As a long-time kratom enthusiast, I’m always experimenting with new methods of preparing this beneficial botanical. Lately, I’ve gotten into cold brewing kratom tea, and let me tell you – it’s a game changer! The smooth flavor and convenience of cold brew have made hot summer days so much more enjoyable.
In this guide, I’ll explain what cold brew kratom tea is, why it’s worth trying, and how to make it yourself. We’ll also explore the benefits of kratom tea in general. So grab your mason jar, it’s time to unlock the secrets of crafting refreshing cold brew kratom elixir!
Why Use Cold Brew Kratom Tea
Cold brew kratom tea has gained popularity as an alternative to the traditional hot brewing method for several reasons. The colder water used in cold brewing is thought to extract less of the bitter tannins from the kratom powder, creating a smoother, more palatable flavor with less bitterness than hot brewed tea.
There are also anecdotal reports that cold water may extract higher levels of desirable alkaloids compared to heat-based methods. Cold brewing eliminates the need to carefully simmer kratom powder overheat, simplifying the process to just stirring and steeping which requires no special cooking skills. It also allows the tea to be pre-chilled for convenient, refreshing iced tea anytime without needing to be reheated or cooled again.
For these reasons, cold brew kratom tea is an easy, smooth, highly portable method ideal for summer months or for those who wish to minimize the natural bitterness of kratom tea. The convenience, taste, and purported higher alkaloid levels make cold brew kratom an appealing alternative to consider.
Benefits of Kratom Tea
Before detailing cold brew specifically, let’s examine the broad benefits drinking kratom tea can offer:
- Convenient – Easy to make multiple servings at once to enjoy throughout the day.
- Familiar format – Tea sipping provides a comforting ritual for many.
- Adds hydration – Drinking tea helps you stay hydrated compared to swallowing powder in capsules.
- Healthier choice – Avoid unwanted additives by making your own tea instead of store-bought drinks.
- Versatile uses – Hot tea warms and soothes, while iced tea provides a cool pick-me-up.
No matter which way you brew it, kratom tea is a go-to format to fully unlock this plant’s precious alkaloids and enjoy the process.
Tips for Brewing the Best Kratom Tea
Making a satisfying kratom tea takes some finesse no matter which method you choose. When brewing any kratom tea, hot or cold, it’s recommended to start with fresh, high-quality powder as the fresher the kratom is, the better the tea.
Play with adjusting the kratom-to-water ratios through trial and error to find your ideal strength and effects. Using more powder will produce a stronger brew. Allowing a longer steeping time enables the water to fully extract the kratom’s alkaloids for a more potent result.
Flavor enhancements like lemon, honey, or milk are best added after straining out the powder dregs to avoid interference with extraction. Leftover tea can be stored in the fridge for later – just gently reheat hot tea when needed.
It’s also wise to start low with dosing and gradually increase to find the sweet spot for you. While cold brewing has its own unique timing and temperatures, keeping these general tips in mind will help perfect both hot and cold kratom tea brewing mastery through experimentation.
How To Make Cold Brew Kratom Tea
Here is my simple cold brew kratom tea recipe:
- Kratom powder
- Glass jar
- Add the desired amount of kratom powder to a mason jar or other glass container. I usually add about 7 grams which makes 2-3 servings.
- Next, pour cool filtered water into the jar until the powder is fully submerged. About 16 oz or 500mL of water should suffice.
- Secure the lid on the jar, shake vigorously to combine, then place the jar in the fridge.
- Allow to steep and infuse for 12-24 hours, shaking occasionally.
- After steeping, strain the tea through a fine mesh filter to remove all powder sediment.
- Store strained tea in the fridge. Reheat gently or enjoy poured over ice whenever needed.
- Add fresh lemon wedge, sweetener, or milk/cream to taste. Sip and enjoy your refreshing chilled kratom tea!
With this easy cold brew method, you can avoid the hassle of hot prep while getting all the alkaloid benefits of traditional tea. It’s the best of both worlds! Let me know if you have any favorite cold kratom brew tips.
Cold Brew Kratom In Closing
I hope this guide has shown you why cold brew kratom tea deserves a spot in every seasoned kratomite’s routine. The smooth taste and ease of preparation make this the ultimate summer drink. Keep a jar of pre-made chilled tea on hand for a quick lift anytime.
As with any kratom product, rotate strains and mind your dosage. But brewed properly, a refreshing cold kratom tea may just become your new go-to method. It’s the perfect way to cool off while harnessing this plant’s gifts.
Let me know if you have any other questions after reading! I’m always happy to chat more about kratom teas. Here’s to all of us discovering new ways to enjoy this amazing botanical.
How long does cold brew kratom tea last?
Your finished cold-brew tea should stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. After that, the potency may start declining. Keep the tea tightly sealed and don’t let it sit for too long before enjoying it.
Does cold brew kratom work as well as hot tea?
Many report that cold brewing can actually extract more alkaloids than hot water methods. The longer cold steep allows the compounds to fully infuse. Just adjust your recipe to achieve your desired strength and effects.
Can you add ice to hot brewed kratom tea?
Absolutely! If you want to get technical, adding hot brewed kratom tea over ice converts it into a delicious “Japanese iced tea.” Adjust the brew strength since the ice will dilute it a bit.
Is cold brew tea healthier than regular iced tea?
Cold brew is often considered healthier since the lower temperature prevents the oxidation of compounds like EGCG. This preserves more nutrients and antioxidants compared to hot brew methods.
How long should you cold brew kratom?
For the most efficient extraction, cold brew your kratom tea in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours. Giving it time allows the alkaloids to fully leach out into the cool water. Shake periodically to mix.