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If you don’t already know what CBD is then see our previous post for more information. But seeing as you’re here, I expect you have some idea around the potential benefits of CBD and are probably an avid tea drinker. In this post we’ll discuss how to make CBD Tea, CBD Tea effects and CBD Tea benefits.

Tea has been a luxury beverage for centuries and has been a valued commodity stretching from the Far East to the West, eventually finding its way to becoming part of quintessential British culture. Today, almost 100 million cups of tea are consumed daily and that’s just in the UK.

There’s no doubt Britain loves its tea, in all its forms, flavours and notes. And just to add another variety to the list, CBD Tea is becoming a popular choice for many. And we can see why. It infuses our passion, love (and even borderline addiction) for tea, with the natural therapeutic properties of CBD. The perfect way to relax.

What is CBD Tea?

To avoid confusion of terms. 

“Tea” is made from one of the various strains of the Camellia plant family. All four main types of tea come from the Camellia plant family: Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea and White Tea.

“Herbal tea” or “tisane” is referred to anything that is brewed or infused in water that is not from the Camellia plant. These include;

  • Leaf tisanes: lemon balm, mint, lemongrass, and French verbena
  • Flower tisanes: rose, chamomile, hibiscus, and lavender
  • Bark tisanes: cinnamon, slippery elm, and black cherry bark
  • Root tisanes: ginger, echinacea, and chicory
  • Fruit/berry tisane: raspberry, blueberry, peach, and apple
  • Seed/spice tisanes: cardamom, caraway, and fennel 

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This distinction is important because ‘CBD Tea’ may not actually be ‘tea’ as the name would imply. It could simply refer to an herbal tea or tisane. There are many different types of CBD Teas available so it’s best to check whether the product you choose actually contains Camellia tea, if that’s what you’re after. Others actually prefer herbal teas to traditional tea and is simply a matter of taste and preference.

How to make CBD tea

CBD teas (whether traditional tea or herbal) can be made in various ways. We’ll look into the two most common ways of making it at home. 

Option 1 – using decarboxylated cannabis
  • 1 gram of cannabis flowers / buds (high CBD, low THC strains)
  • Baking sheet
  • Grinder
  • Baking Tray

Preheat an oven to 235°F.

Grind up the herb using a grinder

Line the baking tray with a baking sheet or parchment paper.

Spread the grinded flower/buds across the tray.

Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes to decarboxylate.

Instructions

  • Fill a small pot with water and bring it to the boil
  • Pour the boiling hot water over a tea bag of your choice and allow it to cool for 5-10mins.
  • Add in the baked grind and gently stir with the tea bag for a few mins.
  • Strain content through a sieve and into a cup before adding sugar, milk, cream etc
  • Your CBD tea is now ready.
Option 2 – Using CBD oil.

Instructions

  • Fill a small pot with water and bring it to the boil
  • Pour the boiling hot water over a tea bag of your choice and allow it to cool for 10mins.
  • Add a few drops of CBD oil to the tea and stir in gently. 
  • Add your extras – sugar, milk, cream etc
  • Your CBD tea is now ready.

Option 1 is a great way to get hands on and make your own tea from scratch, as well as being natural and effective. However, getting hold of high quality CBD strains can be difficult and requires some work to get your CBD Tea.

Option 2 is fairly easy and straight forward – simply add CBD oil drops to your normal cup of tea. This is a far easier method, but the CBD oils do contain an oil (usually coconut, MCT or olive oil) which may not taste so great with tea. In addition, it can be quite tricky to correctly measure the dosage of CBD being administered with these two options. 

The alternative, which is easy and far less time consuming – is to buy CBD Tea bags already infused with CBD. 

Our range of CBD teas has two actual teas’ and one ‘tisane’. The tea bags are carefully infused with full spectrum CBD and accurate dosages per tea bag. Each flavour comes with its own instructions with clearly labelled CBD dosages and quantities. The same goes for our CBD Colombian Bean Coffee.

CBD Tea can also be made by using CBD isolates. This is a crystalised powder form of CBD. Some argue that CBD isolates (although it’s 99% pure CBD) isn’t as effective as full spectrum CBD which works in synergy with other cannabinoids to bring greater therapeutic benefit.

CBD Tea benefits

The benefits of taking CBD are numerous. For CBD Tea the main benefits include;

  • Managing stress – especially in high stress environments such as work
  • Reducing anxiety – help to keep calm throughout the day
  • Reduce headaches – for those whose eyes are glued to screens
  • Helps to manage chronic pain – one of the most common reasons for taking CBD
  • Sleep disorders – CBDs relaxing qualities helps you to relax and sleep better

Everyone’s physiology is different and the amount of CBD you should take depends on your own personal responsiveness to CBD. But the teas are generally lower in dosage compared to oils and other CBD products. It should be noted that although CBD tea has potential to help with the above symptoms, it should not be considered medication. 

CBD Tea effects

Studies have shown that CBD has therapeutic benefits that supports treatment for anxiety, panic disorders, stress and sleep. This is because CBD has phytocannabinoids that work with our endocannabinoid system and which regulates and maintains balance and stability in our bodies. There are also many known benefits of tea, and the two work together harmoniously which is the reason for its increasing popularity. 

People who have tried CBD Tea can attest to its benefits and positive effects. Why not see how it can help you?


If you’re interested in learning more, visit our shop and explore our range of CBD Teas.

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