Cannabis-infused teas, such as edibles, let you to consume cannabis without the unpleasant side effects of smoking or vaporizing it. Unlike edibles, however, your marijuana tea will not include any food allergies and is much easier to make at home. It may be prepared in a variety of ways using a variety of components and plant elements based on your own preferences. The following are some well-known methods for producing weed tea:
- To extract THC, the water-soluble cannabinoids, and terpenes from cannabis flower (less intoxicating since THC is not water soluble), it’s necessary to use dry cannabis.
- To make a latte-type drink, combine cannabis infused with a fat (e.g., coconut oil, butter, etc.) with tea leaves and water.
- Adding cannabis tincture to tea
It all comes down to how you want to feel, so here’s everything you need to know about creating the ideal cup of tea.
Does weed tea get you high?
Marijuana tea will get you high if prepared correctly. However, making a marijuana-infused tea that consistently gives an intoxicating high isn’t as simple as it may sound. Because of decarboxylation and cannabinoid solubility factors, getting THC from the plant might be difficult, but don’t worry; once you understand a few easy principles, everything else is green fields!
Cannabis plants naturally produce the non-intoxicating compound THCA, which is THC but with an extra carboxyl ring that inhibits euphoria. The ring blocking euphoria is removed by decarboxylation, which transforms THCA to THC and activates various therapeutic and intoxicating effects. This may appear complicated, but the heat required to decarboxylate cannabis while smoking or vaporizing it does not need any additional work on our part. When cannabis is cooked with butter or oils, or when hash or kief are added to a favorite dish and then baked in the oven for edibles, the transformation occurs naturally.
How long does weed tea take to kick in?
Cannabis tea goes through your stomach for digestion and, after that, is metabolized in your liver. This takes considerably longer than smoking marijuana since it enters your lungs via absorption. You may have to wait an hour or two before you begin to feel the effects of the tea, but its effects will be more long-lasting and powerful than those produced by smoking.
Start with a small amount and work your way up. Start out with a cup and wait at least an hour before making another (or improving it with our suggestions below).
How much weed do you need for weed tea?
The quantity of marijuana you’ll require for weed tea is determined by how much material you’re processing and the strength of the effects you want. If you intend on using one gram of cannabis flower with a THC concentration of 20 percent, ingest up to 200 mg.
If you’re using dry flower, you may need more than if you’re using an infused fat-based product like butter or oils because THC is fat-soluble and binds better to them than water. The recipes below use a modest amount of cannabis flower, but they may simply be adjusted as needed if you want to discover your ideal intake.
How many grams of stems do I need to make weed stem tea?
We’ve all had those awful days when we realize, “Shit, we’re out of weed!” That’s when the stems come in handy. While marijuana stems do contain a trace amount of THC, it’s only around 0.3 percent, so you’ll need a lot of them; especially if you have a high tolerance; we suggest starting with a half-cup worth if you have it. Because they are more fibrous than cannabis buds, the steeping procedure may take longer, but you may use stems to create a marijuana tea that is effective.
Can I use dabs for weed tea?
You may steep quality concentrates in your favorite tea blend if you ever get stuck with no way to dab them. To decarboxylate any concentrate you intend to employ in a weed tea, simply heat it in hot water or before use.
Because they’re made of oil, dabs will adhere better to lipids in coconut oil, cream, or butter rather than just mixing them in water straight away. Many extracts include solvents, so you might want to use a full-spectrum and solventless dab like rosin to ensure that the extract is properly dissolved.
Weed tea recipes
We’ve got two potent and appealing weed tea recipes, as well as two in-a-pinch options if you’re in a pinch. The cannabis tea recipe with rose and chamomile can be modified millions of ways; simply use your favorite tea leaf or flower with ground cannabis (or stems!) to unwind. The cannabis-infused golden milk with coconut oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are hard to beat—the ideal way to end the night.
Our goal with these tea leaves is to provide you a flavorful and healthy alternative to store-bought teas that are both easy and quick to prepare. We have tested all of the recipes on our own and with friends, but we strongly advise using an infuser and some sort of sieve for these beverages in order to ensure they steep for the appropriate amount of time, as well as filter out any plant residue when you’re ready to drink. These are not required, but your tea may not taste the same without them.
Weed tea with rose and chamomile
Prep time: 5 minutes
Steep time: 5-10 minutes
Dosage: For this recipe, we recommend 2 teaspoons of cannabis concentrate. This depends on the strength of your marijuana. You may add more or less to suit your tolerance needs.
- Cannabis infused honey (optional)
- 2 teaspoons ground cannabis trim, stems, or buds
- Coconut milk (optional)
- 2 teaspoons dried chamomile
- 2 teaspoons dried rose buds
- You have the option of decarboxylating your dried herb before or after it’s been dehydrated. (Again, this is dependent on whether you’re interested in THCA or THC.)
- Place all of the dried flowers in an infuser and steep in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove the infuser and add more cannabis-infused honey or coconut milk for enhanced effects.
Cannabis golden milk with medicated coconut oil
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Dosage: The amount of cannabis coconut oil you use depends on how strong it is. You may always add more or less, depending on your tolerance.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 1” piece fresh turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
- 1 ½” piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil (cannabis-infused or not)
- 1 Tbsp honey (cannabis-infused or not)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon, for serving
- In a medium saucepan, combine the cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, peppercorns, and 1 cup water over low heat. Bring to a simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Reduce the heat to low and gently simmer the cannabis coconut oil with the rest of the ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into a mixing dish, add some salt and pepper to taste, then simmer for 10 minutes.
- In a saucepan, combine the coffee and water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then remove from the heat. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve (you may also use a cheesecloth or coffee filter) into mugs and top with cinnamon.
How to make weed stem tea
If you only have stems, you can still make stem tea using our first recipe. However, because of the difference in strength, your proportions of components will vary.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Steep time: 10 minutes
Dosage: You won’t know for sure until you try it
- At least 1/4 cup weed stems
- 1 Tbsp of a fat-soluble binding agent, such as butter or coconut oil
- Your tea leaves/blend of choice
- If you want to decarb your stems before steeping, do it; if not, grind them before boiling.
- Bring the amount of water to a boil that you will need for your tea, e.g., 1 cup for a more concentrated brew, 2-3 cups for a diluted buzz.
- Before you place your tea of choice in a tea infuser with the stems, dissolve the binding agent in water.
- Pour the hot water into the infuser and steep for at least 10 minutes. To avoid unpleasant stemmy flavor, you may want to steep the tea leaves and stems in separate infusers or bags.
How to make cannabis plant (compost) tea
Remember, waste not, want not. Making a weed compost tea is one of the simplest methods to utilize up any cannabis you may have been holding on to or just happened to have some you don’t want to smoke. You may create a stem tea with the leaves, old buds, and any other plant debris you have available using the same procedure.
How to make weed tea more potent
Occasionally, despite our best efforts, the tea will not hit you as hard as you desire or require it to. Fortunately, if your initial tea is deficient in the THC category, there are several options for increasing the dosage.
When in doubt, break out the grinder. Because trichomes have fallen, they’re a simple way to boost your dose. Add them to your stem, compost, or flower material during the steeping process. Keep in mind that because you won’t be able to tell how much THC is in your kief, you won’t be able to anticipate the effect.
Incorporate a tincture
Decarbing is required only for tinctures found in dispensaries, so you won’t need to do anything to activate the THC. Because oil and water don’t mix well, glycerin or alcohol-based tinctures are preferable to those prepared with oil.
To make a tincture, simply add the correct number of drops depending on the strength (most tinctures recommend you start with half a dropper’s worth, or 0.5 ml) to your tea and mix. You may also use milk or cream if desired to improve consistency by adding an oil-based tincture.
According to several medical consumers, Rick Simpson Oil is a well-known remedy for a wide range of health issues and even life-saving effects. It’s also quite potent, with doctors recommending weeks-long treatments to build one’s tolerance.
The RSO from urdemir is sticky, thick, and has an unpleasant flavor, but owing to its strength, you don’t need much; if you’re brave, you can use a half rice-grain’s worth of RSO in the golden milk recipe instead of coconut oil.
Is cannabis tea more potent than smoking and edibles?
Everyone’s unique physiology means that the same edible could have wildly varying consequences for each person. Furthermore, because you’re making weed tea at home, you don’t know exactly how much you’ll receive. Concentrates are the most powerful form of cannabis available and can be used to brew a cup of dab-infused weed tea that would knock even the OG’s off their feet if that’s your thing.
Although smoking cannabis reduces the amount of THC you can breathe, the intoxicating effect is almost immediate and brief. Weed tea acquired via digestion has a longer onset of effects, resulting in a stronger high with greater dosage potential, and you may choose for more intensity. We hope you have a delightful hazy tea party regardless.