Making hemp tea with cbd flowers

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The cannabis flower is supposed to calm the mind and body. But for some people, the first inhalation of cannabis smoke can assault the senses. So for users hoping to relax right from the start, smoking cannabis flower is clearly thrown out the window.

Fortunately, there are tons of other methods on the market. While you can buy some of them, like gummies and tinctures, you can make others at home. In this guide, we’ll talk about everything about making your own cannabis tea at home and what you can do to enhance its effects.

What You’ll Need

The reason why more and more people are turning to cannabis flower tea is because it is easy and cheap to make. Add to that the fact that you can formulate the tea to your own taste, and it becomes an obvious choice for low tolerance consumers.

Here’s what you need to make hemp flower tea:

  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray
  • Hemp flower
  • Sweetener of your choice (honey is best)
  • Water

There are a number of other ingredients you can add to modify hemp flower tea to your taste. But if it is a basic, everyday tea, these basic ingredients will suffice.

How to Make Hemp Flower Tea

The whole process shouldn’t take more than forty minutes and actually only involves three steps. If you’re ready to make your first cup of hemp flower tea, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Preheat your oven – Before you begin, preheat your oven to 325°F. This necessary step prepares the heating process for the cannabis flower you intend to use.

Note that cannabis is activated by a process called decarboxylation. This occurs when the buds are exposed to heat. Without this primary step, the cannabis flower you put in your tea will not give you the effect you were hoping to achieve.

  1. Prepare and heat the cannabis flower – Now that the oven is nice and hot, you can get to work preparing the cannabis flower. Take enough breaks to cover your usual dose. You may want to add a few grams of flower as drinking cannabis tea can weaken the potency of your flower.

Remove all stems and seeds and spread the broken pieces on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Then throw it on your stove and wait 30 minutes before removing it.

  1. Soak the flower and add honey – Over-soaking cannabis flower in hot water can result in a bitter drink. But if you soak it for too short a time, you may find that your tea doesn’t have the desired effect.

To get the perfect strength and flavor, bring the water to a boil and remove from heat. Let it cool for about two minutes before adding the activated cannabis flower. Steep the tea for about 3-5 minutes and add honey to taste.

How to Make Hemp Tea Stronger

It is no secret that the digestive process breaks down these valuable cannabinoids and results in less potency. This is why some people smoke cannabis flower even though they dislike smoking – because it provides the highest bioavailability of cannabis chemistry.

So if you find that your tea is not as strong as you had hoped, you can try these tried and true methods:

Add a booster

By definition, a booster is a substance that enhances or strengthens the effects of another substance. There are numerous enhancers that help increase the benefits of cannabis and some of them are probably already in your kitchen cabinets.

Grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lemongrass and lavender work to enhance the chemical structure of cannabis and increase its absorption in your body. Adding a few tablespoons of juice or a sprig of these select herbs to your tea can help increase the potency of the brew.

Don’t steep too long

When you steep cannabis flower, you are effectively extracting its chemistry. These cannabinoids are not as stable as they are when left in the cannabis tips. Therefore, over the next few hours your cannabis tea will start to lose its potency.

Make sure to drink your brew before it cools completely. While a chilled cup of cannabis tea can still provide some benefits, it probably won’t be enough to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as a fresh cup.

Increase your dose

In general, steeping cannabis tea results in a weaker experience. This is because, unlike traditional smoking, the process involves multiple steps that process the flower before it enters your system.

Additionally, the cannabinoids have to pass through your intestines where they are broken down and absorbed, so you won’t get 100% of the cannabinoids in the brew. To combat this, you can try adding to your regular dose. If you use 0.3g of hemp flower for a typical toke, double that to get the same effect from the tea.

Can Hemp Flower Tea Get You High?

The key word here is hemp flower tea. According to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and all its parts are federally legal, provided they are within the appropriate THC concentration. According to provisions in the bill, any part of the Cannabis sativa L. plant must contain no more than 0.3 percent THC to be considered hemp.

Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main psychoactive compound found in hemp. This is the reason why marijuana remains a controlled substance and hemp is finally exempted from the same list.

If you use hemp flower for tea, you can bet it won’t get you high. Of course, this is true as long as you get your hemp flower from a reliable source.

There are vendors who sell hemp flower that has not undergone adequate quality control or laboratory testing. In doing so, they are selling products that exceed the legally allowed THC limit. In this case, you can instead make a marijuana tea that can absolutely get you high.

And this tea

Easy, convenient and incredibly affordable hemp flower tea proves to be the most sensible way to get your dose of delicious cannabinoids without spending a fortune. Make sure to keep these reliable tips at the ready when you decide to brew yourself a fresh cup and enjoy the power of cannabis just the way you like it.

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