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TOPIC: Need Input on Making Tea Stronger?

Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43502

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Too bad I cannot find ANY vendor currently carrying it. You might find someone online. The vendor names I know and/or trust eventually lead to OUT OF STOCK or WE ARE NOT TAKING NEW CUSTOMERS and such.

I think you should let your vendor(s) Of choice know of your interest and usually there are opportunities to get some while making negotiations with farmers and or their resellers. All of our vendors can also potentially HAVE SOME lying in wait for being ground. So it’s a good idea to express your interest in crushed leaf.

I got on a waiting list from one good vendor who is not interested in ILK Approval and I’ll post here if they contact me.

I spent about one Summer trying to master tea making before I gave up (I am not safe in the kitchen, unfortunately).

Here’s a REALLY OLD discussion I found on this same topic on this very forum. For fun: www.ilovekratom.com/kratom-forum/kratom-discussion...ushed-leaf-vs-powder
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43499

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Allow me to correct myself before someone else does. I said I don't see why my tea brewing technique wouldn't work for anyone. That not necessarily true. Effects vary from person to person - just for the record. =D>
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43491

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Wow, that makes sense. If crushed leaf actually makes a more potent tea, then I would do well to obtain some since tea is my preferred delivery method (as they say). What is the best source for the crushed kratom leaf? I'd like to try it. Many thanks.
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43490

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To answer your question, once the plain water boils, take it off, let it cool down from the boiling point a bit then add the powder (or leaves as the case may be) and leave it off the stove. Just keep stirring often as it cools. That is just my technique I don't see why it wouldn't work for anyone. The longer the brew sits and is agitated I suppose the more alkaloids will be released until the kratom is depleted. I once tried re-using spent kratom and - - - nothin' but dirty water.
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43482

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Oh By the Way Crushed Leaf Kratom is just Kratom that hasn't been Ground up into Powder yet. It is just roughly Crushed up Leaves, Stems & Veins. It still has Stems & Veins in there as well which makes it a Full Experience. I've heard from a lot of Indonesian Suppliers that Crushed Leaf is the best way to make Tea because the Leaves Release more of the Alkaloids than the Powder. I have tried Powder as well & the Crushed Leaf was more Potent for sure even though it still had stem & vein in there. The Leaves stay Fresher Longer than the Powder but Don't know that for sure. Just some Thoughts.:-?
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43480

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Thanks so much T4TWO & FusedFlora. I Really Appreciate it very much. I am still Learning about Making the Tea. The More I Make it the Better I Will Get. There's No Substitute for Experience. One more Question.

Like once the Water is Hot, Do I ever place the Pot back on the Heat Source or Do I leave it off Completely while it's Simmering?
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43479

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Just one more thing: The linen filtering material lets some solids through (a good thing) so shake well before serving the finished product.
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43473

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As I indicated, bring the water to a boil, remove the pot from the heat source, let it cool down below 212 f before you put the powder in. Keep stirring as the tea cools. Let the solids settle then filter as per my post above. If you warm up the tea before ingesting it'll work faster, but even cold it works fairly fast. Incidentally, maybe it's the lemon but this brew has helped my GERD tremendously. I used to eat Tums like candy, now only on occasion. In past trials I would use way more powder than necessary (a waste really) and I "simmered" meaning I had to stand at the stove for a half hour. I don't think high temps do the alkaloids any good. Stir, stir, stir while it cools OFF the heat. One day I'll try letting it all sit in the pot overnight before filtering.
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43471

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madmaxnightrider wrote: Does it matter how long you Simmer the Leaves? I usually Simmer them for 15 Minutes but I've heard others do it for 30 Minutes. Would simmering them longer have any effect on the Potency? I know that you aren't supposed to Boil the Leaves on High but can do a Light Boil & then Simmer them.


Yes, the longer the simmer, the more is absorbed and also the less what there is, increasing the concentration. Light simmer is enough (no more than 190-200 degrees).
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Need Input on Making Tea Stronger? 8 months 3 weeks ago #43470

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Tea is all I ever do and mine is plenty strong enough for me, so for what it's worth here's how I go about it. To begin with I only have a small 6 cup glass carafe with a handle. I use one level tablespoon of Kratom powder (I've never heard of crushed leaf Kratom). Bring water to a near boil. REMOVE carafe/pot from heat. Stir in one level tablespoon Kratom powder per cup of water and one tablespoon lemon juice per cup as well. Stir frequently until water is just warm. Place a cone type coffee filter holder over a large (1 qt.) jar with a thin linen handkerchief as the filtering material. After repeatedly stirring until cooled, all the powder has settled to the bottom of the pot so straining goes pretty quickly until the mud starts flowing out. Then swish the remainding contents of the pot around and pour it into the cone, the cone will eventually fill with the spent Kratom sediment. The sediment should by now be cool enough to twist into a bag and wring the remaining tea into the cone/jar. It's not worth re-using the spent powder in my opinion. While still warm, I add some honey to slightly reduce bitterness. I chug one or two demitasse and chase with a sip of commercially sweetened "ice" tea. You can drink it straight or chase, whatever is your pleasure. I funnel the tea into two empty 1.15 pint "Pure Tea" brand "Ice Tea" bottles, which incidentally travel well. I keep mine in the fridge for good keeping. I do shots throughout the day, never more than a pint a day it seems. I hope this works for you.
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