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How To Make Cannabis Tea

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Have you ever thought of a way to enrich your morning tea experience? What about cannabis tea?

There is no “right way” of making cannabis tea; it’s a matter of time, choice, and personal preference. Here are three different ways of preparing yourself a cup of cannabis tea; it will make you as warm as any type of tea you’re used to drinking, with a little bit of magic. 

Let’s cover the basics of cannabis tea...


Cannabis Tea Recipe: FAQs

Will cannabis tea get me high?

Yes, but first, your cannabis flower needs to go through a process called decarboxylation. 

The trichomes in cannabis are still mainly in an acidic state,

meaning that they will cause no psychoactive effect if you ingest them. If you just dumped the leaves into your tea, you’d be drinking CBD-A and THC-A, but they will not make you high.

Cannabis must be heated in order to activate the psychoactive effect, which happens naturally when smoking or vaping weed. So back to decarboxylation, cannabis will require cooking it in the oven. 

 

Should I add a fat source into the mix?

Yes, definitely. According to scientific studies, when paired with a fat source, the absorption of cannabinoids is enhanced about 2.5 to 3 times. Some fat sources are coconut oil, unsalted butter, full-fat milk, cream, or coconut milk.


How much cannabis should I add?

It depends on many things, like your infusion method, your flower, the decarboxylation process, and the strain you chose.

If you want to start low and take it slow, start with a ¼-½ teaspoon and work your way up from there the next time you try it out. 

Remember: The cannabis tea has to pass through your digestive system before it reaches the bloodstream. Like edibles, the tea will take a while to kick in, meaning you will begin to feel the effects 30-90 minutes after you drink it. Wait two hours after consuming another cup.


What ingredients do I need?

  • Cannabis of your choice
  • Weed grinder (Check KLIP out)
  • 1 tbsp of the fat of your choice (coconut oil, unsalted butter, full-fat milk, cream, coconut milk, etc.)
  • 4 cups of water
  • A teabag of your choice (you can add your favorite, we suggest lavender, chamomile, black tea, or green tea)
  • Preferred sweetener
  • A strainer, coffee filter, or tea bag
  • A teapot, your favorite mug, and a spoon

First things first: Decarb!

Boiling water is not enough to heat decarb cannabis; water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, while decarboxylation happens within 225 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (107 to 121 degrees Celsius). Essence Vegas follows these instructions to carry out this process:

  • Preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit (118 degrees Celsius). Note: Don’t use a temperature much higher than this because you’ll risk vaporizing the cannabinoids
  • Grind the cannabis flower bud with a hand grinder
  • Place the ground cannabis on a non-stick, oven-safe tray; additionally, you can add parchment paper to the tray to prevent sticking.
  • Place the tray in the oven and let it bake for 30-40 minutes.

Recipe #1: The Simple Weed Tea

Courtesy of Cannabis And Glass

  1. After decarbing your cannabis flower, separate all the seeds and stems
  2. Boil the water on a stovetop and add the fat of your choice, stirring vigorously until it dissolves.
  3. Add the teabag of your choice and your cannabis, lower the flame, and continue simmering for 7-10 minutes. Keep stirring every minute or so. Note: the lower temperature will help preserve the plant's medicinal properties.
  4. Remove the teapot from the stove, discard the teabag, and strain the tea slowly and carefully. You can discard any excess plant matter.
  5. Sweeten your tea to taste, and add milk or lemon as you prefer. Protip: add a cinnamon stick or a spring of peppermint to the hot tea to mask the characteristic weed flavor.

Recipe #2: Cannabutter Tea

Courtesy of Emily Kyle Nutrition:

This simple infusion method allows you to make any tea you already enjoy, whether it be black tea, green tea, or another herbal tea.

  1. Boil the water on a stovetop and add the tea of your choice.
  2. Remove the teapot from the stove, discard the teabag and pour the liquid into a mug.
  3. Simply add cannabutter to your teacup, it will add richness to the flavor and texture.
  4. Mix any other tea addition you like to use, like sugar or cream.

Note: Mixing tea and cannabis butter is like mixing oil and water; they don't naturally stay together well. You’ll notice butter or oil floating on the top of your tea after the cup is left to sit for a few minutes. However, this is harmless and left to your personal taste and texture preferences.


Recipe #3: Cannabis Oil Tea

Courtesy of Emily Kyle Nutrition:

Many people prefer cannabis coconut oil because it is naturally plant-based and vegan and doesn't require the milk solids to be removed after the infusion process.

  1. Boil the water on a stovetop and add the tea of your choice.
  2. Remove the teapot from the stove, discard the teabag and pour the liquid into a mug.
  3. Simply add cannabis oil to your teacup.
  4. Mix any other tea addition you like to use, like sugar or cream.

 

Have you ever tried cannabis tea? What is your favorite way to do it? Share your tips and experience with us!

 

Author: Mary Jane

 

Cannabis-Infused Butter Recipe (2018). Essence Vegas. Retrieved from https://essencevegas.com/blog/cannabis-infused-butter-recipe/

Kyle, E. (2022). Homemade Cannabis Tea. Emily Kyle Nutrition. Retrieved from

https://emilykylenutrition.com/cannabis-tea/

How to Make Weed Tea (The Right Way).Cannabis And Glass. Retrieved from https://cannabisandglass.com/how-to-make-weed-tea-the-right-way/

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