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How to Make Weed Tea: Best DIY Cannabis Tea Recipe

Weed 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, 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

Ingredients

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

Equipment

  • Small pot
  • Table spoon
  • Regular cup
  • Cheesecloth

Directions

  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.

About the author
Alex Trpkovich

Experienced cannabis content creator, writing about the latest cannabis news, stock market updates and cannabis culture.

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