Secure your cheesecloth, paper towel, or coffee filter over a cup or pot to pour the contents into. Slowly pour your mixture over the filter, straining the weed stems out.
In theory, yes. The verdict is out on just how much THC stems actually have. We know researchers have found small CBD and THC contents in hemp stems. This is notable because hemp typically has lower THC than other varieties of cannabis.
3. Add Stems to the Boiling Water
If you’re not using a binding agent, you can be certain your stem tea will not have any effects. Binding agents are crucial. THC is not water-soluble and needs something to bind to in order to activate.
If you didn’t add a source of fat to the boiling water, now is the time to add alcohol. Three tablespoons should do the trick. You can use vodka, rum, or whatever alcohol you have on hand that might make a good pairing.
5. Strain the Contents of the Saucepan
Weed stem tea may serve as a good experiment for the stoner who ends up with lots of discarded stems. Some find fats like milk or butter work best to bind, while others swear by the use of alcohol. If your weed stem tea fails, try again using a different binding agent and see if there’s a difference.
If you choose to use alcohol as your binder, it’s recommended that you add it after your water comes to a boil. This way, your alcohol binder won’t evaporate away.
Your first step is to gather all the ingredients you’ll need. To make traditional weed tea, you’ll need the following:
While not mandatory, you can also put your stems in large tea bag before adding it to the water. This just makes the straining process easier.
Now that your water is boiling, it’s time to infuse your tea. Slowly add your leftover stems to the boiling water and stir continuously for 10 minutes.
3. Fill the Kettle
If you’ve never made weed tea before, no worries. Not only can you make it yourself, but you can use it to treat severe and chronic pain, nausea, and even asthma.
If you suffer from severe and chronic pain, nausea, or even asthma, we might have found the perfect remedy for what ails you: cannabis tea. It is easy to make (don’t throw those stems away!) and just what you need after a long day at work. Follow our step by step directions below for both hot and cold tea.
For this recipe, we’re going to skip the grinder altogether and head straight for the teapot.
1. Grab Your Ingredients
If you don’t want to use alcohol, you can use either a 1/2 cup of milk or a half teaspoon of butter. You can also go vegan by using soy, coconut, or almond milk and replacing the butter with coconut oil.
After adding your water, proceed to add either your alcohol, milk, butter, or a recommended substitute. These “binders” also improve the overall potency of the tea during the natural decarboxylation process.