I bet you didn’t know that cannabis tea has the ability to be very potent or mild, depending on how it is prepared. Many infused teas use raw (unprocessed) cannabis, which means it has yet to be “decarbed”. Decarboxylation is an essential process in which applying heat changes CBDA to CBD, increasing the benefits you will receive from this particular cannabinoid. If you are brewing your own cannabis tea at home, boil your raw cannabis in water at 212-230 degrees for about 30+ minutes to activate the decarboxylation process.
CBD is also insoluble in water but when used with lipids (fats) it increases its bioavailability and can be better absorbed into your bloodstream. Using a splash of milk or coconut oil in your tea is a quick remedy to speed up CBD’s intake time and effectiveness.
The Apothecary pre-carbs every batch of hemp. Lightly grinding & bringing to decarb temperatures helps remove moisture & activate CBD before blending with herbs.
The weather is quickly turning to fall, and as the season changes, I love getting cozy with a cup of warm tea! This week I brewed a cup of Golden Dream tea made by The Brothers Apothecary along with a drizzling of their CBD honey stick and I was blown away by the array of flavors and quick onset of their hemp CBD content. The fact that this tea has over 52mg CBD in each serving is pretty incredible on its own. When adding approximately 3.37mg CBD from their honey stick, I was ingesting around 55mg in a single serving. Amazing!!!
I experimented with making one cup with plain water and another with a splash of coconut milk and I really liked them both! The full bodied yet delicate taste of the tea has hints of orange peel, chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, rose petals, linden leaf, blackberry, and hawthorn berry. Many teas can taste bland or grossly strong, but I was continually impressed as I sipped on my Golden Dream. The soft taste of orange gave way to a fusion of the other herbs, helping to settle my grumbly stomach and inspiring me with some morning motivation. I can’t help but mention how affordably priced The Brother’s Apothecary Teas are, which include three servings in a single package.