Weed tea can be a great way to start off your day if made correctly. This guide is going to go in-depth on everything you will need to know to make cannabis-infused tea. We will also show you multiple different ways to infuse tea so you will be able to make it regardless if you have dietary restrictions.
We also will try our best to explain the pros and cons of each method to help you decide which method is best for you.
Here’s What You’re Going to Need to Make Weed Tea
The first step of making weed tea is deciding how you are going to infuse it. The next section of this post will show you the different methods you can use.
You’re also going to need some equipment:
7 Different Methods to Make Weed Tea
The great thing about weed tea is there are so many different ways to infuse! Here are the most common methods:
Pure Cannabis Flower (Must be decarboxylated)
The most common method that I’ve seen scattered around on the internet is to wrap cannabis trim, kief, and tea ingredients in a tea bag and allow them to soak in boiling water. This is definitely the easiest method but we don’t recommend it.
The problem with this? THC and other cannabinoids are not water-soluble. For this method to work, you will need to ingest the small pieces of plant matter and crystals that have fallen off of the cannabis and made it through the tea bag. This method will work to infuse tea but it will be the worst tasting on this list and you will end up wasting a considerable amount of cannabis. Since cannabis is not water-soluble, the best way to use pure cannabis flower would be to add a teaspoon of keif directly into your tea.
If you are going to use this method, make sure to decarboxylate your cannabis first! This is the most important step otherwise your tea will have no psychoactive effects.
Cannabis Coconut Oil
A great way to make weed tea is by adding one or two teaspoons of cannabis-infused coconut oil. This is a great method for people who are on a ketogenic diet or people who would like to enjoy tea without carbohydrates.
Using cannabis sugar is probably our favourite method of making cannabis-infused tea. The only downfall of cannabis sugar is that it is not an easy edible medium to make. We have a comprehensive guide to making cannabis sugar here, but again, it is pretty difficult.
If this is your first time making cannabis edibles, we would recommend infusing your tea with another ingredient on this list. Nonetheless, If you are up for a challenge this is the best way to make weed tea!
Cannabis honey is a great way to make weed tea. This ingredient is relatively simple to make and is going to taste exponentially better than if you were to use the pure cannabis flower method.
The great thing about using cannabis milk to make weed tea is that this ingredient can also be used in a ton of edible recipes! Weed tea is only going to require a few teaspoons of cannabis milk but if you make a few cups you will have everything you need to make all of the recipes here.
There is a lot of weed tea recipes that require cannabis tinctures. These do work great but tinctures are the first step to making cannabis sugar which is going to taste much better. If you already have a cannabis tincture, we recommend you make cannabis sugar since you are already half-way there.
Cannabis-infused cream, like cannabis-infused milk, is a very flexible edible medium meaning that it can be used in a ton of edible recipes. If you do decide to make cannabis cream, you will the ability to turn almost any recipe that uses cream into an edible recipe!
Click here to see our cannabis cream guide. (This is a guide to making cannabis milk. However, if you use cream and follow the same steps, it will work.)
Infusion Machines Make Edibles For You!
Decarboxylating and infusing your cannabis edibles can take a lot of time and effort. Luckily, there are great infusion devices to make this process as easy and seamless as possible. Cannabis-infusion machines are countertop devices that decarboxylate and infuse your butter, oils, and other ingredients for you. With just a few clicks you will be able to make a warm glass of cannabis-infused tea!
How to Make Weed Tea
- Keurig or single serve coffee maker (optional)
- Tea bag of your choice
- 8 oz water
- 1 K-cup or tea bag
- Boil water in a kettle and pour it into a mug of your choice.
- Place a tea bag in the mug and allow it to steep for 3-4 minutes
- Add 1-2 tsps of ONE of the edible mediums. Makesure not to go overboard.
Weed Tea Potency Calculator
To find the potency of your weed tea, you will first need to know the potency of whatever ingredient you used. If you don’t know this, head over to the post corresponding to the ingredient you made. At the bottom of that post, there will be a calculator to help you find the potency of your ingredient.
Once you know the potency of your ingredient, you can use this calculator to help calculate the potency of your weed tea. Keep in mind, this is just a rough estimate.
Ryan is a content manager at thecannaschool.ca who has a background in economics. Ryan specializes in making cannabis edibles at home but loves to write about all things cannabis!