CBD Tea Recipe

CBD Tea Recipe

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Picture this. You had a stressful day, and you're torn between a warm cup of tea or a hemp-derived THC gummy to help you wind down. But wait- what if you didn't have to choose?

What if we told you that you could make yourself the best cannabis-infused tea that will not only taste good but take the edge off after a long day?

If you don't know how to make CBD tea, don't worry. This guide will teach you how to make CBD tea from scratch and highlight our favorite CBD tea recipe. So, without further adieu, let's dive in and show you one of the best ways to consume CBD!

What is CBD Tea?

CBD tea is a hot drink made from infused CBD oil or steeped CBD flower. Correctly making cannabis-infused tea requires you to first activate the flower's active cannabinoids, allowing you to experience their relaxing effects gradually.

Although CBD tea bags are likely available to purchase at a dispensary near you, we strongly recommend making homemade hemp tea. When you make hemp tea yourself, you can ensure you're using quality cannabis flower. This also allows you to adjust the cannabinoid level to your preference.

Is CBD Tea Legal?

CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids with a less than 0.3% concentration of Delta-9 THC are federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill and legal in most states. If CBD is legal in your state and you are at least 21 years old, you have nothing to worry about!

Why Should I Drink CBD Tea?

Compared to THC, CBD offers more passive, relaxing effects and may even have therapeutic potential, however, research is still in its infancy. Most people consume CBD through sublingual ingestion (using tinctures), inhalation, or as edibles. And those are all great. But did you know that infusing tea is one of the oldest methods of cannabinoid use? Cannabis-infused tea has been enjoyed for thousands of years all over the world.

This remedy is known to cause enthusiasts to feel:
  • Relaxed
  • Mellow
  • Uplifted

CBD Tea vs. Sublingual Ingestion

One of the most popular methods of CBD consumption is sublingual ingestion. Sublingual ingestion of CBD is when you place a few drops of CBD oil (i.e., from a tincture) directly under your tongue. This method offers faster absorption of cannabinoids, as the saturated fats in oil improve your body's bioavailability. This means you can begin to feel the effects of CBD in roughly 20 minutes- of course, this estimate will vary based on your body's unique endocannabinoid system.

Alternatively, when you consume hemp tea, the effects take longer to kick in, as with any edible. However, you get to choose what flavor the tea is and sweeten it up with sugar or honey. Our recipe even incorporates coconut oil and half-and-half to offer that seem "boost" to absorption you may get in a tincture. This method allows you to make a personalized cup of tea to savor and enjoy at your leisure. 

How to Make CBD Tea

Woman enjoying tea by the window

The best way to make cannabis-infused tea starts with selecting high-quality flower. Our selection of flower buds includes high THCA flower in three varieties of strains, and work well if you're seeking a more "active" cannabis experience. However, if you prefer the passive effects of CBD, you can find CBD flower at your local dispensary.

But before you can begin making a cup of tea, you first need to put your CBD flower through the decarboxylation process.

How to Decarboxylate CBD Flower

Decarboxylation is an important process that converts CBDA into CBD (or THCA into THC if you're using THCA flower). Without this step, you will not have any activated CBD in the hemp flower. While CBDA offers its own unique properties, it may not produce the desired physical effect people associate with CBD.

But don't worry! This process is simple and easy. Here is our step-by-step guide to decarboxylate your hemp flower:
  • Preheat your oven to 220ºF
  • Break or grind the flower into small pieces and lay it flat on a pan. Make sure the pan is not too crowded
  • Cook for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Remove from pan to cool

Directions to Make CBD Tea

Now that your flower is decarboxylated, we can now begin the steps of making hemp tea!
  1. Pour 1 cup of water into the pot.
  2. Then add fat. CBD is hydrophobic, so it doesn’t mix with water. Without a fat-based binding agent, CBD cannot cross into your bloodstream. We recommend using ½ teaspoon of coconut oil or butter for each cup of water or 2 ½ tablespoons of half-and-half, whole milk, or coconut milk for each cup of water used
  3. After you stir in your water and fat, turn the stovetop on high, and bring it to a boil.
  4. When the water begins to boil, you may add 1-2 teaspoons of your decarboxylated hemp. Please note: Depending on your preferences, the amount  of CBD needed will vary from person to person. If you are new to CBD, we recommend starting small and adjusting your serving as needed.
  5. Keep your mixture boiling for 10-15 minutes and continuously stir until the time is up.
  6. After the time is completed, you may use a coffee filter or strainer to separate any plant matter.
Enjoy the tea as it is, or spice it up by adding your favorite tea packets, honey, or sugar!

Our Favorite CBD Tea Recipe

CBD tea has a fresh and earthy taste that can be altered to taste sweet or bitter based on what you enjoy! This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a delicious hot drink without tasting the natural flavors that CBD leaves behind. 

After you have followed the previous directions, let's add some flavor:
  • 1 ½ tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of half-and-half
When you add this combination of ingredients to your CBD tea, it will boost the flavor, creating an enjoyable cup of tea.

Conclusion

woman pouring tea

Learning how to make hemp tea is not difficult with these easy-to-follow directions. CBD tea has been used worldwide for thousands of years, so why not give it a try? Who knows, you may even never want to consume CBD any other way!

FDA Disclaimer:
 The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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