It is quite natural for people to imagine smoking or consider weed as a marijuana-infused edible.
Right? But did you know there exists a healthy alternative to smoking weed? The tea is very effective and is being used all over the world. It is becoming popular as it is very healthy and a much more convenient method of consumption. Generally speaking, the effects of drinking weed tea are milder than smoking. But they tend to last longer than smoking a joint.
People have been enjoying its taste and hundreds of benefits since the dawn of humanity. It is customizable in many different flavors; weed tea is in no way a new invention. This drink is being used for medicinal purposes as well since a very long time.
The first community to embrace the benefits of weed tea includes East India and Jamaica. It can help heal morning sickness, pregnancy-related stress, fever, digestive problems, etc.
There’s a lot more than a little dash of weed in your weed tea that you can do. So, let’s explore how you can transform this CBD into a healthy potion.
What is Weed Tea And How Do I Make Weed Tea?
Weed tea comes from CBD plants known as marijuana, hemp, or weed. These plants contain more than a hundred components, but CBD is the most popular. Why? The main reason is that CBD doesn’t have a psychoactive component, as THC does. According to the World Health Organization, the CBD has little to no side effects.
According to the WHO, the cannabinoids in weed can treat several major diseases as well. Even though the herb is legal in all 50 states of America but still the legality of the herb is in question due to the THC. Many doctors are prescribing weed tea as alternative medicine as the goal is to consume it. If you make it the right way, it should taste like any other tea.
Here is a step-by-step guide to making this healthy drink at the convenience of your home.
What You Will Need to Prepare Weed Tea?
- 1 teabag – you can choose the flavor
- ½ gram of ground weed
- Small pot
- A cup
- To start making this tea, put 3 cups of water into the pot and put it on the stove to boil.
- Once it starts boiling, add 2 tablespoons of butter and ½ grams of weed into the boiling water.
- Let the mixture boil for 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Next, strain the tea through the cheesecloth.
- Put a teabag of your choice- whatever flavor you prefer. We think the juicy, fruity taste of blueberry tea bags works best!
- Now allow it to cool for 5 to 6 minutes and, voila, you’ve got yourself the perfect weed tea.
If you want a recap of this, watch the video below:
Why Take Your Weed Tea?
There are a plethora of reasons why people should start consuming weed tea. Inhaling it might be the fastest way to gain relief, yet, it may not always be the best way to gain cannabinoids.
- Smoking weed is often harmful to your lungs. Weed tea is a natural way to get a dose of weed in your body.
- It can help relieve the body of pain. It can also help treat respiratory diseases.
- Cannabis can help with serotonin deficiency and neuronal inflammation.
- There are active compounds of cannabis present in the tea. The compounds present act as painkillers. They can be beneficial for several digestive problems and cramps.
- CBD often contains low levels of THC. It gives the user a mellow buzz-kind of effect without the psychoactive side effects.
- Weed tea has some remarkable anti-inflammatory abilities.
What Dosage Should I Start With?
Now that we’ve covered the why and how of taking weed tea, let’s move onto the next question, ‘How should you start? To ensure you get the most benefits of cannabis tea, it’s best to follow one simple rule when trying new things, start low.
To understand what dosage works best for you, one needs to start with a small amount. We recommend you start with ½ a cup (125ml) per day. It can familiarize you with the sensations and side effects that come with drinking weed tea.
How Long Before The Tea Kicks In?
The effects of smoking or vaporizing weed are instant but unhealthy. Yet, like other edibles, the effects of drinking weed tea don’t kick in right away. It takes half an hour or even 90 minutes to kick in.
The tea first goes through the digestive tract instead of going to the lungs. For people with higher metabolism or low body mass, the effects might kick in faster. For those with slower metabolism or denser body mass, the impact might take 2 hours.
How Do I Calculate The Potency Of My Weed Tea?
Calculating the THC in a single cup is pretty simple. First, you should know that the amount of THC per cup varies. It depends on the strain you use to create your home-brew. For example, a single gram of cannabis approximately contains 10% THC content. The tea will contain 100mg of THC.
The strength of the infusion depends on how long you let it steep. The longer you let it steep, the stronger your tea will be. Adding other spices, honey, milk, or lemon won’t affect it in any way.
Benefits Of Weed Tea
One of the main reasons behind the sudden uprising in the popularity of weed tea is its many benefits. The health benefits present in the tea is because of the cannabinoids.
THC is well-known for its calming effects. It makes it the perfect remedy for people with insomnia. CBD is a great painkiller to help people with anxiety. The gentler effects of weed tea make it the perfect pill for people going through stress. Tea brewed with the leaves of the plant, creates a mild euphoric effect in the drinker. Patients who are looking for a long-lasting relief should consume it as it has a soothing effect.
Many people going through cancer treatment often use THC to dissipate nausea. It is also used as a natural treatment for cold and fever. The treatment of diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, etc., is present in Weed tea. It is being used to strengthen the body against any form of sickness for centuries. In India, a type of weed tea known as ‘Bhang’ is drunk to keep diseases at bay.
The Last Sip
There are a thousand different ways of making weed tea, and each one is great in its own different, unique way. Choose a method that you find relaxing and prepare your own customized concoction. By adding milk, butter, or flavored, you can change personalize its taste as per your liking.
Additionally, the potency of the THC is also under your control. If you are taking weed tea for its medicinal benefits, then it is better to skip the decarboxylation altogether and use the plant raw.
No matter why you’re taking it, be patient as its reaction time varies. The body metabolism is going to determine how fast the herb is likely to kick in. To get a detailed overview of the properties, consumption, and side effects of weed tea, check out the video.