How To Make Your Own Hemp Tea
Posted on February 22nd, 2023
Here at Tanasi, we carry a line of hemp-extracted tinctures, topicals and edibles. Each of our products contain a patent-pending blend of CBD+CBDA 1:1 formula, designed to boost the effects of your Tanasi routine. Just visit our online store’s product page to view all our available products, and click here to learn more about how our unique formula delivers 2x results when compared to CBD alone.
Now, that explains why we include CBD and CBDa in our hemp products. But what is hemp itself? Well, it’s a highly beneficial but often misunderstood plant. Some people still confuse hemp with marijuana. And even though they both come from cannabis, they are extremely different from one another in more ways than one.
For example, hemp is also used for various commercial applications. It can be a useful component in textiles and they can use it for anything from clothing to building materials. It is also the primary source of CBD + CBDA, making it the main ingredient for our organic, plant-based supplements.
– What Is Hemp?
Hemp directly refers to a non-psychoactive variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant and is often grown for its industrial purposes. Unlike marijuana, hemp contains 0.3% THC or less, which means it doesn’t produce psychoactive effects, so it won’t get you high. This is the primary distinction between marijuana and hemp.
Hemp is also referenced as “industrial hemp” since it is mainly grown for a variety of commercial purposes. We use different parts of this plant to create paper, fabrics, furniture, construction materials, personal care products, food and beverages, and more.
– What Are The Potential Benefits Of Using Raw Hemp?
Hemp shares a variety of qualities and potential benefits with many other leafy green vegetables. In raw form, it may be among the most nutritionally-complete foods on this planet.
This takes into account the hemp seeds as well as the leaves.
Hemp seeds and leaves contain loads of nutritional benefits such as:
Hemp contains a higher amount of protein when compared to kale.
Hemp contains a rich source of fiber.
Hemp contains a rich source of polyphenols that helps to slow down aging skin while providing protection against the onset of many different diseases.
– Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids
– Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and E
Including phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and calcium
While most people are aware that plants in raw form contain higher levels of nutrients when compared to cooked, this doesn’t mean you should be eliminating prepared CBD products from your diet.
Certain nutrients can be destroyed or converted when exposed to heat, including CBDa. And some are absorbed better through a plant in raw form, while others become more bioavailable when they undergo certain cooking or heating processes. Luckily, if you choose to ingest Tanasi’s hemp extracts, you can enjoy the CBD that comes from heating raw hemp, along with the CBDa that we add to the extracts using our proprietary formula. That way, you don’t have to choose between the benefits of the raw and heated hemp plants. Even when you create a hemp tea!
– What Is Hemp Tea?
Hemp tea is known for its calming benefits, just like other teas can be part of a soothing self-care routine.
Hemp is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant, and each part is used for making a range of different personal care and culinary products. For example, you might enjoy using hemp-based soaps or eating hemp seeds. This plant is also very useful for making tea!
Similar to many other types of herbal teas, hemp tea is made by steeping the dry hemp in boiled water. The tea can be made from the flower buds or the leaves of the plant, and in some cases, some people even like adding the root and the seeds. With this method, the solids are strained out, which leaves behind a flavorful, colorful liquid. The resulting tea usually has a brown-greenish color and is said to have an earthy or slightly bitter flavor. Some people prefer to add sweetening agents or flavoring to the tea, such as sugar, honey, or lemon. Alternatively, you can add our Tanasi water-soluble CBD+CBDA to your favorite herbal tea, to enjoy the full benefits of our patent-pending 1:1 formula, along with the flavor of your favorite herbal drink!
– Tips On How To Make Your Own Hemp Tea
There are two different methods you can use to make hemp tea. The first method is fairly simple and straightforward, while the second method involves a bit more work. The first method is referred to as “steeping”, while the second method is known as “infusion”.
– The Steeping Method
To make CBD + CBDa tea, you need hemp nugs or hemp flowers. Next, use a grinder to process the nugs. You can also use a sharp knife to finely chop the hemp material, as you would with basil or oregano. You will also need a mesh ball or tea infuser.
Now boil water. While you wait, measure the ground-up hemp buds and loose leaf tea. For an average cup of tea (8 ounces), use 1 to 2 teaspoons of the herbs. For a 16-ounce cup, double the amount to 3 to 4 teaspoons.
You can also use tea bags if you don’t have loose tea leaves. Add the hemp to an infuser or mesh-tea ball. Place the ingredients into your teacup and pour over the boiling water. Allow the mixture to steep for 3 to 5 minutes.
The last step is most important. Hemp flowers are fat-soluble. This means they need to bind to fat so your body can assimilate the ingredients. Without fat, you won’t get the maximum benefits.
How can you add fat to tea? Simply pour in some coconut oil or milk after seeping your tea. This improves the CBD absorption rate, translating into added benefits.
– The Infusion Method
This method involves infusing hemp nugs in oil (coconut, almond or MCT oil). Choose a tea flavor that you like since it will form the base of your hemp tea.
The next step involves activating the hemp flower’s CBD through decarboxylation. To do this, break up the buds into small pieces and lay them out on a baking tray. Preheat your oven to 220℉, and bake the buds for 30 to 40 minutes. This process converts CBDa into CBD.
The hemp is now ready for the oil-infusion. The traditional method involves a double broiler, but this method can take up to 3 hours. To save a bit of time, you can also make your CBD oil in an Instapot.
When the process of infusion is complete, you are left with CBD oil. Since the CBD is already infused with oil (fat), you will just need to add 1/2 teaspoon or a couple of drops to your brewed tea.
Final Tea Time Tips
Now that you have the instructions to make your own hemp tea, make sure that you know where to buy high-quality hemp flowers. If you are like most of the consumers of today, you probably prefer to purchase your products online.
With the convenience and ease of shipping and ordering, buying organic hemp flowers should be no different. But it is still advisable to keep these tips in mind before you order online. Look for brands like Tanasi that only sell safe, organic, and clean hemp flowers. You should also make sure that the product contains 0.3% or less THC so that it complies with federal and most state laws.
We also recommend reading up on customer reviews on the different sites or the descriptions of the strains so that you can find the ones that sound most appealing to you.