Have you ever wondered about blending the soothing warmth of tea with the chill vibes of cannabis? We’re about to dive into the aromatic world of cannabis tea, exploring its cozy corners and uncovering all the secret recipes that make this elixir a must-try. Discover how to make a delicious cannabis herbal tea, also known as tisane, using your favorite cannabis flowers, herbs, and spices along with many other cannabis tea infusion options for a truly relaxing experience.

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Why You Will Love This Method

Chronic pain can be a challenging and persistent issue, affecting the quality of life for many. 

One increasingly popular and effective way to manage this discomfort is through the natural benefits of cannabis. 

Imagine settling into your evening with a pot of tea, gently infused with the healing properties of cannabis buds and a hint of cinnamon stick for that added kick.

Now, it’s important to know that just like with cannabis coffee, there is no one right way to make a cup of cannabis tea.

Inside my Well With Cannabis Community, my members have shared over 20 different ways they enjoy their cannabis tea.

There are many different routes to take to arrive at the same destination: a delicious infused herbal cannabis tea you love.

This blog post will guide you through the simple steps to create your own cannabis herbal tea, a great option for those seeking relief. 

With informative insights and easy-to-follow instructions, I’ll help you discover a comforting, effective way to incorporate cannabis into your routine, offering not just relief but an enjoyable ritual to look forward to.

Important! To Get the Best Results..

There are a few important things to keep in mind when making cannabis tea based on what we already know about cannabis edibles.

For the best experience, I recommend:

  1. Decarboxylate first
  2. Consider adding a fat source

Decarb First

Whether you’re making stem tea or a cannabis tisane (herbal tea), as outlined below, you’re going to want to be sure you decarboxylate your flower first.

The simple process of cannabis decarboxylation must occur before consuming the cannabis plant to reap the benefits of activated CBD or THC.

If you were to prepare your tea by simply pouring warm water over a dried or raw cannabis bud, it is unlikely that you will feel any strong intoxicating effects of THC.

This is because raw cannabis does not naturally contain high amounts of CBD or THC, instead it contains what is known as cannabinoid acids.

Cannabinoid acids, known as CBDA and THCA, have potential health benefits – but they are not intoxicating in nature (meaning you won’t get high). 

If you are looking for the health benefits of CBDA and THCA, you can skip the decarboxylation process. If you want to enjoy the intoxicating effects of CBD or THC in your tea, be sure to decarboxylate first.

If you’re brand new to the process of decarboxylation, have no fear, I have a complete decarboxylation guide that will walk you through the process step-by-step.

Add a Fat Source

You might be thinking – what? Add fat to my tea? Why?

Making cannabis tea sounds as simple as pouring hot water over the cannabis leaves or buds to let them steep, but that is not the most effective way to get a full-spectrum of compounds from the plant into your body.

Cannabinoids like THC and CBD are lipophilic, meaning they attract fat molecules. They are not water-soluble, which means they will not dissolve in water alone.

According to scientific studies, when paired with a fat source, the absorption of cannabinoids is enhanced: THC and CBD by 2.5-fold and 3-fold, respectively, compared to fat-free formulations1.

This means that adding a fat source to your cannabis tea may make it up to 2.5-3 times more potent than choosing to skip a fat source.

For those looking for the intoxicating benefits of THC, adding some fat source is a good idea.

There are many different ways to add a fat source to your tea without negatively affecting the taste and flavor, many of which we included in my 9 different ways to make cannabis tea below.

Additional ways to introduce fat to tea include:

  • Adding a splash of full-fat milk
  • Adding a splash of cream
  • Adding a splash of coconut milk
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How Much Cannabis Should I Add?

As humans, we all have our own unique endocannabinoid systems, explaining why we react to cannabis edibles differently. 

I can’t give specific dosage measurements on making your cannabis tea because there are so many variables that will impact your product’s final dose. 

This includes what method you choose for infusion, whether you start with CBD flower or THC flower, whether you went through the decarboxylation process, and how much and the potency of the material you started with. 

My advice, as always, is to start low and go slow.

Start with a ¼-½ teaspoon if your infusion of choice and work your way up from there. 

If you’re still unsure of how to find your perfect dose and learn what works best for your body, be sure to check out the in-depth education offered in my Cannabis Compass Online Course.

Different Infusion Options

If you are ready to explore your options and discover the many different ways you can make cannabis-infused beverages, you’ve come to the right place. 

From cannabis-infused butter to herbal teas, I will review over nine different cannabis tea infusion options I’ve tried and love:

#1 – Cannabis Herbal Tea (Tisane)

A tisane, also known as herbal tea, is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the benefits of cannabis.

For this type of tea, you can choose to decarb your cannabis first to enjoy the activated benefits of CBD or THC, or skip this step to enjoy the benefits of CBDA and THCA. 

Also keep in mind you can choose between TBC flowers, CBD flower, or CBG flower here to customize your own cannabis tea blend.

For this option, it is up to you what types of herbs you want to add to your cannabis herbal tea, along with the cannabis itself.

There are many different flowering herbs you can mix and match to deliver a unique tea tasting experience, from lavender to calendula, each with different effects. 

Additionally, you can add traditional black loose-leaf tea leaves to your tea mix for a true tea experience.

You can also find my favorite cannabis herbal tea recipe below. 

It involves choosing your favorite herbal tea additives, grinding them up in a spice grinder, and adding them to a cloth tea bag or metal tea ball for steeping.

If you’re new to using different herbs and spices below, check out this bulk botanical flower kit which will get you started with 6 different types of edible flowers that can be used to make tea.

Cloth Tea Bag for Cannabis Tea

#2 – Make Stem Tea

While it may be tempting to throw away those leftover stems, the truth is, there may actually be some good stuff left on them.

While you can’t smoke or inhale this part of the plant, one of the most popular ways to get the most out of this byproduct is to make weed stem tea. 

You can choose to leave the stems whole or grind them up, then be sure to go through the decarboxylation process. 

Feel free to add a few grams of stems to your very own cloth tea bag or a metal tea ball infuser to make cannabis stem tea. 

After that, you can steep your cannabis stems in your tea with any other additive you desire. 

Also, be sure to opt for a fat addition if you want to get the most out of your cannabinoids.

#3 – Cannabutter Tea

If you’ve never put cannabutter in your tea before, you may be thinking that it doesn’t sound too good, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

Adding cannabutter to your teacup adds richness to the flavor and texture and can be enjoyed alongside any other tea addition you like to use, like sugar or cream.

This simple infusion method is an alternative way to make any tea you already enjoy, whether it be black tea, green tea, or another herbal tea.

Freezing cannabis-infused butter in an ice cube tray can be perfect for dosing out a perfect size addition to your morning cup of tea.

If its your first time making cannabutter, be sure to get my full step-by-step guide here.

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Note: It’s important to keep in mind that mixing tea and butter is the same as mixing oil and water; they don’t naturally stay together well. You will likely notice butter/oil floating on the top of your tea after the cup is left to sit for a few minutes. This is harmless and left to your personal taste and texture preferences and can easily be fixed with the addition of lecithin.

Cannabis Coconut Oil in Cannabis Tea

#4 – Cannabis Oil Tea

Cannabis-infused oil is another popular cannabis tea infusion method I see. 

In addition to traditional coconut oil, infusing MCT oil is also a popular choice.

You can also use CBD oil to make CBD tea.

As cooking with CBD oil gains popularity, many people realize that CBD oil is an excellent addition to their morning cup of tea and their overall wellness routine.

Adding CBD oil to your morning cup of tea is also likely the most accessible option for most folks, as CBD is legal in nearly every state. 

If you want to make your own CBD oil at home, be sure to check out my beginner’s guide.

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While the oil and butter are good for hot tea, they simply do not mix well into cold options, like iced tea.

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This water-soluble beverage enhancer provides 3mg of THC and 3mg of CBD per pump, making dosing easy for best results. 

You can purchase this liquid drink aid solution to make cannabis-infused beverages like coffee at home – without any of the hard work.

Simply pump, mix with a good stir, and enjoy your favorite drink with the peace of mind of knowing the exact dosage.

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This cannabis cooking oil made with THC+CBD will take all of the guesswork out of cooking with cannabis, allowing you to infuse any recipe.

First time using cannabis? Prefer just CBD products? I also have a CBD Beverage Booster available which makes it easy to control how much CBD you add. This product does not include the psychoactive ingredient THC, meaning you won’t experience any intoxicating effects. 

#6 – Cannabis Tinctures

A traditional cannabis tincture is an alcohol-based cannabis infusion and will likely blend into the tea the best of any method described here.

Depending on how strong your tincture is, you may only need less than a teaspoon of cannabis tincture. 

With this method, the warm temperature of the tea will evaporate off some, if not all, of the small amount of alcohol in the tincture. 

If you want to make your own cannabis alcohol tincture at home to add to your morning cup of tea, be sure to grab my guide here for making either the Golden Dragon or Green Dragon tinctures.

Cannabis Tea Made with CannaSugar

#7 – Cannabis Sugar

Adding a spoonful of cannabis sugar to your cup of tea may be the easiest way to make a cup of cannatea.

But, it takes a little bit of work to make cannabis sugar. Before making your own cannabis sugar, you must first make a cannabis alcohol tincture. 

Once the tincture is made, you pour that over sugar to make cannabis sugar. For a full guide on how to make cannabis sugar at home, click here.

From there, you can store it in a mason jar and add it to any of your favorite weed tea recipes.

#8 – Cannabis Honey

What could pair together better than tea and honey? Cannabis-infused honey!

If you’ve never made your own cannabis honey before, I have a super simple recipe here on the blog.

You can then stir in as much or as little as you would like into any type of tea you prefer.

Cannabis Tea Made With Concentrate

#9 – Cannabis Concentrates

There are many different types of cannabis concentrates on the market today that can be used to make cannabis-infused tea.

One of the most popular cannabis concentrates made at home is called full-extract cannabis oil, also known as FECO. It may also be called RSO.

Depending on where you live, you may also have access to high-quality cannabis concentrates like distillate.

This is a highly concentrated cannabis product with minimal flavor, so cannabis consumers highly favor it.

Cannabis Tea with Cannabis Pulp

#10 – Leftover Cannabis Pulp

This is another one where they say: don’t knock it until you try it!

Leftover cannabis pulp is the plant matter left over from cannabis butter, cannabis coconut oil, tincture, or cannabis olive oil.

While many people typically throw the leftover pulp or ‘sludge’ out, many of my Well With Cannabis Community have reported that they save and use the leftovers in many different recipes.

The best way to add cannabis pulp leftovers to your tea is to place the leftover plant material in a teaball and steep it in your mug. This is the teaball I recommend.

How Much Cannabis Should I Add?

Before getting started, it’s important to know what to expect with the effects of cannabis tea. 

As humans, we all have our own unique endocannabinoid systems, explaining why we react to cannabis edibles differently. 

I can’t give tell you exactly how much weed to use for making your cannabis tea because there are so many variables that will impact your product’s final dose. 

This includes what method you choose for infusion, whether you start with CBD flower or THC flower, whether you went through the decarboxylation process, and how much and the potency of the material you started with. 

As a general rule, my advice, as always, is to start low and go slow. 2-5 mg THC is a good place to start.

Start with a ¼-½ teaspoon if your infusion of choice, test your tolerance level, and work your way up from there. 

If you’re still unsure of how to find your perfect dose and learn what works best for your body, be sure to check out the in-depth education offered in my Cannabis Compass Online Course.

A white teacup full of cannabis tea with a cannabis plant

9 Ways To Make Cannabis Tea

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Learn how to make a delicious cannabis herbal tea, also known as tisane, using your favorite cannabis flowers along with other herbs and spices for a truly relaxing experience. Or infuse with cannabis oil, cannabutter, cannabis sugar, cannahoney and more. ,
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 tea bags

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Bring a kettle of water to just near-boiling. While warming the water, in a dedicated herb and spice grinder, grind together your herbs of choice.
  • Transfer the ground herbs to a mesh tea bag or metal tea ball. This amount of herbs can fill 2 tea bags for 2 servings.
  • Add a single tea bag or ball to your mug of choice. Cover with hot water.
  • Allow the tea to steep for 2-5 minutes, until your desired taste is achieved.
  • Add in your desired additives if using, including coconut oil, cream, or sugar. Stir well and enjoy.

Notes

*Feel free to mix and match your spices and herbs for a unique flavor combination based on your preferences. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 5kcal

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cannabis Recipe
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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I experience psychoactive effects?

This will depend on how many mg of THC are in the tea. Just a single gram of cannabis flower can contain upward of 200mg of THC, so it is important to start low and go slow. Using ground cannabis is an easy way to accidentally over do it. 

What are the effects of weed tea?

The effects you experience when you drink weed tea will depend on the amount of cannabis used, the specific cannabis strain, the amount of THC in THC flowers, the heating process used, and of course, your own unique digestive system and endocannabinoid system

Is it OK to use boiling water?

In this case, you do not need to use 212°F boiling water to make your tea. In fact, this high heat may be enough to destroy some of the more delicate terepenes and other active ingredients in the flower and other herbs. Feel free to aim for a lower temperature, like 180°F. 

Conclusion

In wrapping up, we learned about the richly rewarding process of crafting a personal cannabis tea blend. 

From the initial prep time to choosing the perfect parts of the plant, and even deciding on the ideal cups of water, every step offers an opportunity for customization. 

Whether you prefer your cannabis tea in its basic tea form or seek an extra boost by exploring various binding agents and fats to enhance the digestive tract’s uptake, there’s a formula for everyone.

Thanks to its versatile preparation options, including cannabis buds, a fine strainer, and even optional spices like a cinnamon stick for an added kick, crafting a great pot of tea can be a delightful exploration.

And for those moments you need an extra soothing brew, remember, the care you put into your next cup doesn’t just offer temporary comfort—it’s a step toward a more serene and balanced life.

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  1. 5 stars
    Emily
    If water does not remove the THC and CBD from the cannabis you boiled how does adding the fat source at the end help? And how does the THC and CBD know there is a fat source to bind to since it is just floating in and around in the bath or tea ball? How does this make the desired elements leave the herb and get into the water or attach to the milk or coconut oil?

  2. Hi Terri. Cannabinoids (CBD, THC, etc.) are hydrophobic oily substances and are not water-soluble, meaning water is not capable of extracting the cannabinoids from the plant. Cannabis is lipophilic, meaning that it dissolves in fat making it fat-soluble. When you add the fat in at the end, the cannabinoids bind to it and extracts from the plant matter into your tea. By stirring and allowing it to steep for several minutes, the cannabinoids and fat bind together. Essentially, cannabis hates water and hides from it, but loves oil and comes out to play. ??

  3. Do I have to grind the loose leaf tea and the decarbed cannabis? Can I leave it as is and just add it to a cloth tea bag?

  4. Hi Tay. Grinding the loose leaf tea prior to bagging is important because the essential nutrients are released from the tea during that time. The decarbed cannabis will be fine without grinding. I hope this helps!

  5. Hello, You are amazing! THANK YOU! Question, how do i figure out the dose in mg? how many mgs are in 1 cup of tea?