With cannabis legalized in many states and CBD oils available everywhere, more people can enjoy the benefits of drinking cannabis tea. You can enjoy your tea when you want.
There are cannabis teas on the market for your convenience; however, they only include CBD. If you want some THC effects, you must brew your own. There are benefits in using cannabis tea however produced.
10 Benefits of drinking cannabis tea:
Reduces anxiety: Anxiety can be situational, arising from a bad day at work or some other aggravating context. However, for many, anxiety accompanies chronic pain. It may be a constant for those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTF) or other psychological conditions. And, it may be evidence of deeper emotional problems.
Relieves depression: Depression may be an occasional or chronic condition. Cannabis CBD can influence the generation and deployment of hormones related to depression. Cannabis THC may introduce enough psychoactive experience to offset the biochemistry of depression.
Alleviates fear: Some people experience painful fears. Patients struggling with terminal diseases find physical and mental relief from easily administered and consumed cannabis tea. It may reduce the fear directly or counter it with a sense of well-being and comfort.
Eases chronic pain: Cannabis tea can ease the chronic pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, HIV/AIDS, Lupus and other auto-immune diseases, and spastic disorders like Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Irritable Bowel Disorder.
Smooths nausea: Many medical patients suffer chronic or occasional nausea and vomiting. It may relate to a medical condition or attach to treatment like chemotherapy. Using cannabis tea settles the stomach, reduces vomiting, and boosts their appetite.
Treat addiction: Cannabis tea can help people wean themselves off cigarettes and other addictions. Because it eases anxiety, helps digestion, and offers some psychoactive experience, it can be part of addiction therapy.
Improves outlook: The CBD and THC benefits may enhance your mood and general outlook on life and work. You can manage your intake by choosing the appropriate strain and using a recipe that creates just the right experience for you.
Saves money: Retail or homemade cannabis teas will save you money. The retail teas are quality checked and laboratory tested. The hemp-based teas are available online, and where permitted for sale, cannabis teas are more convenient than home brewed tea, and they allow you to alternate with other forms of cannabis consumption.
Avoids respiratory distress: Using cannabis teas avoids the irritation to your mouth, throat, and lungs that accompanies smoking and other forms of inhaling. However, you should remember that beverages are edibles and may be slower to take effect because they are metabolized through the digestive system.
Supports the brain: The clinical studies are underway to support the hypothesis that cannabis provides neuroprotective therapy. It apparently cleans the brain cells of the plaque associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and other aging conditions.
Recipes easy – or not:
♦ Easy recipes: All you need do is add a few drops of cannabis-infused oil to your tea, coffee, or other beverage. You should keep a journal where you record the type of oil used, the number of drops used, the frequency of administration, and the effects.
You can, then, increase the number of drops or type of oil until you reach a comfort level that suits you. You must remember that you cannot expect psychoactive responses from simply CBD oil. However, it should ease anxiety, mild depression, inflammation, pain, nausea, and vomiting.
♦ Homemade recipes: Making your own cannabis tea takes some time and equipment. Some of the time is devoted to figuring out what mixture works best for you. That is, effects will vary with the strain used, the amount of the strain used, and the dosing you manage.
One Way: You should start with an image of what you want out of your tea. For instance, you may want a citrusy taste and aroma, you may want something sweet and berry-flavored, or you may want something smokey and peaty. The aroma and flavor will come from the terpenes and flavonoids contained in the cannabis strain used. So, you must select your buds or dry herb carefully.
You will need:
1 gram of ground decarboxylated cannabis
1 tablespoon of coconut oil or unsalted butter
Simple tea like a standard Breakfast Blend (more sophisticated teas only complicate the taste and experience)
4 cups of water
A tea strainer or cheesecloth
Extras like cinnamon, honey, lemon, milk, sugar (or sugar substitute)
How to prepare the tea: You are steeping the tea which means soaking the leaves in hot water until the values leach from the herb into the water. In this case, you follow these steps:
- Add the oil or butter to the four cups of boiling water stirring until it is dissolved. The THC is not water-soluble, so it needs some fatty substance to cling to.
- Stir the gram of ground cannabis into the boiling water before reducing the boil to simmer.
- Let it simmer on low heat for fifteen minutes or more stirring lightly. High heat will ruin the terpenes, so you need some patience to protect the flavor and benefits.
- Spread the cheesecloth or strainer over the top of a teapot. Then, you pour the water and cannabis into the teapot or teacup. This strains the cannabis debris from the water dripping into you cup or teapot.
- So far, you have hot cannabis water. You make it tea by soaking your teabag in the water. Remove the teabag once it has brewed the strength and taste you are after. Then, you can add any of the touches that make the drink you want.
Some consumers practice making the cannabis tea in a sort of tea ceremony, making one cup or a pot of tea in front of their guests.
Other Ways: You can use trial and error to find a combination you like by adding ginger, cardamom, turmeric, and other spices and herbs. They will enhance the aroma and flavor, and they may add some additional herbal health benefits.
A final cup
Cannabis tea is available in easily used and laboratory tested bottles for convenient administration. It comes in different flavors, and you can find the CBD versions online.
However, if you want to spend the time, secure the THC benefits, and prepare it to suit your taste, you can prepare it easily at home. So, iced tea or hot, you can enjoy the tea and all its benefits.