As more and more people are using Marijuana due to legalization, the number of people consuming marijuana for their consumption should rise too. There are a lot of ways on how to consume marijuana, from cannabis edibles, cannabis oils, tinctures, extracts, dabs, and all sorts. One great thing about cannabis is that it can be easily incorporated into other forms of consumption, just like in baked products, cannabis can be incorporated to make tea too. In this article, we’ll teach you how to make weed tea.
As weird as it sounds, you can combine cannabis and tea. Judging by the taste of tea and cannabis, it sure is going to be an awkward experience. However, when you are trying to make a weed tea you are not after the flavor, but the THC, CBD, and health benefits of tea altogether.
Can you Get High with Weed Tea?
The process of getting you high with weed tea might be too complex for you. Drinking marijuana-infused are offered everywhere. However, if you plan on making one, you’ll first need to know the process of decarboxylation. For you to achieve the psychoactive high, you would first decarboxylate your cannabis before infusing it with your tea. However, if you are making tea the right way, then most likely you are going to get high.
How to Decarboxylate Cannabis?
For you to infuse your tea with your favorite cannabis, you should first know how to decarboxylate your cannabis. The process of decarboxylating cannabis is to activate the main psychoactive compound of cannabis, and that is THC. To do that, THCA should be converted to THC by the process of heating. The final form of decarboxylated cannabis should take the form of a powder or oil. After that, you can incorporate them into your favorite tea!
You’ll only need a few materials to decarboxylate cannabis. Start by heating your oven around 220 to 235 degrees F. Grind your cannabis to bits and place them inside the parchment paper. Place them evenly in the baking tray and once the temperature is achieved, place your baking tray inside for around 30 to 45 minutes. The heat will activate the THCA and turn it into THC, the main psychoactive compound present in cannabis plants.
Now you are good to go infusing your decarboxylated Marijuana in your favorite cup of tea. Next are the following steps on how to make weed tea.
How to make Weed Tea Recipe
We have two dazzling recipes for you that are easy to prepare and don’t require Michelin star skills to make. The first one would be rose-chamomile tea with cannabis. The directions are pretty straightforward, you’ll simply use your flower of choice, tea leaf, and your decarboxylate cannabis bits. The addition of chamomile and rose should add some accent to the entire flavor of your tea!
Chamomile-Rose Cannabis Tea
- Serving: 1
- Preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes
- Steeping time: 5 to 10 minutes
- Marijuana Dosage: We’ll go about 2 teaspoons of grounded cannabis. Dosage may highly depend on what cannabis strain you chose.
- 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile
- 2 teaspoons of decarboxylated marijuana
- 2 teaspoons of dried rosebuds
One cup of water
- Add all the dried leaves of chamomile, rose, and cannabis into the tea infuser. Steep it in hot water for around 5 to 10 minutes. Steeping is solely based on you.
- Enjoy! Pretty Easy and Simple right?
Cannabis Butter Tea
- Serving: 1
- Preparation Time: 35 minutes to 40 minutes
- 1 teabag of your choice
- Ground cannabis
- Put around 3 cups of water into the pot and bring it to a boil
- When the water starts boiling, put around two tablespoons of butter and your freshly grounded cannabis.
- Boil it for about 35 to 40 minutes.
- Strain the mixture onto the strainer and let it run through the cup.
- Once that mixture is already in the cup, incorporate your tea of choice inside the cup
How Long Does it Need for the Weed to kick in?
Just like Cannabis edibles, the weed passes through the stomach to be digested. After that, it is metabolized by the liver giving you that psychoactive effect. However, it may take quite a while before you can feel the effects of the cannabis because it is quite long for the liver to metabolize the cannabis compared to the lungs wherein you could instantly feel high.
The rule of thumb when eating edibles or drinking weed tea is to start slow and consume low. Drink a cup and wait for an hour or two to feel its effects. You can always make one if you aren’t feeling the after-effects of marijuana. In most cases, they will put a larger dose of decarboxylated cannabis in their tea before drinking.
Consuming Weed tea is one of the best ways to consume weed and enjoy its therapeutic benefits and psychoactive high. Weed tea isn’t hard to make and can be done in your home as long as you have all the necessary materials and cannabis leaves. Moreover, if you aren’t feeling the effects of cannabis, you can always add more dosage to your weed tea.
Cannabis is truly a very versatile plant capable of offering many things to people. Not only that, but they can also be easily incorporated into a lot of things, from your favorite baked products to cookies, cakes, pastries, and all sorts. This makes an ideal choice for users who aren’t well-versed in smoking cannabis and just want to feel its effect without smoking.
Lastly, thanks to the significant studies found in Marijuana that it can help with treating other conditions. Plus, green tea is one of the healthiest drinks out there, what more can it give when it is infused with cannabis? Sometimes it pays to know how to make weed tea. Let your mind boggle with the potential of this duo and enjoy its benefits for the years to come!