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How to Make Cannabis Tea With Missouri Medical Marijuana Products
Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries have what you need to make a soothing cup of cannabis tea!
You don’t need to be British to thoroughly appreciate a good cuppa on the regular, and brewing your own blends can be one of the most rewarding ways to get your medicine!
Until recently, the herbs available in Missouri consisted strictly of botanicals free of THC. But now, residents of Missouri who qualify for a marijuana card have the opportunity to take their brewing techniques to the next level.
Once you get your medical marijuana card, you can shop at Missouri dispensaries and get products in several formats that are conducive to making a great cup of medicinal tea, also known as a tisane.
Perfect Medical Marijuana Formats for Cannabis Tea
Some medical marijuana formats found at Missouri dispensaries are more functional than others for making tea. Here is a list of our favorites and how to use them.
Tinctures are probably the most accessible formats for cannabis tea, because it’s just a matter of squeezing a dropperful (or your preferred dose) into your favorite tea once it’s already brewed. There are, however, a couple of considerations when choosing either an oil-based or alcohol-based product.
Oil-based tinctures are the most common tinctures found in Missouri. The oil will not stay mixed in with your water-based tea for very long, but this is not a problem from a dosing standpoint. It all just comes down to personal preference. You may not even notice it if you add a bit of full-fat milk to your tea before enjoying.
If you can get your hands on an alcohol-based tincture (or better yet, make one), then the product will definitely remain mixed in. Alcohol tinctures generally have a bitter taste when taken alone, but the heat in your tea will likely burn off most (if not all) of the alcohol.
In our opinion, edibles are not entirely ideal for making cannabis tea, but they can work in a pinch, and you may decide you like the added flavor. Additionally, we found a delicious elderflower hemp honey at Swade dispensaries that might be the perfect soothing sweetener.
Many edibles will dissolve pretty easily into your tea. You just need to drop your preferred dose in and stir. There are plenty of interesting flavor combinations to choose from, too! Here are a few suggestions:
Cowboy Cannabis cherry gummies in black tea
Wana mango gummies in green tea
Fireball cannabis gummies in rooibos tea
Honeybee sour raspberry lemonade gummies in lavender or chamomile tea
Cannabis Extracts Like FECO, Shatter, and Crumble
You technically can use these formats to make cannabis tea. However, this is not a method we recommend using, because products are expensive and very high in THC (55% - 70% or more).
If you do decide to make yourself some super-potent expensive cannabis tea, then you will want to be careful to use only the tiniest amount. Just make your tea and stir in the rosin or hash until it dissolves. Then clear your calendar for the next 8 hours.
Making your cannabis tea with marijuana flower is one of our favorite ways to get soothing natural relief in a cup of hot liquid. This requires a bit of extra preparation, but we think it’s worth it!
Making Cannabis Tea With Dry Marijuana Flower
You can use your favorite strains to make your tea, and you can even add other dry herbs into the mix for an added kick. Let’s take a look at the steps you need to take, to get the most out of your custom brew.
Step 1 - Decide if You Want to Decarboxylate
Decarboxylation is what activates the THC in cannabis to produce intoxicating effects. This generally happens in a super concentrated and high-speed manner when you smoke or vape your buds. Until it gets heated up, THC is actually THC-a, or THC acid. It’s a cannabinoid with lots of healing properties, but it won’t likely get you high.
If you don’t care about getting a buzz from your tea, and you just want some of the medicinal properties of THC, then you don’t need to decarboxylate. However, if you were looking forward to something a little extra in your tea, then you’ll definitely want to take this extra step.
Decarboxylation is not as complicated as it sounds. Check out this article on Leafly for three different ways to decarboxylate your buds. We recommend using the oven method for people just getting started.
*A note for those who are using their own homegrown buds (Yes, this is legal when you have a Missouri marijuana card and a home cultivation ID.): You’ll want to also cure your buds before you decarboxylate, or else your house will end up smelling like burnt hay.
Step 2 - Steep the Tea!
Making your cannabis tea is a bit like making any other kind of tea. Those who brew a true healing elixir know that the longer you steep, the more of the good stuff makes it into the water. Grind your cured, decarboxylated buds into medium grain-sized pieces, then use about a teaspoon (or less if you are not used to edibles yet) per serving in your favorite teaball.
You don’t have to just stick to marijuana flower in your cannabis tea. Add medicinal value to your brew by adding one or more of the following:
Black or green tea
Any other dried herb that you like using
I like to let my concoction steep on the stove, at just before boiling, for about 20 minutes. And that’s it. Your tea is ready.
Step 3 - Add a Little Fat for Better Absorbency
THC, CBD, and other terpenes and cannabinoids absorb better into your system when you have a little fat in the mix. Some people like to make cannabutter and add that to their tea. It adds a rich, mellow flavor, but it does tend to float to the top.
Others like to simply add full-fat milk or a tiny bit of coconut oil as a carrier for the cannabinoids.
Don’t Forget, You Need a Missouri Marijuana Card to Get Started!
No matter which format you are most inclined to use for your cannabis tea, you’ll need a Missouri marijuana card in order to legally obtain your ingredients!
Our health professionals are here to help you get a recommendation, and our patient support experts are available to answer your questions six days a week. Give us a call at (877) 303-3117, or schedule an appointment online today!
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Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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