Kratom enthusiasts looking for the perfect uplifting, well-balanced strain need to look no further than Green Elephant. Known for its huge leaves, this Sumatran strain packs a real punch.
Green Elephant kratom is native to Indonesia. The leaves used to make kratom for export are harvested in Sumatra on the Northwest section of the island. Local Ayurvedic practitioners have been using these gigantic kratom leaves for centuries. Now, Western health and wellness gurus can do the same.
Want to learn more about this unique, culturally relevant strain? Customers can find everything they need to know about Elephant kratom below.
What is Green Elephant?
Elephant kratom is so named because its leaves are large and floppy, giving them an appearance similar to an elephant's ears. This strain also has the strength of a pachyderm with alkaloid concentrations that rival those of its better-known cousin Maeng Da.
In the tradition of Ayurveda, the farmers producing Elephant kratom for Austin Vibes use all-natural, organic, and sustainable cultivation practices. Truth be told, the island's fecund soils and perfect climate do much of the work for them to grow Mitragyna speciosa. The magic happens during the processing phase.
In its natural form, Elephant kratom boasts 82% mitragynine concentrations. For those not yet in the know, mitragynine is the alkaloid responsible for most of kratom's psychoactive and analgesic effects. While all kratom contains some mitragynine, Elephant kratom has more than most.
Benefits of Buying Green Elephant in Crushed Leaf Form
For those who love drinking kratom tea, this decision is a no-brainer. In its crushed leaf form, Elephant kratom resembles traditional dried tea leaves. It can be used in a tea ball, placed in tea bags, or strained out using cheesecloth after the tea has been brewed.
When brewing tea with kratom powder, some sticky residue inevitably gets left behind and wasted. That's not the case with crushed leaf kratom. In this form, the leaves can even be retained after brewing for reuse. Most people use them two to three times before discarding them.
Step-By-Step Directions for Brewing Elephant Tea
Traditional tea drinkers will have no problem using crushed Elephant kratom leaves. For those used to brewing tea using kratom powder, it can seem counter-intuitive.
Follow these step-by-step instructions to get it right:
- Place the crushed leaves in a tea ball, tea bag, or directly into water.
- Heat the water to a gentle simmer.
- Allow the mix to heat up for at least 35 minutes.
- Remove the tea ball or bag, or strain out the leaves.
- Add sweeteners or kratom potentiators.
- Relax and enjoy.