How to make CBD and cannabis tea
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Cannabis tea and CBD tea are great ways to enjoy the effects of cannabinoids alongside the refreshing and comforting elements of a warm brew.
Drinking cannabis tea provides a similar high to edibles in that the effects come on slower and generally last longer. This is because the body uses a different metabolic pathway to process orally consumed cannabinoids versus those that are inhaled. In contrast, CBD tea offers a clear-headed and relaxing effect. The lack of psychoactive effect makes it a great way to relax during the daytime.
IS CBD TEA GOOD FOR YOU?
There are many benefits to sipping on a fresh cup of CBD tea. The cannabinoid will help your mind achieve an easy and relaxed state. CBD tea will help you feel grounded throughout the day, and it can ease the monotonous strain put on muscles and tendons. CBD also binds to serotonin receptors and has been shown to increase the amount of the "bliss molecule" anandamide in the synapses.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CANNABIS-INFUSED TEA?
Cannabis-infused tea offers a fun recreational experience with powerful effects. High levels of THC will induce a strong and long-lasting high. Sativa varieties tend to contain terpenes that produce euphoric and cerebral effects, whereas indica terpenes often promote relaxation. THC itself also offers soothing effects and helps to raise the mood, boost appetite, and support restful sleep.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE CBD OR CANNABIS TEA?
Making cannabis and CBD tea is a rather simple process, but there are a few tips and techniques that must be employed to ensure success.
Before beginning the brewing process, you will need the following items and ingredients for each recipe. Both recipes can be scaled up or down to produce more/less pronounced effects or to provide enough for several people.
• 1 gram ground cannabis
• 1 litre boiling water
• 1 teaspoon coffee creamer or coconut oil
• Saucepan with lid
• Infuser or tea ball to strain the cannabis flowers
• Storage container to keep the tea fresh
Follow the same setup as cannabis tea. However, replace the THC-rich buds with either a high-CBD strain or a high-quality full-spectrum CBD oil.
PREPARING CANNABIS TEA
Now that you have everything you need, you’re ready to start brewing!
1. Bring one litre of water to boil.
2. Grind your buds and place the material into the infuser.
3. Place the infuser into the water and set the heat to simmer.
4. Let your tea simmer for 20 minutes while the THCA converts to THC via decarboxylation (heat exposure).
5. Remove the infuser and pour the brew into your storage container.
6. Place the tea into the fridge for future use.
7. Every time you want a cup, reheat the liquid. Place a teaspoon of coconut oil or creamer into a mug and add the heated liquid. The fat source will boost the bioavailability of the THC.
HOW TO BREW CBD TEA
Making CBD tea could not be easier. Follow the steps below, and enjoy!
1. If you’re using CBD bud, grind it up into a fine consistency and add to a tea infuser.
2. Bring 1 litre of water to boil, then set to a light simmer.
3. Add the infuser into the pan and let it simmer for up to 20 minutes to convert CBDA into CBD.
4. Remove the infuser and pour the contents of the pan into a storage container.
5. When you’re ready for a cup, place a fat source such as coconut oil into the mug and pour the heated CBD-infused liquid on top. Use a whisk to mix thoroughly. These healthy fats will help to boost the absorption of CBD.
6. If you’re using CBD oil, simply mix coconut oil and hot water in a mug. Allow the mix to cool slightly and add three drops of CBD oil and stir again.
CBD AND CANNABIS TEA: STORAGE AND CONSUMPTION
Both forms of tea will store for a decently long period in the fridge, although you’ll want to drink it within about five days for the best experience. You can even freeze the liquid into ice cubes to drastically enhance the storage life. When taken out of the fridge, the tea can be reheated before consumption; this is where you can get creative. Feel free to add honey, maple syrup, or another type of sweetener to enhance the taste.
You could even take this opportunity to infuse other herbs that you think could go well in the blend. A dash of mint or green tea might be a good choice. Oh, and don't forget the fat source!