Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kratom Instructions

Kratom tastes extremely bitter. The best way to mask it is with sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. Maybe some splenda and honey too. Honey really cuts the bitterness. Best is to add sugar to the pot so it dissolves, then add a little honey to your cup.

Suggested Instructions:

Start by boiling a saucepot with the amount of tea you want; I suggest 2 cups, or 32 ounces, per person. More or less water can be used, as this only affects how concentrated (and bitter) the kratom is. As long as you drink it all, the effect will be the same.

After the water is boiling, turn the heat off. For a first time user, measure slightly approximately 1 tablespoon (6-7 grams) of kratom leaf powder per person and add to the pot. More experienced users can use up to 2 tablespoons (12-14 grams). After the kratom is in, pour in a lot of sugar and stir. If you prefer to use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar, these can be added to your cup at the end if it's more convenient.

Allow the kratom to steep for at least 15-20 minutes, or until cool enough to drink, stirring occasionally. Let it sit for five minutes after last stirring to allow the kratom powder to settle. Then, pour it into a pitcher, taking care so that the powder stays in the bottom of the pot.

After it's in the pitcher, pour it into a french press to filter out any powder that remains. If you do not have a french press, simply let it sit again so the powder settles on the bottom.

Enjoy, and remember that the more sugar (and honey) you add, the better it will taste, within reason. If you at any point don't feel well, lay down on your back and it will immediately go away.

You can put the powder back in the pot and add more water to boil again. There will be some effect, but it will be much weaker. There is almost no effect on a third preparation of the same powder.

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