If you’ve been on a coffee kick lately and you feel the effects of the harsh caffeine addiction, you might want to consider tea instead. I think it is needless to say that tea is better for you. Not only has it been a tradition for millenniums, but it also carries caffeine in a prettier package for your health and cortisol levels. Now add cannabis and you will feel relaxed all day.
Making Cannabis Tea
It’s easy to make. Tea, hot water, steep. And It’s healthy. Holistic benefits hide in the leaves of green tea and herbal teas like chamomile and licorice. Cinnamon is a common topping, and pile it on! Cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory and a sweet tasting spice that has no sugar or glucose in it. Caffeinated teas are better for you than coffee because of the amino acid Theanine which is used to treat anxiety and high blood pressure. Because of Theanine, the caffeine delivery to your body feels less jittery and more alert. The best thing – cannabis loves caffeine! The more caffeine, the less THC you need because it will cause a more potent effect.
Now adding cannabis will only make tea time more desirable. The question is how? You can’t steep raw flowers because THC isn’t water soluble (well, you can, and raw flowers have some great benefits. How ever you just won’t have a THC high). You could add tincture, though they can be expensive and sometimes are made with alcohol – something I wouldn’t recommend in your cannabis tea.
Using Left Over Nuggets to Make Cannabis Tea
I found a great way to enjoy cannabis tea by using the left over nuggets from making my canna-coconut oil for eating and lotion use. After straining the infused oil, I was left with these nuggets still full of that desirable oil. I let them cool because coconut oil hardens. Then I had these coconut oil coated cannabis flowers. You can eat them as an edible – though be careful because they look small but carry a large amount of THC. I didn’t find them that appetizing so I started steeping them with my favorite teas. My favorite is licorice and cinnamon tea and cannabis.
*If you do eat the nuggets, add a bit of sea salt to them for a more palatable taste.