MAKING WEED TEA
If you want to reap the medical benefits of cannabis but don’t want to smoke or vape it, weed tea is an option. Cannabis edibles are notorious for their long-lasting effects, but pot tea provides the same high without the added calories.
THE EFFECTS OF CANNABIS TEA
Cannabis tea, like edibles, must first be metabolized in the digestive tract. As a further step, the liver begins the metabolic process. The time it takes for the benefits of cannabis tea to kick in ranges anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the strain, whether or not you’ve eaten lately, and your unique endocannabinoid system.
It may be tempting to drink more tea in order to speed up the onset of its effects. Don’t rush; it’s best to wait at least two hours between cups. You’ll probably feel the effects of the cannabis tea for another 7-8 hours.
WILL CANNABIS TEA GET ME HIGH?
The euphoric effects of marijuana come from THC, which is produced when the cannabis plant’s THCA is converted to THC through a process called decarboxylation. This is an inevitable side effect of smoking or vaping cannabis. CBDA is converted into CBD, the main therapeutic component of cannabis, with the use of heat.
Edible cannabis undergoes decarboxylation during cooking, often with fats like oil or butter. The THC has been isolated from the plant material thanks to the fat’s ability to bind the cannabinoids.
SIMPLE WEED TEA RECIPE
With just a few ingredients, you can enjoy a cozy cup of cannabis tea. You will need the following:
- 1 gram of cannabis
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil or unsalted butter
- 4 cups of water
- A teabag of your choice
- Your preferred sweetener
- A strainer, coffee filter, or cheesecloth
- A teapot, mug, and spoon
Separate the seeds and stems from your cannabis before you chop or gently crush it. On the burner, bring the water to a boil and then add the coconut oil or butter, which should be stirred in until completely dissolved.
After 7-10 minutes of simmering at low heat, add the teabag and your cannabis. Just be sure to stir it every minute or so. The therapeutic qualities of the plant will be better protected at a lower temperature.
Carefully filter the tea after removing the teapot from the heat and throwing away the used teabag. If you insist on using a metal strainer, at least invest in a fine mesh one so that you don’t end up with leaf fragments in your drink. Don’t keep plant debris that’s not absolutely necessary.
To your liking, you may sweeten your tea and add milk or lemon. To disguise the cannabis taste in hot tea, you may add a cinnamon stick or a peppermint spring.
Cannabis-infused butter, oil, honey, or a tincture may simplify the process of brewing marijuana tea. Simply infuse the cannabis extract with your favorite teabag in hot water, stir to combine, and sweeten to taste.
You know how in the beginning you had to remove the stems from the leaves of the cannabis plant, right? To get somewhat more mileage out of your marijuana, you can use the stems to make tea.
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