Cannabis tea can be made in many different ways from many different ingredients depending on your personal preferences. Some methods include:
An infusion of dried flowers and water (less psychoactive because THC is not soluble in water).
A mixture of cannabis infused with fat (e.g. coconut oil, butter and/or dairy products) combined with tea leaves and water.
A mixture of tea and an alcohol-based solution, such as a tincture.
Unfortunately, making cannabis-infused tea that provides the medicinal and psychoactive effects of cannabis is not as simple as you might think. THC extraction can be a bit difficult thanks to decarboxylation and solubility factors, but don’t be afraid: once you understand a few simple concepts, everything will be green from there!
During the decarboxylation process, the non-toxic THCA compound is converted to the THC compound, activating various medicinal and psychoactive properties. The heat applied to cannabis by smoking or vaporizing it causes decarboxylation without additional effort on our part. When making edibles, the process occurs naturally when cannabis is cooked with butter or oils, or when hashish and kief are added to a recipe and then heated.
If you choose to decarboxylate your cannabis using a heating method before adding it to tea, remember that the time and temperature for decarboxylation may vary depending on the following factors:
- The amount of moisture in your product
- How much product you use
- The type of oven you use (gas or electric)
Here are two cannabis-based recipes. A cannabis milk infused with coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory remedy rich in antioxidants and a cannabis tea with rose and chamomile that can be adapted in many ways.
Recipe 1: Cannabis milk infused with coconut oil
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Dosage: It depends on the strength of your cannabis coconut oil. You can always add more or less depending on your tolerance.
- 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused coconut oil
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 piece of fresh turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
- 1 ½ piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon whole grains of black pepper
- A little ground cinnamon
Combine coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, peppercorns and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and add the infused coconut oil.
Simmer for about 10 minutes until the flavors have mixed.
Pass through a fine mesh screen and garnish with a cinnamon net.
Recipe 2: Cannabis Tea with Rose and Chamomile
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Rise time: 5-10 minutes
Dosage: It depends on the power of your cannabis. You can always add more or less depending on your tolerance.
- Honey infused with cannabis, optional
- 2 teaspoons of ground cannabis
- Coconut milk, optional
- 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile
- 2 teaspoons of dried rose leaves
You can choose to decarboxylate your herb beforehand or not. (Again, it depends if you are looking for the benefits of THCA or THC.)
Add all of the dried flowers to a tea infuser and soak in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
Delicious with honey and / or coconut milk infused with cannabis for additional effects.