How to Make Weed Tea: DIY Recipe for the Ultimate Cannabis Tea

We are here today to talk solely about the fine art of brewing the most epic pot of weed tea, so let’s jump right in.

Weed tea effects

As simple as it may sound, the only goal of making weed tea is to get cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) into your system.

If you make it right, weed tea tastes just like any other tea.

Drinking weed tea will make you abnormally uplifted and ready to tackle all daily chores.

It will give you the energy you need to get through rough mornings and take you to sleep after exhausting days.

Weed tea has double the effect when combined with some delicious and tasty weed cookies or weed brownies.

The “tea brownie” experience is very extreme and beginners in the world of cannabis should not be experimenting with cannabis tea and edibles at the same time unless they have the explicit desire of waking up 12 hours later with a black hole in their stomach and an empty fridge.

How to make potent weed tea

Potent weed tea is made by using the most potent weed strain you can find.

If you want to measure the dosage of THC in a single cup, the math is pretty simple:

If you are using a strain with about 15% THC, one cup made using one gram of that cannabis strain will have about 150mg of THC.

As with any tea, the strength of the infusion will depend on how long you allow it to steep—longer equals stronger tea.

If you aren’t familiar with the process of steeping weed tea, this means that the longer you leave the weed to soak in your cup, the stronger will be both the taste and the high.

Weed tea can be mixed with a variety of condiments, just like regular tea.

Adding honey, milk, lemon or other spices will not change the chemical composition of cannabinoids, which means that it won’t affect your high.

Benefits of drinking weed tea

Weed tea has been known as a cure for several conditions and symptoms, such as morning sickness for example.

Tremors, anxiety, depression and sleep issues are all problems you can tackle with a couple sips of cannabis tea, provided you find the right strain for it.

If you are new to using cannabis, here’s something you should know before drinking your first cup:

The effects of marijuana-infused tea generally manifest slowly.

People report that they usually start experiencing effects 30 to 60 minutes after drinking the tea.

However, this depends also on your metabolism, the potency of cannabis used to make the tea, your THC tolerance levels, and other factors.

Ingredients for making weed tea

Here are the necessary tools and ingredients that you will need to make a batch of weed tea.



  • Kettle or pot;
  • Teacup.

How to make weed tea (recipe)

Preparation time: 10 minutes


  1. Add 1 teaspoon of cannabutter and one tea bag to the cup.
  2. Boil the water and pour it into the cup.
  3. Let the cannabutter fully dissolve.
  4. Remove the tea bag, add milk (optional), and consume.

18 things you need to know about weed tea

There are many misconceptions surrounding weed tea, how it’s made and which effects it produces on the human body and brain.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions you have to know the answers to before making your first pot of weed tea.

Can weed tea get you high?

Yes, weed tea can get you very high. Some users report liking this high more than the sudden, invasive high when smoking.

Can weed tea be refrigerated?

Yes, weed tea can be kept in a fridge for several days, or even a week, if you don’t put any sugar or milk in it.

Does weed tea lose potency?

Weed tea doesn’t lose potency over time, although it shouldn’t be kept outside the fridge for too long.

Does weed tea go bad?

There isn’t any proof that weed tea can go bad, but it can have a much stronger taste and smell after a few days.

Can weed tea make you sick?

Yes, weed tea can make you sick if you drink too much, or your stomach isn’t really taking it well.

What does weed tea taste like?

It tastes a lot like soaked and squeezed weed, but also it’s a little buttery. Weed tea has a very unique taste to it.

Does weed tea smell of weed? 

Yes, weed tea often has a very strong smell of weed. The longer you keep it, the stronger the smell might become.

How long does weed tea stay in your system?

Depending on how much you’ve consumed, THC from weed tea stays in your body from several days to several weeks. Check out this graph for more info.

How much weed tea do you need to get high?

One medium cup (2 dl or 6-7 Oz) is about the right measure, but depending on your size and tolerance you can make adjustments. Never drink more than 2 full cups though.

When does weed tea kick in?

It takes about 30 to 60 minutes for weed tea to kick in.

Is weed tea good for asthma?

Weed tea can be a good way for asthmatics to consume cannabis, as it does not irritate the airways like smoking and vaping.

Is weed tea healthy?

Weed tea is healthy as much as cannabis is—there are plenty of studies that show the health effects of cannabis, depending on the strain. In the right dosages, weed tea can help relieve anxiety, nausea, stress and many more symptoms and conditions.

Is weed tea stronger than smoking?

Drinking weed tea will give you a long and balanced high, however, it is not as strong as when smoking.

Can you mix weed tea with milk?

Yes, you can, but make sure to do this for each cup you make and not the whole tea, as it can significantly shorten the tea’s “best before date”.

Can you add honey to weed tea?

Yes, this will make it taste less like weed and much more sweet than just drinking it straight, but I wouldn’t recommend putting any sugar in.

Can you make weed tea without cannabutter?

Yes, there are other techniques for making weed tea. Mixing weed with coconut oil instead of cannabutter will have the same effect.

Is weed tea like edibles?

Yes, in the sense that it gives you the same long and powerful high. An empty stomach will also make the tea much more powerful.

Is weed tea stronger than edibles?

Weed tea can be stronger than edibles, depending on how much tea you drink, and also what you ate that day.

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19 thoughts on “How to Make Weed Tea: DIY Recipe for the Ultimate Cannabis Tea”

  1. interested in what complications should arise? On second thought… I suppose the shenanigans could go over board when one is stoned out of their mind and left to their own devices.

      • You’ll ruin the nutritional value of any honey that is heated above 95 to 100 degrees.

        Weed needs fat to metabolize in your body. That’s why weed heated to 240 degrees (for 20-30 minutes) in butter, duck fat, coconut or olive oil is decarbed, the THC-A loses the acid molecule, and the THC imbued fat gets you stoned.

  2. Alex try decarbing herb then grounding finely with matcha or green coffee extract powder and let it rip. Way better method than just using canna butter in tea.
    Butter in tea is nasth

    • Hey there! I tried this method a couple times and I never managed to strain it properly, and I’d always have an ashy tea. Idk, I just put the butter in, chug the tea in 2-3 sips if you don’t like the taste that much. You can add honey and lime to improve the taste…

    • Mark, tea with butter is perhaps an acquired taste, but please recall that “bullet coffee” was inspired when the owner drank hot buttered Yak tea in Tibet: Asprey developed his Bulletproof Coffee recipe after traveling to Tibet and tasting yak-butter tea drinks.

      Just saying, that’s all – good luck!

  3. I would just decarb shake, crush, and steep in a tea bag. No oilyness, only the gentle herby taste of the shake

    Don’t know what kind of teabags your using, but there is no reason to put a dollop of butter in a teabag, since every bit of the fat would seep thru the bag anyway. Just nix the bag

  4. I’m a first time tea maker. I have a skin condition which i found the hemp oil i drank helped for it. I do not have the funds to keep buying the oil. Will this tea help me?

  5. I actually just wanted to know, about how long does it take for the butter to completely dissolve in the tea, roughly?

  6. I used seeds and stems, added boiled water and microwaved it for just a few minutes. Drained it into another bowl through a tshirt and drank about 300ml. After about 40min it hit me, realllly trippy. I know you said that the THC isn’t water-soluble but I sure felt the high. And it lasted till morning. Bloodshot eyes. 😂 Never using this much again as I was high during my lectures.

  7. Question, if you boiled your medical Marijuana (MMJ) with herbal tea, from what I’ve read, you won’t have THC effects but will you be able to get the other medical properties from it?

    If you mixed your MMJ with coconut oil and simmered for 30 minutes or so, would that trigger the physoactive effects? Is baking at 240 degress + different from simmering at 212 degrees in water if mixed with coconut oil?

    Last question, does HIGH CBD flower (with a trace of THC) have to be decarbed to get the full CBD effect?

    Thanks so much!

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