If you happen to have some cannabutter, infused honey or a cannabis tincture in the pantry already then the hard part for you is already accomplished! You can simply add a small amount of any of these cannabis infused products to your usual cup of tea to make it a cannabis tea just as you would with a little bit of sugar and enjoy the effects of medicinal or recreational cannabis smoke free! You can also add any of these to your morning cup of joe too if that is more to your liking.
If you don’t have any of these cannabis infused products on hand then don’t despair. Making weed tea from scratch is still an essentially simple process which should be relatively easy for anyone already familiar with making themselves a cup of non cannabis tea!
All you will need to have on hand is about a gram of ground cannabis flowers, a tablespoon of unsalted butter or coconut oil and your favourite tea of course! It will take approximately twenty minutes to prepare your concoction so make sure you have the time to spare before you begin.
The most important step is of course to decarb your gram of cannabis before you attempt to steep it. SImply dropping your gram into a teabag and allowing it to steep won’t get you much more than some terrible tasting marijuana tea and a bag full of soggy weed unfortunately. Thankfully there is a simple method to accomplish this with tools available to everyone with access to a modern kitchen.
Gather your ingredients together and grab some cheesecloth or a fine strainer from the cupboard as well as a pot to boil water in and your teapot and any extras you might want to flavour your marijuana tea with such as sugar or honey. Fill your pot with four cups of water and set it to boil.
Once the water is boiling add your butter or coconut oil and allow it to completely dissolve. We do this because THC requires something fatty to bond with when it is under high heat. This will extract all the good THC from the soggy plant material that is left behind.
Once the butter or oil is completely melted into the boiling water you can add your gram of ground cannabis into the pot. Reduce the heat to simmer and allow it to simmer for fifteen minutes. If you are concerned with getting the fullest flavour and the most cannabis terpenes in your weed tea then you might want to consider letting the kettle simmer at very low heat for an extended period of time – upwards of 45 minutes or more – to be certain all the good stuff is extracted and none of it is broken down and destroyed by the heat.
When you are satisfied with your mixture it is time to strain out the soggy cannabis flowers. Place your strainer or cheesecloth (secure the cloth with a rubber band or string) over the mouth of your teapot and strain the liquid into it carefully. If you use a metal strainer make sure it is a very fine one so you can avoid drinking little leafy bits in your tea.
Now you can proceed to steep and flavour your favourite type of tea with the cannabis infused water and enjoy! You can even bottle and freeze some for later or pour some in an ice cube tray with popsicle sticks for a fun tea flavoured infused treat! Make sure you stir the mixture well after steeping before you pour some to be certain the infused THC is fully blended into the mixture.