Marijuana tea is a unique way to consume cannabis, offering a delicious and discreet way to experience the plant’s psychoactive effects.
Unlike smoking or vaporizing, marijuana tea is made by infusing dried marijuana plants (or their extracts) into hot water. This creates a beverage that can be enjoyed hot or cold and offers a range of potential benefits, including relaxation, improved sleep, and pain relief.
Here, we will explain to you all the benefits of marijuana tea, as well as provide some tips for making your own at home (without failing in the attempt).
Whether you are an expert cannabis connoisseur or new to the world of marijuana, here you will have all the information you need to get started with marijuana tea.
How to Make Marijuana Tea
- 3-7 grams of marijuana buds or leaves.
- 1 teaspoon of butter or coconut oil.
- 1 tea bag or herbal tea of your choice.
- Honey or sweetener.
- Water or Milk.
- Decarboxylation: Before making the tea, you should first decarboxylate the marijuana to activate the THC. To do this, preheat your oven to around 240°F (115°C). Grind the marijuana into smaller pieces and spread it evenly on a baking sheet. Bake it for about 30-40 minutes, or until it becomes slightly browned and fragrant. This step is essential to ensure the THC is activated and will have the desired psychoactive effect.
- Infusion: In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer, add the butter or coconut oil, and then the decarboxylated marijuana. Allow it to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The fats in the butter or oil will help extract the THC from the marijuana.
- Tea Bag: While the marijuana is simmering, prepare your tea bag in a separate cup. You can use any tea flavor you like, depending on your preference. Place the tea bag in the cup and add hot water.
- Straining: After the marijuana mixture has simmered, strain it through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into the cup with the tea bag. Make sure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the marijuana to extract all the THC.
- Sweeten: If desired, add honey or your preferred sweetener to taste.
- Enjoy: Allow the marijuana tea to cool for a few minutes, and then enjoy your cannabis-infused tea. Start with a small amount and wait at least 30 minutes to an hour to feel the full effects, as edibles can take longer to kick in compared to smoking.
What Are The Effects Of Marijuana Tea?
Marijuana tea is a beverage made by infusing dried marijuana plants or their extracts into hot water. It is often consumed for its psychoactive effects, which can include feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
However, marijuana tea can also have a number of potential side effects, including increased heart rate, dry mouth, and dizziness. It is important to remember that marijuana is still a psychoactive drug and should be used with caution.
Additionally, the effects of marijuana tea can vary depending on a person’s individual tolerance and the strength of the marijuana used to make the tea. It is always best to start with a low dose and increase gradually to avoid unwanted side effects.
Does Cannabis Tea Get You High?
Of course! Marijuana tea can produce a feeling of being “high” or intoxicated. This is because marijuana tea contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana plants.
When consumed, THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain, leading to a variety of effects, including feelings of relaxation and euphoria. The strength of the effects will depend on the amount of THC in the tea and the individual tolerance of the person drinking it.
How Long Does Weed Tea Take To Kick In?
In general, the effects of marijuana tea can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in. This is because when marijuana tea is consumed orally, the THC must first be broken down by the liver before it can enter the bloodstream and produce its psychoactive effects.
This process can take some time, so it is important to be patient and avoid consuming more marijuana tea until the effects have been felt. It is also important to remember that everyone’s body is different, so the time it takes for marijuana tea to take effect can vary from person to person.
Make Your Weed Tea More Potent
No matter how much effort and dedication we put into it, there may be times when we make a marijuana tea that just doesn’t give us the high we’re hoping for. For those times, we have these couple of tricks you can try to make your brew that much stronger:
- Add weed oil to the tea: Adding weed oil to the tea will help extract more of the active compounds from the marijuana. This is because the active compounds in marijuana are fat-soluble, meaning they dissolve in fat. Some options for adding fat to the tea include butter, coconut oil, or MCT oil.
- Steep the tea for a longer time: Allowing the tea to steep for a longer time will extract more of the active compounds from the marijuana, resulting in a more potent tea.
- Use higher-quality marijuana: Using higher-quality buds or leaves will result in a more potent tea. The potency of marijuana depends on various factors, such as the strain, the growing conditions, and the curing process.
- Use more marijuana: Using more marijuana in the tea will increase its potency. However, be careful not to use too much, as overconsumption of marijuana can lead to unpleasant side effects.
- Decarboxylate before making the tea: The process of heating marijuana to activate the active compounds. This can be done by heating the ground marijuana in an oven at a low temperature for about 30 minutes before making the tea. This will make the tea more potent!
Can I use dabs for weed tea?
Yes, you can use dabs, which are made by extracting the THC and other cannabinoids from marijuana plants using solvents like butane or CO2. This results in a highly concentrated form of marijuana that can be up to 90% THC. However, it is important to be careful when using dabs to make weed tea, as the high concentration of THC can increase the risk of unwanted side effects.
How much weed do you need for marijuana tea?
The amount of weed you will need to make marijuana tea will depend on a number of factors, including the strength of the weed and the desired potency of the tea. In general, a good starting point is to use about 7-10 grams of dried marijuana plants for every 1 liter of water.