The Taste of Kratom & How to Mask It!

Although Kratom can have a variety of positive effects on the body and mind, some people don’t like how dried Kratom powder tastes. While Kratom may not have the most overpowering flavor, it is clearly a distinct flavor thus, it stands to reason that some individuals will enjoy it while others will find it debatable. 

We’ll go over some of the simplest and most efficient ways to improve the flavor of Kratom so you may enjoy using it more. As a first step, let’s discuss how Kratom tastes when taken by itself. Following that, we’ll provide you with some of the greatest advice and techniques for reducing and enhancing Kratom’s flavor!

What Does Kratom Taste Like?

If you’ve never tried Kratom, you may have heard it has an earthy, unpleasant taste. The flavor is lush and aromatic, almost like a potent cup of green tea.

Some people claim it tastes like dry grass, which makes sense, given what Kratom is. Simply said, Kratom powder is the dried and powdered leaves of the Kratom plant, also known as Mitragyna speciosa, a tropical evergreen tree.

The leaves are removed from the plant and spread out to dry in the sun after reaching the proper level of maturity. The leaves are pounded into a fine powder after being dried. We are all familiar with and use Kratom powder as a result.

Since there are no chemicals or impurities in high-quality, ethically sourced Kratom, you are merely ingesting the dried leaves. You now understand why it tastes so bitter and earthy.

How To Make Kratom Taste Good

People have tried to improve the flavor of Kratom powder by combining it with various beverages and foods. All of these will at least somewhat mask the flavor of kratom, but some of them will work better than others. Let’s take a close look at all of these methods.

Most Popular Things To Mix with Kratom / To Make Kratom Taste Better

  • Juice
  • Water
  • Making Kratom Tea
  • Making a Kratom Smoothie

We’ll go into these options below!

Wondering what your kratom should smell like? Check out our blog on what kratom smells like here!

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.

Other Ways To Mask The Taste Of Kratom

If you do not want to try any of the above ways, there are alternative options that will allow you to enjoy the benefits of Kratom without having to worry about the terrible taste.

Parachute Kratom

The term “parachuting,” also known as “bombing,” refers to a technique for boosting effects and avoiding the bitter taste of kratom powder.  This approach is wrapping the kratom dose in a little piece of toilet paper or other thin paper. As soon as the paper enters the stomach, it instantly dissolves. With the paper dissolving, the kratom delivers a punch that starts functioning almost instantly. 

For more seasoned users looking for a quick and painless way to acquire a potent and tasteless dose of kratom, parachuting appears to be the best option. Because you may place any size amount you like inside your “parachute,” taking a lot at once rather than in smaller doses over time is considerably simpler. 

Since the effects of parachuting are strong and immediate, most users prefer to do it before eating. However, eating a little snack beforehand is completely fine.

Kratom Capsules

Those who want to avoid the flavor of kratom completely should buy kratom capsules. Even though they can cost more, you’ll be glad you splurged if you really can’t stomach the taste. Moreover, capsules can allow you to control your dosage in a quick and easy manner. For beginner users, in particular, it might be challenging to measure out this exact dose of Kratom powder. Another benefit of Kratom capsules is that they offer amounts that are precisely measured. This makes it possible for you to monitor the precise dosage of Kratom you consume each day.

Kratom Teabags 

You can buy pre-made and pre-measured Kratom tea bags if you want a really convenient approach to making Kratom tea. They are merely steeped in boiling water. You can enjoy your freshly brewed Kratom tea once it has had time to thoroughly brew. Super Speciosa is one such retailer that we are aware of that offers Kratom tea bags.

Kratom Gummies

The purpose of Kratom gummies is very self-explanatory. These candies are edible and include a kratom extract made from the leaves, which contains all of the beneficial alkaloids that give the plant its benefits. Gummies are available in a wide range of mouthwatering flavor combinations centered around various fruits as well as milligram intensities, allowing consumers to select the dosage they prefer. Many different components may be used to make kratom gummies, and both vegan and non-vegan varieties are available right now.

Final Word

While Kratom powder does offer a plethora of health benefits, the taste is… appalling, to put it mildly. If you are struggling with the bitter earthy flavor of this herb, try using it with juice, a smoothie, dark chocolate, or tea to mask the unpleasant flavor. You can also create a parachute or take a capsule to avoid tasting it at all.

If everything else fails, take a deep breath, place powder into your mouth, and quickly shove it down your throat with water. The flavor won’t go away, but this will make it a lot more bearable. 

Our Founder / CEO Kemal Whyte loves to take his kratom a few different ways. When in a rush, you can catch him doing a classic and quick toss n’ wash. If he’s got a bit more time in the office, Kemal sometimes uses a protein drink shaker to mix kratom & water or kratom & orange juice. 

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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