Brewing tea from cannabis stems is starting to gain more popularity from around the world. This hot beverage, which brews from the stems of cannabis that would normally be thrown away, is easy to make by yourself at home and may provide many health benefits.
If you want to know how to make this delicious tea, then we invite you to read our complete guide down below.
Although marijuana stem tea has not been thoroughly researched, it is said to provide similar medical benefits to other parts of the cannabis plant. Many consumers report that it helps alleviate many symptoms of ailments, such as :
- chronic pain
- body pain
- autoimmune disease
- multiple sclerosis
- muscle spasms
- arthritis and other similar types of pain
Moreover, drinking cannabinoids is more effective and faster than eating or smoking them. This is a good alternative for those who prefer to avoid smoking.
With a relatively simple production, you can prepare the amount of cannabis stem tea that you need, and the flavor of the tea can be adjusted as you like. This will allow you to have a unique tea party with your friends.
Can You Get High From Drinking Cannabis Stem Tea?
The stems and roots of cannabis do not contain much THC, which is the substance that makes people high. On the contrary, stems mostly contain a small dose of CBD, which helps users to relax with its many pharmacological benefits. That is the reason why these leftover parts of cannabis are not considered drugs in most countries. Therefore, you won’t get high from just drinking weed stem tea.
Still, if you want to feel high from drinking weed stem tea, you can achieve that by putting in some kief, which has plenty of THC. But if you only want to be relaxed and reduce your anxiety for a bit, just a normal weed stem tea is enough.
DIY: How to Make Tea From Cannabis Stems
Prepare ingredients, seasonings, and equipment as follows:
- Cannabis stems and/or other left-over cannabis parts, preferably organic: ½ – ¼ cups.
- Purified water: 3 cups
- Teabag(s) of your favorite tea flavor: 1 – 2 bags
- One coffee filter
- Choose one of these to put in your tea:
- Your favorite alcohol or liquor: 2 – 3 teaspoons
- Milk (or non-dairy milk, if you prefer): ½ cup
- Butter or coconut oil: ½ tablespoon
- (Optional) Some kief, which is grounded cannabis with concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for people who want to get high.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Tea:
Prepare the cannabis stems and/or other left-over cannabis parts
You can use the stems as-is, or you can grind the stems first before putting them in. The grounded stem can make the weed smell and taste stronger, which some people might like while others won’t.
There is still no research indicating any difference in effectiveness between the grounded and ungrounded stems, so it is up to your preference. If you want to get high, you can enhance the beverage’s effectiveness by adding the amount of kief you need to a reusable tea bag you prepared.
Boil the purified water with milk, butter, or coconut oil
In this step, you should put the purified water into a kettle or a pot, then add milk, butter, or coconut oil (one of those, you choose) before you start boiling the water. The reason for this is because cannabinoids, especially THC, are insoluble in water.
So if you boil the cannabis stem directly with the water, you will only get marijuana flavored water. Mixing milk or butter in the water will make the fats from the milk or butter absorb THC first. But if you want to use alcohol or liquor as a solvent, you will need to put it in after boiling the water.
This is because the heat from the boiling water will evaporate and destroy the alcohol along with the THC, which will spoil the tea.
Put the weed in and stir it well
After the water is boiled, put the cannabis stems or pastes you prepared in step one into the boiling water and then continue to stir for about 8 – 12 minutes. If you prepare the kief teabag you should put it in the boiling water now. Do not stop stirring until the time is up.
Strain the weed out, then serve the tea
When the tea is done, you should remove the marijuana stems or dregs from the tea. But before that, if you want to use alcohol or liquor with your tea, then you need to add it in now. Then use the coffee filter to strain the tea. If you use the kief teabag, don’t forget to remove it as well.
(Optional) Season your weed stem tea with your favorite teabag and other ingredients
The cannabis stem tea is ready to drink, but it will taste mostly like weed water and might not be very appetizing. In this case, you can enchant the flavor by putting your favorite teabag in to make it smell and taste more like the tea you love. Also, you can further adjust the tea flavor by putting in sugar, cream, honey, lemon, or other ingredients that suit your taste.
Now that you know how to make this herbal weed stem tea, then you can use almost all of your marijuana parts without any waste. However, please be careful when consuming this kind of tea, and use it in moderation. Moreover, individuals with heart disease, vascular disease, liver or kidney impairment, or taking blood clotting drugs should avoid using cannabis products under any circumstance.