The Taste of Kratom & How to Mask It!

If you’re a fan of kratom or have been interested in trying it out, chances are you’ve heard (or you know) all about kratom’s unique flavor!

If you’ve never tried kratom before, you’re probably wondering what does kratom taste like? We’re going to be totally honest here- kratom has a strong flavor, to put it mildly. Some people aren’t bothered by what kratom tastes like, while others find the flavor very off-putting, and stick to taking kratom capsules because of it.

So What Does Kratom Taste Like?

The best way we can describe the flavor of kratom is:

  • grassy
  • leafy
  • herbal

Kratom tastes a lot like tea leaves that have steeped WAY longer than usual. If herbal, grassy flavors don’t bother you, chances are you might not mind kratom too much- but often people find the flavor hard to deal with at first. But don’t worry! There are a few easy things you can do to help mask the flavor of kratom.

How To Make Kratom Taste Good


One of the most popular ways of taking kratom is by mixing it with acidic juice- not only does this help break down the alkaloids in kratom, but it also helps mask that strong flavor!

What Does Breaking Down Kratom Alkaloids Do?

  • Kratom is absorbed more quickly, therefore effects are felt faster
  • Because it makes it easier for your body to process the alkaloids, the effects feel stronger as well

Most Popular Juices to Mix With Kratom

You can mix kratom with almost any juice but the most popular are:

  • Orange juice: Kratom and orange juice is perhaps the standard mix for kratom lovers. Orange juice is acidic enough to make the kratom powder kick in a bit quicker and with more potency. You’ll still notice some earthy flavors but the orange juice creates a unique taste that’s so much better.  All you need to do is whisk your preferred strain into a glass of OJ. If you want to squeeze your own juice, you’ll need about four medium-sized oranges. 
  • Lemonade: A bit less popular than kratom and orange juice, but tasty all the same! Lemonade (not lemon juice) is sometimes less acidic than orange juice so it may break down the alkaloids less effectively, but it does a good job of masking the flavor.
  • Lemon juice: Straight up lemon juice, not lemonade, is highly acidic and will break down alkaloids and hide kratom’s flavor- but be warned, it is a pretty crazy taste! Try mixing with some sugar and a splash of water to mellow it out.

Honorable mentions: Cranberry juice and apple juice

Mix it into a Smoothie!

We have a fabulous recipe for a super green kratom smoothie! This is an excellent way to take your kratom and get some vitamins at the same time. It really masks the flavor and makes for a great way to start the day!

Make Kratom Tea

Perhaps one of the most popular ways of taking kratom outside of raw powder or capsules is brewing it into a tea- and it’s pretty simple!

This easy method of taking kratom provides pleasant effects and you can add whatever kind of sweetener you’d like to improve the flavor! A squeeze of lemon juice in kratom tea also tastes great.

We’ve also written a blog post on how to make kratom tea.

Make Kratom Chocolate

A lot less traditional but a lot tastier than plain kratom, kratom chocolate is a fantastic way to take kratom that makes dosing easy! Dark chocolate (the kind we recommend using) also interacts in the brain in a similar way to kratom, so these two ingredients go together perfectly.

Want to try to make kratom chocolate? It’s actually pretty simple and only requires a few steps! Here’s our blog on how to make kratom chocolate.


These are our favorite ways to enjoy kratom without having to deal with the overpowering flavor! Which method is your favorite? Are you a fan of kratom and orange juice or do you prefer to steep some tea?

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  • Dale says:

    Mixing it with juice or anything else I have tried to mask the flavor of it turns out to be fattening with grams of sugar , and the only one that I use is the white Kratom powder . How or what can I use that isn’t fattening to mask the flavor of the white Kratom powder ?

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi there, great question- people often brew it into a tea & drink it, if you were to add stevia or a similar sugar-alternative, you would have yourself a pretty healthy (and non-fattening) drink that still tastes good. Also, instead of using juice like lemonade perhaps try using straight lemon juice mixed with water? This would again have much less sugar than store bought juice!

    • says:

      I use simply light lemonade I have a glass plain then add Kratom in the rest of the bottle shake it now I ha w it pre-made about another 6-8 cups worth.

  • Katheryn Kerr says:

    Does making Kratom tea make it less potent because of fusing a filter? Or does it make it stronger better health benefits?

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Great question, brewing kratom tea with water that is at a full boil can make it less potent because it will begin to break down the alkaloids that give kratom its effects. So we recommend using water that you’ve boiled and let sit for a minute, so it’s not quite as hot. Filtering out sediment may also make it slightly less potent, but if you’ve let it steep long enough chances are you’re going to get the full potency of the kratom powder. In our experience, if brewed properly, kratom tea can have very potent & pleasant effects!

  • Brian Loree says:

    Toilet Paper… please allow me to elaborate… Okay, so as many of you might know the taste of things we put in our mouths and the flavor sensations we get come from many different factors. The part where masking flavors, being the bitterness of kratom (yuck), comes in here. Olfactory stimulus makes up literally more than half of taste. YOUR NOSE. So plug that sucker up and drink away. You will notice little to perhaps even none of the flavor of kratom, however the grainy bit doesn’t go away. So yes…. toilet paper. Or find yourself in the Walmart pool section during the season and actually buy a pair of nose plugs. No need to thank me, you all already knew this but were too affixed on maski g the flavor by other means. So plug your nose and cheers to a glass or grain grass dirt. Enjoy!

  • BIG G says:

    can i mix kratom with soda to drink ?

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      As far as we know there shouldn’t be any issue with this, although be aware the carbonation might make it more challenging for the kratom to dissolve/mix evenly into the drink!

    • Angela says:

      Tried it and got a mentos and Diet Coke effort. Even with regular soda. If I am out and about and have to take kratom, I will put 1/4 teaspoon of kratom powder under my tongue and wash it down with Dr Pepper. Repeat until my 2 teaspoons dose is down

      However mixing it with soda and drinking it… be ready for a reaction you might see on Mr Wizard or Bill Nye

  • Joe Jenkins says:

    Ive tried many things including protien shakes, juices and even penut butter. The most effective one I have found is to mix kratom with the right amount of Orange juice. If you do it right, it masks the flavor so well you cant taste it. As a matter of fact It works so well you might drink too much. For me personally I like to mix about 2 teaspoons into 12-16 ounces of orange juice. You can barley taste it.

  • John Doe says:

    If you can’t have sugar because you don’t know how to manage your own body weight then you have other things to work on before getting into drugs. Christ. Don’t dig yourself into a hole. This drug can help you get up in exercise though…. But really, just stop eating!!! Losing weight is the easiest thing to do and it SAVES you money (because you just stop buying food).

    • People's Hero says:


    • Joe Schmoe says:

      You’re very rude.

    • Not Today Satan says:

      You shouldn’t consume more than 24g (6 teaspoons) of sugar per day, there are 24g of sugar in 8 oz of OJ. You should be less concerned about the number on the scale and more concerned with overall nutrition. I use kratom to help manage my Lupus symptoms, and a healthy diet is part of symptom management. I know you think you’re being “edgy” with your comment, but I can assure you that no one is impressed. Grow up.

  • Educating the rude says:

    John Doe. People have type 1 diabetes and take Kratom for it. Their pancreas doesn’t work, not because they don’t take care of themselves. It’s because they have a mutation on a gene and there’s nothing they can do to fix it. It’s not type 2. So educate yourself before assuming.

  • Friend of someone says:

    Do people smoke or snort it as a drug because I’m concerned for a friend that is into opioids and is now taking kratom but I want to know if people use it in a bad way by snorting or injecting or smoking it? Cus I don’t want to be cluelessly believing he’s not abusing this too

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi there, because we aren’t medical professionals we can’t offer medical advice about kratom products. We can say, in our experience, we have not heard of people smoking or inhaling kratom powder.
      All the best,
      GRH Team

    • Brandon says:

      Kratom is often used by people addicted to prescription opiates in order to prevent withdrawal symptoms. A lot of folks stop their whole pill addiction with this stuff.

    • Kelly Buzby says:

      Many people who took opiods to reduce pain now take Kratom. Kratom reacts the same way, on the same pain receptors, as opiods do. That is what makes it an effective alternative to opiods. I have had major spine surgery and I have taken Kratom for the pain for 3-4 years. I take about .6 grams/ twice daily. I am very thankful for this natural pain reliever. I know people who successfully have used kratom to stop the withdrawal pain from heroin as well.
      P.S. I use Wylers sugar free lemonade or orange drink mix to mask the taste. I just use about 3/4 the amount of water called for, then poor in the drink mix and .6 grams of Kratom.

  • Terri says:

    I love this site! I am new to Kratom due to a bad car accident and don’t won’t to go down the opiate road…. I accidentally bought the powder (YUCK) but your mixing suggestions really helped.

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