Making cannabis-infused tea is a simple and enjoyable way to experience the benefits of cannabis in a soothing beverage. Here’s a basic recipe for making your own cannabis-infused tea at home. Remember to start with a small amount of cannabis and adjust according to your tolerance and desired effects.
1 teaspoon of cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabis butter (adjust based on personal tolerance)
1 tea bag (your choice of tea, such as black, green, or herbal)
1 cup of water
Optional: Sweetener (honey, sugar, or agave), lemon, or other flavorings
Tea infuser or tea bag
If you’re using raw cannabis, it’s essential to decarboxylate it to activate the THC and CBD. Preheat your oven to 240°F (115°C).
Grind the desired amount of cannabis, spread it evenly on a baking sheet, and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Allow the decarboxylated cannabis to cool before using it in your tea.
Infusing Cannabis with Fat:
In a small saucepan, add one cup of water and bring it to a simmer.
Add 1 teaspoon of cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabis butter to the simmering water.
Stir until the cannabis-infused oil or butter dissolves into the water. The fat is necessary to extract the cannabinoids from the cannabis.
Place the tea bag of your choice in the water with the dissolved cannabis-infused fat.
Allow the tea to steep for 5-7 minutes, or according to the recommended time for the specific tea you’re using.
Remove the tea bag.
Add sweeteners such as honey, sugar, or agave to taste.
Squeeze in a lemon or add other flavorings if desired.
If you prefer a smoother tea, strain out any cannabis particles by pouring the tea through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into your mug.
Start with a small amount of cannabis to gauge its effects, especially if you are new to edibles.
Wait at least 30-60 minutes before considering another dose, as the onset of effects can be delayed with edibles.
Store Any Remaining Infused Oil or Butter:
If you have leftover cannabis-infused coconut oil or butter, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for future use. It can be added to various recipes for an infused twist.
Experiment with different strains and tea varieties to find your preferred flavor and effects.
Always be mindful of the potency of your cannabis infusion, and start with a low dosage.
Adhere to local cannabis regulations, and only prepare and consume cannabis-infused tea in areas where it is legal to do so.
With these simple instructions, you can create a comforting and customized cannabis-infused tea to enjoy at home. Remember to consume responsibly and be mindful of the potential effects.