Do you know that according to the American Kratom Association, an approximate Five Million people consume Kratom daily?
And the figures are constantly on the rise, as more and more individuals are getting aware and unleashing its benefits. It is said that thousands of patients are throwing off their prescribed medicines and resorting to its use.
Are you feeling exhausted or stressed out with the hectic routine? Or you are longing to fall into a peaceful slumber at night?
Whatever, the reason might be, Kratom is your go-to herbal supplement to add in your daily repertoire.
Kratom, also known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tropical evergreen tree from the coffee family originating in Southeast Asia. It shares a rich history of being consumed as a traditional herbal remedy in its native countries for hundreds of years.
Today, the versatile product is becoming increasingly popular for its proven abilities.
However, so far the only off-putting characteristic of Kratom is its unique, bitter taste – unacceptable to many.
The Original Taste of Kratom Herb
Despite the promising benefits, you must know that consuming Kratom is not a pleasant experience. And, its fan often deems the unique taste as “grassy”, “earthy” “herbal” and “rustic”.
As a beginner, it’s easier to get repulsed or demotivated by its raw or powdered form. But don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to mask its original flavour and make it more palatable (or even finger-licking good!)
Traditional Ways to Consume Kratom and Their Tastes
1) Kratom Tea
Do you know that adding water is an excellent way to tone down the bitter Kratom taste? Therefore, one can consider brewing a cup of piping hot Kratom tea and relish it on a chilly early morning or evening.
And well, that’s not it! You can add your favourite tea enhancers to mask the typical bitterness. Here are some popular flavours that go surprisingly well with raw Mitragyna Speciosa powder:
- Green Kratom tea
- Citrus Kratom tea
- Vanilla Kratom tea
- Raspberry Kratom tea
- Masala Kratom tea
- Fruit Kratom tea
2) Kratom Tinctures
Kratom tinctures and extracts are the concentrated forms of liquid Kratom prepared by submerging the raw leaves in ethanol and other types of alcohol for several weeks. This method allows organic compounds to break down without losing alkaloids, and the resultant is a concentrated Kratom liquid.
If tinctures are taken as it is, they won’t be pleasant for your palette. So, try mixing the desired amount in your food and transform it into a wholesome treat.
3) Kratom Extracts
Kratom Extracts are prepared by boiling, straining, and re-boiling fresh Kratom to form a paste-like texture. This is then either mixed with water to form a liquid or dried and ground to become a kratom extract powder. Again, it is quite pungent if consumed orally.
4) Kratom Gummies and Chews
The advancement in the Kratom industry has paved the way for the production of a range of Kratom Edibles – the most notable being gummies and chews. These are your best companions for saving time and avoiding the powdered mess.
What’s more? Infused with tropical fruit extracts, they come in a variety of exciting flavours to tantalize your taste buds while also giving subtle hints of Kratom.
5) Kratom Capsules
Don’t like any of the above methods? Kratom capsules will be your saviour.
Simply, swallow a capsule with water or your favourite drink and relax. Just like other capsules, kratom capsules are tasteless and would do the job for you without having to deal with the ordeal of a bitter tongue.
Improving or Masking the Kratom Taste
If you utterly detest the traditional methods of consuming raw Kratom, here are a few innovative recipes to mask or improve Kratom taste:
1) Kratom Chocolate
This method promises divinity; any die-hard chocolate lover can ever anticipate. Blend your fulfilling chocolate milkshake or make your own Kratom Choco treats at home but don’t forget to infuse the right amount of Speciosa powder to achieve the desired impact.
Also, cocoa, especially the dark one interacts with the brain similarly to Kratom, and together tend to balance each other’s taste.
2) Adding In Desserts
Sweet flavours work magic to slaughter the taste of Korth. Let’s combine the goodness of your dessert with your desired Kratom powder and craft your masterpiece. We recommend vanilla-flavoured yoghurt for the best results. But you can always go out of the box and satisfy your sweet cravings with any of your favourite desserts.
3) Blending Up with Juice or Smoothie
Juices and smoothie best compliment ketum’s taste – particularly the tropical and the citrus ones such as orange, grapefruit, or lemon. The strong acidic taste of citric juice perfectly overshadows the bitterness of Kratom with flavour so shockingly good; you can’t help but have another round. However, if you are not into citric juices, apple or mango would also be your perfect getaway to heaven.
To be honest, the list of all the impeccable combinations that can be formulated with the herb might never end. From Kratom-choco Cookies to Kratom Marinara Sauce we can go on forever.
Rest assured, once you get habitual of raw Kratom you will start enjoying it and instead find it difficult to pass a day without it. Nonetheless, if you are disgusted by the original, pungent taste of Kratom, then well you are not alone!
We are here to help you fall in love with the herb once again.
Now that you have plenty of ways to mask the pungent Kratom taste, try one of the above methods, and tap on the health benefits. They promise to take your experience to all new heights!