Now that marijuana is legal in many states, you might be interested in trying it. Or maybe you’ve tried it before, but you’re looking for a different kind of high. Using marijuana as the base for “weed tea” is one way you could ingest cannabis. Marijuana tea can get you high if prepared with butter or another fatty oil.
This is because THC, the intoxicating chemical in marijuana, is not water-soluble, but is fat-soluble. Marijuana also requires “decarboxylation,” the activation of THC due to heat, to have its psychosomatic effects. So how do we get a stronger or weaker high when brewing weed tea? Read on for the answers to these questions and learn how to get the most from your cannabis. There are a few ways you can use marijuana leaves to make tea, varying from no intoxicating effects to very mild to just as strong as smoking. Based on your health needs and interests, any of these recipes could be a fit for you. If you just want to feel calm and soothed, choose the recipe for little to no psychoactive effect. If you are not an experienced weed smoker but want to try the high, try the recipe with some psychoactive effects.
Only use decarboxylated weed when you’re looking for a strong high. Below, we describe three methods to decarboxylate your weed and prepare it for cooking. These methods can be used to prepare weed for any edible recipe. Because THC requires fat to dissolve, if you make your tea with water instead of butter or oil, it will merely flavor the tea. You may experience some feelings of calm, but you won’t get the usual effect anything like when you smoke. These are the ingredients for cannabis tea with rose and chamomile. 2 teaspoons ground cannabis trim, stems, or buds 2 teaspoons dried chamomile 2 teaspoons dried rose buds. Since there’s nothing to dissolve the THC and you’re not decarboxylating your marijuana, it will likely have little effect beyond the usual calming effects of tea. Here is what you should do to make cannabis tea with rose and chamomile. Add all the dried flowers, including the cannabis, into a tea infuser. This is not long enough or hot enough to decarboxylate the tea. Once the drink has steeped, add honey or another sugar to sweeten. Don’t use milk, butter, or other fat-based creams or sweeteners if you don’t want to increase the effects of the THC. You can make a lovely tea called “cannabis golden milk” using cannabis-infused coconut oil. These instructions will guide you through making the oil as well as the tea. Make sure you’ve assembled all of the following ingredients before you begin making your tea. Leaving out any in the recipe could negatively affect the taste of your tea. Feel free to use less if you want even milder effects 1 cup of coconut oil 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk 1 cinnamon stick 1 1” piece of fresh turmeric. This can be substituted for ½ teaspoon dried turmeric 1 ½” piece ginger. 1 tablespoon honey ¼ teaspoon whole black peppercorns Ground cinnamon Strainer or cheesecloth Hand grinder Double-boiler, slow cooker Small saucepan. This tea will actually show the effects of a marijuana high, so be careful with your potency and how much cannabis you use. Start with lower doses at first to make sure you’re not using too much. Follow these instructions carefully to make sure you get the most out of your weed and the best-tasting tea. First, you will make the cannabis-infused coconut oil, and then you will use it for your tea. Grind the cannabis, but not so finely that it will fall through your strainer. Put the coconut oil and cannabis in the double-boiler, slow cooker, or saucepan.
Be careful and do not burn it, as you will destroy active ingredients. It can be used for at least two months, longer with refrigeration. Whisk coconut or almond milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, peppercorns, and a cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a low boil Reduce heat and add the newly cannabis-infused coconut oil Simmer for about ten minutes or until the flavors have blended Strain into mugs and top with cinnamon as desired. The cannabis coconut oil will keep for months, but your tea will not keep very long. To get a strong high from weed tea, you have to decarboxylate your marijuana first. The following are three ways to prep your marijuana before using it in tea. Then you can use it in any marijuana tea recipe, and it will be strong and have psychoactive effects. The process of decarboxylation is also called “decarbing” or “decarb.” Decarboxylation Using an Oven.
Keep in mind this little known fact: the temperature you set your oven at is not exact. It’s more of an average and can fluctuate as much as twenty degrees during cooking. Avoid damage to your cannabis by watching its color and smell. If it smells like it’s burning or the color is browning, turn the oven down. Set the oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit Place the oven rack in the middle position Cut a piece of aluminum foil to roughly the size of the baking sheet, crumple it slightly, and lay it across the sheet Lightly break up the cannabis until it’s about the size of rice.