CBD Tea Plus Two Recipes
Many cultures in different parts of the world regard tea as a special drink. Herbal teas have also been used in traditional medicine across the world for centuries. And current studies in humans provide evidence supporting their positive impact on cardiovascular and metabolic health. Interestingly, every plant compound exhibits its own physiological effects and could be of interest for further research. With this in mind, some CBD producers started to question how tea ingredients paired with CBD would work together. This was the beginning of CBD tea. And in today’s article, we will give you a comprehensive guide on its effects, dosage recommendations and much more. So get comfortable and stay tuned because we’re kicking things off as we speak!
Different forms of CBD tea
Tea is one of the most popular drinks around the world, and it is almost impossible to find a person who doesn’t know what tea is. But what exactly is CBD tea? Well, CBD tea is basically a tea that contains different concentrations of CBD. This product comes in a variety of forms:
- tea bags (one of the most popular and convenient ways to consume tea; different producers have varying approaches to tea bags: some add hemp buds and leaves, while others prefer to infuse each tea bag);
- herbal blends (they comprise a variety of formulas and mixtures combining CBD flowers and other natural ingredients);
- DIY teas (handmade CBD teas using water-soluble CBD, CBD oil or tincture, or CBD flowers).
It is important to keep in mind the legal aspects surrounding CBD in different parts of the world. We at Marry Jane would like to remind you that CBD is prohibited in some countries. However, in most European countries, CBD tea with THC content below 0.2% is allowed. Before taking CBD or planning to take it, it is essential that you double-check your local and international CBD legislation.
What are the possible effects of CBD tea?
A study on the therapeutic effects of various cannabis strains has reported that in the Netherlands, the organisation responsible for producing medical cannabis has recommended vaporisation and tea drinking as methods of consumption. According to the organisation, the latter was associated with mild and enduring effects, as were other edible CBD products. In contrast, vaporised CBD can enter the bloodstream directly and possibly produce rapid and intense effects.
A recent study using information gleaned from social media showed that CBD products were mostly discussed as a potential solution for treating anxiety disorders or pain. However, the amount of CBD in tea blends may not be enough to cause any substantial analgesic effects.
Some studies particularly highlight CBD’s potential anti-inflammatory properties and ability to activate so-called anti-inflammatory agents. The most recent study even indicates the potential of CBD to inhibit Covid-19 cell replication and positively impact immune system health.
CBD can be added to the regular teas that have a number of benefits. For instance, traditional black tea can make people feel alert and energised, be a source of antioxidants, including polyphenols and catechins, and have anti-cancer effects. It can also help improve the health of the heart and bowel, and regulate metabolism. More research is needed, but there is some evidence that regular consumption of black tea may reduce the risk of other conditions, including diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney stones and caries. For its part, mint tea can offer health benefits such as soothing stomach problems, relief from cold and flu symptoms, antiviral and antibacterial properties, and easing tension headaches, muscle soreness and menstrual pain. By making your own CBD tea blend, you can choose the ingredients that most relate to your current sensations and state of mind.
Risks of taking CBD tea
Every coin has two sides, and the same goes for consuming a product like CBD tea. The risks of ingesting or even excessive consumption of CBD tea are as follows:
- CBD tea can induce drowsiness and slow reflexes in a person that may be inappropriate for driving or operating machinery.
- Animal studies show that CBD can damage the reproductive system and cause infertility.
- Not enough research has been done on testing CBD in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to know if it’s safe.
- More research is needed to establish the long-term effects of CBD.
- CBD can increase toxicity by interacting with alcohol and other drugs, which can increase the risk of serious side effects. In addition, there is potential for interactions with prescription medications, while not enough research has been done to determine which medications are safe to use with CBD.
As you can see, CBD tea’s side effects are numerous, and those effects vary considerably. At Marry Jane, we strongly recommend that you put your safety first and have a consultation with your doctor when you are planning to start taking CBD.
How do you choose the correct dosage of CBD tea?
This is a question that is often asked by people who are interested in CBD tea. However, due to insufficient knowledge and research about CBD tea, we cannot recommend any particular dosage. The aspects that can have a bearing on the possible correct dosage are the condition you will be treating, your age and weight, as well as previous experience taking CBD. Please follow the instructions on the tea packages and consume them in moderation. When making a do-it-yourself CBD tea, use your normal one-time dosage. If you’re new to CBD, start with the lowest doses and gradually increase them until you achieve the desired effect. Again, it is essential to consult with a medical professional on the subject. The most important aspect we need to stress is that taking CBD, even in the right dosage, does not guarantee that you won’t experience the side effects mentioned above. For the record, excessive use of CBD increases the likelihood of side effects.
CBD tea DIY: Preparation and tips for beginners
Before we start this section, we want to give a friendly reminder for those who are new to CBD flowers. The flowers need to be heated in order to activate the reaction of decarboxylation and convert CBDA into CBD. This generally happens when the flowers are smoked in joints or heated inside a vape pen.
To decarb flowers at home, grind them, then place on a baking sheet and leave in a preheated oven at 110 °C for about 40 minutes. Try to spread the flowers as evenly as possible and check them from time to time. Once the decarbed flowers have cooled, you can use them in your recipes.
Since we will be making DIY tea blends in the following recipes, you will need to grind the flowers to get them ready. Instead of putting them in the oven, you can also decarb CBD by stirring the buds over low heat. Both decarboxylation options will be a good choice for those preparing CBD for multiple uses and storage. For one-time use, you can simply infuse your tea with CBD drops or CBD powder.
Another useful piece of advice for beginners is to add fatty acids to your tea to make the CBD processing more effective and improve its absorption. How can you add fats to your tea? There are several ways to do so, such as adding a splash of full-fat milk, cream or coconut milk. You can also complement your tea pose with pastries or cookies topped with cream or butter.
So, what delicious types of CBD tea can you make? Below are two CBD tea recipes that will help you feel cheerful or cool.
Recipe #1 — CBD citrus tea
If you love citrus, then this recipe for CBD citrus tea will be a happy surprise for you. This tea will give you the effects of CBD with the invigorating taste of citrus.
- CBD ingredient of your choice;
- 2 tsp of Indian black tea;
- 1 stick of cinnamon;
- a few cranberries or 1 tsp of cranberry jam;
- 2-3 slices of orange;
- 50 ml of water.
- Prepare all the ingredients.
- Gather all the ingredients into the tea infuser and pour with hot but not boiling water.
- Stir the ingredients for 3 minutes.
Citrus CBD tea is a great option for those who want to complement their morning tea with the cheerfulness of citrus vibes.
Recipe #2 — CBD ice tea
If you are not a fan of hot or even warm tea, the option of an iced one may be perfect for you. CBD ice tea can come in handy during hot weather and times when you need to cool yourself down.
- 3-4 CBD ice cubes;
- 1 tsp of classic black or green tea leaves;
- 1 slice of lemon;
- 1 tsp of brown sugar;
- 2-3 mint leaves;
- 300 ml of water.
- Prepare the CBD ice cubes. To do this, decarb your CBD buds by stirring on low heat and pour the mixture into ice moulds.
- Leave the cubes for a few hours or overnight.
- Repeat the directions from recipe #1.
Are you having a summer party with your family and friends or do you just like chilling with a cooling drink? CBD ice tea is the perfect solution for both occasions. Enjoy your tea ceremony!
This concludes our guide on CBD tea. Make dreamy CBD tea breaks a part of your daily routine to help you recharge and stay mindful throughout the day. Who knows, maybe this little relaxing habit will prove to be the change in your life that you sorely needed. Keep following our blog for more interesting content and contact our team of professionals if you have any questions or comments. See you in our next posts!
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