How To Make CBD Tea Using Organic CBD Nugs (3 Easy Ways)
How To Make CBD Tea At Home
Can You Brew Tea Using Organic CBD Nugs?
One of the prime advantages of organic CBD nugs is their versatility. While smoking or vaporizing CBD nugs are the most popular methods of absorption, some folks may prefer unorthodox techniques—such as baking their artisan hemp into tasty CBD cookies or by brewing some homemade CBD tea.
Brewing CBD tea at home is about as easy as smoking hemp out of a bong. All you need is five minutes, some hot water, and possibly a tea infuser.
In this blog post, we’re going to go over three different ways on how to make CBD tea at home. Additionally, we’ll also share a few advantages that CBD tea has over other methods of absorption, as well as a few top shelf hemp strains and products that are perfect for brewing tea.
Benefits Of Using Organic CBD Nugs To Make Tea
If you’re interested in how to make CBD tea at home, then you might be pleased to know that it offers a variety of benefits. Not only is brewing homemade CBD tea easy, but it’s also fun and inexpensive. That said, sipping tea infused with organic CBD nugs even has a variety of additional medicinal benefits.
You may already know about the benefits of using hot tea for a sore throat. Because of the warmth of hot tea—along with additional ingredients like chamomile, honey, or ginger—it can help soothe the pain of a sore throat, especially one caused by strep or an upper respiratory infection. Add in a pinch of CBD, which is already known for managing pain, and you can help combat pharyngitis and related ailments.
Another benefit of CBD tea is its caffeine. If you want to enjoy deep CBD relaxation without falling asleep, using moderately caffeinated tea brews can help keep you awake. Conversely, CBD also helps counteract the stimulating properties of caffeine—which balances out both elements, making CBD tea a viable drink for both the AM and PM since you won’t be overly alert nor overly drowsy.
How To Make CBD Tea : 3 Easy Methods
Looking on how to make your own CBD-infused tea at home? Thankfully, there’s a few different methods out there. And none of them require any fancy brewing kit or specialty herbs. Hot water, tea bags, and some organic artisan hemp will suffice for a quality brew.
Below are three different ways to make hemp-infused tea at home.
1. The Easy Method: How To Make CBD Tea Using A CBD Tincture
The most convenient and most popular method on how to make CBD tea is to simply use an organic CBD tincture like an oil to stir it into your tea.
The process is as easy as it sounds: simply brew some tea using your favorite tea leaves or pre-packaged tea bags, add a few drops of organic CBD oil, stir, and enjoy!
One of the big advantages of this method is that you can easily measure out how much CBD you want to use per serving. At DLO, for example, one full dropper of CBD oil equates to 18mg of full spectrum CBD. That means for an 8oz serving, you can decide exactly how much CBD you want to mix in.
For the best tea, we recommend using our full spectrum CBD MCT Oil.
Why this oil in particular? Because it uses MCT oil as a carrier oil. MCT is a healthy type of trans fat that helps promote heart health and serves as “clean fuel” for the body.
Additionally, our MCT CBD oil also provides great taste. You can choose from unflavored, mint chamomile, or orange ginger—all great flavors (or lack thereof) to transfer into your tea.
To learn more about MCT CBD oil, read our blog post: MCT CBD Oil : Benefits, Uses and Where To Buy Online
2. The Flower Method : How To Make CBD Tea Using Hemp Flower
If you want to make tea that incorporates the taste of CBD flower and terpenes, then using full-sized nugs will be your best bet. Although it may not be as effective at infusing CBD as MCT oil would be, it still provides great CBD benefits and flavor.
First things first: before making CBD tea, it’s important to decide on whether you want to use raw flower or decarbed flower.
What’s the difference? Well, raw flower refers to non-heated flowers, the type you would get when ordering hemp from DLO. Decarbed flower refers to flower that has been through a heating method called decarboxylation—which converts the acidic precursor cannabinoids (CBDA, CBGA, THCA, etc) to their full cannabinoid form (CBD, CBG, THC).
Decarboxylation already happens whenever you smoke or vaporize hemp. However, in order to optimize CBD flower for edibles or tea, it’s best to decarboxylate beforehand. That said, you can still use the raw hemp form instead. Many of the acidic precursors still contain valuable medicinal benefits (we mention this in one of our blog posts). It’s simply a matter of preference and taste.
If you want to decarb your organic CBD nugs before brewing tea, follow this simple process:
Grind your organic CBD nugs
Place on a baking sheet
Preheat oven to 240°F (115°C)
Bake flower for 90 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking every 5-10 minutes
Let cool to room temperature
To make CBD tea, take the raw or decarbed hemp and place it into a tea infuser. You can then either mix in tea leaves or use it alongside a prepackaged tea bag. Place into hot water, let it steep for a few minutes, stir, and voila—it’s as easy as that!
For this method, it’s important to check the CBD concentration on your strain before brewing so you can estimate how much flower to use. Also important is to check the terpene profile of each nug for an idea of what flavor it might add. For flavors that complement tea well, we recommend floral and/or citrus flavors like Lavender, Tropical Dream, Eden, or Selene.
Not sure which strain to use? CBD Kief is another great option, because it combines the trichome-covered kief of several different strains into one potent powder—perfect for either easy decarbing or for using raw.
Read Also: 3 Best Reasons To Buy CBD Kief
3. The Connoisseur Method : How To Make CBD Tea Using A Blender
This option is probably the most flavorful, but will require tea leaves instead of pre-packaged tea bags. You’ll also need a blender, a tea infuser, and an organic CBD nug (either raw or decarbed).
If you want to experience the best flavored CBD tea, one efficient method is to blend tea leaves and organic CBD nugs together for use in a tea infuser. Simply blend your favorite leaves and hemp nugs together on a low setting (you want them to be fine, but not too powdery), boil some water, and let the infuser sit for a few minutes before stirring.
By blending the leaves and organic CBD nugs together and using an infuser, you allow more surface area for the hot water to touch. This consequently will help pull more flavor from both the hemp and tea leaves. It’ll also make it easier to infuse the CBD.
The best part about this method is its fun factor and ability to experiment with different types of hemp nugs and tea leaves. Mix different strains together to see what tastes best.
For a succulent CBD tea cocktail, try mixing together green or herbal tea leaves with Blue Diamond and Dream Fuel to create a sweet, floral tea flavor. Or, for something more earthy, mix African red tea leaves with Kimbo Kush and Green Dream.
Above are just a few easy ways to make CBD tea at home. For the best tea flavors and CBD potency, only use full spectrum and organic CBD nugs—like those sold at DLO.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your tea and hemp concoctions. Honey, lemon, cinnamon, and additional ingredients can also make an okay tea brew into something phenomenal. Additionally, you can also put in additional drops of CBD oil into already-made CBD tea for extra potency.
At DLO, all our organic CBD nug strains are grown naturally using fresh air, Oregon sunlight, and living soil. This ensures for a healthy, potent, and overall satisfying hemp experience—whether it be in join, pipe, vape, or tea form.