Keep reading to discover how to make cannabis stem tea with our step by step guide…
Well, first of all, brewing cannabis stem tea is rather resourceful. You would probably be throwing those stems away anyways, and delicious weed should never go to waste. For this reason, it is concurrently economical, because you might be able to get a bit more time spent high for your money’s worth.
Why Would Someone Choose to Brew Cannabis Stem Tea?
The flavor of the cannabis stem tea might not be all that appealing, even if you love the taste of smokeable or edible herb. For this reason, it may be useful to implement an additional tea bag from your favorite stash, maybe even an option with some caffeine if this is a morning brew. Utilize one or two tea bags, and allow them to steep into that mixture you just strained. Once the bags have soaked for their needed time, remove them and pour the contents into a mug or teacup.
Cannabis stem tea has been sparking up globally, consumed as a more mellow alternative to smoking marijuana. Sure, this hot drink will not get you quite as high as a THC-packed chunk of herb might, but stems seem to offer some pretty amazing benefits, especially considering the fact that so many usually just toss them out. Plus, who could resist the idea of a medicinal tea-party with your friends!
Fill up a saucepan or a kettle with 3 cups of purified water, (or more if you decided to increase the portion). If you have decided to go the milk, non-dairy milk, butter or coconut oil route, you will want to add this ingredient in before you begin heating the water. If you have decided to go the alcohol route, incorporate it after the water has already been boiled, so that the alcohol does not evaporate away and ruin your entire batch.
For ½ cup of processed stems, use three cups of water to make your tea. Use a saucepan or a teapot to boil water. The water should boil before you add other ingredients like milk, butter, coconut oil, or alcohol.
If you’re using a food processor, you don’t need to cut the stems. The tool will grind the stems to a smaller bit, enough to use as tea. And if you don’t have a grinder or a food processor, you may use a sharp pair of scissors to process your stems. Cut the stems as small as possible. Set the processed stems aside.
3) Add the stems
As the tea is steeping in the pot in newly boiled water, it’s time to add more flavor and enhance potency by adding other plant materials like some shake, trim or nugs, anything goes. Although this is an optional step, this is perfect for enhancing the taste and potency of your tea. But you can always skip this step if you think that you already have a potent tea.
Cannabis is known for its benefits to the gastrointestinal system. It can soothe digestive pains, reduce nausea and vomiting, and can boost appetite. This tea is made from the following ingredients:
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Luckily, those same no-good stems can be transformed into the most universally-beloved and cozy beverage: tea. And is there anything better than a cup of tea?
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Doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold, winter or summer, the process of pouring water over leaves to make a cozy beverage is nigh universal. So, stop throwing out those stems and start brewing ‘em instead! Here’s how.
Once your elixir is complete, it’s time to strain (this is where that coffee filter/cheese cloth/paper towel comes in hand). Be careful not to scald yourself! If using a kettle, rubber banding the filter around the spout is a good way to keep your skin unburned.
So, real quick: Why do you need a binding agent? Do you need one? Cannabinoids readily bind with fat molecules, which is why edibles are usually made with weed infused oil or butter. There seems to be conflicting views on the necessity of a binding agent in tea: some say alcohol is the best; others warn adding milk will decrease the potency. We say give both a shot and let us know, because we are nothing if not high-caliber investigative journalists.
– Filter (coffee filters work fine, but maybe you’re fancy and have tons of cheese cloths on hand. Maybe you’re super fancy and only have paper towels. Any will work.)