We all know inhaling the smoke of anything can be bad for your lungs. We also know that cannabis is an all natural herb that has medicinal purposes. How do we respect the functionality of our lungs while still enjoying our favorite strains of marijuana? Easy. Drink it instead.
Does weed tea get you high?
It’s different than inhaling the smoke from burning cannabis but, yes it can give you a similar high feeling if done properly. There’s two important processes to complete in order to have an effective cannabis tea:
- Decarboxylate the buds
- Steep the buds like traditional tea bag
How to decarboxylate:
In order to decarboxylate cannabis at home, all you need is an oven set to 220-235 degrees, some parchment paper, and a baking tray.
- Finely grind your cannabis
- Spread thin over parchment and place on your baking sheet
- Allow the cannabis to bake for 45 minutes
- Let it cool
Making your tea:
Prep time: 5 minutes
Steep time: 10 minutes
Cannabis: We recommend 2 tsp for this recipe, but it depends on the potency of your cannabis. Use an indica strain for a more relaxed body impact or a sativa for a more zoned in, focused feeling. Note that cannabis is medicinal and may impact you differently than it does others.
Ingredients and material:
- 1 empty teabag (or a tea infuser if you have one)
- 2 teaspoons (comparable to 2 grams) ground cannabis trim, stems, or buds
- 1/2 teaspoon of raw coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons dried chamomile (can be replaced with any other flavor you prefer)
- You can choose to decarboxylate (see above) your cannabis. (Skipping this part of the process can mean you have an inactive or ineffective tea)
- Boil 1 cup of hot water
- Add the coconut oil
- Add all dried ingredients to a tea bag and steep in hot water for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat.
After you drink your tea you’ll need to be patient as it digests. Once it hits, you’ll know.
That’s it. That’s all.