If you’re like me and want to see everything you buy go to good use, cannabis stem tea is the way to do it. The world is full of waste; not just landfills are quickly being filled with trash, but billions of dollars a year are wasted on products that were bought and not consumed or used.
If you love cannabis, you probably take your hits as if they were solid gold and savor each one, but afterward, it often feels like those leftover stems aren’t worth using. Modern dancers are faced with the hard decision of throwing out old shoes or keeping them.
But Why Cannabis Stem Tea?
Cannabis-infused tea has been sparked up globally as a more mellow alternative to smoking marijuana. Sure, this hot drink will not get you as high as a THC-packed chunk of weed might, but stems seem to offer some incredible benefits considering that many usually just throw them out. Plus, who could resist the idea of a tea party with friends indulging in sweet and savory foods.
In this tutorial article, we will explain the possible medical uses of cannabis stem tea and provide detailed instructions on how to make it at home.
What Is Cannabis Stem Tea?
Cannabis stem tea is very similar to its name. All you St need for this tea is boiling water and cannabis stems – that tea is cooked with’s cannabis!
This hot drink uses the byproduct stems of marijuana plants, once the buds have been removed. It’s not hard to make, and you can steep large batches of it if you want to share with your friends or throw a 420-friendly tea party.
Before you can infuse marijuana into liquid, you’ll have to grind the stalks and soak them overnight. For the drink to alcohol properly, you must steep the plant material for at least 18 hours before adding in your weed.
Why Would Someone Choose to Brew Cannabis Stem Tea?
First of all, brewing cannabis stem tea is an excellent idea because your regular weed stems would otherwise go to waste. The latter should never be thrown away in the first place since it’s so delicious and resourceful. For this reason, it is concurrently economical, because you might be able to get a bit more time spent high for your money’s worth.
Those who cannot smoke or inhale marijuana for medical or personal reasons can enjoy this calming drink. Those who suffer from asthma or respiratory problems may wish they could drink herbal tea for two reasons: get a buzz, and/or relief.
For those suffering from certain medical conditions, this healing elixir will provide a way of relief.
What Are the Medical Benefits of Cannabis Stem Tea?
Although standalone cannabis stem tea has not been researched thoroughly, it is said to possess similar medical benefits to that of other parts of the cannabis plant. Recent reports have shown that mixing herbal teas with certain herbs can be helpful for an array of conditions, including anxiety, depression, asthma, chronic pain, body aches, migraines/headaches, and more. The most significant benefit of drinking your cannabinoid medicine is that it may work faster than eating an edible.
How to Make Cannabis Stem Tea
Now, after providing some background information on the benefits of cannabis stem tea, it’s time for me to reveal what you’ve been waiting for all along…
Ingredients You’ll Need:
The ingredients at this ratio will produce somewhere between 3-4 cups of brewed tea, but if you desire a greater quantity, simply multiply the numbers to your corresponding preference.
- Leftover stems from your favorite cannabis, preferably organic (½-¼ cups worth)
- Purified water (3 cups)
- Standard sized tea bag(s) of your favorite non-ganja tea for added flavor (1-2 bags)
- A coffee filter to strain the solid contents from the liquid
- Either your favorite liquor/alcohol (2-3 teaspoons), milk/non-dairy milk (½ cup), or butter/coconut oil (½ tablespoon)
If you want to increase the potency and THC content, consider shaking it up (or removing some of the product), adding a gram of weed or kief.
As previously noted, cannabis stems cannot be brewed without an additional ingredient to bind the cannabinoids.THC is not fat-soluble, so it can’t be absorbed by water and you will just end up with cannabis-flavored hot water. That is why at least one alcohol, milk or non-dairy milk, and butter/coconut oil are included in the ingredients list. This can be the source of the fat for THC to latch on, which makes it incredibly important.
Decide whether or not you want to grind up your stems
Deciding whether or not to grind the stems before you begin to process the beans is completely up to personal preference. There is not sufficient research to show the best way to go about this. If you have decided to use a grinder, you will want to begin breaking down the stems now.
Get that water boiling
Fill a pan or a kettle with 3 cups of purified water (or more if you decide to increase the portion). If you are making a drink that includes milk or non-dairy substitutes, the butter will melt into your hot beverage. When boiling water, add alcohol to the process after the water has boiled to avoid evaporating.
Start the infusion process
Now it’s time to get the weed mixed in. Once your water has come to a boil, begin stirring in your marijuana stems. The ratio in the recipe should be followed exactly. For about 8-12 minutes stirring continuously to ensure that all of the ingredients bind with fat molecules. If additional kief or shake was desired, it can be added into a reusable tea bag and then placed in boiling water. A well-stirred pot will help to release flavors and reduce the chance of burning on the bottom.
Strain and pour
Once the allotted time has passed, your tea will be ready to drink. Remove the now-infused water from the stovetop. If you add liquor to your coffee, now is the time to pour it through a filter device. Once filtered, store it in another pot. If a tea bag was used earlier, it can be removed and the filtration process can be skipped.
Make that tea taste amazing and start enjoying it
The taste of the cannabis stem tea might not be alluring, even if you love the flavor of the smokeable or edible herb. For this reason, it may be useful to add a tea bag from your favorite stash, even if you have coffee. Utilize one or two tea bags, and allow them to steep into that mixture you just strained. Add water to the inside of the bags and let them soak as needed. Empty contents into a mug or teacup.
If you don’t want your tea to be too plain, there are plenty of ways to add flavor; honey, sugar, agave syrup, milk, or even a little lemon. Although cannabis tea does not get you high, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it.
Final Thoughts on Cannabis Stem Tea
If you’ve been searching for a fast-acting form of smoke-free marijuana that is not only resourceful, economical, and environmentally friendly but also delicious and medicinally beneficial, cannabis stem tea might be right up your alley. Especially for those who suffer from MS, arthritis, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, migraines, autoimmune disorders, asthma, and nausea (even morning sickness), this herbal elixir has shown to be particularly relieving.