Kratom Pairings with Herbs, Fruits, & Spices
Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) is a versatile plant, native to South East Asia, that can be greatly improved when paired properly. Due to the bold nature of kratom, it can be drastically improved when paired with specific herbs, fruits, and spices. One of the easiest ways to extract some of these benefits is to find teas or infusions with some of the flavors, tastes, and health benefits you are looking for.
Nectar Leaf Tea Preparation
How To Pair A Tea with Herbs,
Fruits, and Spices
Step 1: As a rule for teas, generally you want to use 2 to 3 grams of tea leaves per 8 ounces of water. Ensure that you use pure, fresh water preferably filtered (Avoid distilled water). Bring water to rolling boil.
Step 2: Herbal teas are typically brewed just under boiling. Black teas are generally brewed in hotter temperatures and for longer than green teas. Infusions are generally brewed with boiling water for the longest time at least 5 minutes.
Step 3: With loose-leaf tea, pour the water from your teapot through a mesh strainer into your teacup, or simply remove your teabag from the cup. You can add sugar or honey to your tea at this point while it is still hot. Enjoy!
Tip: Whole tea and ground leaves can often be steeped 2 to 3 times. Steep times will vary greatly with herbal teas depending upon what herb(s) or kratom leaves you choose. For natural tea leaves and flowers, they may be steeped up to 10 minutes. If you use thicker herbs like barks or berries, you may need up to 20 minutes to steep. Roots can use up to 30 minutes and can often be simmered on the stove in a saucepan over a very low flame.
Citrus and Kratom
Citrus juices such as lemon, limes, grapefruit, and orange have long been a popular additive to teas. They are known not only for their extraordinary health benefits but also for their bold flavors, which can greatly enhance the taste of your teas.
The acidity from such fruits work in tandem with kratom’s alkaloids to bring out the best of both of these additions. Citrus juices are also high in vitamin C, which influences digestive enzymes in your body.
When choosing a citrus addition, it’s important to note that not every flavor is complementary with kratom. Kratom is an extremely strong plant similar to that of matcha, which is described as having a slightly sweet, earthy flavor. With citrus juices, a little can go a long way. It is always recommended to start with a small amount and gradually increase in quantity. The easiest way to bring in citrus flavors is to find predefined quantities ready made for your cup of tea.
Ginger and Kratom
Ginger is one of the most popular spices paired with kratom. With a long history of use as a traditional remedy, ginger has held the title as one of the most health forward (and delicious) spices for good reason. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger and is responsible for much of its medicinal properties.
Ginger tea is a traditional remedy for many people seeking to ease a stomach ache or indigestion. Scientist believe it helps ease digestive issues such as nausea and vomiting by keeping your digestive function stable and blood pressure consistent, which can reduce nausea. However, ginger does have a few other tricks up its sleeve. It has also been studied as an anti-inflammatory, aiding in weight loss, and helping ease the tension and pain of headaches and migraines. For many, the powerful spiced kick of the ginger mixed with its stomach calming effects is a winning combination when paired with a traditional kratom.
- One of the most popular pairings of ginger is with a red vein kratom such as Red Vein Kali or Red Bali. The soothing ginger brings a distinct balance to the powdered leaf. Cinnamon is also a classic complement with ginger as it brings a warm, soothing feel while being loaded with polyphenol antioxidants.
Black Tea and Kratom
Black tea is known for having a robust taste to it while providing a relatively high caffeine boost. With approximately 40-80mg of caffeine content per 8oz, there is no better pairing than kratom and black tea when looking for an energy boost for your day.
Both are popular for their long shelf life and ability to be enjoyed either hot or cold. Health wise, black tea it is full of antioxidants. Polyphenols are the main source of antioxidants found in black tea and are very important in promoting overall health.
- Black tea is almost as good of a boost as a highly caffeinated coffee drink. Because coffee and kratom go together so well, it’s natural that black tea would pair extremely well with kratom. A classic like Bali kratom or a white strain like White Borneo are a natural pairing for the ultimate boost to your day.
Kratom Single Serve Bags with Teas & Infusions
Bali Kratom With Teas: Bali kratom is commonly known as “premium commercial” quality kratom and is one of the most well known kratom strains on the internet. Due to its versatility and balance, Bali is a great starting point for teas you are already familiar with. A classic such as Mint Hibiscus or Chamomile are the perfect addition to this strain. Bali also works particularly well with black teas for a boost to your day. Learn More
Bali Kratom with Infusions: If you are looking for more unique pairings with your Bali, a fruit or citrus infusion might be the right pick for you. Most infusions are powerful enough to bring their own taste to your tea while providing powerful benefits of their ingredients. Learn More
Maeng Da Kratom with Teas: Maeng Da kratom is the most potent commercially grown variety of kratom and is considered one of the strongest and efficiency-aimed strains. When pairing with tea, a green tea such as Sencha or Lemon Ginger tea can bring the best out of your Maeng Da. Learn More
Maeng Da Kratom with Infusions: When pairing the strong nature of Maeng Da with an infusion, it’s best to look for something that isn’t overpowering. A Chamomile Mint Infusion or Egyptian Peppermint tea is the perfect complement that can help provide balance across the strain range. Learn More
Red Vein Kratom with Teas: Red Vein Kali kratom comes from the Kalimantan island in Indonesia, and is known as one of the calmest strains, with a relaxing aroma. Chamomile tea is known to have very similar attributes and is a perfect pairing. Learn More
Red Vein Kratom with Infusions: Working with Red Vein’s relaxing aroma’s, a soothing mint or citrus infusion is an ideal pairing. Red strains play extremely well with soothing teas to bring about the ultimate relaxation and relief. Learn More
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