Cannabis tea has been used for centuries to sooth common conditions like pain, nausea and inflammation. Unfortunately, marijuana cannabis is known for it’s psychoactive THC content, and many people who might otherwise benefit from this type of treatment, never try it. Not everyone wants high levels of THC. For those who don’t, CBD products from cannabis hemp, like flower, oils, edibles or tea can be the perfect solution.
The best part about this CBD hemp tea recipe, is that it can be made using hemp cannabis that is high in CBD, and low in THC. You can use hemp flowers that are rich in the element, or CBD oil as a base of infusion.
If you are unfamiliar using pure fresh hemp buds, you will have an extra step of decarboxylation which must be performed before the brewing process to effectively convert and release the therapeutic effects of CBD into your steaming hot cup of tea.
How to decarboxylate bud flowers for edibles:
A lot of consumers assume that THC is the only element that requires activation to be effective, but CBD also needs that extra push. To decarboxylate your hemp you will need a few tools, some patience and an oven.
What you will need:
- 1 gram of hemp or cannabis flower (or pre-filled glass hemp sticks / simply remove the stopper and roast)
- Baking sheet
- Weed grinder (optional)
- Parchment paper
Instructions for decarboxylating flower:
- Preheat an oven to 325°F.
- Grind up the herb using a grinder, then line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the grind across the middle of the lined baking pan. (Or purchase pre-filled glass joints, remove caps and put in over for 35 minutes prior to using.)
- Bake the cannabis/hemp in the oven for 35 minutes to decarboxylate.
CBD Hemp Tea Recipe
Edibles are a treat, but this hemp tea beats most recipes out there, with how fast it is to put together. The best part is that you can personalize the flavor and keep things interesting by switching up the type of strain or tea bags used,which can help to keep the effects of this CBD tea fun and enjoyable.
You will need:
- 1 teaspoon of CBD oil (or 1 gram of decarboxylated flowers)
- 1 tea bag (any flavor) or a stainless steel tea stick
- 1 mug
- ½ cup of boiling hot water
- 1 small teaspoon
- Flavor additives (terpenes, extracts, sweeteners, etc.)
- If using buds then open a teabag (or a stainless steel tea stick) and fill it with the decarboxylated ground flower.
- Fill a small pot with water and bring it to a rolling boil.
- Pour the boiling hot water over the tea bag or tea stick. If using CBD oil, add now.
- Gently stir for a couple of minutes before adding any flavorings like sugar, milk, honey or cream.
- Remove the tea bag or tea stick from the mug, and gently press, to release the delightful aromas and smells of your favorite tea.
- Your CBD tea is now ready to serve and is best enjoyed while hot.