How to Make 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐬 𝐓𝐞𝐚 with Leftover Weed Stems!
The full guide to making cannabis tea! You can use herbs, stems, or anything with THC in it! Cheers!
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This video articulates the gist of the following: Cannabis stem tea is weed tea made exclusively with leftover stems that you can’t use in other methods of ingestion. Brewing a batch of cannabis stem tea is a great way to use all the dregs that are left over after you’re done picking your marijuana buds apart. Plus, it’s a quick, easy, and environmentally friendly way to pull all the cannabinoids out of every inch of your plant matter. The benefits you’ll feel from this tea depend on what type of marijuana strain you use during the boiling process. For the most part, regardless of whether you choose a THC or CBD strain, you’ll experience a calming, sedative effect from your stem tea. Stem tea really is a quick and easy way to get the medicinal perks you need to make it through the day. Obviously, if you use a high-CBD strain in your stem tea, you won’t get high at all (only THC creates a psychedelic effect). Chances are, even if you use a high-THC strain to brew some tea, you may only feel a slight difference in reality. Stems contain a lot less THC — and we mean A LOT less — than other parts of the plant. So if you’ve been hitting the chronic on a regular basis, you probably won’t feel a thing. If this is your first time dating Mary Jane, your reality might shift a bit. But it certainly won’t be as earth-shattering as it would be if you smoked a blunt or gnashed a brownie. And if you forego the binding agent completely and just steep the stems in hot water, there’s zero chance you’ll get high. Actually, there’s zero chance you’ll feel anything because the cannabinoids won’t reach your brain. The jury’s still out on whether you absolutely need to decarboxylate your stems before brewing a cup of stem tea, but we say, “What can it hurt?” The answer, by the way, is nothing. The dominant theory in the stem tea decarboxylation debate is that the heat from the hot water is enough to activate the cannabinoids. But, as you’ll see in the instructions below, normal decarboxylation occurs at temperatures higher than the boiling point of water (212 degrees Fahrenheit) and over a much longer period of time than the usual stem tea steep. For example, you’ll heat your tea water until it boils (212 degrees Fahrenheit) and then soak the stems in that water for 10 minutes at the most. But decarboxylation doesn’t get going until the temperatures get closer to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. And then it takes 30 to 40 minutes for full cannabinoid activation at that consistent temperature. You won’t get that from normal stem tea brewing. So why risk it? Take the extra half hour or so, decarb a big batch of plant matter, and you’ll be set for all your stem tea needs for a while. We always recommend grinding your weed for smoking or cooking purposes. But in the case of stem tea, we say leave them whole. Yes, grinding does create more surface area. In all other instances, that’s a good thing because it gives the solvent (e.g., water, alcohol, oil) an opportunity to come into contact with more of the plant matter. Cannabinoids are not water-soluble, which means that when you eat, drink, or absorb them through your mouth, they need to bind with some other chemical. That’s where binding agents come in. What are binding agents? As the name suggests, they absorb other chemicals (in this case, cannabinoids) and basically transport them to places in your body that they couldn’t normally go. Without a binding agent, cannabinoids can’t cross into your bloodstream. If they can’t get into your blood, they can’t make their way to your brain. And if they can’t get to your brain, you won’t experience any of the beneficial effects. Thankfully, binding agents are easy to come by. Chances are you’ve already got a variety of options in your kitchen cabinets. Fats make excellent binding agents, as do all types of alcohol. But not all fats and alcohols taste good in tea. You’ll add all the fat-based binding agents right from the start. If you choose an alcohol-based binding agent, you’ll add it later on in the process so it doesn’t boil off. For an added kick, consider using cannabis butter or cannabis coconut oil as your binding agent. Quality Stems Make Quality Tea
As a pot enthusiast, you may be used to looking down on the leftover bud stems as if they are completely useless. We’re here to tell you they’re not. But not all stems are created equal. As the title of this section states, quality stems make quality tea.
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