Hemp Tea: Why You Should Drink It?
The Hemp plant is an incredibly versatile and healing herb, the entire plant can be eaten, cooked, brewed, or extracted – from roots to flower, leaf, and seed.
Let’s take a look at hemp tea
Tea is an ancient drink originating from Asia. Traditionally it is prepared with tea leaves, however, steeped hemp leaves can do the job just as well. Hemp tea has a greenish color which is caused by plants growing mature longer and by harvesting at the time when the CBD content is at its highest level. Don’t worry about THC (the cannabis compound getting you high) because hemp contains no more than 0.2 %. At this small concentration, you will not feel any kind of “high” after consuming the tea.
Is there CBD in Hemp tea?
Hemp teas made from the finest flowers and trim from hemp plants are rich in antioxidants and cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD or cannabidiol is one of the most prevalent cannabinoids found in the trichomes of the female cannabis plant and hemp. It is non-psychoactive, non-toxic and doesn’t have side effects. Because CBD is no water soluble, it’s recommended to drink hemp tea with a dash of fat as milk. Coconut oil or a small piece of regular butter will work too.
How to prepare the hemp tea?
Preparation of hemp tea is very similar to any other tea. Take 1 teaspoon of dry hemp leaves per cup and pour hot water over it. Let it steep (soak in water) between 2 and 5 minutes, depending on how strong you want the tea.
Hemp tea has a very pleasant taste, like a herbal tea but as with any other tea, you can modify it to taste by sweetening it, adding milk or a squeeze of lemon.
Hemp tea… Just a tea?
What is hemp tea after all? Seedless hemp buds that have been ground. Does it give you ideas? yes! You can also smoke your hemp tea! Ideal to replace tobacco in joints, hemp buds have an earthy taste that will please more than one.
It is important to remember that as hemp tea, hemp buds don’t contain any THC. You won’t get “high” from smoking hemp. Hemp produces nearly only the latter cannabinoid: CBD (both hemp and CBD are legal), with very minimal trace levels of THC.