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How to Make Weed Tea

The popularity of edibles' continues to expand as a smoke-free alternative. Still, many herbal enthusiasts are yet to consider the option of experiencing the numerous benefits of cannabis through weed tea, even though it's been done for hundreds of years. Drinking regular tea, cured from Camellia sinensis leaves, is a ritual worldwide for any occasion, as the warm and delicious beverage is thought to provide several physical and emotional health benefits. 

Learning how to make weed tea can allow you yet another way to enjoy your cannabis. Infusing your tea with cannabis or CBD is an excellent way to enhance the calming and relaxing effects of your experience. Weed tea can easily be shared among friends while chatting or after a meal together. It is also the perfect bedtime beverage to help you relax before catching some shut-eye.

 

CBD tea is an alternative option for cannabis tea that provides relaxing and calming benefits without any psychoactive effects. CBD tea is a superb and tasty way to consume CBD in the morning, afternoon, or evening. To help alleviate stress, many enjoy CBD tea as a part of their daily routine. 

 

A healthy alternative to smoking cannabis, marijuana tea is easily customizable to achieve different tastes and effects, and can be used with any flavors of tea you like. 

How to Make Weed Tea: What You’ll Need

Weed tea is loved because of the number of variables you can control (flavor, potency, strain) and how easy it is to make. You can choose how to make weed tea depending on the effects you aim to achieve and which cannabis products you already have or are available to you. There are a few different methods for how to make weed tea:

  • Hot water infused with dry cannabis flower
  • Latte-style tea with cannabis-infused butter or oil
  • Mixing a cannabis tincture into your tea

Ingredients for making homemade weed tea

The ingredients you need depend on the method you choose. You will need some or could use all of the following:

  • Water
  • Dried tea (any flavor)
  • Dry cannabis flower (decarboxylated or not)
  • Cannabis-infused fat (butter, oil, etc.)
  • Cannabis tincture

You can easily add other cannabis-infused products like sugar, simple syrup, maple syrup, honey, or milk to your tea. Depending on the drink you’re making and what you enjoy, there are also endless options for additional flavor. Some popular additions are cinnamon, ginger, mint, lemon, and berries.

If weed tea isn’t sounding like your thing, you can also try exploring CBD coffee that comes in the form of beans or pods for your machine.

Should you decarboxylate your marijuana?

Before moving on to making your DIY weed tea, if you’re going to be using dry herb, you should know the difference between decarboxylated (decarbed) and non-decarbed marijuana.

Before marijuana is exposed to heat, it possesses THCA, a non-intoxicating compound with its own medical benefits. The introduction of heat provokes decarboxylation and transforms THCA into the compound marijuana is most known for, THC. THC is an intoxicating substance and is what makes you feel ‘high.’

Basically, if you want the psychoactive effects you can get from marijuana, you’ll need to decarb your bud. If not, you can use the herb as it is.

How to Make Weed Tea

We have two excellent weed tea recipes for you to enjoy. One uses ground cannabis, while the second uses cannabis-infused coconut oil.

Rose and Chamomile Weed Tea

This recipe is designed to be made in five minutes and serves one person. You can easily double or quadruple the ingredients to share with friends. We recommend using two teaspoons of ground cannabis, but you should consider the potency of your weed and your tolerance level before making a decision. If you increase the amount of dry herb, you may want to consider increasing the steep time.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons ground cannabis
  • 2 teaspoons chamomile
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosebuds
  • Cannabis-infused honey or milk (optional)

Directions:

  • Decide whether or not you plan to use decarbed cannabis. If you want the psychoactive effects of marijuana, decarb your herb before moving on.
  • Add the ground cannabis, chamomile, and rosebuds to a tea infuser and allow the dried flowers to steep in a mug of hot water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Enjoy your weed tea as it is, or add regular/cannabis-infused milk or honey for added flavoring and effects.

Pro tip: Do not grind the cannabis too fine. You do not want it to escape the infuser and mix into the water.

Coconut Cannabis Tea 

This second recipe for how to make weed tea can be made in five minutes, with an additional cooking time of 20 minutes, and is designed to serve one person. Again, you can easily double or quadruple the ingredients to share with friends. The cooking times will not change if you add more ingredients; it might just take longer for your pot to come to a boil. The amount of infused coconut oil you use entirely depends on the potency of the oil you’re using. Add more or less depending on your tolerance.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon unpeeled thinly sliced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon unpeeled thinly sliced fresh turmeric or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused coconut oil (depending on the potency of the oil you’re using)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together the almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, honey, and water. Bring the mixture to a low boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and add your desired amount of cannabis-infused coconut oil. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and into your favorite mug. Top with a dash of cinnamon for an extra touch.

FAQs

Can you make tea with dried marijuana?

Definitely! People have been using buds for hundreds of years to make weed tea. You can use the flowers, stems, or leaves to make your special tea. The strain of cannabis you use will change how your tea will affect you, so it’s essential to get familiar with the different types of cannabis. Kief tea is also an option, made by sprinkling a pinch of kief into already-brewed tea, but we recommend saving that for your next smoke session to get the real blast off that kief is known for.

Does weed tea get you high?

Weed tea can get you high if the cannabis you’re using was decarbed. You can decarb dry herb or use an infused product made with decarbed cannabis, as cannabis oils or cannabutters usually are. Adding a fat to your tea, such as milk, butter, or coconut oil, can help create a psychoactive marijuana tea when using non-decarbed dry cannabis flower. The THCA binds with the fat and turns into the intoxicating substance THC after given some time to infuse in hot water.

If you use CBD products that don’t contain THC or non-decarbed cannabis with no fats, you won’t experience any psychoactive effects.

How long does weed tea take to kick in?

Weed tea is similar to marijuana in that it takes a fair bit of time to kick in. The effects of weed tea can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours before it becomes noticeable. If you are inexperienced with weed tea, you should start with a smaller amount and wait it out to see how it affects you.

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