many points regarding the use of Kratom, they should only serve as a piece of information - not medical advice.

    Kratom is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. 

    Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions before using Kratom.

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