How to Make Cannabis-Infused Tea
There are many ways to use medical marijuana. A popular cannabis-infused antidote is a tea. It’s an excellent substitute for purchasing expensive edibles at the dispensary. These recipes also help you avoid the excess sugar in cannabis-infused treats. In addition, drinkable options are easier than going through the time-consuming process of making your own oil or butter.
Reasons to Use Marijuana-Infused Drinks
Many patients with pain and other conditions also suffer from sleep problems, such as insomnia. When you choose a cannabis-infused tea, you can take care of two problems with one cup—pain and sleeplessness.
Serves: One person
Prep time: 5 minutes
Steep time: 5 to 10 minutes
Dosage: Choose the right amount of cannabis for your condition.
You only need a few items to make a potent cannabis-infused tea to drink before bed.
- 2 or more teaspoons cannabis flower or trim
- 2 teaspoons dried chamomile
- 2 teaspoons dried rosebuds
- Tea infuser
- Cannabis-infused honey (optional)
For strong tea, decarboxylate your flower. To do this, place the buds on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 220 to 235℉. If you don’t want a strong tea or want more of the THCa than the THC, skip this step and only complete the steeping portion.
Note: You can skip this process if you have a tincture and add a dose or two to your drink.
Boil 8 to 12 ounces of water, depending on your mug size. Add the decarboxylated or raw cannabis flowers to your tea defuser. Let it steep for at least 5 to 10 minutes. If any flower made it into the drink, use a strainer or cheesecloth to remove it. Of course, you can leave it in the tea, too.
Add any extras you want, such as milk, honey, cinnamon, sugar, or lemon. If you choose to drink it without any flavoring, you might notice a strong plant taste from the flowers. The chamomile and dried rose buds may not cover up the flavor completely. Additionally, choosing whole milk may improve the metabolism process.
Benefits of Chamomile & Rosebuds
Along with the mild flavoring, these additional ingredients add more natural benefits. Chamomile is excellent for helping with sleep and relaxation. Many people throughout history have been drinking the tea without cannabis to unwind and sleep better at night.
Other potential advantages include,
- Relieving menstrual pain
- Supporting healthy blood sugar levels
- Reducing inflammation
Rose petals have several benefits. They’re a natural source of vitamin C and rich in antioxidants.
Cannabis-infused tea is an edible and takes the same amount of time to work. You should feel the effects in about 30 to 90 minutes, and it will last from four to twelve hours depending on the amount of flower used.
As with all marijuana edibles, start with a small amount, and increase it slowly until you find the dose that works best for you.