What Does Kratom Taste Like?

Kratom is an exciting new product that is beginning to attract a significant following. Indeed people are drawn to it for a number of reasons –– from its supposed health and wellness benefits, to its energy-boosting or relaxing side effects. But what does Kratom taste like? There is one negative to kratom that virtually everyone agrees on: it doesn’t taste great. Indeed, at best, the flavor associated with kratom might be described as “earthy,” “herbal,” or “rustic.” Some liken it to green tea. Yet, plenty of people plain hate the taste of kratom. With that in mind, today we’ll explain a few ways to take kratom that will mask or alter the flavor so that you can enjoy kratom’s effects without suffering from its taste. 

Traditional Ways to Consume Kratom

In years gone by, inhabitants of Southeast Asia first took kratom by chewing on dried leaves from the mitragyna speciosa plant throughout the day. Thankfully, this is no longer the preferred method for kratom consumption. Instead, one of the most common forms of taking kratom is through a very fine powder. Impatient folks tend to favor the “toss-and-wash” method with powder. That is, fill your mouth with some water (or any liquid), hold it in the back of the throat, and pour the powder in gradually as you gargle. Then swallow. Unfortunately, this tastes pretty bad. As do traditional kratom-based teas. Hot water and kratom powder don’t make a particularly pleasing drink. Still, we definitely wouldn’t recommend taking kratom powder dry. 

Kratom Capsules

For people who like trying out kratom, but don’t care for the taste, capsules can provide a viable alternative to powders. Just pop a capsule in and swallow it down like a pill. It’s that simple. At Kingdom Kratom, we offer a wide variety of kratom capsule strains, including red, green, and white varieties of kratom. In addition, we’ve also experimented with kratom gummies and kratom extracts. 

Improving the Taste of Kratom

Since kratom tastes very bitter, one of the best ways to improve the flavor of kratom powder is to add elements of acidity to it. For instance, a super easy way to make kratom tea more palatable is to incorporate a healthy lemon squeeze to the mixture. Yet, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fruity kratom concoctions. Plenty of people have mixed kratom powder into non-alcoholic cocktails that include mango, peach, or orange juice. Ingenuitive mixologists may even try and add kratom powder into milkshakes (chocolate or cocoa are popular), or in a soft substance like applesauce. The good news is that you don’t need a lot of kratom to feel its effects. Just a few grams and you’ll be on your way!

(One final note: don’t mix kratom with alcohol or other drugs and always use it responsibly.)

Final Thoughts

At Kingdom Kratom, we’re big proponents of healthy kratom usage, and we love talking with other members of the kratom community. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our product. Plus, we offer sample packs for people who are just getting into kratom for the first time. Check them out here or contact us for more information.



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