Weed Stem Tea: Bold But Medicinal

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Cannabis stem tea is a convenient and eco-friendly method to extract all the cannabinoids present in leftover cannabis stems. Instead of throwing them away, you can now make use of them by steeping them into a cup of hot water or boiling them with other ingredients to make a delicious tea.

Not only is weed stem tea a great way to use up all the unwanted parts of your plant, but it also has numerous benefits. Depending on the strain of marijuana used, stem tea can provide relief from anxiety, depression, headache, asthma, arthritis, insomnia, low appetite, and nausea.

And the best part? You don’t have to worry about getting too high because stem tea made from leftover weed stems contains significantly less THC than other parts of the plant. Even if you use a THC-dominant strain, the effects of stem tea may not be as strong as smoking or eating marijuana.

So, why not give cannabis stem tea a try? It’s a fun and creative way to experiment with cannabis in the kitchen while also reaping its medicinal perks.

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    Weed Tea Benefits

    • anxiety
    • depression
    • headache
    • asthma
    • arthritis
    • insomnia
    • low appetite
    • and nausea.

    These therapeutic effects are due to the presence of cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and others in cannabis stems that get released during the brewing process.

    However, it’s important to note that the exact effects you’ll feel from stem tea made with either THC or CBD strains can vary depending on several factors such as your body composition, tolerance to THC, the amount of stems used, and the quality of the plant.

    While THC strains may produce a more psychoactive effect, high-CBD strains are much less likely to cause such effects and will provide more of a therapeutic benefit. In any case, whether you’re looking to get high or experience the medicinal benefits of cannabis, stem tea is a great way to achieve both in a gentle and enjoyable manner.

    If you are a tea lover and cannabis proponent, this might just be your thing. Weed teas are an acquired taste as it has a heavy and rich earthy flavor due to the stems. This can be counteracted by adding a little cream or flavoring to the tea itself. I like to add tons of sugar, or some agave to smooth over its bitterness.

    Will Cannabis stem or leaf tea get you high?

    Whether or not stem tea will get you high depends on a variety of factors, such as your body composition, tolerance to THC, the number of stems used, and the quality of the plant.

    Using a THC strain to make your stem tea increases the likelihood of feeling psychoactive effects. However, even if you use a THC-dominant strain, the effects of stem tea may not be as strong as smoking or eating marijuana because stems contain significantly less THC than other parts of the plant.

    Furthermore, if you use a high-CBD strain, there will be no psychedelic effect at all and you’ll only experience the therapeutic benefits of CBD. It’s also worth noting that using a binding agent can increase the effectiveness of the cannabinoids present in the stems.

    Ultimately, if you simply steep the stems in hot water without using a binding agent, there is zero chance of getting high or feeling any effects from stem tea. The cannabinoids will not reach your brain, so you can enjoy the taste and aromas of cannabis without any worries about getting too high.

    Making Potent Tea Tips:

    1. Grind your stems before boiling to increase surface area and maximize extraction.
    2. Add a bit of coconut oil or other fatty substance to your tea to increase the bioavailability of the cannabinoids.
    3. If you have access to kief, add a pinch to your tea for added potency.
    4. Steep your tea for an extra 5-10 minutes after boiling to allow the cannabinoids to fully infuse into the water.
    5. Use fresh stems instead of dried ones to increase the potency of your tea.
    6. Decarn your stems first. This will turn THCA into THC and create a high effect in your tea. You can check out our guide on decarbing weed if you have never done such a thing.
    7. Add infused weed honey, for an extra sweet high

    By following these tips, you can make your stem tea even stronger and more effective. So next time you’re looking to use up those leftover cannabis stems, give them a try in your tea for a delicious and therapeutic drink.

    cannabis stem tea ready to be drank

    How To Make Weed Stem Tea

    Time to make some tea. Remember: This is no sissy tea and depending on how you make it, (we will give you some options) sip slowly and take your time. 

    Here, we will walk you through, step by step so you can be the Tea Guru in your home.

    Step-by-Step Tea Making

    The process for making cannabis stem tea is straightforward and easy to follow. All you need are some leftover cannabis stems, water, and a binding agent like coconut oil or honey. From there, it’s just a matter of boiling the stems in water, adding your chosen binding agent and any other ingredients you desire, and steeping the tea until you achieve your desired potency.

    Equipment Needed:

    • Reusable Tea bag/filter
    • Kettle or a way to heat water

    Ingredients:

    • 3 Cups of Filtered Water
    • 1/2 cup of cannabis stems
    • 1/2 cup of cream, or butter (binds THC molecules to fat for a high effect)
    • 2 tablespoons of rum, brandy, or favorite liquor
    • Optional: sugar, honey, lemon, etc
    Now you’ve gathered all your necessary ingredients, including cannabis stems, a binding agent, and any optional flavorings, it’s time to brew up some delicious and potent weed tea!

     

    Step 1: Grab Your Stems Break apart the bigger pieces with your hands or grind them for increased surface area – it’s up to you!

    Step 2: Prepare the Water Put 3 cups of water into a kettle or saucepan, add milk, oil, or butter, and bring to a boil. IMPORTANT: If you’re using alcohol as the binding agent, hold off until Step 3.

    Step 3: Add the Weed Stems Add the stems directly into the boiling water or suspend them in a reusable tea bag. Let it boil for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently. If you’re using alcohol, now’s the time to add it in.

    Step 4: Strain the Tea Use a coffee filter, paper towel, or cheesecloth to strain the tea. Secure the filter around a mug or container, pour the tea slowly onto it, and discard any leftover plant material.

    Step 5: Spruce Up and Enjoy! Add your desired flavors such as honey, milk, or sugar to make this recipe your own. And there you have it – perfectly-strained stem tea that’s ready to enjoy!

    cannabis stem tea ready to be drank

    Medicine Ball Weed Stem Tea

    All you need are some leftover cannabis stems, water, and a binding agent like coconut oil or honey. From there, it’s just a matter of boiling the stems in water, adding your chosen binding agent and any other ingredients you desire, and steeping the tea until you achieve your desired potency.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Course Drinks
    Cuisine Indian
    Servings 3 servings

    Equipment

    • Tea Kettle or Pan For Heating Water
    • Coffe Filter, Strainer, or Reusable Tea Bag

    Ingredients
      

    • 3 cups water
    • 1/2 cup cannabis stems
    • 1/2 cup cream or butter binding agent
    • 2 tbsp rum, brandy, or favorite liquor helps to bind and adds flavor
    • sugar, honey, etc optional

    Instructions
     

    • Grab Your Stems Break apart the bigger pieces with your hands or grind them for increased surface area – it’s up to you!
    • Prepare the Water Put 3 cups of water into a kettle or saucepan, add milk, oil, or butter, and bring to a boil. IMPORTANT: If you’re using alcohol as the binding agent, hold off until Step 3.
    • Add the Weed Stems Add the stems directly into the boiling water or suspend them in a reusable tea bag. Let it boil for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently. If you’re using alcohol, now’s the time to add it in.
    •  Strain the Tea Use a coffee filter, paper towel, or cheesecloth to strain the tea. Secure the filter around a mug or container, pour the tea slowly onto it, and discard any leftover plant material.
    • Spruce Up and Enjoy! Add your desired flavors such as honey, milk, or sugar to make this recipe your own. And there you have it – perfectly-strained stem tea that’s ready to enjoy!

    Notes

    • Grind your stems or break them apart with your hands for increased surface area.
    • Use a binding agent like milk, oil, or butter to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids.
    • Choose your preferred flavorings such as honey, lemon, or mint to customize the taste of your tea.
    • Keep in mind that the potency of your tea will depend on the quality and quantity of your cannabis stems.
    • Start with a small amount of tea and gradually increase your dosage over time to gauge its effects on your body.
    • Source your cannabis from a reputable supplier to avoid any harmful contaminants or substances.
    • Store any leftover tea in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
    • Remember to always consume responsibly and in accordance with local laws and regulations.
    By following these notes and tips, you can make a delicious and therapeutic cup of weed stem tea that suits your personal preferences and needs. Enjoy!
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    Additional Canna Stem Tea FAQs

    While a binding agent like milk, oil, or butter can help to increase the bioavailability of cannabinoids in the tea, it's not strictly necessary. You can still make weed stem tea without using a binding agent, but keep in mind that it may not be as potent as it would be with one.

    The amount of cannabis stems you'll need depends on your desired potency and the quality of the stems themselves. As a general rule, you can use about 1/4 cup of finely chopped or ground stems per cup of water. However, you may need to adjust the amount based on your personal preferences and experience.

    After making weed stem tea, the leftover plant material will have had most of its cannabinoids extracted, so it won't be very potent. However, you can still use the material for other purposes such as composting or making edibles, as long as it hasn't been contaminated by any harmful chemicals or pesticides.

    When prepared correctly, weed stem tea is generally safe to consume. However, it's important to remember that cannabis affects everyone differently, so it's wise to start with a small amount and gradually increase your dosage over time. Additionally, be sure to source your cannabis from a trusted and reputable supplier to avoid any contaminants or harmful substances.

     

    Author

    Kharma Dee

    Kharma Dee

    Hi there! My name is Kharmadee and I'm an expert in harnessing the power of cannabis for holistic health benefits. In my work, I teach others how to naturally manage pain, anxiety, and stress, empowering them to lead happier, healthier lives. I believe that by incorporating cannabis into our daily routines, we can all experience greater joy, productivity, and well-being. Let me show you how!

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