Weed Stem Tea – How To Make It Plus Everything You Need To Know
Like tea and weed? Well, we’ve got a treat for you. Weed stem tea is something you should know about, especially if you’re looking for something to do with your weed stems.
Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis user or seeking a healthier way to relax, there are endless reasons why you should learn more about stem tea.
Does it get me high like other edibles? What’s the process of making weed tea? Are there really any benefits?
Chill! We’ve created this blog post so that you can learn all about what it is and the effects and benefits. And, we’ve even given you a recipe to follow to make your own home brew. Let’s step and sip people!
What is it?
Weed stem tea, like any weed tea, is an ancient and highly effective traditional medicine for multiple purposes in many cultures around the world. As one of the oldest medicines, this form of cannabis consumption supposedly started with the mythical Chinese sage emperor Shennong, 5,000 years ago.
Aside from ancient mythical history, let’s get down to the chemistry fundamentals of weed stem tea! THC and CBD can be dissolved without losing any effects and medicinal qualities in the butter or milk used in weed stem tea.
Once you intuitively learn how to make weed stem tea, you will get to make it as potent or mild as you like! Weed stem tea will give you “11 Hydroxy THC” body stimulation like you would from edibles!
Effects of Weed Stem Tea
Before you start gulping cups, what exactly are the effects? Marijuana stem teas range between 30-90 minutes for you to feel the full impact.
Of course, this depends on your weight and metabolism, but it is advisable for first time users to be in a safe and familiar space when they consume tea for the first time, just to gauge how it hits them.
Once the tea has been consumed and the effects hit the body, users may feel the impact of the tea from 4-8 hours after consumption.
Considering that the tea is broken down through the body’s digestion track, the long-lasting impact of weed stem tea is desired for people seeking to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis pain, nausea, or MS.
It is important to note that weed tea can be made from the leaves, bud, and stem, each producing various ranges of THC in the tea. When made from stems, it still holds about 9.2% THC, enough to create a wonderful, relaxed sensation.
Here are some condensed effects of stem tea:
- Mild high sensation
- Sets the mind and body in tune
- Heavy relaxation
- Lasts throughout the day (depending on the dose)
While THC is not water soluble, those using their stems to create tea report excellent effects when brewing their tea in something fatty (like milk or butter) or for thrill seekers, something with alcohol.
As with anything, there are myths surrounding the effects of tea. Many report that you will find a high compared a psychotropic drug, but this is false since tea stems hold very little THC comparatively.
Reports may also claim that this tea is tasteless or creates a bad taste overall, but since it can be infused with so many delectable ingredients, it can certainly be an enjoyable beverage during and after consumption.
There are many benefits to choosing weed stem tea over any other form of using weed stems. Most importantly, stem tea is more tasteful and enjoyable, especially for tea lovers. The taste plays a huge role, because you get to choose what flavored tea you want to pair it with.
One of the other benefits of using stem tea is that it’s a better alternative to smoking it. Some personal experiences have shown smoking stems can cause serious headaches. The added benefits are that stem tea is the fastest and more convenient way to use your weed stems.
Choosing stem tea, you are choosing a healthy route to enjoying weed, unlike alcohol or oil. The process it takes to create alcohol and oil can be harmful and unhealthy for the body, unlike tea, which is proven to be healthy for the body, mind, and soul.
Some of the benefits of weed stem tea are as follows:
- Quick and easy
- More relaxing
For added benefits, you can brew your stem tea with green tea, matcha powder, honey, lemon, coconut oil, or cinnamon!
- ¼ cup of ground stems
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 3 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Your choice of tea!
To start off the weed stem tea process, you need to firstdecarboxylate the marijuana stems to fully activate the cannabinoids.
A way you can enjoy the experience even more, is you can also use the stem butter recipe and add it to your tea. Once the stems are activated, you will then grind them into small particles, and make sure to avoid over-grinding them so they don’t become powder.
The next step is to put your stems into a pot of your choice, add the water, and add a nice sized dollop of coconut oil or your favorite butter.
Next, bring the pot up to a boil while it sits and simmers for the next ten to fifteen minutes. Pour the water through a fine strainer and squeeze all the liquid through when the pot is done simmering.
Now take your stem infused water and pour it into your favorite tea. Now sit back and relax while enjoying a delicious stem infused brewed tea!
There is no better way to choose a weed stem concoction than stem tea! You get to enjoy a nice cup of tea with an added plus to it. It’s not a good idea to waste any part of the marijuana plant when there are many ways to use the left-over particles.
Stem tea, proving to be one of the most popular choices, is a fast and easy way to enjoy your weed stems. The effects may be mild compared to smoking the bud, but it is the perfect way to set your body and mind at ease!
Weed Stem Tea – How To Make It Plus Everything You Need To Know Like tea and weed? Well, we’ve got a treat for you. Weed stem tea is something you should know about, especially if you’re looking
How to Make Potent Weed Tea From Your Leftover Stems
Now you may be thinking. tea from my leftover stems? Am I back in high school?
But recycling your weed stems into a potent and medicinal tea is an incredibly efficient way to use a ‘byproduct’ of our favorite sticky herb.
Weed tea is used all over the world to treat a variety of ailments including asthma, nausea and chronic pain. Drinking your medicine in tea form delivers relief dramatically faster than smoking which is what makes it so effective at treating auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis. Cannabis tea also releases mood enhancers that boost overall positivity and reduce anxiety.
Tea is a great alternative for someone who doesn’t enjoy smoking but still wants to soak up all the amazing benefits of cannabis. It is easy to dose yourself with tea, unlike other edibles that can make you feel out of control quite quickly.
Tea is an all around gentler and healthier high if made on the lighter side. Teas made with stems have a far milder effect and taste than teas made with pure bud. I have definitely been knocked out by weed tea, and have had some friends that say infused tea is the highest they’ve ever been — so don’t say the experts didn’t warn you 😉
- ¼ – ½ cup of marijuana stems (from organic cannabis preferably)
- additional shake and/or weed are optional to increase potency
- 3 cups of water
- Additional bag of tea to add flavor
- Coffee Filter
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Alcohol of Your Choice ( or)
- 1/2 cup of Whole Milk, Coconut Milk, or Half-and-Half ( or)
- ½ tbsp of Butter/Coconut Oil
Step One: To grind or not to grind?
Some recipes recommend grinding your stems before steeping. Grinding creates more surface area which could theoretically increase the potency, however, experience tells me that the difference is negligible. Also, I find that grinding the stems makes the whole process messier; so if you want a quick and easy tea, feel free to skip the grinding step. An easy compromise is to break up the stems with your hands.
Depending on what you have handy in your kitchen, you can either grab a teapot or a regular saucepan. Fill up the pot with 3 cups of water. If you don’t drink alcohol, you can add 1/2 cup of milk / half-and-half, or a ½ tbsp of butter / coconut oil, at this time . I find alcohol to be the best binding agent to enhance the potency of weed tea. If you choose to use alcohol, add it after the boiling process (so it won’t evaporate while boiling). Bring the concoction in your pot to a boil.
Once it has reached the boiling point, add the stems and let boil for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. If you have a reusable tea bag large enough for your stems, put it to use for an easier straining process. If you’re looking for an exceptionally potent tea, add some additional trim, shake, or ground nugs during this step.
Once the tea is thoroughly infused, remove it from the heat. If you chose to use alcohol, now is the time to add a couple tablespoons of the alcohol of your choice (rum is a nice and sweet-tasting addition).
If you used a tea bag, just remove the bag and your tea is ready! Without a teabag, the next step is straining the tea. Grab that coffee filter and let’s separate that yummy tea from the used stems. If you used a teapot, it’s easy to secure the coffee filter around the spout with a rubber band, or place the filter inside the teapot. If you used a saucepan, you can secure the coffee filter around a mug to strain your tea.
Once your tea is strained, you can add a variety of extra goodies to enhance the flavor. Our girl Mary always said, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down — honey and/or raw sugar will make your medicinal tea taste amazing. If milk or half-and-half were used, adding a bag of organic chai tea or turmeric tea will bring your brew to another level. If alcohol was used, I recommend adding a strong bag of fruity or floral tea like passionfruit.
I view this tea as a daily vitamin and love making a big batch to sip on throughout the week. Whatever your needs, this tea is very customizable in potency and flavor profiles. With this recipe in your back pocket, you have a quick and easy way to get high twice by recycling your stems into a potent tonic.
How to Make Potent Weed Tea From Your Leftover Stems Now you may be thinking. tea from my leftover stems? Am I back in high school? But recycling your weed stems into a potent and medicinal