A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW PEOPLE PREPARE “WEED TEA”
- November 5, 2018
Sometimes, when people drink tea, you may hear them use the word “teetotaler” to describe themselves (even though this word actually refers to abstinence from alcohol). For years, the hot beverage simply called “tea” has erupted into a modern economic firestorm. Just ask the owners of every Starbucks across the country and the globe. When you think about it, the tea phenomenon is fully justified. After all, these harmless drinks provide just the right kick for the early morning, nourish bones, strengthen our immune systems, and can aid in weight loss. Likewise, tea does not instigate jitters like coffee. So, you might not be surprised to hear that the cannabis community has developed their variant, which is simply called “weed tea.” Let’s take a closer look at how people make this bizarre drink.
Interestingly, ancient cultures used weed tea to ease a variety of ailments and fed it to mothers to prevent suppress nausea and pain during childbirth. In modern days, people still use this potent tea to suppress anxiety and stress, ease chronic pain, and alleviate gastrointestinal problems including nausea and vomiting. Likewise, weed tea is not pungent and does not contain nasty amounts of caffeine and sugar and unnecessarily hefty calories.
So can this induce a high? The short answer is, “yes.” In fact, marijuana tea induces a buzz much faster than regular edibles and last a lot longer. After consuming the tea, the psychoactive chemicals pass through the liver and digestive tract. Later, the effects will start to kick in after 30 to 90 minutes and last 4 to 8 hours.
How to Prepare
Overall, THC itself is not water-soluble. So, to make a potent “weed tea,” producers must use the process of decarboxylation. Overall, this process takes place when heat is used to extract the cannabinoid from the marijuana plant (heating a bud in an oven at high heat is one example). Some experts have argued that the flowers and buds should be coated in a fatty substance (e.g. cannabutter or coconut oil) to create a high-quality tea.
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