Teas and tonics have been common in wellness circles dating back to when our ancestors sat in circles around the fire. If you have a cold, you make tea. A hangover, a hot toddy. For overall wellness, you can now make yourself hemp CBD tea. But just how to make CBD tea?
CBD tea is a great way to unwind after a stressful day. It takes the comfort that we know, love and associate with tea and blends it with the benefits experienced using CBD products. This tea is a great addition to any nighttime, beauty or wellness routine. Let’s take a look at how to make CBD tea.
Why Drink CBD Tea?
Hemp tea was a favorite of the Chinese emperor Shen-Nung. Back in 2737 B.C., the Pen Ts’ao Ching noted that the emperor used to steep the leaves in tea to support relaxation. Today, the many benefits of hemp are widely known.
Within hemp there is reported to be over 100 phytocannabinoids. These are chemical compounds that contain a wide range of benefits due to their interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Benefits of CBD include helping to:
Support a good night’s rest.
Maintain a sense of overall wellness.
Assist post-workout recovery.
Support healthy skin.
These are just a few of the uses for CBD. By consuming this tea, you may find support for any of those areas.
There are two ways to make CBD hemp tea: using the actual hemp plant and activating the phytocannabinoids yourself or using a CBD oil. However, using hemp leaves isn’t a viable option for most people.
Why Hemp Leaves Aren’t Ideal
There are several reasons why using hemp leaves isn’t practical to make CBD tea. For one, they’re not readily available at every shop. Purchasing hemp leaves isn’t like going to the grocery store and buying basil.
Then there’s the decarboxylation process. It’s a lot of work to make tea with hemp leaves. Plus, you run the risk of drying your hemp out or burning off precious cannabinoids. Suffice to say, using hemp leaves to make tea increasing the odds of diluting the plant’s potential potency.
You must also consider the oil-water situation. As CBD is not naturally water soluble, you must add a fatty base to your tea to help with absorption. Adding in coconut milk or coconut oil makes for a more filling tea, which may not be ideal. One of the best ways to simplify your CBD hemp tea project is to use CBD tinctures.
How to Make Tea With CBD Tinctures
CBD Tinctures are a great way to add flavor and a serving of cannabinoids to any meal, snack or tea. What makes CBD tinctures so ideal for tea is that they are simple to use. You dictate the serving and flavor by the number of drops you include in your brew.
As tinctures are often oil-based, the CBD still won’t absorb into the tea water. However, many tinctures contain a carrier oil, such as MCT oil or extra-virgin olive oil, that will help your body with the absorption issue. You will just need to stir your tea more often to keep the flavor and CBD dispersed.
Tinctures also come in a wide variety of flavors, such as lemon or mint, so you’ll get the added benefit of essential oils and an even greater taste in your CBD tea.
Tea With Tinctures Basics
We’re going to explain how to make tea with CBD tinctures a little backward. With this recipe, we’re going to give generic ingredients and directions and then suggest some flavor pairings. In essence, those flavor pairings will be ingredients, but we digress!
1 cup distilled water.
Loose tea leaves of your choosing.
Pour distilled water into a pot and place on the stove over medium-high heat.
Once boiling or close to boiling, put choice of tea leaves into pot and cover.
Take off heat, strain out the tea leaves and allow to cool for a few minutes. Cooling is essential — your CBD may lose potency when subjected to high temperatures.
Add in the CBD tincture and stir.
Wait about five minutes before serving.
Pairing CBD Tinctures with Tea
The best part about making CBD tea is mixing and matching to make your flavor profiles. With thousands of herbs to choose from, your choice of tea leaves is almost limitless. You can transform these flavors even more by pairing them with our delicious line of CBD tinctures.
CBD Tinctures come in four distinct flavors:
Here are some great ways to integrate Joy Organics CBD Tinctures into your tea time:
Natural CBD Tinctures
Hemp itself has a bit of a nutty flavor. These flavors are further reflected in our Natural CBD Tincture because this tincture contains only the flavors of hemp extract and EVOO. On its own, this tincture will be the closest to the natural taste of hemp. Now, imagine adding this earthy treat into tea? Exactly! That’s why this flavor pairs great with:
With this natural flavor of tincture, you can transform any tea into a CBD treat.
Tranquil Mint CBD Tinctures
Mint, tea and CBD are all great for settling your stomach. Whether you’ve had too much to eat or are feeling a bit nauseous after a car ride, CBD Tranquil Mint Tinctures can help support your natural internal functions. Be sure to pair with the following tea leaves:
As you can tell, Tranquil Mint CBD Tinctures can transform any tea into a refreshing beverage!
Lemon CBD Tinctures
Pucker up! Nothing gets you more prepared for cough and cold season (or a breezy summer day) than some lemon tea. Now, give your endocannabinoid system some extra support with a lemon CBD tincture. Pair your phytocannabinoid-rich oil with these tea leaves:
Lemon accompanies any tea well — you’ll just want to make sure there’s not too much dairy if you usually like to add milk to your cup.
Orange CBD Tinctures
Need some zest in your life? Find it with orange — this flavor is another great addition to any tea blend. However, you can up the impact of your orange flavoring by using CBD Tincture. Give your tea a citrus burst by pairing orange with:
Now that you know everything about making CBD tea, it’s time to go to the kitchen and make yourself a cup!