WHAT IS CANNABIS TEA AND HOW TO MAKE IT
What Is Cannabis Tea?
Herbal tea is an alternative to cannabis consumption and the consumption of edibles. This is especially useful in the winter when the flu season is tough and you want to stay indoors with a cup of hot tea.
If you already drink tea, why not infuse it with cannabis? It is not only used in people with chronic diseases, but also in people who want to relieve stress and anxiety. It is well known that marijuana can improve mood by interacting with cannabinoids in the brain, much like dark chocolate.
There are several ways to determine the potency of your cannabis tea. Naturally, using cannabis leaves steeped in your tea will give you the mildest effects, while simmering the buds will give you a much stronger brew.
If you’re looking for an even stronger brew, you can decarboxylate your buds first by placing them on a platter and cooking them slowly and gently. You can check out our previous article on making edibles for more information on how to decarbonize your buds.
There is no right or wrong way to make cannabis tea, you just need an open mind and a love for experimentation. With these two things, the possibilities are endless. And why stop with tea? You can also brew your coffee or add ice and honey to make iced tea.
Chai spices simmered in milk and cannabis leaves will give you a special chai treat and a cinnamon stick will give it an extra boost. Your cannabis tea infusions know no bounds. So go on a journey of discovery!
In addition to the sweet euphoric sensation felt in the body, cannabis tea can provide many other benefits, including:
- Nausea relief (great for morning sickness)
- Relief from indigestion (hot water relieves constipation)
- Elevated mood (stress and anxiety)
- Alternative to cannabis when it might not be an option
If you’re looking for stress relief, we recommend brewing a weaker tea with pot leaves instead of cannabis flowers. This will give you a more subtle body high known as the “body high”, similar to smoking a pure indica strain. It can also help relieve an overactive mind from which anxiety stems. Check out our cannabis strain comparison article to learn more about the different benefits and effects you can expect from using sativa, indica or hybrid cannabis strains in your cannabis tea.
If you suffer from chronic aches or pains, we recommend brewing stronger tea and using decarburized buds mixed with vegetable oil. We have covered that below.
For everything else, or just to relax and fall asleep, using ordinary heads is enough.
Long lasting results comparable to edibles are attractive 4 to 8 hours. It appeals to people with chronic illnesses as frequent dosing is not necessary when taking edible herbs or drinking cannabis tea.
Keep in mind that it can take 30 to 90 minutes for the effects to kick in. For people with a larger body mass and/or a slower metabolism, it can take up to 2 hours.
How To Make Cannabis Tea
Before brewing your cannabis-infused tea, think about which flavors you want to go with it. You can use your favorite tea bags, tea leaves and infusions, you can add milk and honey, or sugar and cream. If you want to boost the effects or avoid using cannabis strains or leaves, you can simply add THC infused honey oil to your tea. You can simmer an orange peel or a cinnamon stick in boiling water. Looking for a bulletproof option? Consider adding coconut oil to organic THC as a substitute for cream or milk.
Chocolate is another complementary ingredient that goes well with cannabis, not only from a taste point of view, but also from a medicinal point of view. The antioxidants in dark chocolate provide a potent tonic when mixed with the mood-boosting properties of cannabis. Buy weed from one of the most trusted online dispensary.
Below we share a basic cannabis tea recipe that we have left as a blank canvas for you to paint however you like. This recipe is made with decarboxylated marijuana and will produce a very potent brew.
Ingredients & Materials
a few cannabis buds, a baking tray, baking paper, a pan of hot water, a tea bag or loose leaf tea, butter or coconut oil, a colander
Spread your cannabis out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 240 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes. You can make lots of it to use in your tea throughout the week.
Bring the pan of water to a boil and add a teaspoon of butter, coconut oil or cannabis butter
Add a few buds to the boiling water mixture. Simmer on low heat for 15 minutes
Turn off the heat and add your tea of choice. Brewing for 3 more minutes
Filter and enjoy your homemade cannabis tea
With this basic recipe you can dress her up however you want. Instead of regular butter, some people like to use cannabis butter that you can make yourself. Visit our previous article on how to make cannabis butter.
Another effective way to activate the THC in your flower is to coat the decarboxylated buds in butter or coconut oil and place them in a tea ball with your loose leaf tea. Simmer the tea ball for 15 minutes and enjoy without filtering.
If you simmer the tea ball in milk instead of water, you can make cannabis milk that you can then mix into any drink. Add a sweetener of your choice to taste and share with a loved one on a cold morning.
If you are new to cannabis or even unfamiliar with ingesting it, the recommended starting amount is ½ cup of tea. You can always continue from there. Keep in mind that it has to go through the digestive system before the effects are felt, so leave room for that before drinking more.
This is another good reason to drink it with a fat-soluble substance like butter. The fat in the butter aids in the absorption of THC and the hot water ensures smooth digestion.
If you want to make a less potent tea than the one above, take a few cannabis leaves and simmer for 15 minutes in a mixture of water and butter or coconut oil of your choice. Then add your tea bag, loose leaf tea or whatever your heart desires. Filter and sip. It’s that simple.
If you prefer coffee and want to experiment with cannabis infusion, you can make “bulletproof” coffee by brewing and adding cannabis butter. Simply mix your coffee with a teaspoon of cannabis butter, sweetener and milk of your choice and enjoy a frothy morning treat with a twist.
Mixing your cannabis tea with different flavors is one way to celebrate the versatility of the marijuana plant. When you mix it with chai, chocolate or citrus, you suddenly have an excuse to serve your loved ones with a cup of something healthy. Buy all the marijuana ingredients you need from Premium Medical Marijuana Online Shop and start brewing today. Buy weed online from one of the most trusted dispensary, dispensary near me, Legit Colorado dispensary shipping worldwide and legit online dispensary shipping worldwide.
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