Here is a simple recipe on how to make infused tea from weed stems that you can DIY at home. This recipe takes a detour from the usual infused tea recipe in that the stems and not the flowers are used. Hang in there and you will understand why we are using weed stems. In a nutshell, this recipe is economical, environmentally friendly, and cost effective. It is also a simple recipe to DIY, even if you have never tried any infused recipe before. Lastly, the health benefits that you will enjoy are nothing short of amazing.
So let’s get started.
Why Infused Tea From Weed Stems?
Infused tea has been gaining popularity as a suitable alternative to smoking marijuana to get that much needed morning buzz. While smoking exposes a user to respiratory risks, taking infused tea is generally considered safe. Unlike weed flower, the stems have less amounts of cannabinoids including the psychoactive compound THC. Given, you are not going to enjoy dizzying levels of euphoria. However, they contain enough bioactive components to keep you active and stimulated throughout the day.
What Is Cannabis Stem Tea?
As the name suggest, this is tea made from the stems of cannabis plants which is usually considered a byproduct of cannabis. The tea resembles a dark concoction with a strong earthy aroma. The taste is likely to vary based on the strain of cannabis that has been used. Some strains such as Pineapple Express or Wedding Cake will have a sweet flavor while others such as OG Kush or Gorilla Glue are likely to have a strong herbal taste. All in all, some sweetening is always essential if you happen to have a sweet tooth.
Cannabis stem tea is a favorite for cannabis tea parties. It is simple to brew and offer several benefits as you will see below.
Benefits of Cannabis Stem Tea
Brewing cannabis stem tea reduce waste. You would otherwise be throwing those stems away and heading out to buy your next batch of flowers when you run out. Before doing so consider making good use of those stems as this will save you some money.
Cannabis stem tea is a suitable option for those who have a difficult time smoking or inhaling cannabis. This is especially the case when one has respiratory problems such as asthma or is at high risk for the same.
It is easy to squeeze into one’s routine because it is easy to prepare and does not require fancy gadgets.
Lastly, cannabis stem tea offers similar health benefits compared to cannabis flower. Patients have used this tea to treat migraines, nausea, depression, headaches, asthma, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain among others. The phytocannabinoids in stem tea hit the bloodstream sooner and last for a longer duration of time. This prolongs the therapeutic duration of the infused tea.
Steps in Making Cannabis Stem Tea
One you are convinced that you should try this infused tea, you can move ahead to the preparation. Gather the ingredients and get started.
This recipe should produce between 3-4 cups of brewed tea. You can tweak the recipe to cater for your personal needs.
- Leftover stems from your favorite cannabis strain
- 3 Cups of clean water
- Optional tea bags to add flavor to the tea
- A strainer
- Half cup of coconut milk or non-dairy milk
The infused tea will need a base to bind the phytocannabinoids which are not soluble in water. In our case we are going to use of coconut milk. Both THC and CBD are not water soluble and hence they will require a lipophilic base to bind to.
1. Grind up your stems if they are dense
Break up the stem by hand or using a hand grinder to increase the surface area.
2. Boil water
Boil the three cups of water in a kettle until the water is fully boiled. You can also use non- dairy milk instead of water.
3. Infuse the stems
With your water boiled the next thing is to infuse it with weed stems. You do this by steeping the stems in water and for 8-12 minutes. Allow enough time for the stems to bind with the fat molecules. Avoid shaking at this stage.
4. Strain the mixture
After about 12 minutes, remove the mixture from the source of heat and strain it to remove the extra plant material. Do not squeeze as this will allow extra chlorophyll to sip into the tea. This creates a bitter taste in the tea. You can add a tea bag for extra flavor and aroma. Liquor can also be added to add some zest to the tea.
Once you have eliminated the extra plant material you infused tea will be ready for consumption. You may opt to add honey for extra flavor. Lemon, agave syrup, coconut cream can also help to spice up the tea.
Cannabis stem tea provides a fast acting alternative for consuming cannabis and enjoying the numerous benefits that come with it. It helps to reduce wastage since cannabis stems are usually disposed of in the first place. Patients suffering from depression, anxiety, chronic pain, migraines, and nausea will experience significant relief by using this infused tea.
This, in a nutshell, is how to make the tastiest infused tea from weed stems. Feel free to write to us and let us know what you think about this.