Best Ways to Make Cannabis Tea

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Cannabis tea, also known by other names, such as weed tea, ganja tea, and marijuana tea, is a simple and soothing way to consume weed. However, it is not as simple as just throwing in the buds of weed into hot water and then bringing it to a boil. It requires precision and the right recipe for the required effect. This tea, when prepared correctly, is known to have a longer-lasting effect when compared to smoking weed – and it takes around 30 to 40 minutes to kick in. Given patience and time, weed tea can provide you with a subtle and discreet way into a relaxed and often psychoactive experience.

How to Make Cannabis Tea?

You can make weed tea in two different ways — either with the buds of the cannabis plant or with the leaves and stems of the marijuana plant. The former is stronger and slightly more intensive, while the latter is a milder tea that is particularly beneficial in getting good sleep. While marijuana or weed remains illegal in many states, its extensive list of health benefits including its inhibitory effects on the body makes it popular worldwide. It is advised that you check your country’s laws regarding marijuana usage before making this tea.

It is also important to note that oftentimes people confuse cannabis tisane with its tea. What categorizes as tea is only something that contains Camelia Sinesis/Assamica in it. An infusion prepared without it and only with the cannabis leaves or flowers will instead be classified as a tisane. Now, let’s take a look at how to prepare it – tea and tisane, both.

A cup of marijuana tea with fresh marijuana leaf placed on top

How to Make Weed Tea

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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Others
Keyword: weed tea
Appliance: Hot plate, Mixer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Weed Bud Tisane (Medium Strength)

Weed Leaf/Stem Tisane (Mild)

  • 2 grams marijuana stems/leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp honey/sugar (if desired)
  • 1 cup half & half

Marijuana Infused Tea (Chai)

  • 2 bags Assamica black tea
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup milk any fatty milk or half and half
  • 2 tbsp cannabis oil or tincture
  • 2 saffron rock candy sticks for flavor

Instructions

Weed Bud Tisane (Medium Strength)

  • Grind the marijuana buds into fine pieces. Then add the ground buds to 1/2 a tsp of butter and mix it well in a bowl.
    Medical marijuana plant
  • Continue to stir the butter and marijuana together, until you see all of the marijuana coated with a thin layer of butter.
  • In a medium pot, bring some water to a simmer and gently spoon in the marijuana butter mixture. Scrape the sides of the butter/bud bowl to get all the ground pieces of marijuana.
  • Keep the water to a simmer and stir the mixture gently for about 30 minutes while the tea brews.
  • Strain the mixture after allowing it to cool for a few minutes. Add honey or sugar for taste, and enjoy the infusion!
    A cup of marijuana tea with fresh marijuana leaf placed on top

Weed Leaf/Stem Tisane (Mild)

  • Grind the weed stems in a grinder to extract more THC from them. For the uninitiated, THC is the chemical compound present in marijuana, which enables it to lower anxiety and relax the body and mind.
  • Add half and half in a pan and bring it to a boil. It is recommended not to use water to boil these stems, as THC is only soluble in oils.
  • Now add the ground stems and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring for almost 5-7 minutes.
  • Next, strain the resulting mixture into a teacup. Add honey or sugar, if needed, and enjoy the soothing concoction of mild marijuana tea!
    A cup of marijuana tea with fresh marijuana leaf placed on top

Marijuana Infused Tea (Chai)

  • Boil the water in a pan and pour it in two separate cups. Put one tea bag in each cup and let it steep for two to three minutes.
  • In another cup, take the milk and add cannabis oil or tincture to it.
  • Now, remove the tea bags from the water infusion and then add the cannabis-infused milk in both the cups evenly.
  • Your cannabis tea is ready to be served now. Add the saffron stick to your tea for a sweeter flavor and enjoy it!

Notes

It is important to be mindful of the amount of marijuana you are adding to your tea, as very high or very low levels of it can either have serious health implications or no effect at all.

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Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. Vanya has completed the “Introduction to Food and Health” certificate program from Stanford University, US. She aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.

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