How to Make Weed Tea

Weed tea is nothing but another way to ingest your cannabis if you'd like to switch it up from your normal routine of using recreational cannabis. It is also known as ganja tea or marijuana tea all depends on who you ask about it. A cup of weed tea will give you the same long lasting effects you'd expect from a cannabis edible minus the extra calories. 

Cannabis infused tea takes out the loads of sugar and fat that usually come with eating edibles. Drinking weed tea also gives your lungs a break from smoking.  Even though it is fairly easy to make but it is not as simple as just throwing buds of weed into boiling water.

If made correctly its known to have longer effects when compared to smoking weed. It has to be digested and metabolized by the liver so it will take about 30-40 mins to kick in. 

How to make weed tea

 

How too Make Weed Tea

There are two ways to create weed tea

  • either with buds of the cannabis plant 
  • or with the leaves/steams of the marijuana plant 

Buds are stronger and more intense while stems produce a milder tea. Regardless of the laws, regulations and controversy surrounding cannabis it still has a plethora of documented health benefits.

Its is also important to note that oftentimes people confuse cannabis tisane with its tea. What us categorized as tea is only that which contains Camellia sinensis.  An infusion prepared without it and only with the cannabis leaves or flowers will instead be classified as a tisane.  

Ingredients needed:

Weed Bud Tisane (Medium strength)

  • 1/2 gram marijuana buds/flowers
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp honey/sugar (if desired)

Weed Leaf/Stem Tisane (Mild) 

  • 2 gram marijuana stems/leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp honey/sugar (if desired)
  • 1 cup half & half

Cannabis Tea

 Instructions:

Weed Bud Tisane (Medium strength)

  1.  Grind the marijuana buds into fine pieces. Then add the ground buds to 1/2 a tsp of butter and mix it well in a bowl.
  2. Continue to stir the butter and marijuana together, until you see all of the marijuana coated with a thin layer of butter.
  3. In a medium pot, bring some water to a simmer and gently spoon in the marijuana butter mixture. Scrape the sides of the butter/bud bowl to get all the ground pieces of marijuana.
  4. Keep the water to a simmer and stir the mixture gently for about 30 minutes while the tea brews.
  5. Strain the mixture after allowing it to cool for a few minutes. Add honey or sugar for taste and enjoy the infusion!

Weed Leaf/Stem Tisane (Mild) 

  1. Grind the weed stems in a grinder to extract more THC from them. For the uninitiated, THC is the chemical compound present in marijuana, which enables it to lower anxiety and relax the body and mind.
  2. Add water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Now, add weed stems and half and half in the pot. Keep stirring for almost 5-7 minutes.
  3. Next, strain the resulting mixture into a teacup. Add honey or sugar, if needed, and enjoy the soothing concoction of mild marijuana tea!

Note: It is important to be mindful of the amount of marijuana you are adding to your tea, as very high or very low levels of it can either have serious health implications or no effect at all.

It is also necessary to make sure your cannabis goes through the decarboxylation process as that ensures the THCA in it (non-intoxicating compound) gets converted into THC. The decarboxylation process naturally occurs when cannabis is cooked with butter or oils, in case of edibles. You can also add hash or kief to your recipe for the same.
Words of Cation 
While you are using any CBD or hemp-derived products, it is important to check your state’s laws and guidelines for the same. Hemp-derived CBD products are illegal in the US on a federal level, but still legal in many states. If you are traveling, then make sure you comply with that city/state’s laws regarding the consumption and use of CBD.

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