Cannabis tea—or weed tea— is easy to make and similar to any other edible. Some people prefer to make cannabis tea because it is a healthier alternative to other edibles like cookies, brownies or candy. Whether you want a relaxing cup of tea to enjoy while reading a good book, or you’re just looking for a fun project in the kitchen, weed tea is a quick and easy brew that is sure to lift your spirits. Like any other edible, weed tea is an effective way of consuming cannabis, a safe alternative to smoking cannabis, and will provide a potent and long-lasting high.
Steps To Making Cannabis Tea
The rule for any edible is to start small and work your way up gradually. Finding the right dosage for homemade edibles can be tricky at times, and it is much preferable to have a mildly underwhelming high than an overwhelming or overly intense high. Edibles can be extremely potent, especially if you have no prior experience with them. So be safe, enjoy responsibly, and have fun. This recipe will be using a ½ gram of cannabis, but if you would like to make stronger weed tea, you can use 1 gram of cannabis and 1 tbsp of butter instead of the quantities listed below.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- ½ gram of ground cannabis flower
- ½ tbsp. of unsalted butter
- 1 ¼ cups of water
- Cannabis grinder (optional)
- Fine strainer or cheesecloth
- Flavoring (e.g., honey, milk, or cinnamon)
Making Cannabis Butter
First, you will need to make your cannabis butter. This is a relatively simple process that just requires adding ground cannabis to butter and mixing. Butter is used because cannabis’ active component, THC, is not soluble in water. Butter gives the THC a fatty substance to cling to instead. The heat from the hot water and the fat from the butter allows the THC to seep into the tea from the ground cannabis.
- Grind ½ gram of cannabis flower (using a grinder is easiest) into fine but not powdered pieces
- Mix ground cannabis with ½ tbsp. of butter in bowl, making sure cannabis is coated but not soaked in butter
- Empty tea bag and fill with cannabis butter, then fold the top of the tea bag over several times to keep from the cannabis butter from spilling out
After you have your cannabis butter ready to go and placed inside your teabag, it’s time to start bringing the water to a simmer. Once the water is simmering (but not boiling), you are ready to add in your cannabis butter filled teabag.
- Bring 1 ½ cups of water to a simmer in a pot, do not allow the water to reach full boil
- Simmer cannabis butter tea bag for 30 minutes, reducing heat if water starts to boil
Adding Sweetening Ingredients
By now, you have a perfectly drinkable cannabis tea, but it might not be the tastiest. In order to add more flavor, you’ll probably want to add another teabag with the flavor of your choosing. You can also add in a sweetener of your choosing, such as milk, honey, or cinnamon.
- If you want flavored tea, add another teabag of your choice during the last 3 minutes of simmering
- If you would like to add honey, milk or cinnamon, stir in after removing from simmer
What To Expect After Drinking Weed Tea
As with any other edible, weed tea will take anywhere between 30-90 minutes to fully kick in. One of the most common beginner mistakes people make with edibles is thinking they haven’t kicked in yet when they are just taking some time to have an effect. For this reason, if you think your weed tea isn’t working as intended – WAIT FIRST. It may just need some more time to kick in and you don’t want to be feeling a double dose if you consume two servings in a short time period.
The effects of your cannabis tea will typically last up to about eight hours and it’s recommended that you wait a full two hours before consuming more tea after your first serving.
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