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Why Cannabis-Infused Tea Rocks (+ Top 4 Best Recipes)

There are so many reasons why cannabis-infused tea rocks that we simply can’t wait to share with you the multiple benefits of learning how to prepare cannatea straight in the comfort of your home!

Being the crafty cannabisseurs that we are, we decided to try out as many cannabis-infused tea recipes as possible. The truth is, there are some tiny yet crucial details that make the huge difference between brewing a cup of high-quality, awesome tasting and potent cannatea vs. brewing a cup of not-that-palatable and not-that-potent Marry Jane tea.

Nonetheless, the strain you pick for making cannabis-infused tea also makes a tremendous difference in the taste, potency, as well as the beneficial and pleasurable effects of your weed tea.

It goes without saying that you want to use top-grade cannabis flowers, so if you happen to grow your own cannabis plants, then you can definitely bring your cannatea to a whole new level at a fraction cost compared with opting for dispensary-sold buds.

More importantly, just keep reading and by the end of this article, we bet that you will find it hard to delay getting down to brewing a hot cup of delicious cannabis-infused tea and/or making a refreshing cup of cannabis-infused ice tea that will make you fly high away from stress, pain, tension, and worries. But before we get down to the practical side of our cannatea step-by-step tutorial, let’s check out the benefits you can reap by infusing your tea with marijuana.

What are the Benefits of Cannabis Tea

The effects, as well as the possible benefits from ingesting cannabis,  do tend to differ based on the method one chooses to consume cannabis, such as vaping, smoking, edibles, and topicals, to name a few.

Above all, cannabis tea is a fantastic option for diversifying your cannabis intake in one of the healthiest ways possible. Although smoking marijuana with moderation can be actually beneficial to the well-being of your lungs, regular, daily exposing of the lungs system to some of the hazardous compounds released during the combustion after lighting up a joint or blunt packed with cannabis flowers can pose your health to serious risks, especially with long-term use.

In a nutshell, cannabis does not tend to act as a bronchoconstrictor but rather than this as a bronchodilator.

You might be surprised to find out that cannabis-infused tea can be prepared in many different ways as to reap a whole different array of physical and mental benefits accordingly.

A cup of cannatea can do miracles for your health and well-being, regardless of whether you choose to prep weed-infused tea that will get you high or not.

As a rule of thumb, it is not that easy to make a good cup of cannabis-infused tea that will get you high if you simply follow the traditional way just about any other type of herbal tea is boiled.

That’s because if merely boiled, steamed, or infused using nothing but hot water, the active cannabinoids cannot be solved. It’s pretty simple: cannabinoids are not water-soluble but fat-soluble.

With a few smart tips and tricks that we are about to list in the top cannatea recipes below, though, you can rest assured that you can indulge in a cup of weed-infused tea of the desired potency without having to spend a lot of time or efforts into fussy preparation.

Quintessentially, even though there are different health benefits you can reap depending on the type of weed-infused tea you choose to prep, here is how cannatea can be helpful for your health in a short summary.

1. Cannabis tea is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients.

2
. Cannabis tea may reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack.

As published in the journal Pharmacological Research, cannabinoids have the amazing ability to improve blood circulation in human tissue, as well as to lower blood pressure.

It is imperative for those who stand a high risk of heart attack or have suffered a heart attack or stroke in the past to proceed with drinking cannatea with increased awareness and responsibility.

Wait for at least 2 full hours to pass between each dose so that you avoid drinking too much than needed as this can make you feel overwhelmed and/or result in an increase in pulse and heartbeat, therefore posing possible threats to your well-being.

3
. Cannabis tea may help with bones’ and joints’ protection.

4.
Cannabis tea may help with weight management.

Cannabis tea can help with weight gain or weight loss depending on the type of strain you choose to use, as well as the additional food and training regimen you follow.

Cannatea can be extremely helpful for patients fighting with nausea since it is very easy on the stomach. Keep in mind that high THC strains are known to work best when it comes to relieving nausea and boosting appetite while high CBD and high THCV strains work best when it comes to weight loss.

5
. Cannabis tea may help in the treatment of intestinal disorders.

Diarrhea, constipation, Crohn’s disease, and IBS are just some of the issues cannatea can prove to treat especially well.

6
. Cannabis tea can work wonders for relieving pain, and it can make an excellent, all-natural anti-menstrual cramps remedy, too.

The pain-fighting properties of both THC and CBD can prove to be more beneficial when cannabis is consumed in the form of cannatea since similar to the effect of edibles, the pain relief lasts longer as opposed to vaping or smoking marijuana.

Best of all, you can consume cannatea along with an additional fat source such as a handful of nuts or creamy cheese pasta, among others. Doing so can helpyour body in metabolizing the active cannabinoids through the liver more efficiently.

7.
Cannabis tea can help with fighting off inflammation and can be especially beneficial in the long-term management of inflammation-related concerns.

8.
Cannabis tea can help to relieve muscle tension.

9.
Cannabis tea can enhance the good mood and alleviate stress, depression, and anxiety.

Did you know that brain inflammation is the number one cause of depression and anxiety Cannatea can have an extremely positive impact on boosting good mood and combating stress, depression, and/or anxiety, even though it is definitely not the cure-all for these issues.

However, thanks to the neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties of cannatea, alongside the high antioxidants content that greatly helps to protect DNA from damage and repair cells, drinking cannatea may have wonderful benefits to your mental well-being.

10.
Cannabis tea can help to treat sleep disorders.

11. Cannabis tea can help in killing tumor cells.

While all cannabis-based medicine can help to inhibit tumor cells growth, cannatea makes a superb option since both THCA and THC weed tea can provide significant anti-cancer effects.

In fact, researchers from Harvard University discovered that THC not only reduced cancer cells growth with the stunning 50% but it can also reduce the very ability of cancer to spread.

THCA vs. THC vs. CBD Cannabis-Infused Tea

If you are not looking forward to enjoying the psychoactive effects of your cannabis-infused tea, you can boil marijuana leaves, flowers, and stems just like you would boil any other herb and still reap some pretty fantastic health benefits thanks to THCA.

THCA is the raw, unheated form of THC. Basically, when smoking marijuana, we heat up the flowers, and that’s how THCA turns into THC. If not heated, THCA will not convert into THC.

And while it is not THCA that we want to ingest in order to get high, THCA has a myriad of beneficial effects on both the mind, as well as the body.

Being the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, THCA has shown promising results for its anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, pain-relief, appetite-stimulating, antiproliferative properties, and is extensively studied for its multiple possible implications in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and seizures, among others.

Apart from taking advantage of THCA cannabis tea for the treatment or management of any of the disorders listed above, you can also successfully extract THCA.

You can make THCA isolate from rosin straight at the comfort of your home.

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=cBCcTGqN-Qk

Video by: Nugsmasher – HOW TO: MAKE THCA FROM 28 GRAM EXTRACTION [NUGSMASHER TOUCH]
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Some strains work much better for the purpose of THCA extraction, though, due to their high THC content. If you are looking for a strain with high THC content to make awesome cannabis-based derivatives at home, no matter if it is psychoactive potency or high THCA content that you want to take the best advantage of, below is a shortlist of the best performing strains you can grow from seeds.

We are also about to list our favorite high-CBD strain for those who might be interested in growing high-CBD marijuana in their indoor or outdoor cannabis garden (or why not in a greenhouse, of course!) and fully enjoy the freedom of making CBD extracts, edibles, or topicals, among other CBD-based derivatives straight in the comfort of their homes.

Certainly, you can always choose to simply add some readily-available CBD oil and enjoy a cup of CBD tea. However, such type of CBD cannatea has nothing to do with the tea you can prep if using high-quality, homegrown high-CBD cannabis flowers. It is good to remember that whole cannabis plant-based medicinals work best because of the intriguing, additional, unique benefits of ingesting cannabis that one can reap thanks to the entourage effect, also known as the ensemble effect.

1. OG Kush Autoflower

Nothing less than one of the most beloved and legendary cannabis strains of all times, OG KushAutoflowers combine the much-desired, perfectly mind-and-body balanced effects of this strain with the awesome benefits of autoflowering cannabis varieties, ready to be harvested within 9-10 weeks without the need for a particular photoperiod to trigger flowering.

OG Kush strain is praised for its perfect 50% Indica to 50% Sativa exquisiteness, offering massive yields and a palatable touch of diesel-lemon flavors that linger on the palate while your creative juices are rapidly stimulated as the high embrace your entire being.

2. Cream Caramel

Packing up a mighty 23% THC punch, Cream Caramel cannabis plants make some of the best allies in prepping highest-quality weed-infused treats, including but not limited to cannatea, of course!

Cream Caramel is a 90% heavily Indica-dominant strain that can work wonders for helping users ultimately unwind, relax, and chill out after a tiring day.

Growing Cream Caramel cannabis is fairly easy, and this gemstone finishes flowering within as little as 7-8 weeks, filling your grow space with its distinctly sweet,carameliscious aroma and rewarding you with massive yields of fluffy, fizzy, dark-tinted buds upon harvesting.

3. Cali Kush CBD

A pearl in the crown of high CBD cannabis varieties, Cali Kush CBD strain will reward you with cannabis flowers that boast of about 20% CBD to as little as 1% THC content.

A strain that is easy to grow even by beginners, Cali Kush CBD spends about 10 weeks in flowering. Considering the ease of growing and the promising yields, Cali Kush CBD is well worth the time and care.

Apart from being one of the strongest CBD strains in the world, Cali Kush CBD is high in yet another extremely beneficial cannabinoid, namely CBN (Cannabinol).

Quick Tips Every Cannatea Master Needs to Know

1. How to dose your cannatea the right way

Reaching the desired potency of your cannatea can be a tricky task, at least at the very beginning. If you have a cannabinoid measure device handy, such as tCheck, though, you can get to know the exact potency of your cannatea each and every time within as little as a minute.

Okay, anyway, back to the mere mortals who don’t have access to a cannabinoid testing device. The potency of your cannatea may vary due to several factors that you want to know so to act accordingly.

Cannabis decarboxylation (converting the non-psychoactive THCA to the psychoactive THC through heating cannabis flowers, leaves, and/or stems) can be a little finicky since it tends to give off variable results based on the moisture content of the buds you’re working with, the total amount of buds you are working with, as well as the type of oven you use (e.g. electric or gas).

Nonetheless, the solubility of the active cannabinoids in fatty substances, such as coconut oil, among others, can also vary.

Therefore, you may need to go through a few trials and errors before you manage to find the perfect amount of buds and the perfect amount of time needed to decarb your cannabis in the way that suits you best. But fret not; typically, it takes 2-3 trials before you master the decarboxylation process in terms of achieving the desired potency of your cannabis-infused beverages or other treats.

As to precisely dosing your cannabutter, despite the varying results of cannabinoids’ solubility in fatty substances, it really takes only a couple of trials before you master the process (and there are also fantastic devices such as the Magical Butter machine that can help you out.)

If you want to feel more confident in dosing your cannatea, you want to get familiar with the basic methods for cannatea preparation listed below and act accordingly.

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=MYEQaTG0WX8

Video by: Herb – How to Decarboxylate Cannabis | Chef Melissa Parks
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2. What are the basic methods for cannatea preparation

As a rule of thumb, the cannatea recipe can be adapted in more than a million ways based on your personal needs, preferences, and the scope of your imagination.

If you don’t mind ending up with less potent cannatea, thenyou can simply enjoy an infusion of cannabis flowers and water, and experiment with adding more or less plant material to reach the desired potency.

If you are more into a latte-esque type of cannatea beverage that can be made more potent than infusing cannabis flowers and water, then you can try a mixture of cannabis infused with fat, such as butter, coconut oil and/or dairy.

You can also use readily-available CBD or THC oil added to a cup of tea, thus, knowing the exact milligrams of CBD and/or THC that you are about to ingest.

For precise dosing, a mixture of an alcohol-based cannabis extract added to a cup of tea can be an excellent option, too.

Apart from dry cannabis flowers, hash or kief can be also used for the preparation of cannatea to increase potency.

Not the least, you can easily infuse any of your favorite teas with cannabis if you add the desired amount of weed honey.

3. How to enjoy your cannatea to the fullest (without getting overwhelmed)

You can add as many different herbs and spices to your cannatea as desired for enhanced therapy and/or taste based on your unique personal needs and preferences.

Just like with any other cannabis-based beverage or edible recipe you try, we do highly recommend you always start small. This way, you can experiment and find what delivers the best results for you. Yet another important reason to start small is that cannateadoesn’t store very well, so it is best when consumed fresh.

#1Potent Weed-Infused Tea (THC Weed Tea) Recipe

Servings: 1 (potency will vary based on the potency of your cannabutter)
Inactive Prep Time: 20 minutes
Active Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1. 1 cup unsweetened milk of your choice
2. 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused butter
3. 1 tablespoon honey (or any other sweetener of your choice).
4. ½ teaspoon turmeric, ½ teaspoon dried ginger, 1 cinnamon stick (*optional* Feel free to substitute these spices with any of your favorite herbs).
5. 1 cup of water

Step 1: In a small saucepan, mix the milk of your choice, 1 cup of water,turmeric, ginger, a cinnamon stick (and/or any other herbs you prefer to use). After whisking the ingredients briefly, bring the mixture to a low boil and whisk some more to make sure they have blended perfectly.

Step 2: Once the mix has reached a low boil, reduce the heat from medium to low and add your cannabutter, allowing it to fully melt in.

Step 3: Keep the mixture on low heat for about 10 minutes, making sure it only keeps simmering lightly until the flavors have fully melded.

Step 4: Finally, strain the mixture through a suitable mesh, immediately add sweetener to the taste, and enjoy!

#2THCA Weed-Infused Tea (Non-Psychoactive Weed Tea) Recipe

Servings: 1
Active Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 5 – 10 minutes

Ingredients

1. 2 teaspoons dried cannabis flowers, leaves, and/or stems, finely ground (feel free to add more or less depending on the potency of your cannabis, as well as your personal prudence to marijuana).
2. 2 teaspoons dried chamomile (optional)*
3. 2 teaspoons forest fruit tea (optional)*
4. A pinch of orange peels (optional)*
5. Honey/maple syrup or any other sweetener to the taste (optional)*

*As mentioned above, you can upgrade the cannatea recipe using whatever herbs suit your taste best. Therefore, you can use dried rose buds, peppermint, sage, and the list goes on and on (we’re sure you get the idea, you creative bud buddy!)

Step 1: Add all the dried flowers in a tea infuser.
Step 2: Steep in hot water for 5 – 10 minutes.
Step 3: Add whatever type of milk you prefer to reap some extra benefits and a creamy kick.

Following this simple recipe, you can also make THC weed tea, just decarb your cannabis flowers before steeping. Also, the higher the fat content of the milk you choose to add, the more you can further (slightly) boost the potency of your THC weed tea.

#3CBD Cannabis-Infused Tea (CBD Cannabis Tea) Recipe

Servings: 1
Inactive Prep Time: 30 – 45 minutes
Active Prep Time: 30 minutes


Ingredients

1. ½ gram high CBD cannabis flowers
2. A tea bag
3. 2 cups of water
4. ½ teaspoon butter (feel free to substitute it with coconut oil or high fat coconut/dairy milk).
5. Honey/ maple syrup or any other sweetener to the taste (optional).

Step 1: Grind your cannabis flowers finely.

Step 2: In a medium saucepan, mix the ground cannabis flowers and butter and bring the mixture to a simmer.

Step 3: Once the mixture has been brought to a simmer, take it off the heat and transfer it into a tea bag (alternatively, you can also use a tea ball).

Step 4: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

Step 5: Once the water has been brought to a boil, reduce heat and immediately add the tea bag/tea ball into the water. Let the mixture to simmer (but do not overheat it) for at least 30 minutes. For best results, simmer for 45 – 50 minutes.

Once the time needed to let the mixture simmer has passed, you can get down to consuming your delicious cup of CBD cannatea!

Please, mind, that depending on the CBD strain you have used for this recipe, your CBD cannatea may slightly vary in potency based on the THC content found in the particular strain of your choice.

Don’t worry, though, if the THC levels of your high CBD strain are within the 5% content norm, it is highly unlikely to experience anything more than a super light, comfy buzz which has nothing to do with the strong THC effects we are used to.

#4Cannabis Ice Tea Recipe

Servings: 2-4 (based on your personal prudence to marijuana, as well as the potency of the strain you choose to incorporate).
Inactive Prep Time: 15+ minutes
Active Prep Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Ingredients

1.2 grams of cannabis flowers
2. 1 ½ cups sugar (feel free to use any kind of sugar, such as brown, white, or coconut sugar, as well as maple syrup, agave syrup, or whatever sweetener you prefer to the taste. We highly recommend trying out elderberry sugar syrup which not only gives off a fantastic taste to the cannabis ice tea but also comes with an array of health benefits).
3. 8 tea bags (alternatively, you can go for 4 pitcher-sized tea bags).
4. 8 cups of water
5. Ice (for a fancy touch, try freezing Prosecco in ice molds or add fresh mint leaves when freezing water in ice molds).
8.Fruits of your choice (for best results, we recommend using citrus fruits as a base and further adding any of your favorite fruits, such as raspberries, watermelon, strawberries, or peaches, among others. Feel free to add more or less to the taste).

Step 1: Finely grind your cannabis flowers. For a THCA cannabis ice tea, don’t decarb your cannabis flowers. For a more potent cannabis ice tea, do make sure to decarb your cannabis flowers first.

Step 2: Add ground cannabis flowers into the tea bags.

Step 3: In a suitable pot, add 8 cups of water and bring to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, drop in the tea bags packed with cannabis flowers.Keep the water boiling for some good 10 – 15 minutes to let your cannatea steep well. If you let it steep for 35 – 45 minutes, you can (slightly) increase THC potency.

Step 4: Remove tea infuser from the water. Once you take water off the heat, immediately add sugar and whisk well to let it dissolve properly.

Step 5:Squeeze citrus fruits of your choice and pour the juice in the final container where you are about to store your cannabis ice tea nice and chill in the fridge. Add any extra fruits of your choice. If desired, you can gently mash the fruits manually as to let the release more flavor into your icy cool cannatea.

Step 6: Add ice to fill at least ½ the volume of your cannabis ice tea container, and immediately pour over the still-hot tea.

Step 7: Refrigerate immediately and consume after at least 1 full hour has passed. When taking your cannabis ice tea out of the fridge, you can also pour soda water in each glass for a nice fizzy touch.

Cannabis-Infused Tea: Final Notes

CBD weed tea or THC weed tea, or why not THCA weed tea As far as the flavorings, as well as the additional benefits you can reap from further boosting your cannatea’s health gains through various extra herbs and/or spices,  is concerned, cannabis-infused tea can be made in as many awesome ways as your imagination goes!

We can’t wait to see what the future of cannabis will bring, and we are eagerly waiting for the day when we will be able to make CBN weed tea, CBG weed tea or why not THCV weed tea straight in the comforts of our homes using premium-quality homegrown buds. And what about you

We truly hope that our cannabis-infused tea recipes, and nonetheless, the friendly tips and guidelines we shared in this article will be of your utmost assistance in an informational, educational, and entertaining way. Drink your cannatea and enjoy life (hope we don’t get to sound too much like the March Hare earnestly pushing Alice to “take some more tea,” although a cup of cannatea seems to be an always-appropriate idea to celebrate life.)