If you're a fan of both tea and the amazing properties of CBD, you've landed in the right place! CBD tea is a delightful way to blend the soothing experience of sipping your favorite hot beverage with the potential wellness-enhancing properties of cannabidiol.
As people continue to seek out natural approaches to support their well-being and relaxation, CBD tea has emerged as a popular choice for many who want to enjoy the combined effects of these two beloved elements.
In this article, we'll guide you through the process of making CBD tea from scratch, ensuring that you get the most out of each cup. From choosing the best ingredients to mastering the brewing technique, our step-by-step guide has everything you need to create a perfectly infused CBD tea experience.
Read on, grab your favorite mug, and learn how to make the best CBD tea possible!
1. Gather the Necessary Equipment
Before you can begin brewing your CBD tea, it's essential to gather all the necessary equipment. This will ensure a seamless process and a more enjoyable experience. You'll need:
- A teapot or individual cup with a tea infuser,
- A kettle for boiling water,
- A measuring spoon for the tea leaves and CBD tincture or flowers,
- A timer to ensure proper steeping time,
- Your preferred tea base, CBD product, and any additional flavorings (i.e., a lemon peel),
- Some form of fat, e.g., coconut milk to help bind the CBD to your hot beverage more effectively.
While the equipment specified above is important, most of the items in question can be omitted if you're short on time or resources. For example, if you don't have an infuser, you can simply place the tea leaves and CBD product in the teapot or teacup and strain them before drinking. Similarly, you can eyeball the ingredients and brewing time measurements if you don't have a measuring spoon or timer.
All in all, the most important thing is to have fun and experiment until you find a process that works best for you!
2. Select High-Quality CBD Ingredients
To make the best CBD tea, it's essential to choose high-quality CBD products. After all, your tea will only be as good as the ingredients used to make it, and inferior CBD goods might significantly diminish the potential benefits of your cup of hemp tea. In extreme cases, the beverage itself might have no positive properties besides its flavor.
There are two primary types of CBD products that can be used to make hemp tea: CBD oil and hemp flower. Both of these products have their own advantages, so it's important to select the one that's right for you.
Premium-grade CBD Oil
When selecting a CBD tincture for your hemp tea, look for a proper full-spectrum tincture that is sourced from top-quality grown hemp. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains a range of beneficial compounds, including terpenes and flavonoids, which may work together to produce the highly desirable 'entourage effect'.
Bear in mind that full-spectrum CBD extracts contain minute amounts of Delta-9 THC, the potent psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant. If you feel apprehensive about consuming even trace amounts of THC, you can always choose a broad-spectrum CBD tincture.
With no detectable levels of THC, the broad-spectrum CBD still contains a wide spectrum of cannabinoids and other hemp-derived compounds that provide a comprehensive wellness experience.
Alternatively, you can use a CBD-rich hemp flower to make your hemp tea. Get a CBD flower that has been organically grown and properly dried as well as cured to ensure the best flavor and effectiveness. Make sure to grind the flowers finely before using them in your hemp tea blend.
It's important to remember that the plant matter needs to be decarboxylated before it can be properly infused, no matter if you're making hemp bud tea or cannabis tea. The easiest way to do this is by mixing the ground CBD flowers with a teaspoon of coconut oil and spreading the mixture onto a baking sheet. Then, bake the mixture in an oven set to 220°F for at least 30 minutes.
Once the hemp plant matter has been decarboxylated, it's ready to be used in your tea!
3. Choose Your Preferred Tea Base
Understandably, you can't have hemp tea without the tea material itself! Before you make your wellness-promoting hot beverage, you need to choose an appropriate tea base. This decision usually comes down to personal preference, as different types of tea offer their own distinct flavors and benefits.
When selecting a tea base, it's important to consider both the flavor of the tea and the desired effects. For example, if you're looking for a tea that will help you relax, you might want to choose chamomile or lavender tea. Alternatively, if you're interested in boosting your energy levels, you might prefer green tea or black tea.
If you have neither the experience nor time to make CBD tea fully from scratch, you can also purchase a loose-leaf tea base that has already been treated with CBD. She Exhaled offers a wide variety of premium CBD tea blends that have been crafted to perfection by our team of in-house experts. From the Healing Elderberry tea to the Hearty Cider Loose blend, all our CBD teas have been created to offer a unique flavor profile and set of benefits, making it easy to find the perfect drink for your needs.
4. Make Your Beverage
Now that you've gathered your equipment and ingredients, it's finally time to infuse your tea with CBD! This process is relatively simple and can be completed in just a few minutes.
To start, add the desired amount of tea leaves or tea bags to your teapot or teacup. Then, measure out the appropriate serving size of your CBD tinctures or CBD flowers and add it to the mixture. If you're using CBD oil, make sure to drip it directly onto the tea leaves or bag to ensure even distribution.
Once you've added the cannabidiol, it's time to make your tea! To brew CBD tea, bring a pot of water to a boil and pour it over the tea leaves or the CBD tea bag. Remember to add some fat afterward. This step is crucial as CBD is largely hydrophobic, meaning that it does not mix all that well with hot water. Adding fat such as whole milk, cream, or coconut oil will help the CBD to bind with the hot water and infuse evenly into your tea.
Now all that’s left is to allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes before removing the leaves or the tea bag. The process is very similar if you're using a premade CBD tea like the Calming Chamomile Herbal Loose Tea or CBD tea bags, with the main difference being that you no longer have to mix in any additional CBD products.
Congratulations - now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labors and take a sip of your own homemade CBD tea!
5. Enhance Flavor with Additional Ingredients
CBD tea is delicious on its own, but you can always enhance the flavor with additional ingredients that complement the taste of both tea and cannabidiol. While adding a cinnamon stick is a fan favorite among many tea connoisseurs, there are many different ways to further perfect your hemp tea, including but not limited to:
Fresh Mint Leaves
One of the most popular ways to enhance the flavor of CBD tea is by adding fresh mint leaves. This herb has a refreshing flavor that can help mask the slightly bitter taste of CBD. Plus, the menthol in mint leaves can also produce a cooling sensation, making your cup of tea even more refreshing.
Another great way to enhance the flavor of your tea is by adding ginger. This spice has a strong, earthy flavor that can add a touch of sweetness to your cup. Ginger is also believed to offer a plethora of potential health benefits that might work in tandem with CBD, enhancing the overall wellness experience.
If you want to add a bit of brightness to your tea, you can always zest a fresh citrus fruit and add it to the mixture. This is a great way to add a touch of sweetness without using any sugar or artificial sweeteners. Alternatively, a slice of lemon or even a bit of lemon juice might add that sour tang that many tea enthusiasts love and enjoy.
Indulging in a warm cup of CBD tea is a delightful way to unwind and enjoy the potential wellness benefits of cannabidiol. With this step-by-step guide, you now have all the knowledge and tools necessary to create your own unique CBD-infused tea blends. Whether you're an experienced tea connoisseur or just beginning to explore the world of CBD beverages, there's no limit to the flavor combinations and soothing experiences that await you!
So why not put the kettle on, experiment with different tea bases and ingredients, and discover your perfect cup of CBD herbal tea?
And remember - if you don't have the time or inclination to make your own tea, you can always purchase one of our premium CBD tea blends. Crafted with love and care, each tea is designed to offer you an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Good luck!