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How To Make Weed Tea: Drinking Your Cannabis

There’s nothing like a warm cup of tea. Unless, of course, it’s a warm cup of weed tea.

Of all the ways to consume cannabis, a cuppa is one of the most soothing. Not to mention the effects of marijuana tea last a lot longer than smoking weed.

Whether you’re looking for an alternative to edibles or are a huge fan of infused herbal tea, learning to brew cannabis is key.

So, how to make weed tea?

We’re glad you asked. Keep reading to learn everything about cannabis tea, including how to make it, the benefits of marijuana tea, best practices to increase tea potency, different weed tea recipes and more.

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Key Takeaways

  • Weed tea is one of many ways to consume cannabis that contains the same effects as edibles, and offers an alternative to smoking or vaping.
  • In order to feel the intoxicating effects of cannabis when making weed tea, you must decarboxylate your cannabis plant matter beforehand.
  • There are several infused tea recipes that you can use to make the perfect cup of cannabis infused tea.

The Basics of Weed Tea

So, what exactly is weed tea?

Exactly what it sounds like. Also known as cannabis tea or marijuana tea, weed tea is just like your basic herbal tea. In this case herb is the actual herb in “herbal.”

Weed tea is an awesome way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without smoking. By brewing decarboxylated cannabis in hot water, you can create a cannabis-infused tea that is flavorful and packed with potential therapeutic benefits.

Weed tea is grouped in the category of cannabis edibles, meaning it basically contains the same effects as your favorite gummies and other cannabis-infused food products.

That said, while it might take a while to feel its effects, weed tea will get you super high, way more so than smoking flower. The effects will also last a lot longer than smoking or vaping.

So, how exactly do you brew marijuana tea? Let’s dive into the process and learn more about this remarkable beverage.

Making Marijuana Tea

Cannabis tea is a beverage made by infusing ground cannabis (e.g THCa flower) in hot water, which creates a flavorful, intoxicating concoction.

The beauty of cannabis tea lies in its versatility. You can customize it with a variety of ingredients, such as by adding other beneficial herbs to your brew, various sweeteners, different flavors and more.

A cannabis bedtime tea, for example, might contain a heavily-sedating indica strain mixed with chamomile and passionflower to create a soothing, sleep-inducing blend.

But what sets marijuana tea apart from smoking or other edibles is its prolonged effect, making it an ideal option for those who prefer a longer-lasting cannabis experience.

To make canna tea, you’ll need decarboxylated cannabis, a process we’ll discuss in more detail later. This crucial step ensures that the cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, are activated and able to produce their desired effects.

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Benefits of Drinking Cannabis Infused Tea

With the right ingredients and a bit of patience, you can brew a delightful cup of cannabis tea that offers a range of potential therapeutic benefits, including:

  • Relief from chronic pain
  • Digestive system support
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Stress relief

One of the most notable advantages of cannabis tea is its potential to support the digestive system and help common gastrointestinal issues such as cramping, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea.

There’s research, for example, that supports that THC exerts biological functions on the gastrointestinal tract, and that the individual endocannabinoid system acts as a protectant of the GI tract.

Combining cannabis tea with other herbs that support digestive system function, such as ginger, can be an excellent way to naturally support gut health and feel your best.

Now let’s dive into the process (and importance) of decarboxylation and learn how to make the perfect cup of cannabis tea.

Decarboxylation: Unlocking the Power of Cannabis

To fully unlock the potential benefits of cannabis tea, it’s essential to understand the process of decarboxylation, which activates cannabinoids like THC, CBD and others.

If getting high on cannabis tea is your goal, you absolutely need to decarb it first.

By using decarboxylated cannabis and incorporating a source of fat, such as coconut oil or butter, you can create a potent cannabis-infused tea.

Decarboxylation is a crucial process when it comes to making any edible form of cannabis. It involves heating the cannabis plant material, to convert cannabinoid acids within the plant, like THCA and CBDA, to their active counterparts, like THC and CBD.

By decarbing your cannabis material before you brew the cannabis tea, you ensure that the tea will have the desired psychoactive effects and provide the full range of therapeutic benefits the plant has to offer.

Decarbing your bud is a simple process, which involves heating your cannabis at a specific temperature for a short length of time to ensure that cannabinoids are activated and ready for consumption.

The optimal temperature to decarboxylate your cannabis ranges anywhere from 200-245°F (93-118°C). Heating your cannabis at a low temperature like this for approximately 25-30 minutes will ensure that the cannabinoids are activated and ready for consumption.

You’ll want to avoid high heat as it can degrade cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds present in the cannabis flower.

Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, you can proceed with making your cannabis tea, knowing that you’ve unlocked the full potential of the plant.

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Essential Ingredients for Making Weed Tea

Now that we’ve covered the basics of cannabis tea and why it’s so important to decarb your cannabis material, let’s discuss the essential ingredients you’ll need to make a delicious and potent cup of weed tea.

Drinking weed tea is a wonderful experience, but knowing how to properly brew cannabis tea is imperative to the experience.

The two main components you’ll need, aside from your decarboxylated cannabis, are a source of fat and sweeteners or flavor enhancers to improve the taste of your tea.

Note: Butter or coconut oil are crucial to your cannabis tea recipes because cannabinoids aren’t water soluble. They are fat soluble, however. Which is exactly what butter or coconut oil are key if you want your body to absorb the cannabinoids your tea contains.

The key ingredients for making cannabis tea include:

  1. Fat source: A fat source like ghee, butter or coconut oil are crucial for increasing the potency and absorption of the cannabis.
  2. Sweeteners: Adding honey, sugar, or other sweeteners can help mask the earthy taste of the cannabis plant matter. (Pro tip: make your own infused honey for an extra potent, infused tea)
  3. Flavor enhancers: You can also add other herbs, spices, or other flavorings to enhance the taste of your cannabis tea.

Let’s explore these ingredients in more detail.

Fat Source

Your fat source is a key ingredient in cannabis tea, as it serves to increase the potency and absorption of the cannabinoids within the beverage. Fat sources such as ghee, butter or coconut oil are high in saturated fat and calories.

Coconut oil is typically considered the healthiest option due to its content of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can be metabolized by the body more efficiently than other types of fat. Ultimately, this provides a more effective delivery method for the cannabinoids in your cannabis tea.

Additionally, coconut butter contains more nutrients than coconut oil, such as protein, fiber, and minerals. This makes it a great choice for those looking to get the most out of their cannabis tea.

For cannabis consumers interested in a more potent infused tea experience, consider cannabis infused butter or infused coconut oil.

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Sweeteners and Flavor Enhancers

Sweeteners and flavor enhancers are essential for making cannabis tea more enjoyable and palatable. Some common options include:

  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Agave
  • Vanilla extract
  • Various spices, such as cinnamon or cloves

These ingredients can be added to your cannabis tea either during the brewing process or after (try steeping tea with a cinnamon stick), and can help mask the earthy taste of the plant material to create a more enjoyable sipping experience.

Feel free to experiment with different sweeteners and flavor enhancers to find the perfect combination for your cannabis tea preferences. Vanilla lavender infused cannabis tea, for example, is one of our personal favorites.

Brewing Your Perfect Cup of Cannabis Tea

Ready to learn how to brew your perfect cup of cannabis tea? It’s such an easy process. Seriously, if you can boil water, you can make canna tea. The process of brewing canna-infused tea involves:

  1. Boiling water, then incorporating your decarbed cannabis in a tea bag or as loose tea.
  2. Adding your chosen fat source, whether coconut oil, butter or cannabis infused butter.
  3. Simmering for a specific duration, typically 5-10 minutes.
  4. Straining, sweetening, and adding any desired flavorings.

Following we’ll look at a few recipes for making the perfect cup of cannabis infused tea.

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Basic Weed Tea Recipe

To make a simple cannabis tea, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Decarboxylated cannabis (one gram is recommended, but you can adjust based on your personal needs and tolerance level)
  • A fat source (such as coconut oil or butter)
  • A tea bag, tea ball or loose leaf tea
  • Your choice of sweeteners or flavor enhancers

To create your tea, simply follow these steps:

  1. Heat water with your chosen fat source.
  2. Add tea bag or loose leaf tea.
  3. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 7-10 minutes.
  4. Strain the liquid using a fine strainer.
  5. Add your chosen sweeteners or flavorings.

Enjoy this simple tea recipe anytime of day.

Customizing Your Cannabis Tea

The beauty of cannabis tea is that you can easily customize it to suit your personal preferences and desired potency.

To adjust the strength of your tea, simply add more ground cannabis flower.

Additionally, you can experiment with different flavors and additives to create a truly personalized experience. Earl grey combined with cannabis infused tea can be a great way to start your day.

Some popular options include adding honey, lemon, or various spices, such as lavendar, a cinnamon stick or cloves, which will enhance the flavor of your infused tea recipes.

By experimenting with different ingredient combinations and adjusting the potency, you can create the perfect cup of cannabis tea tailored to your own unique needs and individual endocannabinoid system.

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Three Delicious Cannabis Tea Recipes

To help you get started on your cannabis tea journey, we’ve put together three delicious and beginner-friendly recipes that showcase the versatility of this amazing beverage.

Each easy recipe offers a unique flavor profile and experience, providing you with a variety of options to explore as you embark on your cannabis tea adventure.

So without further ado, let’s dive into these delectable cannabis tea recipes and discover the perfect one for you!

Herbal Marijuana Tea

Herbal marijuana tea is a simple yet flavorful recipe that combines decarboxylated cannabis with a variety of herbs, such as chamomile, lavender, or your favorite herbal tea blend.

To make this soothing beverage, simply steep dried cannabis flowers in hot water for 10-15 minutes, along with your chosen herbs or tea blend and fat source.

The recommended dosage for this recipe is one gram of decarboxylated cannabis, but you can adjust the amount depending on your preferences and tolerance.

Enjoy your herbal marijuana tea, and relish in the soothing effects and delightful flavors of this comforting concoction.

Infused Golden Milk Tea

Infused golden milk tea is a warming and aromatic beverage that combines cannabis with the healing powers of turmeric, ginger, and other spices, such as cinnamon and black pepper.

To make this soothing drink, simply heat a combination of milk (or non-dairy substitute), ghee, coconut oil or butter, decarboxylated cannabis, and the spices in a saucepan. Once heated, allow to simmer while slowly stirring.

Remove from heat and pour mixture into a coffee cup using a fine strainer.

Savor the rich flavors and therapeutic benefits of this infused golden milk tea, perfect for a cozy night in or as a relaxing treat after a long day.

Note: You can also add cannabis oil (such as a THC tincture) in place of the decarboxylated plant matter.

Weed Stem Tea

Weed stem tea is an ingenious way to utilize the often-discarded plant stems, creating a flavorful and slightly less potent cannabis tea experience.

This recipe requires brewing the cannabis stems in hot water for an extended period of time, typically 10-15 minutes.

The result is a delicious and aromatic weed stem tea that’s perfect for those looking to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the overpowering potency of other cannabis tea recipes.

The recommended serving size for weed stem tea is at least a quarter cup of cannabis stems, but the amount can be adjusted based on personal preferences and desired potency.

Enjoy this resourceful and delicious weed stem tea recipe, and never let your cannabis stems go to waste again!

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Safely Consuming Cannabis

When it comes to consuming cannabis tea, safety first. Remember, eating (or drinking) weed infused products is a lot different than smoking cannabis flower.

Not only is there the delayed onset of effects, which can take between 30 and 90 minutes to manifest, but the effects are a lot stronger than with other consumption methods. The effects of edibles last longer, as well.

Following you’ll find some tips for enjoying your cannabis tea safely, including dosage recommendations and creating a comfortable environment for consumption.

Dosage Recommendations

Dosage recommendations for cannabis tea can vary depending on the strength of the cannabis used and your individual tolerance.

It’s best to start low and go slow. Meaning begin with a low dose and incrementally increase it until you find the perfect serving size for your unique self.

Using this approach allows you to gauge your tolerance and experience the full benefits of cannabis tea without the risk of overconsumption. Yes, you can get too high. And the effects are really unpleasant.

Remember, it’s always better to start small than go too big off the bat.

Setting Up a Safe Environment

Ensuring a safe and comfortable environment is crucial when consuming cannabis tea, as the effects can take 30-90 minutes to set in and last for several hours.

If you’re new to cannabis tea or trying a new recipe, it’s important to make sure you’re in a secure and relaxing environment where you can fully appreciate the effects of your infused beverage or calmly ride out any negative effects that may occur.

Having someone present is also a good idea, in case you experience any adverse reactions or need assistance. By taking these precautions, you can enjoy your cannabis tea experience safely and responsibly.

Wrapping Up

Cannabis infused tea offers a versatile and enjoyable way to experience the benefits of cannabis without the need for smoking or consuming traditional edibles.

With its potential health benefits, customizable flavors and ability to control potency, weed tea is an excellent option for both new and experienced cannabis users alike.

By understanding the basics of cannabis infused tea, why it’s important to use decarboxylated cannabis plant matter and the essential ingredients needed, you can create the perfect cup of weed tea.

Knowing how to make weed tea is something every cannabis consumer should be aware of. It’s easy and drinking weed tea is super enjoyable.

As you embark on your cannabis tea journey, remember to consume responsibly, pay attention to dosage recommendations, and ensure a safe environment for consumption.

With these tips in mind, you can brew cannabis tea like a pro, enjoy the soothing and therapeutic effects of cannabis tea recipes, make weed tea for your friends, and create a personalized canna experience that can improve your overall wellbeing and enhance your daily life.

We’ll definitely drink to that.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make weed tea at home?

Yes, you can make weed tea at home by infusing decarbed buds, stems and sugar leaves with your favorite type of tea for a unique flavor experience.

How much product do you need to make weed tea?

To make weed tea, you will need about one gram of cannabis, one tablespoon of coconut oil or butter, 2-4 cups of water, a tea bag or fine strainer.

What are the benefits of fresh marijuana tea?

Consuming fresh marijuana tea can provide all the potential therapeutic benefits cannabis contains. This is due to the high concentration of THC and other cannabis compounds found in fresh cannabis tea.

Can you make tea out of marijuana roots?

It is possible to make tea out of marijuana roots by grinding the roots and simmering them with other ingredients for 12 hours. That said, marijuana root tea won’t contain the same benefits as weed tea made with plant matter.

What is cannabis tea?

Cannabis tea is a hot beverage made by infusing various components of the cannabis plant, providing a flavorful and potentially psychoactive experience. It’s a popular alternative to smoking or vaping cannabis, and the effects will vary depending on the strain of cannabis used and the amount of cannabis used.