If you want a way to consume cannabis that’s easy, enjoyable, and even has some extra added benefits, then you’ll want to make cannabis tea. Much like with cannabis edibles, you can infuse cannabis into tea for a tasty and healthy THC-packed drink. Not only will cannabis tea get you high, but it can also provide all kinds of medical perks such as relief for pain, anxiety, stress, headaches, and a lot more.
Cannabis tea works much like other cannabis edibles and beverages. You might have to wait a little while for the effects to kick in, but when they do they’ll give you an intense high that can last for anywhere from 4 to 12 hours. It’s great for those who want a sustained recreational high, but you can also use a small dose and get long-lasting medical relief for all kinds of symptoms. Alternatively, you can even make CBD Tea for a health-infused drink that won’t get you high.
It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the effects of cannabis. And what’s more, there are many different ways to make cannabis tea. Whether you want a quick and efficient brew or something more flavorful, there are all kinds of marijuana tea recipes you can try out. There are also different methods of making it, and you can even decide what kind of effects you want. Here’s a guide on how to make cannabis tea.
1. How to Make Cannabis Tea Using Weed
For a fast and simple method, you can make cannabis tea using ground up weed. This isn’t necessarily the best method as you might end up with a little weed in your tea, but it is relatively quick and easy and won’t require too much preparation. You’ll need just a few things to start the process.
Ingredients and Equipment
- A gram of ground up weed
- A tea bag or loose leaf tea and a tea infuser
- A tablespoon of oil or butter (coconut oil is best)
- A pot
- A cheesecloth to strain your tea mixture
- A mug
Step 1: You’ll need a gram of your preferred cannabis strain. You can choose from indica strains for more relaxing effects, sativa strains for an energizing and stimulating high or hybrid strains for a mix of both. Take your gram of weed and grind it up as finely as possible. You’ll use this to create your tea mix.
Step 2: Preheat your pot and start boiling 4 cups of water. Once the water has come to a boil, add your tablespoon of butter or oil. Butter and oil are ideal for infusing with cannabis and you have a choice of what kind to use. Generally, coconut oil is best both for easy infusion and taste.
Step 3: Allow the butter or oil to dissolve into the water and then add your cannabis into the pot. At this point, you’ll want to turn the heat down to allow the mixture to simmer without the cannabis burning.
Step 4: After allowing the mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes, you’ll want to strain it out into your mug or cup while separating the cannabis from the liquid. The best way to do this is to wrap a cheesecloth around the top of your mug/cup and strain the mixture through to take out the bits of cannabis. Alternatively, you can use a fine strainer. You may want to use a teapot or large container if you have a lot of liquid.
Step 5: You can now infuse the tea into your mug using a tea bag or loose leaf tea infuser. Allow it to mix for around 3 minutes before taking it out. You may also want to add other ingredients such as honey, cinnamon or ginger to add some extra flavor to your tea. After this, your cannabis tea is ready to serve!
This method shouldn’t take too long and you can end up with a nice, healthy mug of cannabis tea. If you want to counteract the taste of weed in your tea, you can always add in extra flavoring and test it out to make sure the flavor is just right. However, there are better ways to make cannabis tea.
2. How to Make Cannabis Tea Using Cannabutter
Alternatively, you can make cannabis tea by using premade cannabis butter. You’ll usually end up with a much more potent brew this way, so it’s best for those who want stronger THC effects.
The process of making the butter will require some extra time, but you’ll also get a nice stash of cannabis butter which you can use repeatedly for all kinds of cannabis drinks and edibles.
Ingredients and Equipment
- A cup of cannabis (around 7-10 grams)
- A cup of butter
- A cup of water
- A baking tray and parchment paper
- A saucepan
- A cheesecloth to strain your mixture
- A jar or container for your cannabis butter
- A tea bag and mug
Step 1: Before anything else, you’ll need to decarboxylate your cannabis. This is the process of heating your cannabis on a low heat to activate the THC. Preheat your oven to around 245ºF and cover a baking tray in parchment paper. Spread out your weed evenly across the tray and allow it to heat for around 30-40 minutes. Keep it at the same low temperature to avoid burning and shake it around every 10 minutes or so.
Step 2: Meanwhile, heat up a cup of water and a cup of butter for each cup of cannabis (7-10 grams) you plan to use in a hot saucepan. Allow the ingredients to heat up until they melt into a liquid mixture.
Step 3: Once your weed has finished decarboxylating and your butter has melted, grind up your cannabis and add it to your saucepan. Mix it into your butter and allow the mixture to simmer for around 2-3 hours at a low heat of around 160ºF – 180ºF, stirring occasionally. This will infuse the cannabis into the liquid, making for potent cannabis butter.
Step 4: After 2-3 hours, your mixture will be ready. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a large jar or container and refrigerate it for an hour or so to turn it into solid cannabis butter. Separate the butter with a knife and drain the excess liquid. You’re now ready to make cannabutter-infused tea.
Step 5: Simply add a teaspoon of your cannabis butter into a mug along with a tea bag or loose leaf tea infuser. Fill the mug with boiling water and stir the contents to allow your cannabis butter to melt and your tea to infuse into the water. You may also want to add flavorings such as honey and spices. Let your mixture steep for around three minutes then remove your tea bag. Your cannabis tea is now ready to serve.
Since cannabis butter can be particularly potent, you won’t want to use too much- just a teaspoon is enough for great effects. You might also want to add some extra flavoring to offset the taste of the cannabutter. The benefit of this method is that you’ll be left with plenty of cannabis butter to add to any cup of tea or other drinks or food, although it will take some extra time.
3. How to Make Cannabis Tea with Cannabis Oil
To make things easier, you can also make cannabis tea using cannabis oils. Although you can create your own cannabis oil by infusing decarboxylated weed into cooking oil, the best method is to use readymade cannabis oil, also known as cannabis tincture.
There are many options when it comes to what kind of oil to use. For strong, psychoactive effects, you can add some THC Tincture to your tea. Those who want a healthy drink without getting high can use CBD Tincture instead. You can even use 1:1 CBD-THC Tincture for a healthy dose of both cannabinoids.
Ingredients and Equipment
- 10mg Cannabis Tincture/Oil
- A tea bag and mug
Step 1: Boil some water and apply it to your mug. Add your tea bag (or tea infuser) and give it a few minutes to infuse into the water.
Step 2: Now add your cannabis tincture and mix it into your tea. A dose of 10mg of THC Tincture is usually enough to give you a long-lasting psychoactive high, but you may want to use more or less depending on what kind of effects you’re looking for.
Step 3: After mixing the ingredients together, your cannabis tea is ready to drink. You may want to add some extra ingredients for flavor such as honey, ginger or cinnamon.
The benefit of this method is how exceedingly simple it is. All you need to do is brew a regular cup of tea and stir in some cannabis tincture. It’s also easy to measure out the dosage you want without making it too strong or weak.
4. How to Make Cannabis Tea with Cannabis Tea Mix
Although there are plenty of ways to make your own cannabis tea from scratch, you can also buy ready-to-use cannabis tea mix. Much like you can buy readymade cannabis gummies and chocolate bars, you can also buy cannabis tea mix that’s ready to add to water to make for some potent cannabis tea.
There are plenty of Cannabis Tea Mixes to choose from. These come in packets of loose leaf tea which you can add to a tea infuser or simply add to boiling water to make cannabis tea quickly and easily. Here are some of the best options.
MOTA Temple Teas – For a cup of tea packed with relaxing THC effects, try MOTA Temple Teas. They’re available in multiple different flavors including Caramel Chai Pu-Erh, Jasmine Green, Moroccan Mint, and Spiced Chocolate Rooibos. All of these can give you a powerful and long-lasting cannabis high. Alternatively, the Lemon Grass CBD flavor can give you great medical benefits without psychoactive effects.
MOTA Yoni Relax Tea – This soothing marijuana tea is designed to help with menstrual pain, PMS, and other forms of pain and physical discomfort. You use it by applying one teaspoon of tea for each 250ml of boiling water. Give the mixture around 10 minutes or more to steep and add a quarter teaspoon of coconut oil (or another form of fat) for best effects.
MOTA Ice Tea Mix – If a hot cup of tea doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can also use the MOTA Ice Tea Mix for a delicious and refreshing cup of Iced Tea complete with the effects of cannabis. Each packet contains 150mg of THC, giving you plenty of servings. Simply add a dose of the mixture to some water, stir, add some ice, and enjoy.
5. How to Make CBD Tea
If you want a healthy drink but don’t want to get high, then there are always numerous ways to make CBD Tea. Much like with regular cannabis tea, you can use oils, tinctures or even readymade tea mixes for a nice healthy cup of CBD-infused tea.
One of the simplest ways to do this is with CBD Tincture. Simply brew a cup of tea using a regular tea bag or tea leaves, add a dose of CBD Tincture, stir it in and give it time to infuse and you’ll have a nice healthy cup of CBD Tea ready to drink.
Alternatively, you can also use CBD Isolate. It’s a pure and potent form of CBD which comes in powder form, making it especially easy to mix into liquids. Just brew up your tea, mix in the CBD Isolate, and your CBD-infused beverage is good to go.
You can also use readymade CBD Tea mixes. For instance, the MOTA Temple Teas Lemon Grass CBD flavor will give you a delicious and healthy cup of CBD tea. Just mix it in with some water and enjoy the benefits.
If you want to make cannabis tea, you have plenty of options. Whether you prefer to infuse dry herbs into your tea, create some cannabis butter to use or simply use tinctures or readymade tea mixes, all of these methods will result in a nice, healthy cup of cannabis tea. The effects of THC-infused tea are strong and can last for many hours, but those who want to avoid getting high can also create CBD Tea just as easily.
Not only will you get a tasty beverage, but you’ll also get plenty of health benefits in each cup.