This is a simple recipe for hemp flower tea that you can easily prepare at home. There are no exotic ingredients involved. Instead, it’s made of mature hemp flower and other basic ingredients that can be easily found at home.
Before we begin, let’s understand why hemp flower tea is rising in popularity.
What is Hemp Flower Tea?
Tea drinking dates back to ancient civilizations in India, and has been made from different herbs over time. Traditionally, the herb is simply steeped in hot water to release nutrients, taste, and aroma, and the infused liquid is swallowed.
Tea drinking is already a cultural staple in many communities around the world. As more countries legalize hemp for commercial growth, hemp flower tea will rise even more in popularity.
Is Hemp Flower Tea Intoxicating?
Hemp flower tea is not intoxicating. The main contributor from the hemp flower that most people are interested in is CBD. CBD is a mild stimulant that uplifts the mood and causes a cerebral buzz in some people. It is non-psychoactive and will therefore not cause the consumer to feel high.
The intoxicating compound in cannabis that does cause that high feeling is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is found in negligible amounts in hemp, and must make up less than 0.3% of its composition in order to be legal. This amount of THC is not sufficient enough to produce psychoactive effects when ingested.
What are the Benefits of Hemp Flower Tea with CBD?
Hemp flower tea that contains CBD is popular for its anxiety and pain-relieving properties. Cannabidiol (CBD) has a number of healing properties that research continues to reveal.
Drinking tea with CBD may help you:
- Feel relaxed
- Relieve stress
- Relieve inflammation
- Sleep better
- Fight epilepsy
- Relieve nausea
- Fight depression
How to Make Your Own Hemp Flower Tea
The first thing to do is to make sure you have high-quality hemp flower. The hemp flower nugs should be fresh and well dried, and they should also be free from mold or any signs of rotting. When you smell the flowers you should smell different scents ranging from pungent to sweet, some dominating over the others.
- 6 grams hemp flower finely ground
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- ¼ cup softened butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup of water
- Honey to taste
- Mix the decarboxylated hemp flower with milk, oil and vanilla until combined
- Leave the mixture at room temperature for an hour
- Put the mixture in a saucepan, add water and heat
- Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes but do not allow it to boil
- Remove from heat and cool slightly before serving in cups
- Add honey to taste
Hemp flower tea can also be infused with other nutritious, therapeutic, or flavorful compounds such as cinnamon, ginger, mint, or turmeric.
Note that CBD is a fat-loving compound, which means that it does not blend well with water. One must add cream, milk, coconut, or any other fatty substance to provide a base for the CBD molecules, thus maximizing the absorption of CBD.
Pre-Packaged Hemp Flower Tea
For those who do not like making recipes from scratch, there is a shortcut. Some CBD companies sell pre-packaged CBD flower tea, which you can order online. These packages contain earthy-smelling tea bags which are ready to be used right away.
Let the tea bag sit in the water for about five minutes before you remove it, and enjoy your tea. Some prepackaged CBD tea may also be in powder form. Once you open the sachet, empty the contents into a cup and add boiling water. Since hemp-derived CBD has a strong aroma and taste, you can add flavor to improve the taste and aroma.