Have you ever heard about CBD tea? Have you ever had it yet? If not, you are about to find out. There are certain things you need to know before drinking CBD tea. As the name indicates, CBD tea is a hot beverage that you drink at any time of the day; but preferably at night. The tea is made of marijuana buds that you steep in hot water. The marijuana strain used to make this tea has more CBD content than THC content. When you brew a batch of this medicinal tea, the boiling process separates the cannabinoids and the terpenes in the plant matter. It also makes it easier to digest the CBD tea after it is boiled and steeped. When you have this tea, you don’t have to take any pills or potions. It also acts fast because it goes into the digestive system and blood stream.
What About Getting High?
You may also want to know if this CBD tea will make you high and the answer is now. In fact, there are no CBD products that will make you high and that include this same tea. There are many cannabis strains that have a many other cannabinoids and not only CBD. These same strains might have THC content, which will give you some feelings of high, depending on the amount of dosage. And so, you should be aware that the feelings you get from a full CBD strains is different from one that has some amount of THC content. If you don’t to get accidentally high, then it is best to buy cannabis strain that has a low dosage of THC.
How to Make It
Now, we will talk about how to make this CBD tea. First of all, you will need specific ingredients such as:
- Pot to boil water
- Filter, strainer or cheesecloth
- Binding agent
- Bowl or tea pot
- Loose tea bag is optional
The Binding Agent Effect
When you drink CBD tea, it has to be able to bind with other chemicals so that it can go through the digestive system to the bloodstream and then the brain. That is why you would need a binding agent. You may be wondering what a binding agent is. It is a chemical that binds or absorbs other chemicals such as CBD or THC. In this particular case, we are talking about CBD. After binding, it is transported into places inside your body where it wouldn’t be able to go without the binding agent. If there is no binding agent, the CBD wouldn’t be able to get into the bloodstream nor the brain. And if it is not able to get to the brain, then you won’t get the benefits that it ultimately provides. No matter how much CBD tea you drink, if it does not have any binding agent, you won’t enjoy its benefits and effect. Here are some binding agents to consider:
- Whole Milk
- Coconut oil
- Coconut Milk
- Half and Half
To use your binding agent, it has to first be decarboxylated. This process is important to activate the medical properties in the marijuana bud. You cannot rely on your stomach to do this for you. And, you need it done prior to brewing your CBD tea. You are going to need an oven heated at 240 degrees and then place the grinded bud in the oven; cooking it in a baking pan for up to forty minutes until it is golden brown. Take it out of the oven and allow it to cool.