Weed tea belongs to the cannabis edibles category. This means two things: that though the onset of the effects may be delayed, the effects will last much longer! Besides, weed tea is a great and healthy cannabis consumption method that doesn’t present users with the risks inherent to smoking or vaping.
Though a delicious and soothing way of consuming your weed, making marijuana tea is not as easy as it sounds. Well, it’s not a complicated process either; but it requires some precision and the ideal weed tea recipe to enjoy the unmatched effects.
This article will guide you step by step on how to make delicious weed tea using your high quality buds. The great thing about weed tea is that you can use your preferred ingredients like spices, herbs, and more for a truly enjoyable experience.
Making marijuana infused tea
The most important thing to keep in mind is that there is no one right way to make your marijuana tea. Amazingly, there are numerous ways that you can make your cup of deliciously potent tea, with the most popular methods being:
- Infusing water with your favorite, nicely cured cannabis flower/leaves/stem. This method is ideal for novices as it’s less intoxicating because cannabinoids are fat-soluble, meaning that THC does not dissolve fully in water.
- Mixing cannabis-infused oils / cannabutter with tea leaves and water to enjoy a cup of effective weed tea. Note that this method is slightly more potent than the former.
- Perhaps the simplest way of making weed tea is simply adding a measured dosage of cannabis tincture into your tea.
When prepared correctly, each of these methods will provide a long lasting, pleasant and relaxing experience, far from what you’d get from smoking weed.
Will weed tea make me high?
Simple answer? Weed tea will deliver the intoxicating and therapeutic effects of marijuana, but only when prepared correctly.
Again, the process is not rocket science! So relax. To enjoy the full range of cannabis benefits, you’ll need to decarboxylate your flower first! Cannabis decarboxylation is a simple process that activates the inactive cannabinoids THCA and CBDA into THC and CBD, respectively.
In raw cannabis, THC and CBD exist in their acidic form THCA and CBDA. Although they possess unique medicinal benefits, these compounds are non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating (meaning they can’t get you high). So if you want to get high, then you must decarboxylate your cannabis first before adding it to your tea.
When vaping, smoking, or making edibles, the heat applied triggers decarboxylation, allowing you to reap all the benefits of THC and CBD without any extra effort on your part. But when making weed stem tea or cannabis tisane, you want to decarboxylate your weed first.
How long do weed tea effects last?
Weed tea is processed in the body in the same way as edibles. When consumed, the tea must first pass through your digestive system and liver, where it is metabolized before being absorbed into your bloodstream and brain.
For these reasons, you will experience a delayed onset of effects. It can take up to 60 minutes or more to feel weed tea effects. Hence, it’s important that you be patient and wait an hour or more before drinking another cup.
The best weed tea recipe
This is a pleasant way of enjoying your cannabis tea. A tisane allows you to use your choice of herbal tea additives and spices like rose, lavender, and chamomile to provide a lip-smacking aroma and taste.
This type of tea requires you to decarboxylate your cannabis flower first to enjoy the benefits of activated cannabinoids THC and CBD. But you can always skip the decarboxylation process if you’re looking for the benefits of THCA and CBDA.
This weed tea recipe is ideal for 1 cup serving, and you’ll steep your cannabis for 5-10 minutes.
Weed tea ingredients list
- 2 teaspoons ground weed buds/flower
- 2 teaspoons dried chamomile and rosebuds/lavender.
- Coconut milk (optional)
- Cannabis-infused honey if desired.
- You can start by decarboxylating your weed depending on the effects that you’re looking for.
- Add your grounded cannabis and dried chamomile flower to a tea infuser and let it steep for at least 5-10 minutes.
- Add your coconut milk/sugar/cannabis-infused honey to taste.
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How to make weed stem tea
While smoking or vaping weed stems is nearly impossible, you can always make good use of them___weed stem tea! Making weed stem tea is pretty easy. You’ll start by grinding up the stems; alternatively, you can use them whole. The next step is to decarboxylate the ground stems and pack them in your disposable tea filter bags.
Finally, steep the weed stems in your tea and add your preferred herbs/spices to improve taste and effects.
Note: You can add 2 teaspoons of cannabis to these two recipes. However, the amount of cannabis you add to your tea depends on its potency and your tolerance. Therefore you’re always free to add more or less cannabis.
What are the best marijuana strains to make weed tea with?
There are no right or wrong answers to choosing a strain to make marijuana tea with, it really just depends on why you are making the tea. For example, if you are simply making the tea to get high, then use a high THC strain, whereas if you ae making the marijuana tea for medical purposes such as pain relief or relaxation then you may want to use a strain that is high in CBD.
If you are torn between two or three strains to use, you could also create a blend of more than one strain to create your marijuana tea. This way you will get a blend of flavour and potency giving you the best of both worlds.
The choice really is yours, here are our suggestions of what we think are some of the best strains for making marijuana tea:
Gorilla Glue – Great for getting high
Gorilla Glue seems to find its way tot he top of many of our lists, for the simple reason that it is super potent and will get you high. Topping out at 32% THC Gorilla Glue is just about as potent as you can get. If you want to make weed tea that simply gets you high then use a high THC strain such as Gorilla Glue.
Harlequin – Great for pain relief (9% CBD)
If you are looking to make marijuana tea to help with pain relief, relaxation, anxiety or insomnia then using a strain such as Harlequin is a perfect choice. Harlequin has a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC with around 9-12% of both making it a perfect strain for anyone that wants to feel relaxed but not high. If you do want a high THC tea but you still want the pain relieving effects of CBD, you could simply combine Harlequin and Gorilla Glue together for your weed tea blend.
Amnesia Haze – Great for staying active
A cross of Haze, Thai, Afghani, and Hawaiian, Amnesia Haze is a tall lanky sativa dominant strain that is ideal if you want an active high. Producing up to 20% THC Amnesia Haze is an excellent strain choice for marijuana tea providing users with an uplifting cerebral buzz that makes you feel awake and able to focus on otherwise mundane tasks.