If you are a cannabis lover who likes drinking tea, there is a high chance that you’ve heard of something called weed tea.
Also known as marijuana tea, pot tea, and cannabis tea, this drink, is a beverage based on cannabis and tea. It can be made with various types of tea and both cannabis stems and buds.
Depending on the type of ingredients used, there are several different ways to prepare pot tea.
When making it, there are two options to consider
- Making a tea with grounded buds of cannabis or
- Combining cannabis-infused oil or cannabutter with some type of tea (black, white, oolong or herbal tea)
Either way, the process of making weed tea is not complicated, and following the instructions below you can enjoy your perfect cup of this enjoyable drink in just a few steps.
So, if you are looking for new ways to consume cannabis and you are a tea lover at the same time, keep reading and learn two easy marijuana tea recipes.
Besides recipes, in this article, we will give answers to some common questions regarding weed tea onset time, its potency and ways to store it.
How to Make Cannabis Tea?
Before we start with the recipes, it is good to know that THC is not water-soluble, it is only fat-soluble. That’s why each of these recipes includes a fatty ingredient, such as butter, oil, or milk, so THC can be digestible.
Now that we cleared that up, let’s jump to the recipes.
Making Weed Tea With Cannabutter or Cannabis Oil
For this super simple weed tea recipe you will need:
- 1 cup of water
- ½ teaspoon of cannabutter or cannabis-infused oil*
- 1 teabag of your favourite herbal tea (or loose tea)
- Optional: honey if you want to add sweetness to the tea
- Kitchen tools: kettle (or medium-sized pan), tea strainer, a teaspoon, and a mug
- Take a kettle and boil the water.
- Put a tea bag into the mug and pour the boiling water.
- Add cannabutter into the mug and stir. After a couple of minutes, take the tea bag from the mug and enjoy your weed tea.
- If you used loose tea instead of tea bags, use a tea strainer to stem out the tea leaves.
*The strength of your weed tea depends on the potency and the amount of the cannabutter or cannabis oil that you used in the recipe.
Making Weed Tea With Cannabis Flower
Although this recipe takes more time to make than the previous one, it is still quite simple to follow. Take your favourite bud and check out the recipe below:
What you will need:
- ½ gram of grinded cannabis flower (cannabis that will be used in this recipe should be decarboxylated)
- 1 tablespoon of butter (instead of butter you can use coconut oil or any high-fat milk)
- 2 bags of herbal tea
- 3 cups of water
- Optional: honey, some other sweetener or cinnamon to add flavour to the tea
- Kitchen tools: a pan, a tea strainer, a tablespoon and a mug
- Grind the weed with a grinder. If you don’t have a grinder you can use a kitchen knife.
- Put water and butter into the pan and bring it to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and add the grinded cannabis. Stir the mixture occasionally for about 15-20 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and add tea bags.
- After a couple of minutes remove the tea bags. To prevent cannabis pieces from floating around in your cup, use the fine mesh tea strainer to remove the cannabis.
- Sweeten the tea with honey or other sweeteners, if desired, and pour it into the mug.
- To avoid scalding, let the tea cool down a bit.
- And voila! Your weed tea is ready for consumption.
How Potent Is Weed Tea?
How strong homemade cannabis tea will be, depends on the potency of the strain that you are using in the recipe.
For example, if the strain you are using has around 10% of THC per gram (100mg of THC), and you are using ½ of a gram for the whole recipe (3 cups) there will be approximately 16.7mg of THC per cup. Depending on your recommended THC dosage you can moderate the amount of cannabis in the recipe.
How Long Does It Take for Weed Tea to Kick In?
Consuming cannabis in the form of beverages, such as tea, has a longer onset time compared to smoking or vaping. That’s because weed tea, like any cannabis edible, needs to get through the digestive tract so you can start feeling the first effects.
The exact onset time of marijuana tea differs from person to person.
Usually, it takes about 30 to 90 minutes for weed tea to kick in. But, depending on your tolerance to weed and many other factors, this time can also be longer.
In other words, the exact onset time of marijuana tea differs from person to person. That’s why it’s advisable to wait for a couple of hours before taking an additional serving of weed tea.
Also, it is good to know that once they kick in, the effects of this cannabis beverage can last up to eight hours, so be careful with the dosage.
Is It Possible to Store a Weed Tea?
This question often occurs when you make more cups than you need and don’t know what to do with them. The answer is: yes, it is possible to store weed tea.
After making your weed tea, simply let it cool down, put it in a glass container, and place it into the refrigerator. This way the weed tea can be stored for a couple of days.
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1. Please consume responsibly.
2. When canning any food at home (e.g. cannabutter or canna-oil) you should be very careful since there can be a risk of the appearance of toxin that can lead to botulism, a very serious illness. This happens when food is canned, processed, stored or handled. Bacteria that cause botulism can very quickly grow in cannabis edibles that are made at home. Bacteria can cause botulism poisoning which is a very serious illness that affects the body’s nerves and produces serious health consequences.