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 There was a time when US kratom enthusiasts had little choice on how they consumed their favorite supplement. They had to order kratom powder, regardless of whether they wanted to brew kratom tea or use the toss-and-wash method. Today, tea drinkers have a better option: the kratom tea & kratom crushed leaf collection. 

Kratom tea is made from the dried, crushed leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree. This product's effects are similar to those of the plant in its powdered form, but the crushed kratom leaves are better for some applications. They produce a tea that is quite potent and, according to some, more palatable.

The best way for kratom enthusiasts to decide if this form of supplement is a better fit is to try it for themselves. Buyers who want to make an informed purchasing decision can read on to find everything they need to know about kratom leaves before placing an order.

What is Kratom Tea? 

Kratom tea leaves are slightly different from kratom in its powdered form. They aren't finely ground. Instead, they are processed like other forms of traditional tea leaves. They are dried and crushed to make shipment easier but are otherwise left in their natural form. Kratom leaves are sometimes referred to as crushed leaf or kratom crumbs.

What is Crushed Leaf Kratom? 

Crushed kratom leaves, sometimes referred to by the colorful euphemism "kratom crumbs," are less processed than powder. The leaves are grown on and harvested from the same trees that produce kratom powder. The difference is, instead of pulverizing the leaves, manufacturers leave them partially whole.

Like powder and capsules, kratom leaf is available in various regional strains and vein colors. White vein kratom leaves are best for brewing tea as a replacement for morning coffee since many reports indicate them to be the most stimulating.

Red vein leaves purportedly produce more sedative and analgesic effects. Green vein leaves provide a comfortable middle ground, sharing some white traits and some with red vein leaves. 

The following strains are available in crushed leaf form:

  • Green Maeng Da
  • Green Borneo
  • Green Elephant
  • Red Maeng Da
  • Red Bali
  • White horn
  • White Maeng Da
  • Austin Morning Blend
  • Austin Evening Blend

How to Brew Crushed Leaf Kratom Tea

Brewing tea with crushed leaf is just as easy as brewing it with powder, but most tea drinkers prefer the result.  Kratom leaves can be used just like any tea leaves. For those who are making the switch from kratom powder, that might not be constructive advice. Here are some more detailed steps for brewing tea that is as delicious as it is potent.

Step One: Simmer Water

Place some water in a saucepan or tea kettle and heat it over the stove. Don't let it get to a boil. Like most whole-leaf teas, a kratom leaf tea is best when the water is simmering, not boiling.

Step Two: Add the Kratom

Once the water is simmering, it's time to add the kratom. Those who have a tea ball on-hand can place the leaves in it to make them easier to strain out. It's also OK to put the leaves directly in the kettle or pan.

Step Three: Let Simmer

Most experts recommend letting tea made with pure leaf simmer for longer than teas made with powder. Around 35 minutes should do it.

Step Four: Strain Out the Leaves

Remove the tea ball, if applicable, or strain the leaves. A regular strainer, cheesecloth, or even a colander will all do the trick. Put the leaves away from later. They can be reused once or twice before they lose their potency.

Step Five: Add Lemon Juice and Sweeteners

According to Reddit users, lemon juice and sweeteners like honey or sugar can cut the tea's bitterness and make it more palatable. Lemon juice also acts as a powerful kratom potentiator, making it a great addition to any freshly brewed cup of kratom tea. Just make sure to wait until the tea has started to cool a little before adding it.

Step Six: Enjoy 

The tea is now ready for consumption. Let it sit for a few minutes before drinking it to avoid burns, then enjoy.

The Benefits of Taking Kratom in Leaf Form

 The primary benefit of using crushed kratom leaf vs powder is that the leaves are better suited for brewing tea. Brewing tea with powder leaves behind a residue. Tea balls and strainers cannot remove tiny particles of powder, but they're perfect for crushed leaves.

Some users also report that kratom is more potent in crushed, rather than powdered, form. It may be that the grinding process used to manufacture powder removes some of the alkaloids. Pure kratom leaf retains a greater concentration of alkaloids.

Effects of Kratom Leaves 

The effects of kratom vary based on the strain. Some types of kratom are more stimulating, while others are more sedative. Some are great for socializing, while others are better known for their analgesic potential. Many users also report feeling less anxious, more productive, and slightly euphoric after using kratom in tea form. 

It's also relevant to note that the effects of any form of kratom are dose-dependent. Any type of kratom could be more stimulating when taken in lower doses and more sedative in higher doses. Keep that in mind, when choosing strains and determining the right dosage amounts.

How to Dose Kratom in Pure Leaf Form 

There are no exact dosing guidelines for using kratom. Everything from a consumer's age, gender, and weight to their kratom experience can influence how they respond.

As with powder, the best way for individual consumers to figure out appropriate doses is to start small. To make figuring out doses easier, here are some basic conversions: 

  • 1 Tbsp crushed leaf = 2.7 grams
  • 1 tsp crushed leaf = 0.9 grams
  • 1 size 000 capsule of crushed leaf = 0.7 to 1 gram

For those used to taking kratom in its powdered form, these measurements should make one thing clear. Crushed leaves aren't as dense as powder. Doses for those used to brewing tea with powder should be adjusted accordingly.

6 Frequently Asked Questions About Kratom Leaves 

Local populations in Southeast Asia have been using kratom for centuries. Within the last few decades, it has become popular in the West, so many consumers still have many questions. Here are some answers.

1. Are Crushed Leaves Better Than Powder?

Crushed leaves aren't necessarily better than powder, but many users report that they are more potent. Tea drinkers also tend to prefer crushed leaves because they're easier to brew and don't leave behind a residue after straining.

2. Can Crushed Kratom Leaves Be Mixed With Other Teas?

It's OK to mix kratom in its leaf form with traditional teas in either teabag or loose-leaf form. Try to choose a tea that will complement kratom's distinctive flavor, such as mint, chai, or chamomile. Black tea is also a good option for mixing with kratom in the morning since it contains a small amount of caffeine.

3. Are There Other Ways to Use Kratom Tea?

The most popular way to use kratom tea is to brew the crushed leaves. This consumption method is simple, straightforward, and it allows users to take advantage of the leaf's full range of effects. That said, it's also OK to incorporate kratom leaves into culinary dishes. Just note that the herb is less effective on an empty stomach.

4. Where Does Kratom Come From? 

Kratom trees are only native to some areas of Southeast Asia with ideal soil and climate conditions, so that's where most vendors buy their crushed leaves. Some international kratom enthusiasts also grow their own Mitragyna speciosa trees. That's only practical in areas with warm climates, long growing seasons, and highly fertile soil.

5. Is Kratom Legal?

The legality of kratom varies by region. In the United States, kratom is federally legal and is only regulated in a small handful of states and local municipalities. Even in states that don't ban in-person kratom sales, it's better to buy legal kratom for brewing tea online than in a gas station.

Buying online lets users vet the manufacturer and evaluate lab reports for its products.

6. Can You Eat Crushed Kratom Leaves? 

It's still relatively common in Southeast Asia to see kratom users chewing on fresh Mitragyna speciosa leaves. Most users report, it is safe to eat kratom leaves, but since most Westerners can only get them in dried form, tea is the preferred method of consumption in the US.

Find High-Quality Kratom Tea Leaves Online

It's harder to find pure crushed leaf than powder, but don't despair. Austin Vibes has established the kratom tea collection just for serious tea drinkers. As with our powder, all our crushed leaves are sustainably grown and lab-tested for purity. Place an order today.