So this gnome has been a regular user of kratom since first discovering this wondrous herb in 2008.
I haven't found too much detailed information on how people prepare their kratom.
I personally feel steeping the leaf leaves behind most of the desirable alkaloid. I'll show you how the gnomes been preparing tea for the last several years.
What you'll need:
A small cooking pot
A strainer or colander
2 coffee filters
4 cups of fresh water*
I won't get very into doses, I find a 3-6g cup to be stimulating and a 7-15g cup to be relaxing and sedative with strong pain killing qualities.
First, pour two cups of fresh water into your pot and bring it to a light rolling boil just barely higher than a simmer (med/low on my stove)
Then directly dump the leaf into the lightly boiling/simmering water and mix till leaf is saturated.
Let this water/leaf mix very lightly boil/simmer for 15 minutes.
Set up your strainer over a bowl and place coffee filter in. Strain tea through filter. Ball up ends of filter and squeeze out excess liquid.
Refill your pot with another two cups of fresh water and bring to a light boil.
Now dump your coffee filter of leaf into the fresh boiling/simmering water and allow it to simmer another 15 minutes.
Again, set up your strainer over a bowl and place coffee filter in. Strain tea through filter. Ball up ends of filter and squeeze out excess liquid.
At this point your leaf is mostly spent of it's alkaloid. (although I save my spent leaf and freeze it. A 30g cup of "third brew" kratom following the same tek above is a decent dose when your all out of fresh kratom)
Combine both bowls of first and second brew, let cool, and enjoy.
Or drink the first brew while you wait on the second to finish up.
I like to split it up to 2-3 doses to drink at different times of the day.
*adding additional water I feel gives more room for the alkaloids to suspend in the water. Of course this means more liquid to stomach at the end.
**Note: If your water/leaf looks like this your heat is too high!
Edited by wharfrat, 06 August 2016 - 03:48 PM.