How to Make Weed Tea: Best DIY Cannabis Tea Recipe

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, however since it’s made with cannabis, 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 effects of marijuana-infused tea generally manifest slowly.

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

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

How much THC is in weed tea?

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.

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

How to make weed tea

Preparation time: 40 minutes


  • 1 tea bag of choice (for flavour)
  • Half a gram of ground cannabis
  • Butter


  • Small pot
  • Table spoon
  • Regular cup
  • Cheesecloth


  1. Put 3 cups of water into the pot and bring it to a boil
  2. Put two tablespoons of butter and half a gram of cannabis into the boiling water
  3. Boil for 40 minutes while stirring from time to time
  4. Strain the tea through cheesecloth
  5. Insert a tea bag of choice (along with any other flavouring) and let cool down for 5-6 minutes

Weed tea FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding weed tea.

Can weed tea be refrigerated?

Yes, weed tea can be kept in a fridge for several days, or even up to 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.

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 which can be improved by adding honey or certain spices in it.

How long does weed tea stay in your system?

THC from weed tea can be detected in the body from several days to several weeks. Check out this calculator for precise info.

When does weed tea kick in?

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

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 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.

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19 thoughts on “How to Make Weed Tea: Best DIY Cannabis Tea Recipe”

  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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