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.

35 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.

    • I doubt it, weed needs to b heated between 180 and 250 for 40
      Min so that the thc can b released before you put in your fat( oil,butter,etc) to trap the thc

  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…

      • I make mine with coconut oil simmer for 45 min let cool then add syrup and drink. Dont much like the taste but it works. Takes approximately 2 hours to kick in which is great because it gives me round about the exact time make sure I’m in bed lol. The effects last for a good 5-6 hours if not longer depending on strength.

    • 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!

    • Thc binds to fat hence the butter. Yey coconut oil works same as olive any simple fat. The thc is decarbed at 212 degrees for 40 mins like the original post said. Thc then binds to the butter/ oil and when drank is used to carry it into your system. Yes boiling straight weed for an hour ish and drinkinkin it after squezzeing through cheese cloth will get you high. Love the theories…

  8. Highdy ho everybody! Got a pro tip for yall. Buttery tea is funky. So skip the tea part all together. Just put the buttery cannabis into the boiling water. Tastes much better this way! Sort of a like a soup. And for those of you interested in decarboxylation get a dry herb vaporizer. Although the avb is better used in slow infused olive oil. Leafs are better for tea. And you don’t even really need to strain it! Save the ground nugs for the vape. Vape on friends!

  9. can I substitute MCT oil for butter ? or just regular coconut oil for that matter? are there any advantages to either or are they just a “bonding agent” for the THC?

  10. So, I’m pretty sensitive to THC and when you say 150mg for 1 g of weed with a pretty standard THC content that sounds like way too much. Even half of that seems high for me. 10mg edibles tend to give me panic attacks. Is it possible to make something weaker than 10mg of TCH and add in some different tea leaves for taste? That’s the kind of recipe I’m looking for.

  11. Aware that cannabinoids are fat-soluble, and decarbing was essential when making extracts, I didn’t expect what happened to me!

    I drink green tea almost exclusively, using loose green tea leaves in a tea ball to brew my cuppa. Once while trimming some of my own plants, I put a little bud with the tea in the tea ball. I did it for the flavor… and I didn’t want to waste the larf (small buds from lower branches).
    Even with my high tolerance, I get a mild, relaxing effect without the high, or the need to acquire a taste for butter tea.

    • Thanks … I have been researching for hours trying to find some information on making the tea without fats and whether or not you get any effect at all. I have terrible tension headaches almost daily and need an organic natural method to relieve the pain. I am vegan and don’t use fat so this seems to me the best way. I do not want to get high or baked as I have seen written in comments. I just want to relax and be pain free. I don’t know much about the potency of cannabis but I will try 1/2 gram in a cup of tea and adjust from there. I am pretty sure that I will feel some effects because I have not used any mind altering chemicals in over 35 years. I am a little scared because I really don’t want to get high but the pain is debilitating and I need some relief. I want to be able to function normally and I am sure this will require some experimenting. Thanks for your comment.

  12. If you’ve already decarbed your weed in the oven, does it still need to boil for a full 40 min? Or could this ruin the weed?

  13. Many decades ago, I threw an ounce of weed into a blender and put it in brownie mix. Then I baked the brownies, and having always heard that weed needs to be decarboxylated, I carelessly licked the bowl. An hour later I was so high I wan’t even sure where I was. The high lasted for hours. Why did it do this if it had not been carboxylated?


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