How to Make Marijuana Tea (with Recipes)
April 23rd, 2019
Whether you’re in the mood for a pleasant high or looking for the many health benefits cannabis can provide, sipping a cup of marijuana-infused tea can be a healthful alternative to smoking, edibles or other forms of consuming the weed. Depending on legalities in your area, you can purchase a variety of marijuana infused teas from companies around the world – or you can make this ancient beverage in several different forms at home.
What Is Marijuana Tea?
Marijuana tea can take many forms, but all of them have some kind of cannabis component. Marijuana tea can contain THC, or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient that causes the herb’s well known high, as well as cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive cannabis compound responsible for many health benefits. Commercially prepared teas are made with a variety of different concentrations of THC and CBD, so that users can obtain precisely the effect they want.
Is Marijuana Tea Good For You?
The health benefits of cannabis come from its effects on the body’s endocannabinoid system – a network of cell receptors that occur throughout the tissues and organs. The endocannabinoid system regulates functions like mood, sleep, and appetite, and plays a major part in maintaining homeostasis, or keeping the body in balance.
Endocannabinoid receptors respond to cannabinoids our bodies produce naturally, and also to cannabinoids from outside sources, particularly from the cannabis sativa plant. Cannabis infused tea can activate those receptors, with effects ranging from euphoria and relaxation to relief from pain and many other symptoms.
How to Make Marijuana Tea
You can make marijuana tea in a number of ways, but the effects can vary, depending on the method you use.
Steep Dry Cannabis Flowers and Leaves
You can make cannabis tea as you would other kinds of tea by steeping dry cannabis flowers and leaves in hot water. But you’ll need to simmer it on the stove for a while. Marijuana needs to be heated to high temperatures in a process called decarboxylation in order to activate its effects.
Combine Cannabis With a Source of Fat.
Cannabis compounds are fat soluble, so cannabis can be combined with some sort of oil such as butter or olive oil, before adding it to tea for a creamy, latte like beverage.
Add a Cannabis Tincture to Any Other Kind of Tea.
Tinctures are cannabis extracts prepared with alcohol, and they’re often taken as sublingual drops for medicinal purposes. Adding a few drops of a cannabis tincture to chamomile or lemon ginger tea can provide a potent dose of cannabinoids.
Marijuana tea is a tasty and healthy way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the risks of smoking, and its effects can linger up to 8 hours. Here’s an easy recipe from Honest Marijuana to get you started exploring the world of cannabis teas.
- Grind up half a gram of high-quality cannabis buds.
- Mix your cannabis grounds with just enough butter—about half a gram—to keep them completely coated. Try to avoid saturating the grounds. Just a nice surface layer will suffice.
- Add the mixture to a metal tea ball, coffee filter, or an emptied tea bag.
- Place the tea material in a pan with 1-2 cups (8-16 ounces) of water.
- Simmer the mixture on medium high stovetop heat at a low boil for 30 minutes to decarboxylate the cannabis. Keep an eye on the mixture and add a bit more water if the level gets low.
- Let the mixture cool. Add sweeteners, milk, or spices as desired, and enjoy.
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