Rooibos tea, also known as "red bush tea," is a caffeine-free herbal infusion originating from South Africa. It is known for its rich antioxidants, calming properties, and naturally sweet flavor, which can complement the earthy taste of Kratom. Here's a simple recipe to enjoy both.
Kratom Rooibos Tea Recipe
Makes 2 servings.
- 2-4 grams of Kratom powder (adjust based on your personal preference and tolerance)
- 1-2 Rooibos tea bags or 1-2 tablespoons loose leaf Rooibos tea
- 3 cups of water
- Lemon slices
- Honey, agave nectar, or sugar to taste (optional)
- A pinch of cinnamon or vanilla extract for added flavor (optional)
Boiling Water: In a pot or kettle, bring 3 cups of water to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat until the water is simmering (200°F).
Simmer Rooibos: Once the water is simmering add your Rooibos tea. If you're using tea bags, simply drop them in. For loose leaf tea, consider using a tea infuser or tea ball. Allow the tea to simmer for about 5 minutes. Rooibos releases its flavors and nutrients better at high temperatures.
Steep Kratom: Turn off the heat, ensuring the water isn't boiling, and stir in your Kratom powder. This will ensure that the alkaloids from the Kratom don't degrade from excessive heat. Let this mixture steep for another 10-15 minutes. Strain or consume kratom powder for a more potent brew.
Flavor: Add honey, agave nectar, or sugar to sweeten the tea to your liking. You can also add a slice of lemon, which can enhance the tea's flavor and may help activate the alkaloids in the Kratom. If desired, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or add a drop of vanilla extract for added complexity.
Serve & Enjoy: Pour the tea into a mug and enjoy it while warm!
Note: The combination of Kratom and Rooibos is soothing and offers a unique taste. However, always start with a lower dose of Kratom when trying a new recipe and listen to how your body responds. Always use Kratom responsibly and be informed of its potential effects.