Is Kratom Tea Stronger than Kratom Powder? Powder Is Stronger, Here's Why
A common problem that Kratom users find themselves in is trying to identify which form of Kratom is stronger than the other, specifically when it comes to Kratom tea and kratom powder. So, is one of them actually stronger than the other? The simple and concise answer is that kratom tea is NOT stronger than powder. Actually, kratom tea is weaker than powder because hot water reduces the potency of the alkaloids Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.
In this article, we will try to elaborate on the differences between the two most popular forms of Kratom, and what makes Kratom powder stronger than Kratom tea.
The process of making Kratom tea destroys alkaloids
Most of the alkaloids in Kratom are not heat resistant, meaning that their structure change when they are exposed to a lot of heat. The water used form making Kratom tea is actually very hot, often about 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 100 degrees Celsius. When the alkaloids are exposed to this type of heat, they often break down and cease to produce the benefits that are expected of them.
On the other hand, with Kratom powder, the alkaloids are not subjected to a lot of heat. This means that once we ingest the powder, all the alkaloids in the Kratom are absorbed by the body, and thus you will be able to experience all the benefits that come with Kratom.
Why do people still use Kratom tea?
It there are other more potent forms of Kratom, like Kratom powder, why do people still have a preference for Kratom tea?
The main reason for this is taste, both literally and metaphorically. The type of Kratom you use is solely based on your preferences. Additionally, Kratom tea is sweeter than Kratom powder. Kratom powder has been described to have a bitter, earthly taste, which may be a little bit too much for some people.
This is the reason why people often tend to use Kratom tea more. Kratom tea is as flexible a drink as you will find and there are tons of amazing kratom tea recipes you can make. You can add whatever sweeteners you want to get rid of the bitter taste. Some of the most common sweeteners include honey, lemon, hot cocoa, and vanilla almond milk. Irrespective of your preferences, you will always find a sweetener that is tailor suited for you.
Is there a way you can reduce the alkaloid loss in Kratom tea?
The temperature used when brewing Kratom tea is the main reason as to why the drink loses a lot of alkaloids. Notwithstanding, there is still a way through which you can have your Kratom tea without necessarily having to acquiesce to the loss of alkaloids.
The secret to doing this is to simmer the tea and not allow it to boil over.
How do you simmer Kratom tea?
Mix the Kratom powder with one cup of lemon juice, then simmer the resultant simmer for about 20 minutes. After the said time has elapsed, add one cup of water to the mixture, and allow it to simmer for about thirty minutes. Afterward, you can filter the mixture, if you wish to, or even add your favorite sweetener.
It is after the mixture has reached a certain temperature that the alkaloids actually begin to disintegrate. By simmering the drink, you are making sure that the said temperature is not reached, while also making sure that you get a nice warm cup of Kratom tea. Simply, you are enjoying the best of both worlds.
Kratom cold brew
Another way of making Kratom tea without losing the alkaloids is through the Kratom cold brew, sometimes referred to as the Kratom ice tea. This drink will make sure that you will not only experience the full benefits of the Kratom, but you will also lessen the bitter taste that Kratom powder has come to be associated with. The icing on this already delicious cake is that the ingredients you need to make the Kratom ice tea are as simple as you can imagine. All you need is water, a spoon, a filter, and two containers.
How to make Kratom ice tea
The process for making Kratom ice tea is a bit longer than simmering the Kratom, but at the end of the day, you will be pleasantly delighted by the results.
First, you have to add the Kratom powder into a container, then follow this app by adding the water. Mix it well, cover the container then place it inside a fridge for between eight and twelve hours. After the said time has elapsed, take out the container, and filter it out. The only other thing you have to do is to add a couple of ice cubes and you will have made the Kratom cold brew you wanted.
Some people prefer leaving the container at room temperature, as opposed to placing it inside a fridge. This produces stronger effects but doesn't take care of the bitter taste, so you still have to add some sweeteners.